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First build $1100 i5 build (w/monitor)

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September 12, 2010 8:30:13 PM

Ok here goes, this will be my first build, i don't plan to do a lot of gaming on the computer, i am hoping to be able to play full HD videos in MKV format flawlessly so i would like to know if i should upgrade the video card or not, I have a Jtag xbox which i use to back up games so i will be doing a lot of ripping and converting on the pc as well as transferring, i would like to A. be able to do some of the stuff simultaneously, and B. be able to do the stuff quickly, so here goes tell me what you guys think, any advice on compatibility issues or anything of that nature will be much obliged......

Processor: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128425
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card:SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive1 (for OS):Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive2: Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136496
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink/Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Throw in a $7 keyboard and $20 mouse and the grand total with delivery is $1095
September 12, 2010 8:36:41 PM

Will there by any gaming at all on this? IMO a PhenomX6 build would be better for fluid encoding/ripping/converting.

In general, the velociraptor is a bad buy. PSU looks fine: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/172
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September 12, 2010 8:39:55 PM

I don' think that your power supply is adequate. The HD5770 needs at least a 450W and I wouldn't get less than a 500W. This one is good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That cooler is for certain AMD boards. You want to find a cooler that fits the Intel 1156 socket Such as: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your motherboard doesn't support memory at 1600MHz like the memory you picked out.

If you want a small high-speed drive for Windows and Programs I would go with an SSD, although it will cost more.

Otherwise, a good i5 with a 5770 is what I have, and I'm happy with it. I can play Crysis and Starcraft II on the highest settings.
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