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dustintherrien

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Hello all, first time poster and first time builder. I have always used pre-built computers but never any tech support, always figured it out on my own, so I have a pretty good idea of what's going on. But I would still like any opinions or ideas concerning my build. I am looking for something that is moderatly powerful, I don't need top end gaming but I do play some games. I mostly want fast processing and storage space. Here is what I have put together on newegg.com so far. Around $1200 is my range and the monitor is optional, I have another, so I could use some funds for better/different/more compatible equipment. Thanks in advance guys!

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive

1 Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB
5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

1 OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W Continuous Power supply

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower
Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan,
Support up to 1x 140mm top fan

ECS P55H-A(1.0) LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

HIS H465FS512H Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit
DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm
High Performance CPU Cooler
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I'm seeing one problem. You're trying to put AMD Phenom II into intel i7 motherboard.
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Hi!

I would go with this:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail

LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM


Newegg $1,038.81

Since You have around $1,200 I think this would be a very good configuration for comp.It's wihtout case that's up to You to choose what You like.

Edited by Bonzai82, 15 December 2009 - 09:06 PM.

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I'm seeing one problem. You're trying to put AMD Phenom II into intel i7 motherboard.


Axelion - Yeah, I'm retarded. Thats why I need help lol I have no idea when it comes to building.

Bonzai82 - Would you prefer the i7 to AMD? I have always used AMD, not that I have a strong loyalty or anything, but I have never had any issues.
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AMD is relatively cheaper than i7. But it's really your choice which one to get.
If you want a real fast performance, get this fastest home desktop processor on earth: http://www.newegg.co...5-212-_-Product

Yeah, that's over the ceiling and make hole in your budget. I'd say stick with that amd processor. It's cheaper and has about the same performance of i5 that Bonzai82 listed.
For the motherboard, get this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128392

Edited by Axelion, 16 December 2009 - 02:45 AM.

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Prefer i7 over AMD? Yes! But we are talking about i5 750 which is faster compare to AMD X4 955! Here see for yourself http://www.anandtech...spx?p=88&p2=109

And yes AMD X4 955 is around 25-30$ cheaper so if the money is a problem go with AMD if not i5 750 is my recommendation!
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Thanks for the input guys. The bench test seemed pretty conclusive though, so it looks like I will go with the i5. And thanks for the MB heads up, it seems obvious now but I had never thought about it when I picked it out.
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Ok, new build and I think this is what I will be going with. Total on NewEgg $1045, leaves room for accessories and misc. based on my $1200 budget. I decided to go with 2 HD, the 160GB for OS and apps, with the TB for storage. Any suggestions on how I should configure them?

Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe
Support - $32.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $84.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3160318AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $39.99

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $164.99

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3
12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX3M2A1600C8 - $129.99

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD5 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - $209.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model
BX80605I5750 - $199.99

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - $34.98

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 &
EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire – Power Supply – Combo w/case

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan,
Support up to 1x 140mm top fan – Case Combo – 139.98
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I would change Power supply and Hard Drives!
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Agree with Bonzai82.
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Is there something I am missing? Is the power supply inefficient? Would WD be a better HD choice?
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Is there something I am missing? Is the power supply inefficient? Would WD be a better HD choice?


Yes, I prefer Western Digital much than Seagate =)
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For OS take WD black and for storage WD green! As for power supply buy one of this Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, CWT, SilverStone!
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Thanks for the advice.
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