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October 6, 2010 5:10:30 AM

Hello, I'm about to build a new home PC . I 'll really appreciate your opinions.

Main Tasks :Normal Stuff + Engineering (CAD) + Finances and Investment tools.
Some Games for the kids ( not really kids).
Advertisement and Photo design.
No Crossfirex, No OC so far.

My thoughts :
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Full Tower ATX Case (RC-932-KKN1-GP)
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX 12V 60A Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan
MOTHERBOARD ASUS P7P55D-E LX Socket 1156 INTEL P55 Chipset.
INTEL CPU CORE i5-750 2.66 GHz
Corsair DDR3, 1333MHz 8GB (2x4GB) DIMM, Unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, XMS3
WD Caviar Black (WD5001AALS) 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 32MB)
Asus EAH5770 CUCore/2DI/1GD5 ATI Radeon HD 5770
Asus VH236H, 23" Wide, 1080p LCD, 5ms, 20000:1(DCR) w/2x2W Spk
ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 and Laser Mouse COMBO

thanks in advance

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October 6, 2010 5:14:35 AM

^ As you wont be going Crossfire/ SLI, you wont need a 750W PSU,...
Get a good quality 500-550W PSU from Corsair/ Seasonic/ Silverstone/ Cooler Master Silent PRO or Real Power series/ Antec EA or TP or ECO series/ PCP&S/ OCZ Fatality ot Mod

As for the case, check out the CM 690, they would be good enough for that build,...
And from where will you be buying the parts from? If from US/ Newegg, then there are many combos deals which would save good money...
October 6, 2010 5:22:32 AM

Also, what's you budget? If you've got any headroom, you may want to consider an i7 instead of the i5 for improved performance in CAD renders.

Other than that, I second gkay's advice.
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October 8, 2010 12:32:46 AM

gkay09 said:
^ As you wont be going Crossfire/ SLI, you wont need a 750W PSU,...
Get a good quality 500-550W PSU from Corsair/ Seasonic/ Silverstone/ Cooler Master Silent PRO or Real Power series/ Antec EA or TP or ECO series/ PCP&S/ OCZ Fatality ot Mod

As for the case, check out the CM 690, they would be good enough for that build,...
And from where will you be buying the parts from? If from US/ Newegg, then there are many combos deals which would save good money...



thanks for the comment. I really was switching my mind between i5-750 and i7- 860 with a price difference of 100 bucks and I still do . the thing for me is that both of them will be doing well my expectations except for the hyperthreading thing. Do you think it is really worth 100 for better performance in some CAD projects and what's the difference in CAD benchmark for them.
Also I realize the PSU and CASE are over my current needs but I am weighting the convenience of getting an ample case and cpu in advance just in case and ensuring plenty cooling space in the midtime. My almost obligated choice for supplier is CanadaComputers. and Budget for the parts described is around 1500 - 1600 CAD that's what i can get from CanadaComputers ( the cheaper after searching in other canadians stores like newegg and Tigerdirect) Here the price list:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits ………………....................................…. 105
Office Home and Student 2010 ....................................……………………….. 110
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Full Tower ATX Case (RC-932-KKN1-GP)....... 140
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX 12V 60A Power Supply .......…………….. 120
MOTHERBOARD ASUS P7P55D-E LX Socket 1156 INTEL P55 Chipset. .. 138
INTEL CPU CORE i5-750 2.66 GHz .........………………………………………………. 210
Corsair DDR3, 1333MHz 8GB (2x4GB) DIMM, Unbuff, 9-9-9-24, XMS3 ... 180
WD Caviar Black (WD5001AALS) 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 32MB) …… 60
Asus EAH5770 CUCore/2DI/1GD5 ATI Radeon HD 5770 …………………… 175
Asus VH236H, 23" Wide, 1080p LCD, 5ms, 20000:1(DCR) w/2x2W Spk 190
ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer …………………………....... 29
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 and Laser Mouse COMBO. ………….. 60
APC SurgeArrest 11 Out, 8 ft. Cord, 3400 eP , Phone -Coax Protect ... 37

TOTAL ……………………………………………………………………………………………..… 1554

I really like Corsair PSU then I will be thinking a bit more about that . In case of downgrading it could be Corsair TX650 What do you think.
As for the CASE I just saw a good deal for the HAF 932 how would you compare it with your suggested CM960 in price and features. Also what your thoughts for Thrmaltake CASES.
One last think I dont include CPU cooler just because I dont plan to OC pretty soon however i could get it down the road .

Once again Thanks for your cooperation and feel free to express about each part referred. I would appreciate it.

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October 8, 2010 4:52:21 AM
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How often do you do CAD stuffs ? If frequently, then the i7 might be worth it...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
But if occasional, the i5 are fine...get the i5 760
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

RAM - Cheaper and equally good -
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

CASE - Like I said you wont need a Full tower case,...these Mid Tower offer very good space and airflow,...
CM 690 is indeed a very good option -
Basic black
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...
Advanced
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

Other very good options -
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

PSU -
If you can do an in-store pick up, then this would be a lot better than the Corsair 650TX
Antec Signature 650W
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...

