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Old 06-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've finally saved up enough money to build my gaming PC. All of this is roughly $800, which is good because I need to buy a monitor, keyboard and mice. I'm so excited! Here's my build:

CPU & MB:Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
-Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400
-GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU & RAM:Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
-CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL

Graphic Card:Newegg.com - MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HDD:Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Burner:Newegg.com - SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - CD / DVD Burners
-SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM

Case:Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Is there anything I should change or upgrade? I'm willing as long as my build doesn't go over $900
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I would go with this power supply and memory combo. The memory (DDR3 1066) in the combo you picked is slowwww.

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Your right, I didn't even notice. Thank you!

I found two combos from newegg that look pretty good. Should I stick to my build or switch off to one of these and save some money?

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1st has a bad psu.

The 2nd isnt too bad at all.
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The combos inspired me to change my whole build. What you think of this new one?

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400

MB: Newegg.com - MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

HD: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Drive: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - CD / DVD Burners

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I can't decide which graphic card. I did my research on both and they look nice. I might just go with the MSI because its newer.
1. Newegg.com - MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
2. Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
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I saw on Newegg that you could get the 5770 for $95 after mail-in rebate and shipping for one of them...
I'd go with G.Skill Ripjaws for the RAM, from what I've heard.
And I think this hard drive would be better than that Samsung one, not sure though. Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Newegg.com - XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I'd go with the 6770 over the 5770 or the 5750. It's newer, and supports newer API's. (OpenGL 4.1 of the 6770 vs. Open GL 3.2 of the 5770) It's also cheaper, and has a LOT better warranty, since it's XFX.

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I saw on Newegg that you could get the 5770 for $95 after mail-in rebate and shipping for one of them...
I'd go with G.Skill Ripjaws for the RAM, from what I've heard.
And I think this hard drive would be better than that Samsung one, not sure though. Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Messed up on the 5770 link, were you talking about this : Newegg.com - ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (You also get DiRT3 free with this card)
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Thanks Yerfdog, I switched up my Ram and HDD. 95blackGA Thank you I think I'll go with your graphic card. I want to buy something new and cheap so I don't have to upgrade for a while.

- I'll decide which graphic card depending which is a better brand and more reliable
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Thanks Yerfdog, I switched up my Ram and HDD. 95blackGA Thank you I think I'll go with your graphic card. I want to buy something new and cheap so I don't have to upgrade for a while.

- I'll decide which graphic card depending which is a better brand and more reliable
XFX is pretty much the most suggested brand here, when it comes to AMD video cards. I'm not sure if any other maker does the same warranty or not, but you can't beat a Double limited lifetime warranty. Most are 2 year warranties.
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I couldn't find much of a review on newegg, but a couple people over at bestbuy say its a good card. So I guess ill just go with that, can't beat lifetime warranty. One question, I notice its AMD manufactured and I have a Intel build. Do I have anything to worry about?

- I also notice I need a wireless card. Are USB adapters good or should i stick with a card? Suggestions please
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