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September 28, 2010 2:56:02 AM

Building a new rig for gaming mostly. May overclock in the future but not for now.
All these parts are from newegg except the processor which will be an i5 760 from microcenter.

DVD- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


select item 2 quantity of item 2

Monitor- ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
-$40.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card24-236-052


KBM- Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - OEM


CASE/PSU- Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-$60.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate17-371-026
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate11-129-066


MoBo/ GPU/ RAM Combo-

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600C8LV4GK


total in shopping cart from new egg says
$827.92 Tack on another $165 for the cpu

How's it look. I read that the ram can be problematic but not sure if they were just isolated gripers on newegg comments. Any feedback would be great.

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September 28, 2010 3:02:16 AM

couple of suggestions:

1)You may want a bigger case for better airflow/space for your gpu. never hurts to have alot for future upgrades either. esp if you plan on sli'ing the gtx 460.
Antec 900 or 902

2)may want a modular psu. helps with cooling/cable management and space.
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September 28, 2010 3:11:58 AM

Nice build! Hard to turn down a free case with a quality PSU.
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September 28, 2010 3:27:08 AM

Thanks heard good things about that case from a few sources. I don't know if i'll be SLI'ing in the future or not. Also i forgot to include an SSD i was considering in the 60-80 GB range if anyone has any suggestions. thanks!
September 28, 2010 4:27:57 PM

Should i swap out my RAM for something else? I can't find it in the list of compatible memory for that mobo.
September 28, 2010 6:11:57 PM

Heres the specs of the mobo, that ram should work.

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
LGA 1156 Intel P55 4×240pin DDR3 ... Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
Memory Standard: DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066
PCI Express 2.0 x16: 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8 / x8 mode)
Onboard Video Chipset: None
Model #: P7P55D-E Pro
Item #: N82E16813131621
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
October 3, 2010 12:15:58 AM

So i built this system it seemed to be working well until when i run prime 95 the temp of all the cores gets into the 90s after about 10 minutes of testing. I am using the intel stock cooler but these temps seem super high to me should i try to remount the fan/heatsink and or reapply thermal paste?

also i'm using all the factory set settings of my motherboard i don't know much about overclocking or bios but am learning. Are there any settings i should consider?

Also are there any other utilities i should use?