FINAL BUILD *Sandy Bridge*

I have completed my final Sandy Bridge build. Let me know what you think and if there are any compatibility issues. Thanks!

CPU - Intel i5 - 2500K

MOBO - Asus Sandy Bridge mobo (TBD)

Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100283-3L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&Tpk=100283-3L

CD/DVD - ASUS Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

HDD - HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

Case - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203

Case Fans - Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049

OS - Windows 7 64-bit
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  1. What are you Planning to use the Computer for? If your going to use it for gaming, i would suggest changing the video card to something bit newer from the 6xxx series as games rely more on GPU and your proccesor will be fine for games anyway.
  2. orkie said:
    What are you Planning to use the Computer for? If your going to use it for gaming, i would suggest changing the video card to something bit newer from the 6xxx series as games rely more on GPU and your proccesor will be fine for games anyway.


    Thank you for your response. I will be using this computer for many things and not one thing spcifically. I will be doing some gaming, video editing, photo editing, music, video watching, and other general items. I got the GPU for a good price and will not be doing a tremendous amount of gaming.
  3. I'm not too techy but i have been reading these forums quiet a bit and for chosing the GPU, you might need to specify more specificly on what your going to be using and playing because for instance i've heard Nvida graphic cards are better off for certain photo/video editing programs because of the CUDA technology and although the video card you have chosen isn't too bad and should run most current games pretty well, it is on it's breaching end where newer games might not be playable on max settings. This is all i can say from me but if you do provide more Details on your usage, i'm sure people much smarter then me will be able to provide more help and on other parts as well.
  4. I will primarily be playing Diablo 3 once it comes out and possibly some Starcraft 2.
  5. You should fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

    We're lacking important info such as budget.
  6. banthracis said:
    You should fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

    We're lacking important info such as budget.

    Thank you! New question posted here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/302224-31-computer
  7. celtics999 said:
    Thank you for your response. I will be using this computer for many things and not one thing spcifically. I will be doing some gaming, video editing, photo editing, music, video watching, and other general items. I got the GPU for a good price and will not be doing a tremendous amount of gaming.


    Your system is "cramped" by your GFX card selection. The card is simply nut up to par with the rest of the components.

    MoBo - Suggest Asus P67 Sabertooth

    If you're doing video editing, CUDA will provide a nice speed bump and ATI cards don't have CUDA....suggest a 460 or 470 at the least.

    Case / PSU - The case again pales to the rest of the components

    I'd suggest at the very least an Antec 300 / EA-650 combo for a singe GFX card; if you thing you'll want to do a 2nd GFX card for future upgradability and extension of system usefulness, Id get a HAF-922 w/ XFX Black Edition 850
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