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My first Intel Build

post #1 of 9
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Ok, got the bug to build a new rig, so I threw mine on Craigslist this morning (mainly because I don't feel like going through the hassle of parting it out) and am thinking I might actually do my first ever Intel build.

I'm going micro due to my immense love of the Antec P180, so let the parts list commence!

Intel i5 750 from my local MicroCenter ~ $160 after taxes
ASUS Maximus III GENE ~$200
2x Sapphire HD5770 GPU's ~ $330 (I'd rather have a 5850, but limited stock is a bummer)
Corsair 650HX Modular PSU ~ $110
Antec P180 Case ~ $70
Samsung Black DVD burner ~ $27
4Gb (2x2) G.Skill DDR3 1600 cas.7 Ripjaws ~$80 (It's currently sold out, but I'm hoping it returns, because I was pretty darned set on this memory before it sold out today....time will tell if this one has to change)

For harddrives I'm keeping my two WD Black 640 HDD's from mine and just selling it with the 750Gb.

I'm not going to buy a Cooler right away, I figure maybe I'll wait for the MIR's to come back and then decide what to get.

This brings my final price to $977 out the door, with $40 in MIR's.

So all in all, what do you guys notice (good or bad) about my first prospective foray into the world of Intel? Performance for the price ok?
post #2 of 9
Thats pretty good for an Intel computer but all and all its nice.
Echols PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.9GHz (OCed) GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P 2 XFX Radeon 5970 crossfired Kingston HyperX 1066 (3x2gb) 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750GB LG DVD/CD RW Windows XP x86 Sony 19" 720p TV 
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Corsair 1000hX Cooler Master Storm Sniper 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.9GHz (OCed) GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P 2 XFX Radeon 5970 crossfired Kingston HyperX 1066 (3x2gb) 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 750GB LG DVD/CD RW Windows XP x86 Sony 19" 720p TV 
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Corsair 1000hX Cooler Master Storm Sniper 
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^Thanks, I think

Actually would I be better off just going with this 700w modular from CoolerMaster? Same price for a little more juice, maybe help the down the road 5850's? But at the same time it only has 2 pci-e connectors, the Corsair has all 4, which was one of the initial draws that brought me to it. Not to mention the 650 could easily power it all. Oh decisions.
post #4 of 9
Besides the power supply, this looks like a very nice build. And why cant you get the 5850? is it becuse the company ran out of stock or you ran out of money?. If it is due to stock issues why not wait or buy from another company?
post #5 of 9
Very nice build. I like it!
Custom Build
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i5- 4670K ASUS Z97-A nvidia GTX 560 TI 8GB GSKLILL Ripjaw 
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samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Coolermaster hyper 212 plus Windows 7 64-bit Benq XL2410XT 120hz 
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samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Coolermaster hyper 212 plus Windows 7 64-bit Benq XL2410XT 120hz 
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Das mechanical keyboard mx blues Thermaltake 700w Coolermaster scout 2 asus xonar essence stx 
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^Thanks, I think

Actually would I be better off just going with this 700w modular from CoolerMaster? Same price for a little more juice, maybe help the down the road 5850's? But at the same time it only has 2 pci-e connectors, the Corsair has all 4, which was one of the initial draws that brought me to it. Not to mention the 650 could easily power it all. Oh decisions.
Don't go with that Coolermaster PSU, the HX650 will be just fine even for Crossfired HD5850's. Wattage is not the only thing you should look at when buying a PSU. If you really want a top notch unit, look into the Seasonic X-series (650, 750, 900).
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Intel i7 7700k 4.8Ghz @ 1.28v Asrock Z170 Extreme4 Sapphire R9 Nano @ Fury X clocks Crucial Ballistix 16GB 2666mhz CL15 
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Crucial MX300 525GB SSD, Seagate 3TB, Samsung 1TB Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung U24E590D UHD 
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Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic Prime 850w Titanium Corsair Carbide Air 540 Steelseries Xai 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 525GB SSD, Seagate 3TB, Samsung 1TB Noctua NH-U14S Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung U24E590D UHD 
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Saitek Eclipse II Seasonic Prime 850w Titanium Corsair Carbide Air 540 Steelseries Xai 
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post #7 of 9
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Just got an offer on my rig, this may be proceeding after all.
post #8 of 9
Gratz..... When you finish building it i expect to see build photos!
post #9 of 9
Very awesome build, cant wait to see pics
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E8400 Gigabyte 965P-DS3 rev 3.3 HIS HD4850 512MB 4GB DDR2-800 
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130 GB Windows 7 Professional x64 19" Hanns-G 650W Antec True Power Trio 
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130 GB Windows 7 Professional x64 19" Hanns-G 650W Antec True Power Trio 
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