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Any thoughts on my build

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okay check this out. im not quite sure on how much power i should give my system but oh well.

 

CPU: i5 750 $223.00

Mobo : P7P55d Pro $189.00

Ram: Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB 1600 Mhz $165.00

GPU: ATI HD 5770 $198.00

Case: Antec 300 $82

Hdd: already have a few around.

PSU: 550W "Corsair" VX-550 $119

OS: lol my brother gave me his x64 key off his laptop

Monitor = already have one

total cost = 976 bucks

 

was going to get P7P55d-e pro but i can save 40 bucks and use it later to get the asus SATA3, USB3.0, Upgrade PCIEx4 card later whan i have more money :).

How does this sound?

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Build is ok, but do your self a favour and get a legitimate copy of windows. You can get an OEM copy for about $130.00

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Any particular reason you're going Intel?

You could get yourself a high end quad core Phenom II with the latest 890GX board.

Personally I think you should get yourself a case that's a bit bigger.

PC Case Gear are selling the NZXT Tempest for only $129.

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It's ok.

I got them from Austin computers in perth http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList/Produ...50/Default.aspx

 

 

Any particular reason you're going Intel?

You could get yourself a high end quad core Phenom II with the latest 890GX board.

Personally I think you should get yourself a case that's a bit bigger.

PC Case Gear are selling the NZXT Tempest for only $129.

coz the i5 750 equals and beats the Phenom II cpus. And because ive had experience with intel Cpus lol. do you have any specific recommendations? note have a $1000 budget

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Just wondering on the choice of the Asus P7P55D Pro that you've chosen. You could save more by going either the Gigabyte P55A-UD3R or the Asus P7P55D. The saving could give you a Antec Six-Hundred case which gives you a bit more bang-for-buck.

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HI Megatimes12, I assume your from Perth as well?

I think you could save some money on the RAM and Motherboard and spend a little extra on the case and Graphics card.

 

I recomend this---

 

Austins

CPU $223 i5 750

MB $165 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R

Case $159 Fractal Design Define R2

 

PCcasegear

RAM $135 Patriot PC3-10666 C7 2x2GB PVV34G1333LLK

GPU $339 Gigabyte HD5850 Overclocked

PSU $105 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular

Shipping $26

 

Total $1162

 

If you can only get your gear from Austins you might have to change some parts.

 

RAM $139 Kingston DDR3 1333MHz 2x2GB KVR1333D3N9K2/G4

GPU $359 Saphire HD5850

PSU $119 Corsair VX-550

 

Total $1164

 

PS: You can grab a copy of Windows 7 Home premium from Austins for $122

PPS: consider buying a heatsink/fan for around $80 and OC that CPU :P

Edited by Harro2

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I like the build Harro is suggestiong. And yes.. do yourself a favour by getting an OFFICIAL windows 7 copy.

I would recommend the HD 5870 instead, and you can import it from the USA for $400 which is a great price. However if there is no heavy gaming, then the HD5850 will do you perfectly.

Or if you want REAL intense gaming, the HD 5970 is always there.. but slightly more costly ($550 I think?)

Edited by jubbing

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you know the expression 'do yourself a favour' was always Molly Meldrum's private TV joke phrase for having a wank...?

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you know the expression 'do yourself a favour' was always Molly Meldrum's private TV joke phrase for having a wank...?

Never hurt to try.

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i7 750 + HD5850 is more than enough for 22inch monitor 1680x1050, 24inch 1900x1080 and even 1920x1200 in some games.

 

Trying to keep the system as close to $1k as possible, while not compromising too much. Dont you think recomending a 5870 for ~$500 would be pushing the budget too far, especially when its not even needed and probably wouldnt be noticed.

 

Here is the proof

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_quer...HD5850&aq=f

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As the OP has not come back since May 7th, I don't think he cares any more what we think :P

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If your willing to go AMD, for an extra $36 you can get a new hex core

 

http://www.ple.com.au/?p=snapshot&inventory_id=921

wasted $36.. nothing will utilise 6 cores efficiently for a while, especially games.. and you lose QPI, hyperthreading, etc... intel > amd

 

He won't lose hyperthreading as the i5 750 the OP is getting does not have it!

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If your willing to go AMD, for an extra $36 you can get a new hex core

 

http://www.ple.com.au/?p=snapshot&inventory_id=921

wasted $36.. nothing will utilise 6 cores efficiently for a while, especially games.. and you lose QPI, hyperthreading, etc... intel > amd

 

He won't lose hyperthreading as the i5 750 the OP is getting does not have it!

 

ht is overrated 4 cores and 4 fake are not as good as 6 real cores from the few tests iv looked at

mind you on my dual core ht provides slightly more benefit than going from 4ghz to 4.4ghz in farcry2 even if the benefit is all above 60fps anyway...

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If your willing to go AMD, for an extra $36 you can get a new hex core

 

http://www.ple.com.au/?p=snapshot&inventory_id=921

wasted $36.. nothing will utilise 6 cores efficiently for a while, especially games.. and you lose QPI, hyperthreading, etc... intel > amd

 

He won't lose hyperthreading as the i5 750 the OP is getting does not have it!

 

 

BAM take that! :P

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