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#1 Rakkety

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:52 AM

I need some help in building a new computer. I'm really only building one as a work & semi-gaming computer and since this is my first time ever building a computer any advice is welcome and encouraged.

I've been looking into some parts and been asking around and came up with this for my computer:

CPU:Intel core i5-750
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
Memory: Kingston 2Gb DDR3-1333 OR 4GB DDR3-1333
Video card: Gigabyte 1GB ATI Radeon 5770
HDD: Western Digital 1TB
Case: Coolermaster RC-690

Any advice or criticism is welcome.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:42 PM

was just wondering what ure budget was like.....and ive got nothing against intel but unless u r thinking of going in the i-7 range i would suggest going AMD.....its cheaper and can hold it own against intel unless u go into the upper i-7's and if ure debating 2gb or 4gb....go 4gb it will be better in the long run

for processors in amd i would go these...they r very close and a little cheaper that the i-5 i personally have the 955 in a gaming rig and hasnt failed me at any game yet not even crysis at best settings

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...3-674-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...3-692-_-Product

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:58 PM

Well, I for one like that build. If I was going with a Socket 1156 your setup is close to what I would go with (exception being a 58XX video card).

You might consider some faster RAM (2X2 gigs of 1600 or so) to open up your overclocking headroom.

Don't forget a QUALITY PSU as well.

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#4 Rakkety

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:13 AM

was just wondering what ure budget was like.....and ive got nothing against intel but unless u r thinking of going in the i-7 range i would suggest going AMD.....its cheaper and can hold it own against intel unless u go into the upper i-7's and if ure debating 2gb or 4gb....go 4gb it will be better in the long run

for processors in amd i would go these...they r very close and a little cheaper that the i-5 i personally have the 955 in a gaming rig and hasnt failed me at any game yet not even crysis at best settings


If I were to get the 955/965 I would need to get a different Motherboard that is suited to AMD CPUs and that's where it gets confusing for me. Do you have any good motherboards in mind because the ASUS and Gigabyte boards I've been looking at aren't really that good.

Thanks for the advice guys. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:59 AM

this is the motherboard i am using now with the 955 and it is great!! no complaints at all



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...7-167-_-Product


or u could go this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...1-398-_-Product

both asrock and asus r great brands when it comes to motherboards

this is my psu also...no complaints either and im sure it will also be able to power some upgrades u might have in the future as well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-049-_-Product

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:02 AM

o and here is a good suggestion for the ddr3 ram:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...1-409-_-Product

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:41 AM

After some hunting around I think I'll run with this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131402

Seems reasonable and it's also available at my local shop.

I hope the PSU that comes with my case can power all the stuff in my computer otherwise I'll look into replacing it with the Silverstone one.

Thanks again




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