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November 27, 2010 10:27:03 PM

SO I just fried my 7 year old Dell computer with my new 23 Samsung LED monitor with the DVI. Computer froze and it look like I had 3 monitors everything was mirrored twice. Was looking to buy a new one for the last two months. Here goes

CPU - i5-760 Microcenter http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0341729 170

Motherboard - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131400 $159- 30MIR

GPU - EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130566 199-20MIR

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058 109

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 80-25MIR

RAM - G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321 90

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 70

CD/DVD - LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289 20

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 

Steve


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$998 before MIR

908 AFTER MIR

Is this a good PSU ?? and ram I dunno anything about timming or cas latency. Also with the CD/DVD Is that a good one. With the core i5-760 I am mostly a gamer and not worried about HT or anything like that looking forward to playing FFXIV and CS:S not really a hard GPU game but I heard FFXIV is . Other than that I just like watching movies and stuff and surfing the web for the lady. If anyone has any tips for me on the psu, memory and burner let me know your guy's opinions matter right now I want to some what future proof this for the next 5 years, not the best time I know with the new GPU cards coming out and The new chipsets Q1 2011 but I can't wait that long.

Thanks :) 

Steve


" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 

Steve


" target="_blank"> $85

$998 before MIR

908 AFTER MIR

Is this a good PSU ?? and ram I dunno anything about timming or cas latency. Also with the CD/DVD Is that a good one. With the core i5-760 I am mostly a gamer and not worried about HT or anything like that looking forward to playing FFXIV and CS:S not really a hard GPU game but I heard FFXIV is . Other than that I just like watching movies and stuff and surfing the web for the lady. If anyone has any tips for me on the psu, memory and burner let me know your guy's opinions matter right now I want to some what future proof this for the next 5 years, not the best time I know with the new GPU cards coming out and The new chipsets Q1 2011 but I can't wait that long.

Thanks :) 

Steve


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November 27, 2010 11:07:23 PM

Over all looks like a nice rig. The psu you listed is a corsair which means that it probably is underrated. They can run them much higher but if in any of their testing it falls to a lower number they will take that number instead of the max. So I think power supply wise you should be fine, I mean if you ever plan to sli you might want a little more but even this one might be able to.

Ram I think you should go with some thing more like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has better timing and is cheaper to boot :) 

Every thing else looks solid mate, enjoy your new rig.
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November 27, 2010 11:39:09 PM

Dam cant a guy get some love up in here lol :(  one reply. Well thanks preolt
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November 27, 2010 11:45:33 PM

Well not much else to really say about your rig. You picked alot of good value for your dollar products, really cant go wrong with any of them. Only other thing people might say to change would be your case, change it out for a cooler master haf 922 because it will save you a few dimes

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

But both cases are highly rated so I would say pick whatever you want. Can not go wrong with either choice you make.

Only piece of advice besides this that I can bestow on you is to may be wait until cyber monday (also known as november 29) There will be a vast number of deals and you might come even further under budget then, which last I checked no one complained about ;) 

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November 27, 2010 11:53:15 PM

My concern about the PSU is the 650W, which doesn't allow much room to grow. Corsair is a good brand, that wouldn't concern me, the wattage would.

About the 1156 socket: if you're really worried about future proofing, I'd just wait. Or shift to an AMD build. Or realize what you're getting into. :lol:  It's kind of a bad time to be in a "must have NOW" way!

About the case: for about the same money you can upgrade to a full tower, again, giving you room to grow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Have this case and love it- the fans are an "off size" but it has mounting holes to put in whatever fans you'd rather have. IMO case too large is far better than case too small.

Just make sure the RAM is QVL. G.SKILL is good stuff.

Can you harvest your CD drive from your old Dell? (Why shell out $20 you don't have to is what I'm saying) I'm all about harvesting whatever parts I can from previous builds.

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November 28, 2010 12:33:16 AM

wombat_tg said:
My concern about the PSU is the 650W, which doesn't allow much room to grow. Corsair is a good brand, that wouldn't concern me, the wattage would.

About the 1156 socket: if you're really worried about future proofing, I'd just wait. Or shift to an AMD build. Or realize what you're getting into. :lol:  It's kind of a bad time to be in a "must have NOW" way!

About the case: for about the same money you can upgrade to a full tower, again, giving you room to grow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Have this case and love it- the fans are an "off size" but it has mounting holes to put in whatever fans you'd rather have. IMO case too large is far better than case too small.

