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Need advice, hoping to order soon but pretty clueless

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September 2, 2010 11:26:09 AM

Hi guys,

First of all, this is the first time i'm ever building a PC myself, so I was hoping to get a few people to check out the build before clicking alot of buy buttons.

Some of the pieces I chose were because of where I live, which is Japan. Most PC parts can be purcahsed over here, but a few things such as cases, are tricky. I'm sure i'm bound to have made a few newbie mistakes, so be gentile haha.

Budget: 700 - 1000 dollars (hopefully closer to 700 so I can get a monitor too for under 1000

Case : Coolmaster Cm690

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

Mobo : GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

GPU : GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850

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

Processor : Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

Ram : CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

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

I'm really not too sure about what PSU I need at this point. I'm pretty clueless. Newegg's PSU tool calculated about 475 for my setup as the req watt, but should I go over that? I was thinkin about this one:

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

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

Any help at all can be appreciated. I'm open to all suggestions.

Thanks a bunch
Mahou

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September 2, 2010 11:41:51 AM

I would go for the 650w corsair for some breathing room. Everything else looks ok, since you're limited by your vender.
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September 2, 2010 11:53:15 AM

It all looks good including your PSU choice.. However, you need to be sure that you wont be going for a multi GPU setup ever as the secondary PCI express slot on that motherboard runs at x4 speed.. On a side note, try looking out for RAM which has better timings than that Corsair.. Look out for G-Skil ripjaws..
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September 2, 2010 12:04:40 PM

I was looking at the g-skil, but I can't buy it here. I'll try to find a comparable speed though. I chose the Corsair to keep the cost down.

Another question, if I can get the I5 760 for about 8 bucks more, should I jump on it? I noticed it's not that much cheaper.
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September 2, 2010 12:13:34 PM

Emperus said:
It all looks good including your PSU choice.. However, you need to be sure that you wont be going for a multi GPU setup ever as the secondary PCI express slot on that motherboard runs at x4 speed.. On a side note, try looking out for RAM which has better timings than that Corsair.. Look out for G-Skil ripjaws..


Sorry for the Japanese link, but is this a comparable set?

http://www.twotop.co.jp/details/?j=4562146247856&pd=0
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September 2, 2010 3:11:23 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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September 2, 2010 10:53:30 PM

Okay, found the ripjaw ram actually! Took a hell of alot of searching, but it's only 10 bucks over the current selected ram.

Here is the tentative final setup:

Budget: 700 - 1000 dollars (hopefully closer to 700 so I can get a monitor too for under 1000

Case : Antec Three Hundred AB

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

Mobo : GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

GPU : HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-161-...

Processor : Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760


Ram : G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM


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


PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W

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

Total = 91475

Any final thoughts?

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