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Here's what it entails...

Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Case
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm HDD
Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz Socket 1156 w/ fan
ASUS P7P55D-E PRO DDR3 MOBO Socket 1156
22X Dual Layer DVDRW+
2x 2GB RAM Kingston (1333MHz)
Windows 7 Premium
Graphics ATI Radeon Sapphire 6850 PCI-E 1024MB GDDR5
BenQ 21.5" LCD screen
Coolermaster Extreme Power+ 700W PSU

:-)

I think it's a pretty decent build for my first piece of work!!
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  1. Looks solid! I would have skipped the 650 and gone up to a quad, but hey. Liking that 6850?
  2. GoldenI said:
    Here's what it entails...

    Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Case
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm HDD
    Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz Socket 1156 w/ fan
    ASUS P7P55D-E PRO DDR3 MOBO Socket 1156
    22X Dual Layer DVDRW+
    2x 2GB RAM Kingston (1333MHz)
    Windows 7 Premium
    Graphics ATI Radeon Sapphire 6850 PCI-E 1024MB GDDR5
    BenQ 21.5" LCD screen
    Coolermaster Extreme Power+ 700W PSU

    :-)

    I think it's a pretty decent build for my first piece of work!!


    An i5 750 would be much better and you should consider a better psu like an antec true power 650w or a corsair tx 750w.For the case you should check the xigmatek pantheon or the antec 300.All the rest are ok.
  3. Yeah go with the i5-750, the i5-650 is no better then an i3-530, yet its like $50-60 more, Clarkdale i3s and i5s are pretty much similar. The quad-core Lynnfield i5s (i5-750, i5-760) are when you start to get up there.
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    An i5 750 would be much better and you should consider a better psu like an antec true power 650w or a corsair tx 750w.For the case you should check the xigmatek pantheon or the antec 300.All the rest are ok.
    +1...
  5. My PSU runs silently and is very sufficient for what I have. I'm not a fan of brand names. If I can get the same quality PSU cheaper for the same quality, it would be stupid to go the extra $10 - $20 just for a brand name. And explain to me, exactly, how an i5 650 is inferior to the i5 750? Also, the case is very nice, as well. You say it is MUCH better. Just how MUCH better are we talking? The i5 650 is 3.2GHz (pretty fast) and has an 8MB cache. Not much of a difference.
  6. The 750 has four physical cores. Not two with HT as the 650. Runs at a little slower clock speed, but can be juiced right up there.

    PSU "brand names" do matter. Tax a cheapy for a bit too long, and you'll see the differences. Although a 50$ PSU and a 100$ PSU might have the same wattage ratings, and even the same amperage ratings, the build quality really plays into what you get.
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    The 750 has four physical cores. Not two with HT as the 650. Runs at a little slower clock speed, but can be juiced right up there.

    PSU "brand names" do matter. Tax a cheapy for a bit too long, and you'll see the differences. Although a 50$ PSU and a 100$ PSU might have the same wattage ratings, and even the same amperage ratings, the build quality really plays into what you get.
    +1.... I can +1 all night =p
  8. another vote for the 760 quad

    make sure the hard drive is a 7200.12
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    commodore 64......
    +110000000000

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    another vote for the 760 quad
    dude, 760 isn't worth the price over 750...
  10. Would this game setup be able to run most current FPS games (like Call of Duty: MW2 + Black Ops) on high settings?
  11. BO doesn't count as a current FPS.... BO has such bad optimization that my friends are getting 2FPS on some of the HIGHEST end rigs...

    But besides that, yes =D
  12. LOL! For some reason, BO runs retardedly nice on my setup. Others with very near specs, trash. I don't get it.
  13. What about Crysis? Think it would run somewhat smoothly on high settings for Crysis? Hell if it can run Crysis it could run anything.
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    LOL! For some reason, BO runs retardedly nice on my setup. Others with very near specs, trash. I don't get it.
    yeah Mister 1.0 windows experience rating =p


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    What about Crysis? Think it would run somewhat smoothly on high settings for Crysis? Hell if it can run Crysis it could run anything.
    probably with 30ish FPS...
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    LOL! For some reason, BO runs retardedly nice on my setup. Others with very near specs, trash. I don't get it.
    yeah Mister 1.0 windows experience rating =p


    1.0's are reserved for the elitists of the digital world. Let's be serious.


    And your moms 2001 Dell when you put Win7 on it for laughs.
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    1.0's are reserved for the elitists of the digital world. Let's be serious.
    I can't find my serious face......

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    And your moms 2001 Dell when you put Win7 on it for laughs.
    does it creak yet? My friend claims to have gotten lower then 1.... but I dunno if that is possible
  17. Well now that we've officially jacked this mans thread...

    It doesn't creak, but the IDE HDD does a very good impression of a drumkit sometimes, and the onboard video does randomly cut out. Doesn't blue screen, just dies. It's cute.
  18. lol, yeah let's return to this thread... the last thing he asked was about Crysis...
  19. Lol you guys are mesed up. Thanks for jacking the thread.
  20. Np, we practiced
  21. Atotalnoob said:
    Np, we practiced

    Lol.
  22. =p

    Anything else other then the Crysis thing? I said it would be around 30 FPS...
  23. Can't really measure Crysis as a bench though. It is pretty(ish), but it just doesn't run well on the majority of systems. Should be very playable though, and we all know how important it is to tell your friends you can run Crysis maxed out at "x" fps. :)
  24. What about Starcraft 2? I want to buy that - how do you folks think it would run on my current system? Very smooth on very high settings or what?
  25. That system will crush SC2 :)
  26. It'll definilty work....

    Though I've heard about there being issues with the latest patch and AMD gpus...
  27. jack_attack said:
    That system will crush SC2 :)

    Great to know. I am planning on getting all of the games that I wanted to play on my crappy laptop, but couldn't... such as Left 4 Dead 2, Counter Strike: Source, SC2 and waiting for Diablo 3.. :)
  28. I'm unaware of the AMD/SC2 hiccups, but hey. Good to know it's not just nv anymore.
  29. =p just when we thought that AMD hired a real driver team... oh well...
  30. Cough your HDD... Ermm... It's decent, but I've heard Seagate fails alot (meaning breaks a lot) course I don't have experience with them but a better/prospect to look at is the Samsung F3 500gb, same price but it has a better platter size and such.

    Another thing, I've heard bad things about the Cooler Master Extreme series, maybe not the plus version but about the just plain Extreme. Umm... I recommend getting this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036&cm_re=cooler_master_silent_pro-_-17-171-036-_-Product

    The Cooler Master Silent Pro 600w, it's 100ws less but is 80+ Certified so you can be assured a good wattage. So that's just something you might want to look at. The Silent Pro series also really RAELLY quiet, I know i have the 700w version!
  31. Don't go bashing on my 7200.12's azn. :)

    I haven't had an issue with mine, and the numbers are very solid for the price. The F3's are really, really nice too.
  32. I'm going with Shinobi, Spinpoint F3
  33. HUZZAH my F3 is a victor in this battle.
  34. Samsung HDDs have been receiving nothing but negative reviews on the FutureShop.ca website. Seagate, on the other hand, has been receiving very good ratings.
  35. Hahah, here we go again. They're both solid mechanical drives for a fair price/gig. They've both been in the business a long time, and both make quality.

    Get what you'd like. Hell, get what looks cooler.
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    Get what you'd like. Hell, get what looks cooler.
    when in doubt do that.
  37. Seagate Barracuda it is. :D
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    you really can't go wrong with either..
    plus 'barracuda' sounds cooler..;)

    I agree
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