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October 22, 2010 7:26:27 AM

Case: Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB and Audio Ports

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3

CPU: Intel Core i5 650

RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1600MHz

Video Card: XFX HD577AZNFC Radeon HD 5770 Video Card

Hard drive: Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB

DVD: Samsung SH-B083L/RSBP 8x Blu Ray Combo Drive


Im stuck on the power supply. What would be needed for this setup?

Also is this a decent build for a media/school PC? I don't do much gaming but I multi-task a lot. Is there anything that needs to be improved or spots I could cut back and still get what I need?

More about : build feedback wanted

October 22, 2010 7:45:45 AM

I apologize for my first post. I guess it helps to read the "read this first" before posting. I am building in the budget area but with a enthusiasts mindset which doesn't help. I appreciate any and all feedback


Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks from now

Budget Range: 600-700 ... currently over by a lot

System Usage: Limited gaming, borderline htpc, web surfing, class work

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, ATI

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Not quite sure, I believe its 19** x ****

Additional Comments: the parts I have posted are above what I would like to spend but I'm not experienced enough to know where I can cut back without dropping to much performance.

Case: Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB and Audio Ports
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU: Intel Core i5 650
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Video Card: XFX HD577AZNFC Radeon HD 5770 Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard drive: Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

DVD: Samsung SH-B083L/RSBP 8x Blu Ray Combo Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Im stuck on the power supply. What would be needed for this setup?
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October 22, 2010 8:16:47 AM

^ IMO AMD would be a good option, you can save some money there without any significant performance hit...
Here is a setup...
X4 955 + ASUS 870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

NZXT M59 + Corsair 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Additional fans for case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Fatality 550W + Samsung F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video card -
Get the open cooler type...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you have plans to upgrade the monitor soon, then maybe this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BD Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$697(HD 6850) | ~$$667(HD5770)
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October 22, 2010 9:12:18 AM

thanks for the build. it looks good. I'll put my dislike of amd aside for another time.
do you have a recommendation on a cost effective hardware to get me quality wifi?
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October 22, 2010 5:02:11 PM

Hmmm, he says limited gaming...
You can cut the video card back to a HD4850 or HD5670 and save quite a bit of money.
@OP, what games DO you want to play, and at what settings?
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