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First pc build for ffxiv

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October 17, 2010 1:21:53 AM

Hi guys I just wanted to run buy this real quick so make sure everything will work well. I've went over the benchmarks of the cpu/gpu combo and I'm trying to keep the build around $1,000 or so. here's what I've got so far.

CPU - Intel i5 750 2.8 Ghz
GPU - XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB
PS - Corsair 650W
RAM - Corsair 2x2GB 1333mhz
MB - Intel Core i7/i5 LGA1156 ATX Motherboard GA-P55A-UD3
HD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
DVD Drive - Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B 24X
OS - Windows 7 64-bit Home

This is my first build too, so I hope I got some of the parts work well together. Should I buy another fan and not use the stock fan that came with the cpu? I'm not going to OC or anything either; I wasn't sure if I needed another fan/heatsink too. Thanks for the help! :D 

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October 17, 2010 2:08:11 AM

First time, not a bad assembly. You left out screen size/res, and whether you need to buy one. That's *the* key ingredient in getting the right gaming build. Also, no case is mentioned.

The cpu, DVD, OS are fine without question.

The 5770 might not satisfy you if your gaming resolution is 1920. You may need to go 2x5770 (not the best idea to start with); if you do the good news is your mobo and psu are fine.

If your resolution is 1920, you are likely to need a 460 or to stay with AMD a 5850. That may have a roll-through effect, so please let us know.

You don't say which Corsair memory, so I'm going to assume its 1333 CL9. If so, these are cheaper, same speed, quality manufacturer:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748

Case is a matter of storage, cooling, and personal taste. Take a look at HAF 912:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912

HD: Faster, same capacity:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=samsung_spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product
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October 17, 2010 3:12:47 AM

Ouch $1k with just a HD 5770 for a gaming config?

$664AR

HD 5850 CFable, USB/SATA 3.0

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