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Is This Good For $750 i5 Build. First Build Help :p

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August 20, 2011 12:04:25 PM

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 - $175 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $32 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $28 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda + Lg Cd/Dvd combo - $68 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I5 2500k + Msi P68 - $324 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

BYTECC 6 ft. 18AWG Power Cord - $5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Exactly $750 Shipped , which was my target price . Add any suggestions/changes.

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August 20, 2011 12:18:11 PM

I would get this PSU instead. More powerful and reliable at around the same price!

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 20, 2011 12:20:55 PM

Plus your DVD drive is a crappy IDE one, that it's not supported by 2012 motherboards!
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August 20, 2011 12:21:34 PM

I'm getting $15 off the Earthwatts for promo + free shipping which means its $20 cheaper or i would :( 
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August 20, 2011 12:24:49 PM

michxymi said:
Plus your DVD drive is a crappy IDE one, that it's not supported by 2012 motherboards!

What dvd drive should i look at. Just any sata right. i wasn't paying much attention.
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August 20, 2011 12:38:21 PM

Suggestions :

1. Get 1x4GB instead of 2x2GB. Better upgradation possibility in the future.
2. Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA 6.0GB/s instead of Seagate Barracuda.
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August 20, 2011 1:03:30 PM

008Rohit said:
Suggestions :

1. Get 1x4GB instead of 2x2GB. Better upgradation possibility in the future.
2. Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA 6.0GB/s instead of Seagate Barracuda.


If he gets 1 dimm of memory, his system is destroyed...He needs dual channel ram, that means 2 dims. Yes for the Spinpoint, though it's not Sata 3 but Sata 2
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August 20, 2011 1:06:13 PM

michxymi said:
If he gets 1 dimm of memory, his system is destroyed...He needs dual channel ram, that means 2 dims. Yes for the Spinpoint, though it's not Sata 3 but Sata 2


I know the ram must be dual channel lol. Is the samsung worth losing the $10-15 savings with the seagate.
i know its great but the seagate doesn't have poor reviews either.
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August 20, 2011 2:31:44 PM

I didnt quite get what you said.
I was using a 2GB DDR3 on my DH61WW and after 15 days it died. Whats all this?
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August 20, 2011 9:12:42 PM

get single pcix mobo will save you some dough. Which u can use to get more ram.
Also MSI mobos are not very good build quality .. go for Asrock or ASUS or Gigabyte
There is a reason they bundle it :) 
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August 20, 2011 9:39:31 PM

madchemist83 said:
get single pcix mobo will save you some dough. Which u can use to get more ram.
Also MSI mobos are not very good build quality .. go for Asrock or ASUS or Gigabyte
There is a reason they bundle it :) 


I picked that one because i might eventually crossfire. Do you have other suggestions.
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August 20, 2011 9:48:55 PM

Well like you said you might cf/sli. 90% never do. All I'm saying is that is more reasonable to get better GPU for the money u save on getting single pcix MOBO then cf later on. I put i-5 2500k and HD 6950 built for 800 (shipping and taxes included) after MIR.
But if you insist then choose diff MOBO. Also MSI Mobo designed poorly and if u do cf/sli second gpu will cover some of the SATA slots.
happy to help to refine your build or throw some options at you :) 
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August 20, 2011 9:49:13 PM

Do u have microcenter close by?
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August 20, 2011 10:09:06 PM

madchemist83 said:
Do u have microcenter close by?

idk I'm in northern maryland so id think so. Can you reccomend a cheap non croosfire mb?
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August 20, 2011 10:34:28 PM

Well then pretty close to Philly. Go there and pick up i5-2500k for 180 green ones. or ask ur buddy who lives there (assumption) to drive it to u next time he/she visits :) 
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August 20, 2011 10:35:37 PM

or do u mean ocean city ?
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August 20, 2011 10:59:38 PM

madchemist83 said:
or do u mean ocean city ?

nah im about 2-3 hours from philly. by time i pay taxes gas and everything ill save about 20 probably.
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August 20, 2011 11:22:27 PM

hehe funny .. I was looking at the same some time ago and considering it but then someone told me that Biostar has poor build quality. So no.
8Gb would be better for sure get 2X4Gb gskill or something make sure it's 1.5V
but again it's all up to ur budget and yopu don't like MIR (me neither) then ur choices r even more limited
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August 21, 2011 12:09:50 AM

madchemist83 said:
hehe funny .. I was looking at the same some time ago and considering it but then someone told me that Biostar has poor build quality. So no.
8Gb would be better for sure get 2X4Gb gskill or something make sure it's 1.5V
but again it's all up to ur budget and yopu don't like MIR (me neither) then ur choices r even more limited



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... thats the ram for 40

which of your two mb would you recommend. And a 6870 will be good for a while right?
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August 21, 2011 12:16:05 AM

That ram is perfect.
I would go with gigabyte - it's z68 so will probably support new intels cpu that's coming out end of this year next year. Also it has 3 years warranty compared to Asrocks 2. With your budget HD6870 is the best bet. Or GTX 560/ That's ur prefference
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August 21, 2011 12:42:23 AM

madchemist83 said:
That ram is perfect.
I would go with gigabyte - it's z68 so will probably support new intels cpu that's coming out end of this year next year. Also it has 3 years warranty compared to Asrocks 2. With your budget HD6870 is the best bet. Or GTX 560/ That's ur prefference


Yah ive already added the gigabyte. Im not decided on the graphics card.
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August 21, 2011 12:48:08 AM

Well let me see your build ... what price u have it at?
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August 21, 2011 5:48:59 AM

The price is pretty much the same. It's all about the features/ Nvidia have PhysX, CUDA .. ATI has more processing units I think. The performance is pretty much the same .. some games up some down. So it's up to you/ I am gonna try to get 6950 later this year with pretty much same build as yours except for PSU/
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August 21, 2011 6:32:16 AM

madchemist83 said:
The price is pretty much the same. It's all about the features/ Nvidia have PhysX, CUDA .. ATI has more processing units I think. The performance is pretty much the same .. some games up some down. So it's up to you/ I am gonna try to get 6950 later this year with pretty much same build as yours except for PSU/

This should handle games fine right or is a 6950 a huge difference. Everything else is ready and to help answer my resolution is 1440-900. It will be upgraded to 1920-1080 soon. Should i wait and save enough to get the 6950?
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August 21, 2011 7:30:54 AM

I think so. Plus u might find better deals/ Im waiting till black friday //or rather cyber monday
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August 21, 2011 7:44:15 AM

madchemist83 said:
I think so. Plus u might find better deals/ Im waiting till black friday //or rather cyber monday


When is that?
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August 22, 2011 6:07:08 AM

Monday after thanksgiving
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September 1, 2011 7:02:27 AM

Best answer selected by vtphs.
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