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Building a new computer - Need suggestions


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The questions I have: (Gaming PC for Starcraft II. Sick of pulling up SC2 out of minimize and waiting 2 minutes)

1) Can I take ANYTHING from my old Computer? --> http://h20000.www2.h...ectID=c01301711 (Optical drive maybe?)

2) Are the parts below I have compatible?

3) Am I missing anything or would you suggest anything other than what I am going to buy?

Just Bought:

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply (http://www.amazon.co...duct/B000X2677A)

GPU: Radeon 5770 Pcie 1GB GDDR5
(http://www.amazon.co...duct/B003535NMY)

Future:

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black
(http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156063)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
(http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115073)

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel
(http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131702)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
(http://www.newegg.co...b9b9ac3af04f883)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
(http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136284)

Edited by analyze, 20 April 2011 - 10:12 PM.

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Hi analyze :D
Nice build you have put together :D
A couple of suggestions for you, 1st I suggest you spend the extra couple of bucks and get the 64MB Cache 6Gb/s version of the HDD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533 and 2nd suggestion, you could use your present optical drive for now but consider upgrading to a http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106348 in the future, it will compliment your system nicely.

Edit: Additional info, not sure whether you will have read any such threads but some people report that Nvidea cards work better with Intel CPUs and and ATI with AMD processors with the 5770 having particular problems with the drivers and the CCC so with this in mind here is another card for you to consider http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625

Edited by phillpower2, 21 April 2011 - 02:50 PM.

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Edit: Additional info, not sure whether you will have read any such threads but some people report that Nvidea cards work better with Intel CPUs and and ATI with AMD processors with the 5770 having particular problems with the drivers and the CCC so with this in mind here is another card for you to consider http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625


I am not sure which I should do... Return the card or go with an equivalent processor by AMD? What do you think? AMD or Intel?

If I did go AMD here are some options:

Mobo:
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...1-402-_-Product

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...1-631-_-Product

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103849

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103913

Edited by analyze, 21 April 2011 - 03:12 PM.

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Sorry I didn`t realise you had already purchased the components, on that note I would just assemble the components and see how it goes I was only making sure that you were aware of potential issues you may encounter, at least now you are aware of it if the new build does not work perfectly at the start you will not panic.
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Hi.

The i5 2500 CPU has integrated graphics and very limited overclocking potential and would normally be installed on a H67 Mobo also gives quick sync. When you install a video card the integrated graphics and quick sync are disabled.

If you install a 2500 or 2600 on a P67 Mobo you just get a CPU with limited overclocking. > http://www.silentpcr...el-sandybridge1

For you selected P67 Mobo I would get a i5 2500K, no integrated graphics but can be overclocked to 4,2 + GHz on air cooling. Cost about $30 more.
> http://www.anandtech...-i3-2100-tested

Edited by iammykyl, 22 April 2011 - 08:36 AM.

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How are things going with your build? Have you bought any more parts?
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