1k budget gaming Rig Intel based, Huge gift for me so plz input

Preamble~
This will be my first pc i get to build for myself so i'm very excited for this, this is a graduation/bday/christmas present from all family in one.

My build doesn't Need OS, or monitor.
My resolution is 1920x 1080

Things i want
USB 3.0
Sata 6gb rate
Still need aftermarket air cooler.

This is My build so far.

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

Pretty happy with this mobo. But still exploring options

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

I tried to build a i7 into this but couldn't fit ( i realize not much gaming per price but the 1156 socket is already kind of obsolete)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

This hard drive reviews kind of scare me open to suggestion newegg didn't seem to have any low price good sata 6.

DVD+-RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Subtotal: $989.92
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  1. Adamm07x said:
    Preamble~
    This will be my first pc i get to build for myself so i'm very excited for this, this is a graduation/bday/christmas present from all family in one.

    My build doesn't Need OS, or monitor.
    My resolution is 1920x 1080

    Things i want
    USB 3.0
    Sata 6gb rate
    Still need aftermarket air cooler.

    This is My build so far.

    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

    Pretty happy with this mobo. But still exploring options

    Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

    I tried to build a i7 into this but couldn't fit ( i realize not much gaming per price but the 1156 socket is already kind of obsolete)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    This hard drive reviews kind of scare me open to suggestion newegg didn't seem to have any low price good sata 6.

    Subtotal: $989.92


    You still need an optical drive which should cost u ~$20 and consider the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb.
  2. i had it on my wishlist forgot to post.
  3. Overall looks good to me, I really like the cooler master haf 922 as well. Seems like a great present to get from the family.
  4. yep thanks :D.

    Will i need Thermal Paste, and an after market cpu?

    also bare drive for my HDD does that mean i am gonnna need to purchase extra sata cables? or will they be with the mobo.

    Still would like more input on the build.

    I plan to overclock but very minor i hear people get 3ghz ez on stock but i'll hit that bump when it comes.
  5. Adamm07x said:
    yep thanks :D.

    Will i need Thermal Paste, and an after market cpu?

    also bare drive for my HDD does that mean i am gonnna need to purchase extra sata cables? or will they be with the mobo.

    Still would like more input on the build.

    I plan to overclock but very minor i hear people get 3ghz ez on stock but i'll hit that bump when it comes.


    Isn't this like your 3rd post in 3 days haha.

    anyway.. you don't need a 6GB/s HDD. if you can list me a good reason I'd like to hear it. That WD doesn't even max out on SATA 3gb/s. Its a scam so you pay more for it.
    Get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (read the sig)

    Hyper 212 should get you a good OC, I don't think it'd get you to 4Ghz, but maybe 3.8.

    thermal pase, get Shin-Etsu its $5 on newegg.

    Mobo usually comes with 2-4 sata cables.
  6. vindictive said:
    Isn't this like your 3rd post in 3 days haha.

    anyway.. you don't need a 6GB/s HDD. if you can list me a good reason I'd like to hear it. That WD doesn't even max out on SATA 3gb/s. Its a scam so you pay more for it.
    Get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (read the sig)

    Hyper 212 should get you a good OC, I don't think it'd get you to 4Ghz, but maybe 3.8.

    thermal pase, get Shin-Etsu its $5 on newegg.

    Mobo usually comes with 2-4 sata cables.



    Yes 3rd post

    first i was choosing amd vs intel and got a few baseline builds

    then 2nd
    was strictly regarding i5 with h/t vs the larger L3 cache.

    This should hopefully be the final post.


    Isn't sata 6gb/s faster? or does it need support for it to function at those speeds with software.
  7. Only if you plan on OC'ing. Sata cables generally come with the mobo so you should be fine. Suggestion may be that you dont need 750W unless you plan on Xfiring. Also if you want, get a modular psu either the hx or ax series, allows for a cleaner build and better cable management. I hear asus video cards are some of the best, however HIS are also pretty awesome themselves. The build you made is pretty much the exact same I plan on building except I plan on going AMD.
  8. Adamm07x said:
    Yes 3rd post

    Isn't sata 6gb/s faster? or does it need support for it to function at those speeds with software.


    not if the device can't reach the max speeds of 3GB/s the only things that max out on 3gb/s right now are SSD's. Like the Crucial c300
    see like here's a difference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357&cm_re=crucial_c300-_-20-148-357-_-Product
    "Sequential Access Read: 355MB/sec (SATA 6Gb/s) 265MB/sec (SATA 3Gb/s)"

    its like having an open freeway but your riding a bike.
    You have the path to haul ***. but don't have the right vehicle to take advantage of it.
  9. and here's a 750W modular silver certified XFX PSU for $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003
  10. this will probably be my last post before buying so plz feel free to add suggestions
  11. Here's a link talking about how SATA 6 Gb/s is not useful for mechanical hard drives, not even the 10k rpm kind.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3636/western-digitals-new-velociraptor-vr200m-10k-rpm-at-450gb-and-600gb/5

    You still probably want to get a mobo with SATA 6 Gb/s, but there's no need to get traditional hard drives with SATA 6 Gb/s.
  12. i5 750 undervolted and overclocked : 3.6ghz @ 1.16volt :)
    XFX Power supply's are Beasts, get the 750watts so you don't have to buy a new one when you want to crossfire your graphic card.
    +1000 for the spinpoint f3
    +9999999 for the c300

    Althought I would wait for 69xx graphic cards. Overall looks good to me
  13. abswindows7 said:
    i5 750 undervolted and overclocked : 3.6ghz @ 1.16volt :)
    XFX Power supply's are Beasts, get the 750watts so you don't have to buy a new one when you want to crossfire your graphic card.
    +1000 for the spinpoint f3
    +9999999 for the c300


    Althought I would wait for 69xx graphic cards. Overall looks good to me


    When is the new GPU series coming out?

    idk what the underlined things mean

    here is some suggested changes from original build

    Power suplly
    XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003

    Hard drive
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Optical
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
  14. Adamm07x said:
    When is the new GPU series coming out?

    idk what the underlined things mean

    here is some suggested changes from original build

    Power suplly
    XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003

    Hard drive
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Optical
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


    Lol it meant, +1 for the spinpoint F3
    and HELL YEAH for the C300
  15. As a C300 owner, I would recommend getting a SandForce 1200 drive at this point, unless you are looking at getting the C300 256 GB drive.

    See http://www.anandtech.com/show/3812/the-ssd-diaries-crucials-realssd-c300 for more details. Unless the C300 128 GB is much cheaper than a 120 GB SF-1200 drive, you're paying more for no significant increase in performance.

    Not that I regret my C300 purchase, the SF-1200 drives weren't widely available yet when I bought mine.
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