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September 27, 2010 7:46:49 PM
September 27, 2010 8:11:28 PM

Id rather get a faster Samsung F3 500GB for a boot drive. The WD black 640 is noticeably slower because it has a pair of less dense 320GB platters.

Similar quality Seasonic 650W PSU for less. (Seasonic used to make the corsair 650, now its a new company)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nobody buys intel motherboards, also with an i5 760 you would normally buy a P55 motherboard, not an H55. Look for an EVGA, Gigabyte or ASUS P55 motherboard.

Given they you are looking at an i5 build, I would lean towards a GT 460 (1GB) instead of a 5830 graphics card. This is especially true if you get an SLI capable P55 motherboard as twin 460s are faster than twin 5830s.
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September 27, 2010 10:32:21 PM

I'm having trouble finding a P55 motherboard that also has HDMI, do you have any other suggestions?
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September 27, 2010 10:38:28 PM

rkruger10 said:
I'm having trouble finding a P55 motherboard that also has HDMI, do you have any other suggestions?

There is no video on the P55 motherboard so there is no HDMI. You would get HDMI on the graphics card, not the motherboard. The specs on your graphics card are 1 HDMI, 2 DVI, 1 Miniport.
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September 27, 2010 10:41:26 PM

P55s don't have onboard video, they HDMI is in your video card. Never go with an Intel motherboard
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September 28, 2010 1:01:50 AM

so I'll be fine with a p55 motherboard that does not have an HDMI or will i need to pick out a different motherboard in order to make use of it?
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September 28, 2010 1:25:33 AM

rkruger10 said:
so I'll be fine with a p55 motherboard that does not have an HDMI or will i need to pick out a different motherboard in order to make use of it?


You'll be fine with a P55 board, whether or not you can use HDMI is a function of your Graphics Card output slots- not your motherboard output slots (at least in P55 and most Motherboards), I guess some with integrated graphics may have an HDMI-Out, but who wants integrated graphics.

Disregard the comment about avoiding Intel Motherboards- they're just fine. :non: 
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September 28, 2010 3:58:51 PM

katiklysm said:
Disregard the comment about avoiding Intel Motherboards- they're just fine. :non: 
They are not "fine" for self built gaming machines. They generally have a limited bios without user friendly features to help make overclocking an easy and safe process.
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