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So....After 3 years been out of the loop, I'm gonna get a new PC soon.

It'll be used mainly for storing media files and gaming.

 

So far, i have this:

 

i5 750

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard

Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3

XFX Radeon HD5770 1GB (or HD5850?)

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX

 

I'm not sure with case yet, but i'd only spend up to $150 for a case.

There's lancool K60, K62, Cm690 II and Fractal Design R2.

 

I don't know what sort of PSU is required for this system. Is 500W enough?

Since, the cases above have cable management system, is detachable modular cable necessary?

 

Monitor would be either 22" LG ($169) or 24" BENQ ($226).

 

Any advice & recommendation?

 

TIA

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If you'll be gaming a bit on it then spend as much as you can on the graphics card. HD5850 would be better long term.

 

I'd go for a 650W to give you a bit of room for upgrades.

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If you'll be gaming a bit on it then spend as much as you can on the graphics card. HD5850 would be better long term.

 

I'd go for a 650W to give you a bit of room for upgrades.

 

24".

definitely +1 to both.

 

if you can afford a lian-li or an antec case, those would be my recommendations too - if not i cast a vote for the coolermaster 690 II. a modular psu is quite handy if you're worried about clutter, just have to spend extra for it. but if you decide to go with a 5850, pair it with a 650w PSU or greater. Corsair offers real beauties.

 

just checked price difference between the coolermaster and the lian-li cases.. with that in mind, go lian li! :P

Edited by alkahest

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Thanks for the input guys.

 

I just went to local PC shop and got a 22" before reading ur comments..lol..

reason is the shop didn't have benq 24" in stock. I kinda need one today, as my work's laptop's screen has cracked and i need to work at home -_-

 

so got that sorted out..

 

i'd definitely want to get a 3850.

Probably getting this one: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=12806

 

PSU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=12918

 

At this rate, i'll get a cheaper case..probably K60 ;|

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I was told by my colleague not to be bothered with 3850 if i have a small screen wih 1080 resolution...

is this true?

 

Also, MSY doesn't seem to stock corsair's RAM..they have:

- 4G Kit ddr3 1333 G.Skill-Ripjaws. $139

- 4G Kit ddr3 1333 Kingston $124

 

Which one should i go for?

 

Thanks

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