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Hey guys,

 

I joined this forum a while back looking for advice on my computer build.

Unfortunately just as I was about to buy some unseen financial circumstances forced me to postpone my buy.

Well all that is mostly worked out now and im back in the process of rebuilding my computer.

Was hoping you guys could give me some advice.

Trying to keep this build between $1000 and $1200 USD

this computer is used as my main computer for, some video editing, school assignments, and gaming.

Thanks!

 

Case - CM Storm Sniper -I had previously bought for my first build so i'm going to use it!

 

Processor - intel i5 760 - buying from my local microcenter - Price 169.99

 

Cpu Fan/Heat sink - Thermaltake Frio - 58.86

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150

 

Motherboard - MSI P55A Fuzion LGA 1156 - Price 174.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130296

 

Hard Drive 1 - OCZ Agility 2 60gig as a boot drive - 139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542

 

Hard Drive 2 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 price 109.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

 

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 84.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

 

PSU - PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S750 750W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027

 

Graphics Card - I'm thinking about buying a 5850, and then maybe adding a 460 as well later

But at first probably just the 5850 and my old 8600gt lol

 

Any suggestions would be welcomed thank you!

Especially about the CPU Fan and Hard Drive

 

Thanks, Semloh

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Welcome.

 

Overall it looks alright. Just a few changes are needed. (though if you live near a microcenter you could get a whole lot more power)

 

Biggest thing, HD 5850 and 8600gt/460 will not run together you must have identical cards for crossfire/SLI unless your board has a Lucid chip(or is it a hybrid? cant remember) which you dont. on the heatsink i would go with something with a bit more (actually alot more) copper on the base like this.

A much better (brand wise) PSU here also $20 cheaper.

Your 'first HDD' is actually a SSD.

Good luck and have fun

 

If you post the microcenter location ill pull you something better together for your budget. I managed to build an i7 build for $1000 USD without a microcenter so you ought to be able to do the same or better.

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Thanks for the fast response speed crazy!

 

The msi fuzion board I have their is a lucid board!!

 

And yea the noctua heatsink does look better, I was looking at the nh-d14 too but from my research it seems like overkill.

 

And haha you are righ it is an SSD!

 

Also my microcenter location is Fairfax, VA . If you want to see if you can cook anything good up I'll be very appreciative!

Thanks,

Semloh

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Thanks for the fast response speed crazy!

 

The msi fuzion board I have their is a lucid board!!

 

And yea the noctua heatsink does look better, I was looking at the nh-d14 too but from my research it seems like overkill.

 

And haha you are righ it is an SSD!

 

Also my microcenter location is Fairfax, VA . If you want to see if you can cook anything good up I'll be very appreciative!

Thanks,

Semloh

 

My favorite spot to shop when I have to have it today!

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Alright here goes. Forgive me if i miss link something.

 

CPU: i7 930 $199 Microcenter

Mobo:Evega SLI 3 $199 Microcenter

RAM:G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) $85 Newegg

SSD:OCZ Onyx 64GB $109 Microcenter

HDD:Samsung Spinpoint 5400rpm $94 with code:EMCZYYV28 (newegg) if you want a 7200rpm WD Black 7200rpm $179 Newegg

Heatsink:Noctua NH-U12P $75 Newegg

GPU: ASUS HD 5850 $279 Newegg

PSU: Corsair CMPSU750w $109 or $99 w/ mail in rebate. Newegg

Should be roughly $1155 with free pickup on all the microcenter stuff (unless you count gas) and quite cheap shipping from newegg(to me it would be roughly $12)

Hope that helps. If you want anything different ill try and find it.

 

@IVI no offense but i would stick with corsair.

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Alright here goes. Forgive me if i miss link something.

 

CPU: i7 930 $199 Microcenter

Mobo:Evega SLI 3 $199 Microcenter

RAM:G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) $85 Newegg

SSD:OCZ Onyx 64GB $109 Microcenter

HDD:Samsung Spinpoint 5400rpm $94 with code:EMCZYYV28 (newegg) if you want a 7200rpm WD Black 7200rpm $179 Newegg

Heatsink:Noctua NH-U12P $75 Newegg

GPU: ASUS HD 5850 $279 Newegg

PSU: Corsair CMPSU750w $109 or $99 w/ mail in rebate. Newegg

Should be roughly $1155 with free pickup on all the microcenter stuff (unless you count gas) and quite cheap shipping from newegg(to me it would be roughly $12)

Hope that helps. If you want anything different ill try and find it.

 

@IVI no offense but i would stick with corsair.

Seasonic PSU's are no joke and why would you link dual channel memory for a 1366 :P

Also he should get the 460 because it's cheaper now, OC's to or beyond 5850 performance and also two of them rock the world :evilgrin: (and the frio is cheaper better)

 

it's a good build dont get me wrong but this is the way it should be

CPU: i7 930 $199 Microcenter

Mobo:Evega SLI 3 $199 Microcenter

RAM:Mushkin 6GB (3x2GB) $129.99 (99.99 after mir) Newegg

SSD:OCZ Onyx 64GB $109 Microcenter

HDD:Samsung Spinpoint 5400rpm $94 with code:EMCZYYV28 (newegg) if you want a 7200rpm WD Black 7200rpm $179 Newegg

Heatsink:Thermaltake Frio $59 Newegg

GPU: Gigabyte 460 1GB $219 Newegg

PSU: Seasonic 750w $109.99 Newegg

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Good point. I used the Dual channel because he had already picked that amount and i did not think he would go smaller but i did not think i could jump to 6 without exceeding his budget. The 5850 was just because he picked it so yes if you switched that to a 460 he could afford some more RAM. I guess i was not quite wide awake when i wrote that up. Thanks IVI

@OP Good luck w/ your build.

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Good point. I used the Dual channel because he had already picked that amount and i did not think he would go smaller but i did not think i could jump to 6 without exceeding his budget. The 5850 was just because he picked it so yes if you switched that to a 460 he could afford some more RAM. I guess i was not quite wide awake when i wrote that up. Thanks IVI

@OP Good luck w/ your build.

It's ok. I almost missed it myself, just want the man to have a full featured 1366 ;)

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Thanks SpeedCrazy!

That is a pretty epic build!

 

Yea im actually going to hold of on the graphics card till black friday, as im in school and gaming isnt my top priority right now!

 

I'm glad someone mentioned the 460 as I was looking at it but didn't know if it was worth it!

 

Thanks guys, I'll post a pic of my computer fully constructed in a few weeks!

 

-Semloh

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