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May 27, 2011 7:44:14 AM

Hi all,

I'm about to build my own PC soon. These are my parts I chose. What do you think about it? If you have any suggestions, feel free to submit them to me.

CPU: Intel core i5 650 3.20GHz LGAA1156 socket
Motherboard: Intel DP55SB Motherboard Intel P55
Video card: Visiontek 900333 Radeon HD 5770 Killer NIC Combo card 1GB
Hard drive: Seagate 1TB Barracuda (3G) Green Hard Drive ST1000DL002
RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB DDR3
PSU: Ultra X4 400W Modular Power supply MATX
Optical Drive: Sony BD-5300S-OB
NZXT VULC-001BK Vulcan Micro ATX Computer case

I already have a keyboard, mouse, speaker, sound card.

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May 27, 2011 11:25:20 AM

Hello varun706,

Your build isn't very good as you've chosen some outdated and mediocre components. I suggest going with a newer platform and some higher quality parts (like sandy bridge).

You should really check out this thread.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-faqs-build-...

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Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Country of Origin: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
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May 27, 2011 3:18:18 PM

I'd highly suggest going with either the i3-2100, or i5-2300/2400 and an H61 motherboard (socket 1155).

Also, that power supply looks really cheap... I'd highly recommend getting one made by Corsair, Seasonic, Antec or something else. They'll be a bit more expensive, but will be more efficient and last a lot longer.

You could drop down to 4gb of RAM if you wanted to save some money for those upgrades.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2011 9:10:34 PM

I'd suggest that the i3 2100 or i5 2400 won't go in a 1156 mobo, these chips need LGA 1155.

You should fill out the build your own thread and post your requirements as Karma said. It is also helpful to tell the forum about your planned use.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2011 9:59:14 PM

Thanks for catching that haha.

Intel is making too many sockets...
May 29, 2011 4:30:07 PM

Thanx y'all. I'll consider your suggestions.
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