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Looking to start ordering parts for my first build, so just wanted some advice on the proposed spec. No longer an avid gamer(tho i do miss WolfET) this is just a general build, will be ripping dvds, running virtual machines for research and compiling code plus some math(matlab) programs. So really this is just a personal build for school and leisure. Would like to keep this until windows 12 ;-P(read when there is a need to upgrade).

CASE: Lian Li PC-B25F
PSU: Corsair TX 750
CPU: i7 860
COOLER: Megahalems 1156
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaw 4GB C8 1600MHz (may add an extra 4gb later for vm's)
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P7P55D-E PRO
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB
ODD: Sony AD-7241S-0B
GPU: ATI RADEON HD 5770
Keyboard: I like programming and I'm doing a course that requires alot of essays etc, suggest me one, i've read alot about cherrys? maybe a standard labtec keyboard will do fine.

thanks in advance for your inputs.
post #2 of 9
The 750W PSU is unnecessary with such a low power graphics card. I'd go with a 500W Seasonic PSU since their build quality is similar to Corsair and a 500W will do you well for a long time.
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Forgot to mention that I'm in the UK, so i'll be ordering from places like scan, overclockersuk and ebuyer. I would like to leave room for growth regarding the psu. Maybe the antec truepower 650w modular psu would serve as a better alternative as it's cheaper and modular. I think i'll order the cpu+mobo+cooler today.
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Originally Posted by tyronb View Post
I would like to leave room for growth regarding the psu. Maybe the antec truepower 650w modular psu would serve as a better alternative as it's cheaper and modular.
If you're planning to Crossfire two 5770s, a 650W will do fine. 5770s don't take much power.
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MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell 23" SP2309W Dell 20" 2007FP IBM (Lexmark) Model M Antec NeoPower Blue 650W 
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post #6 of 9
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ah 650w will have to do, also I've been looking at the MSI-GD65 and it seems like a better alternative than the asus mainly because it's cheaper and offers more or less the same features.

also for overclocking to say at minimum 3.7 and 4.0 max will I have to worry about socket burn issues?
Edited by tyronb - 1/8/10 at 5:52am
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same cpu and ram i ordered. ill tell u how i like it when they come in the mail (around monday). Your rig looks nice.
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The 750W PSU is unnecessary with such a low power graphics card. I'd go with a 500W Seasonic PSU since their build quality is similar to Corsair and a 500W will do you well for a long time.
i agree go with a lower psu
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same cpu and ram i ordered. ill tell u how i like it when they come in the mail (around monday). Your rig looks nice.
I await your review. The rig will look even better when I have the parts, it all looks good on paper but can't wait to start actually building once I have everything sorted.
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