Just make sure the RAM is QVL. G.SKILL is good stuff.

Can you harvest your CD drive from your old Dell? (Why shell out $20 you don't have to is what I'm saying) I'm all about harvesting whatever parts I can from previous builds.



Dont go making people question what they have already stated. He said he would like to get this built soon because he doesnt have a computer right now. Yes, sandy bridges comes out in 5-6 weeks but that does not make other cpu's and mobo's obsolete. He could easily run off of this cpu and board for 5 more years the onyl thing he might want to upgrade is his graphics card which go out of date every 2-3 years no matter what you get.

The salvaging point is a good one, if you can pull a hard drive or optical drive from your old pc that would be stellar.

G.skill I agree is a good brand they have a low RMA/DOA percentage which is nice to see it shows good QC. Crucial makes goods memory as well as mushkin. These tend to be ones people gravitate towards (Kingston is reputable but I have prejudice because of past exp with them) I just said G.skill because its the most bang for your buck right now, plus if you do get a bad stick, their customer service is amazing to say the least. Just look at customer feedback on the ones I posted, every single one egg rating had a different reply apologizing to the customer and trying to fix the issue.

Finally the issue of going to a full atx tower. I actually am doing a ground up build right now and ordered my first full tower. Well I have now shipped it back.. The thing was ginormous to say the least. It did not fit under my desk and when placed next to it hund out an extra half a foot. Wombat_tg is correct in saying you will have plenty of room to upgrade and cool things but unless your overclocking and shooting for a professional lvl gaming/video editing pc I would not recommend it. But that is just me. I am a college student and have no where to put a case so massive as a haf 932 but if you do then its really up to you. (Also I dont like to make my pc a focal point of the room, I am not ashamed I like computers, but I would rather not have it as the discussion piece every time some one comes in)

Wow these posts have become lengthy I apologize.
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November 28, 2010 12:40:58 AM

preolt said:

(Also I dont like to make my pc a focal point of the room, I am not ashamed I like computers, but I would rather not have it as the discussion piece every time some one comes in)


An excellent point and not something I thought of. I have my own home office so my giant HAF with its ugly red fans (WHY won't they BREAK so I can replace them with GREEN?) doesn't bother me at all. Never occured to me that someone might find it obtrusive! :pt1cable: 


Sidebar: We had an alienware in the office a few months ago with with little movable vent flaps and so many LEDs on it you could have landed a jumbo jet! And it was so large you probably could have landed the aforementioned jumbo jet on it... :kaola: 

I'll bear your point in mind next time suggesting someone consider a FT.

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December 4, 2010 11:30:28 PM

is sandy bridge really going to be worth the wait right now ? I dont want to have to buy a more expensive cpu to be able to OC it, Pointless. Is sata 6gbs and usb 3.0 really popular right now because I cant find a board with it around what I wanna spend without an extra $100. Also I went with the 750 Crosair HX or whatever I forget. Im just waiting to hit the check out button
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December 5, 2010 7:57:12 PM

You can get 6 gb/s usb 3.0 for 100 dollars on newegg, might be 125 but shouldnt cost more. Now if you want the option to run multiple graphics cards (sli or crossfire) your gonna need to fork out a bit of extra cash.
Here is a good Asus model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... a Gygabite one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... have heard good things about msi as well I just gravitate toward asus and gygabite when buying a board. I would try to get an 880 board like these that is fairly up to date. (Not sure if 890 is out but either way these should suit you for a while)

Dont worry about sandy bridges that much it will add probably a 10-15 % increase in cpu speed but in all honesty you should be fine. Unless you do alot of solid state drive/hard drive swapping and need good speeds you wont need sata 6. Plus sata 3 is compatible with sate 6 devices and should suit you fine.
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December 5, 2010 10:27:29 PM

the ASUS model u recommended says its deactivated I dont think thats right though and cant figure out the link. I was wanting one with SLI in it but whats the difference between 16x and 8x ? Is it noticible ?
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December 5, 2010 11:46:03 PM

It depends on what the card takes. Some have both some have two 16. No matter what board you pick you should be able to run 1 graphics card. But if you want sli it will add a large premium to the price you are paying.

As for the mobo thats weird it was there earlier. Must have been on its way out I apologize and will look for another one.
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December 11, 2010 4:26:05 AM

AUSUS p7p55d-e pro is back that is the one I will be getting. Can the eye really tell between them being sli 16x and 8x or not really ? I heard only 4% performance differnece ?
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