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First time looking for advice

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December 28, 2010 6:32:39 AM

looking for advice on some components

im starting with a i5 760 lynnfield overclocking need help figuring out the rest.

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

other opinions welcome for the motherboard, $200 is tops, again im overclocking and also a beginner

GRAPHICS CARD: i think around $250 but i just want one that will run top graphics now and work for future games also over clocking and eventually get one more for sli or crossfire

MEMORY: thinking 4 gigs possibly 8, DDR 3 not sure on what speed, mostly have alot of web browsers open, play high end games, and alot of downloading. overclocking as well.

SOUND CARD: decent one nothing over nothing over $80 if there is a decent one for cheaper that would be great to

HARD DRIVE: want 1 for OS, windows and linux, and 1 for storage with 1TB for storage and fast write speed.

WIRELESS ADAPTER: the router is on the other side of the house in the basement need a good adapter for downloads.

EXTRA COOLING: over clocking cpu gpu and possibly memory need a good heatsink i saw this on on new egg and thought it would do:

also maybe some extra fans for gpu and memory if recommended.

PSU: need one that would support all this.

I know this might be alot of work but it would be very appreciated thanks.

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December 28, 2010 7:02:22 AM

^ LGA 1156 is a dead socket,... Intel is going to launch its replacement socket - LGA 1155 on Jan 5th, so it might not be a good idea to build a new PC based on the 760,...
So I would suggest you to wait till Jan 5th before making the purchase,...
December 28, 2010 2:18:29 PM

I'll second waiting for Jan 5.

You should be able to get the quad core 2500K for about $216 if Wikipedia is to be believed, which will be the only Sandy Bridge with an unlocked multiplier, starting at 3.3 GHz.

I am assuming a decent motherboard will be able to be had for around $150, akin to this 1156 board:

for a $250 GPU, I'd go with the HD6870

4 gigs of RAM should be sufficient, but ram is cheap enough, consider 8 anyway.

Skip a sound card. You won't need it.

I'd suggest a Mushkin Callisto 90 GB SSD for your dual-boot drive, and the 2 TB Spinpoint F4 Drive ($99) for data. the F4 is only 5400 RPM, but the platters are so dense (667 GB each) that it maintains a data thruput comparable to 7200 RPM 1 TB drives.