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August 28, 2010 2:03:37 AM

I'm hoping to build a nice system, not tooooo expensive, but its been a few years since I've updated myself on the progression of hardware... on newegg, under public wishlists title of "gautja" is the system I'm looking at. As far as I can tell, it's all compatible, and everything has got pretty good reviews. Should I get a higher grade cpu fan than what it would come with if I'm planning on OC? or should that case's cooling suffice? any other suggestions?




GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
$184.99

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
$209.99

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$276.00

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$109.98

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$429.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
$139.99

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
$129.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$89.99

Logitech Wave Pro Desktop Black USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
$129.99

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
$249.99

LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model CH10LS20 OEM LightScribe Support
$79.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
$99.99

Subtotal: $2,235.87

appreciate any responses to this
August 28, 2010 3:19:24 AM

Your build overall seems solid. I would say a few things:

Is there a reason you're going for the 5870? The GTX 470 is pretty similar in terms of performance and way WAYYYYYYYYY cheaper. Here's an EVGA one for 320 w/ a lifetime warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap out the caviar black for the samsung f3 spinpoint. A little cheaper, and just as good if not better. Dunno if you're considering raid at all, but the caviar black is gimped in that area by WD.

I would recommend the lancool pc-k62 + xfx 750 combo for 190. The case is just as good as the 922 imo. Pros would be the toolless install and better looking interior. Cons would be bad water cooling support, and no esata port on the front. If those two aren't issues for you, then I would def go with the lancool.

The XFX750 is just as well regarded as the Corsair 750, and the semi-modular version is way cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Most people would recommend the G.SKILL ripjaw's with the 7-8-7-24 timings for 98.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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