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October 31, 2010 8:42:26 PM

This is going to be my first build. I have been doing a large amount of research recently and I think I got everything settled.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I finalize everything...

Budget Range: Max of $1500, without sacrificing performance less than what I have now then less would be better :) 

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, internet,

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Prefer intel

Overclocking:100% going to... try to pull my i5 750 to atleast 4+GHz

SLI or Crossfire: Yes probably christmas time

Monitor Resolution: Not sure :/ 

Additional Comments: I am pretty certain that fan will be able to keep my temps low enough for a stable overclock. I didnt want to go watercooling because it is my first build and I didnt want to put the 300 bucks up for it and i figured if i messed up it wouldnt just be a small mistake it could cause damage (water + computer parts dont usually mix) Hopefully, ill be able to get this build bought and running in the near future :)  :)  Also if anyone has some guides about cable management because I want my case looking very clean and I want to spend the extra time not just hiding cords in drive bays -.-

Here is what I have planned so far:

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Thanks for all the help and advice!
October 31, 2010 8:49:47 PM

to start off with.. that mobo doesn't even support that processor. Wrong socket.
This is a good mobo for i5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=ASUS_P7P55D-E_Pro-_-13-131-621-_-Product -$180

2ndly, the correct mobo (lga 1156) will need dual channel ram not triple channel like you have listed. You could use this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303 $90 get 2 if you want 8 GB

3rd. I think to crossfire that card in the future you might need a bigger PSU but I'm not sure. Someone that knows for sure can tell you.
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October 31, 2010 8:59:55 PM

I didnt even check the socket on this i was looking to see if it did x16 so when i crossfire and i changed it from the mobo you suggested. Are there any mobo that support two x16 for crossfire that will fit the 1156?
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October 31, 2010 9:08:16 PM

usairways8 said:
I didnt even check the socket on this i was looking to see if it did x16 so when i crossfire and i changed it from the mobo you suggested. Are there any mobo that support two x16 for crossfire that will fit the 1156?


two x16 or two x8 only little bit of difference (sometimes the x8,x8 performes better than x16,x16, you will see no bottleneck. Real difference is two x16 (or x8) to x4 thats were you can get bottlenecked ;) 

http://hardocp.com/article/2010/08/16/sli_cfx_pcie_band...
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October 31, 2010 9:12:20 PM

usairways8 said:
I didnt even check the socket on this i was looking to see if it did x16 so when i crossfire and i changed it from the mobo you suggested. Are there any mobo that support two x16 for crossfire that will fit the 1156?


"P55 Express (North bridge on lga 1156 boards) features eight half-speed (2.5 Gb/s) PCIe 2.0 lanes, 14 USB 2.0 ports, and six SATA 3.0 GB/s ports. Intel enables pathway splitting for the full-speed PCIe 2.0 controllers of all LGA 1156 processors when paired with the P55 Express, so that any processor can support a single card with 16 lanes or two cards with eight lanes each" - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-motherboard-guide,2546-6.html So no, theres not.

but Theres barely even a performance boost when using only two cards at x16x16 vs x8x8.
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October 31, 2010 9:14:12 PM

dave0305 said:
two x16 or two x8 only little bit of difference (sometimes the x8,x8 performes better than x16,x16, you will see no bottleneck. Real difference is two x16 (or x8) to x4 thats were you can get bottlenecked ;) 

http://hardocp.com/article/2010/08/16/sli_cfx_pcie_band...


sorry had my reply open while searching newegg. Didn't mean to plagiarise your knowledge :D .
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October 31, 2010 11:21:02 PM

Thank yall very much
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November 1, 2010 6:35:00 AM

vindictive said:
sorry had my reply open while searching newegg. Didn't mean to plagiarise your knowledge :D .



OOhh thats ok :) 
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November 1, 2010 12:59:56 PM

Id get the corsair a70 cpu cooler it performs almost to the rate of the noctua but its a third of the cost with a rebate from newegg $32 after rebate. And get some combos in there would you like a build suggestion. You would also need a bigger psu the 650 is not gonna handle xfire 6870
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November 1, 2010 1:28:18 PM

syxxnyne69 said:
Id get the corsair a70 cpu cooler it performs almost to the rate of the noctua but its a third of the cost with a rebate from newegg $32 after rebate. And get some combos in there would you like a build suggestion. You would also need a bigger psu the 650 is not gonna handle xfire 6870


is the corsair a70 better than the hyper 212? probably a dumb question but I don't know haha
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November 1, 2010 1:53:01 PM

syxxnyne69 said:
Id get the corsair a70 cpu cooler it performs almost to the rate of the noctua but its a third of the cost with a rebate from newegg $32 after rebate. And get some combos in there would you like a build suggestion. You would also need a bigger psu the 650 is not gonna handle xfire 6870



A build suggest with combos would be great! Thank you so much
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November 1, 2010 5:53:39 PM

Ok here it is i through some headphones in there and downgraded the speakers cause if your gonna be gaming you need some speakers. Ok well let me know what you think what you want to upgrade what you dont like and what not.

CD/DVD BURNER: SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE/ATAPI Model SH-S222A - OEM $16.99


PC CASE/CHASSIS: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $99.99


MAIN OS HDD: Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $127.99 With $10.00 rebate


STORAGE HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $69.99 Discount From Promo Code EMCZYNW52 $15.00


GPU/GRAPHICS CARD: SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support $239.99


2.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM: Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers $49.99


GAMING KEYBOARD: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard $52.95


GAMING MOUSE: Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse $59.99


RAM/MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM $84.99


HEADPHONES: Turtle Beach Ear Force Z2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Professional-Grade PC Gaming Headset $49.99


PSU/MOTHERBOARD COMBO: Combo: 540812 $329.98

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $10.00 REBATE

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $20.00 REBATE


PROCESSOR/HEATSINK: Combo: 541516 $242.99

HEATSINK: CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler $15 REBATE

PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

And that totals to $1,425.83 so you do have some room to work with let me know what you think and we can work on it pm me if you'd like









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November 1, 2010 11:27:25 PM

Best answer selected by USAirways8.
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November 2, 2010 12:59:02 AM

vindictive said:
is the corsair a70 better than the hyper 212? probably a dumb question but I don't know haha


The a70 performs almost on the level with the noctua d14. And for the price that newegg has it right now, with the rebate it comes almost the exact price as the hyper 212+ and thats what makes it the greater buy.
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