Gaming PC

I'm need to put together a new system and I would like to know your setup. I want to stay under $700.
Right now my computer is so old. Look at my signature for my current system, I'm ancient.

Also what board would you reccomend for the i5 760 processor.
I'm thinking
(2)Gigabyte p55m-ud2,
(3)gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3,
(4)ASUS P7P55D PRO, but I read the P55 chipset on Asus was not as goood and I want to stay around $100 for a mobo.

Here's an idea of what I'm looking for, but I'm mainly want idea which board I should pair the i5 with. Thanks!

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2 weeks.

Budget Range: $650-700 after rebates.
($176) i5 760
($60)Cosair 650W

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Starcraft 2, watching movies

Parts Not Required: LCD monitor, CASE, keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, -- to show us selection & pricing

Country of Origin: Los Angeles

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use an CPU:INTEL iCore , MOBO:Gigabyte or ASUS, VIDEO: EVGA or Nvidia, PSU: Corsair 650W(purchased), RAM:Corsair or G.Skills, HD: WD or Samsung.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I already bought the
i5 760($176) and
Cosair 650W ($90-$30rebate=$60)
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  1. My current system: CPU: Pentium 4 2.53 GHZ
    MOBO: Asus P4PE
    RAM: Cosair XMS 1GB(bearly got another 512GB from a friend to make it 1GB from his scrap computer)
    PSU:300Watt Spare, my Enermax 350Watt died few months ago
    GPU:Radeon 9800 PRO (Again my Radeon 9700 died and this was from my friend)
    HDD: WD 120GB WD1200JB 7200RPM
    DVD:TDK 420N and Samsung Lightscribe
    CASE: Lian Li PC65 (

    I'm going to reuse for new build:
    Samsung 2494 24" LCD
    Lian Li PC65 Case
  2. The ASUS P7P55D-E Pro motherboard would be my choice (is my choice, I just bought one). It allows for SLI/Crossfire and has USB3/SATA3. Make sure its the newer "-E" model. ($180). With your budget the GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 ($120) would be my choice. It leaves enough budget to get a better graphics card.

    I went with the 1.35V Gskill Eco cas7 kit. You can now save $5 with Gskill ripjaws. I dont like tall heat spreaders as its possible they may cause problems with the CPU cooler placement. ($95-100)

    Samsung F3 500GB ($55)

    Pick a graphics card (fastest to slowest) with whats left.
    5850 (1GB) $260-270
    GTX 460 (1GB) $230
    GTX 460 (768MB) $170
    5770 (1GB) $150
    GTS 450 (1GB) $130
  3. Thank you so much dndhatcher!

    Does anyone think i would need a more powerful PSU to overclock and/or use a GTX 460 1GB card?
  4. no your PSU should be more than enough, the gtx 460s are not power hungry, i agree with dnd hatcher with that asus motherboard, its probably the best lga 1156 motherboard price vs performance, it also allows you to add another gtx 460 down the line, 2 gtx 460s outperform a gtx 480, also the gtx 460 is probably the best gpu price vs performance out right now, and according to somebody 007, Linus OCd this gtx 460 to 5870 levels and was comparing it to a gtx 480, also answering your question about the i5 760, yes it was a good choice for you to get it
  5. Thank you gordon,

    I guess my CPU is more powerful than I had expected because I was trying to build something around $700. But it was on sale for $176 included tax already. I couldn't pass it up.
  6. How do I add this thread to my favorite?

    Is there a search option for me to search all my threads that I have posted or started?

    Thanks you.
  7. UPDATE:

    So I am getting the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro, but i'm very confused on what memory RAM I'm suppose to buy?
    The board says it can support up to 16GB, I want to get at least 8GB and how much more for 12GB, very expensive and I want to overclock it?

    I know staying in the range of my budget is not true anymore, so f*** show me the good stuff.

    Anyone have can recommend me some memory for my board?

    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


    Number of Memory Slots

    Memory Standard
    DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066

    Maximum Memory Supported

    Channel Supported
    Dual Channel
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