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Building my own rig soon, feedback?

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September 6, 2010 7:20:22 AM

EDIT: Changed the case, not buying an additional fan and now the total cost will be $1005

Hey guys. Reaper2794 here. Glad I joined the forum. I would of earlier but Toms Hardware is a site just loaded with content haha and Ive been on my iPod mostly since my old computer died so yeah I guess thats why.

Anywho, Im building my own rig pretty soon here. Ive already ordered some of the parts but have to wait for the rest due to me just moving and my parents having to spend the money on other things due to a short notice move.

Im basically content with everything I have picked out, I highly doubt Ill really change any of these parts, I guess I just wanted to more share what I was getting, but feedback is still welcome.

So here we go:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Within next 3 months)

BUDGET RANGE: ($1005 grand total) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, watching DVDs, downloading large files)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Newegg)

OVERCLOCKING: Little

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

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Now like I said, I already ordered some of the parts so yeah

Case - NZXT Lexa S - http://tinyurl.com/2demnco - $67.98

CD Drive - HP Black Multiformat DVD Writer - http://tinyurl.com/yc4886v - ARRIVED

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB 7200 RPM - http://tinyurl.com/2apnw9h - $62.27

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1300 - http://tinyurl.com/2whmgaj - $81.99

Power Supply Unit - Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W - http://tinyurl.com/2g76v3n - ARRIVED

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 - http://tinyurl.com/yadc8vr - $129.99

CPU - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66 GHz Quad-Core - http://tinyurl.com/nxl285 - ARRIVED

Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) - http://tinyurl.com/2feemtm - $149.99

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Now I know I got a real powerful PSU and I could of used a weaker one but I was freaked out at the time and it seemed like the 750 was a better choice. Plus it was just a tad more so Im not too disappointed.

The reason the grand total is $1005 is because I bought peripherals but I didnt list them here. If you want to know what I have though let me know.

I hope you guys like the build

If you have any questions let me know

~ Reaper

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September 6, 2010 12:58:55 PM

Coulda got an XFX black edition 750 for ~20$ less than that Corsiar. Modular, silver-efficiency, and nicer too. And saved 10$ and gotten a litescribe DVD burner.

But what's done is done. What resolution monitor do you have? That's the next biggest item.
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September 6, 2010 1:20:24 PM

Yeah prices might of changed so I dont know but yeah.

I do not know the resolution of my monitor atm unfortunately

I have a Sony SDM HS75P LCD 17"

I know its small but I gotta live with it for now :( 
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September 7, 2010 8:13:27 PM

The resolution is 1280 by 1024 I just looked it up. Im also getting a new case and Im not buying an additional fan. Saved me quite a bit of money :D 
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September 7, 2010 8:20:40 PM

Buying RAM with a CL of 9 is kind of a bad choice. You can easilly get 4gb with a CL of 7. The RAM I bought was:

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

Even though it's $15 more, it will run better. If you want to make up for the $15, change the case to a: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Just as good quality for $20 less.

The GPU is a bit of overkill. If you're going to be using for gaming, a 4870HD would be better. Sure the 5770 has DX11, but by the time you actually need it, you can upgrade to that card (Or the 6xxx series when it comes around) for the same price.

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September 7, 2010 8:29:26 PM

I kinda agree he should've cut some cash in other places to upgrade that monitor. Hence why people should never buy before asking.
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September 7, 2010 8:34:06 PM

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Buying RAM with a CL of 9 is kind of a bad choice. You can easilly get 4gb with a CL of 7. The RAM I bought was:

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

Even though it's $15 more, it will run better. If you want to make up for the $15, change the case to a: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Just as good quality for $20 less.

The GPU is a bit of overkill. If you're going to be using for gaming, a 4870HD would be better. Sure the 5770 has DX11, but by the time you actually need it, you can upgrade to that card (Or the 6xxx series when it comes around) for the same price.


I dont trust that brand of RAM, the CAS Latency shouldnt be a big deal

That case looks god ugly, Id never buy it

Im happy with the 5770, I want DX 11, it will be used for graphics intense games, hopefully for the upcoming BF3, Battleforge and Bad Company 2

I asked CNET but the guys there dont know anything. I know the monitor is small, but I have the 17" and my parents dont want me buying another one. Itll have to stay for now unfortunately.
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September 8, 2010 12:55:53 PM

reaper2794 said:
I dont trust that brand of RAM, the CAS Latency shouldnt be a big deal

That case looks god ugly, Id never buy it

Im happy with the 5770, I want DX 11, it will be used for graphics intense games, hopefully for the upcoming BF3, Battleforge and Bad Company 2

I asked CNET but the guys there dont know anything. I know the monitor is small, but I have the 17" and my parents dont want me buying another one. Itll have to stay for now unfortunately.


If you're going to be playing graphic intense games like that, you're going to need something better than CL9.
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