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Old 10-14-2010, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, so I'm building my 2nd computer after 5 years! Yeah, its been awhile. Anyways I came to you guys for advice all those years ago, so now Im coming back.

Im not going to be building this for another month or two, so I know prices will drop and new things will come out but I just want to get a general idea of what to look for and if I should possibly wait till something new comes out and such.

Here it is-

CPU- - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

Mobo- - ASRock H55M-LE LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (I need the most advice with this)

GPU- - EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Ram- - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

HDD- - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU- - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Case- - Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,Full mesh design front bezel, comes with Six Fans-1x Front 120mm Fan, 2x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, 1x 80mm Fan on motherboard tray, 1x Side 200mm Fan, option Fan-1x Bottom 120mm

All this come to $790

So Im open for any suggestions or advice about this build. I dont want to go too much over $800, but if it's definitely worth it then Ill consider it.

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Old 10-14-2010, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Advice On My $800 Build

The i5 platform uses DDR3. Get this RAM instead - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Are you planning on OCing later on? If so you should consider a better motherboard.


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Old 10-14-2010, 04:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah I totally missed the DDR3 thing, thanks man.

Yes I do plan on OC'ing later on. Im sorta clueless about the motherboard. Im changing the case Im getting to this- - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC&#47; ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

so I have $40 left over just from that to spend on a better mobo now. What would you recommend for a mobo?
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