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Old 04-03-2010, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm lookin at this for my final setup. Let me know what you think.

Case
Newegg.com - Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

PSU
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

MotherBoard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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

CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

DVD Drive
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache EIDE/ATAPI 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Hard Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX5770 512MD5-H Radeon HD 5770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Keyboard
Newegg.com - LITE-ON SK-1788/BS 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard - Keyboards

Mouse
Newegg.com - Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Mice

What OS should I get? I've used XP my whole life so I know my way around it. Is Windows 7 that much better? I'd love the input.

Anything else that I may be forgetting?

Thanks guys!
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get Windows 7 64-bit, yes, it is that much better
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, what slay said.

also, don't get an ide dvd burner, change it to a sata drive.

besides that, everything looks good.

actually, if you want to save some money, here's a combo with that ocz 500w and a sata burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.362622

and this ram is also a little cheaper and will work just as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-277-_-Product
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Thanks guys. What's the difference between 32 and 64 bit? I apologize for my ignorence. :/
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main difference is that 64-bit will allow you to use more ram than the 3.5gigs (give or take) that 32-bit is limited to.
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main difference is that 64-bit will allow you to use more ram than the 3.5gigs (give or take) that 32-bit is limited to.
Oh okay. Thanks a lot!!
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This is one of the best builds I've seen posted as a first try for input on these boards.
Congratulations Magicadam, you must take cost/performance into account, and read reviews.
Good job. :]
Enjoy your i5 - 750 gaming rig.
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This is one of the best builds I've seen posted as a first try for input on these boards.
Congratulations Magicadam, you must take cost/performance into account, and read reviews.
Good job. :]
Enjoy your i5 - 750 gaming rig.
Thanks. I really tried to make sure eveything would work together. It took a while but I think I'm satisfied.
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