CPU Cooler - Even though you dont plan to overclock onow, but adding a CPU cooler would still be beneficial as it would keep the CPU cooler even at stock speeds,...
CM Hyper 212+
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8...

HDD - Check if you can get the Samsung F3 500GB/ 1TB,...It would be better than that WD...
October 9, 2010 3:02:24 AM

gkay09 said:
How often do you do CAD stuffs ? If frequently, then the i7 might be worth it...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
But if occasional, the i5 are fine...get the i5 760
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

RAM - Cheaper and equally good -
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

CASE - Like I said you wont need a Full tower case,...these Mid Tower offer very good space and airflow,...
CM 690 is indeed a very good option -
Basic black
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...
Advanced
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

Other very good options -
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

PSU -
If you can do an in-store pick up, then this would be a lot better than the Corsair 650TX
Antec Signature 650W
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...

CPU Cooler - Even though you dont plan to overclock onow, but adding a CPU cooler would still be beneficial as it would keep the CPU cooler even at stock speeds,...
CM Hyper 212+
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8...

HDD - Check if you can get the Samsung F3 500GB/ 1TB,...It would be better than that WD...



Thanks a lot your advice actually save me some bucks for a better system:

I dont really do CAD at home often so I go for i5-760 (just 10 bucks more) and save 20 going Ripjaws ( disregarding 15 mail in rebate for Corsair).
As for the CASE I am more inclined to HAF 922M ( You convinced me not buying Full Tower) However for me the point here is that I would prefer the extra space of the HAF over the CM690 for bigger cards in the future and price is the same, although doubting about one point : Is there any important issue on the difference in size and speed of two out of the 3 stock fans they feature ( HAF = 2 x 200 mm at 700 rpm and CM690 = 2 x 140 mm at 1200 rpm).
As i am saving I can help buying the CPU cooler you recommend CM Hyper 212 + ( I've heard good things about it before).
As for the HDD I stick on the WD 500G ( Samsung F3 is not available nearby).
Finally, let's focus on the PSU: Antec SG650 is not reachable in Toronto as far as I know and I haven't read flowers about Antec True Power. Also my friends and I have had good enough experience with Corsair which many people speak of it as delivering actually continuos power matching the Ad.
In addition I dont really care much whether or not it is Modular. TX750 is priced 110 - 10 MIR here in CanadaComputers the same as TX650. Other possibilities are Corsair HX650 Modular for 130 and HX750 for 160. So it seems to me the decision is between TX750 or HX650 for 20-30 bucks more.
I thank you again for your cooperation. Please excuse me any grammar mistakes as English is not my first language.
My time for decision is over unless you or anyone else do forums overnight. Tomorrow I'm going to order my parts right in the nearby stores where they appears to be in stock. I hope so.
Great Community Tom'sHardware what a shame I didn't find before.



October 9, 2010 3:03:12 AM

Best answer selected by mathPC.
October 11, 2010 4:20:26 AM

CASE - About the fans, as the 200MM fans have more sweep area, even though they will run @ lower RPM, but would push a lot of air...So the HAF 922 is a very good choice,...
And the reason why the 690 Advanced and the 922 are priced same is because the 690 Advanced offers more features - HDD dock inbuilt on top of the case...
But both are fine IMO...

PSU - Go with either...Even non-modular is fine as these cases have very good cable management...As the prices is same, get the 750TX...
October 13, 2010 11:59:03 PM

gkay09 said:
CASE - About the fans, as the 200MM fans have more sweep area, even though they will run @ lower RPM, but would push a lot of air...So the HAF 922 is a very good choice,...
And the reason why the 690 Advanced and the 922 are priced same is because the 690 Advanced offers more features - HDD dock inbuilt on top of the case...
But both are fine IMO...

PSU - Go with either...Even non-modular is fine as these cases have very good cable management...As the prices is same, get the 750TX...


Finally following plans and advice I bought the system on Saturday and incredibly haven't touched anything yet ( thankgivings in the middle). I got the 750TX PSU and HAF922 CASE. I think everything is gonna run OK. Just a little concern about the GSKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL because after searching the ASUS website and reading the shipped motherboard documentation there is no reference to this mem kit (4GB x 2) in the ASUS QVL memory. In the GSKILL website the only compatibility reference I found was for similar ASUS motherboards such as P7P55D-E , P7P55D-PRO and the like but as all of them are pretty close to my P7P55D-E LX I hope everything will be fine.
I am wondering why we cant find ddr3 mems in Toronto with better latency than CL9.

Thanks again.




October 14, 2010 4:21:55 AM

^ Even if the RAM is not present on the QVL, you dont have to worry much about it...
Just have to make sure that the RAM runs @1.65V or less which is the voltage limit specified by the Intel...
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