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post #1 of 6
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I will begin buying the parts for this computer in August. Please offer suggestions.

Processor: Core i5 750 ($200)
Motherboard: MSI P55-GD65 ($150)
Memory: 2x2GB Corsair Dominators-cas latency 8, 1.65V ($140)
GPU: ATI 4850, NVIDIA GTS 250, or ATI 5770 that prices at $100 in August ($100)
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB ($55)
Case: CM 690 II Basic/Advanced, depending on price difference (~$80)
Power Supply: Corsair 650HX ($100)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium-Full ($180)
Disc Drive: CD/DVD Drive priced at $25 in August ($25)
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2311H ($300)
Keyboard: SteelSeries 6GV2 ($100)
Mouse: Logitech MX518 ($40)

Price range: This is around $1400. I'd be willing to spend a little bit more, but I am satisfied with the processor, which determines most of the price of the system. Upgrades I'm considering are Blu-Ray Drive and second HDD for RAID 0 (with an SSD to follow near Christmas).

Questions: I'm doubtful on the motherboard and keyboard. The motherboard looks pretty solid, because I plan to add a sound card later and couldn't care less about USB 3.0. However, is there another, good deal MoBo I should consider? As for the keyboard, I'm sold on its features and am fine on price. But, is typing with Cherry Blacks really that terrible?

Thanks!
Edited by new001 - 6/27/10 at 6:26am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4570 MSI Z87-G43 MSI Radeon HD7770 GHz Edition 8GB GSkill Ares DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Crucial M4 128GB Lite-On CD/DVD Burner Corsair A50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell U2312H SteelSeries 7G Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 350D Logitech MX518 SteelSeries QcK Mini 
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Intel Core i5 4570 MSI Z87-G43 MSI Radeon HD7770 GHz Edition 8GB GSkill Ares DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Crucial M4 128GB Lite-On CD/DVD Burner Corsair A50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell U2312H SteelSeries 7G Corsair 650HX 
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Corsair 350D Logitech MX518 SteelSeries QcK Mini 
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post #2 of 6
If you can, get a 5770, that way you can crossfire it later on. 4000 series is on the way out.
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2600k @ 3.4 Asus P8P67 Basic XFX 5970 2 gig Black Edition 2x 4 gig DDR 1600 G-Skill 
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post #3 of 6
thats pretty close to my sig rig i was looking at the msi too but went with the gigabyte ud4p and dont regret it at all its a solid board and i hit 4ghz with the i5 on 1.35 volts really easy, and try and get a 5770 my friend has one and he loves it and might want to go with some cheaper ram unless your trying for some crazy clocks on the cpu the dominators might be a bit over kill and the money you save can go toward a better gpu
Edited by CrAYoN_EaTeR - 6/19/10 at 11:22am
post #4 of 6
You can cut a little bit on the memory and motherboard there to upgrade the video card. I would aim for a 5770 or better like was stated before. If you're gaming at 1080p with that monitor, a 4580/gts250 isn't going to cut it anymore. I'm not going to lie, even that 5770 will struggle somewhat on more modern games. Hopefully we'll see some price drops in the future such that you can nab yourself a GTX 460/465 or better. Video cards in the 200-dollar range are usually where the bang for your buck is.
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FX 8320 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce 8G Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 
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Intel 730 Series Samsung Spinpoint F1 Samsung DVD R/RW Corsair H60 
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Windows 7 Pro X64 BenQ BL2410 Noppoo Choc Mini (MX Blue, POM keycaps) Seasonic M12D 850W 
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Intel 730 Series Samsung Spinpoint F1 Samsung DVD R/RW Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro X64 BenQ BL2410 Noppoo Choc Mini (MX Blue, POM keycaps) Seasonic M12D 850W 
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post #5 of 6
Processor: Core i3 530 ($115) *
Heatsink: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro ($40)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 ($140)
Memory: G.SKILL 2x 2GB DDR3 1333 Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK ($103)
GPU: ? **
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 800GB ($60)
Case: Antec Mini P180 ($80)
Power Supply: Corsair 650HX ($100)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium-Full ($180)
Disc Drive: CD/DVD Drive priced at $25 in August ($25)
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2311H ($300)
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa ($75)
Mouse: Razer Deathadder ($60)

* you can gain some serious overclocks with Core i3!
** depends on what you want. I can tell you, ATi has best price/performance, but Nvidia has the coolest stuff (3D Vision is GODLIKE!)

EDIT: I'm also open for any AMD platform, if you are.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Okay, since I got a 35 on my ACT, looks like I'll be getting a computer now. So, here is the fully researched and updated list (please comment so I buy the right stuff!):

Core i5 750 from newegg ($200)

EVGA P55 SLI from EVGA ($130 after MIR)

PNY XLR8 DDR3 1600 from newegg ($100 after MIR)

XFX Radeon HD 5770 from OCN ($140) -hopefully, haven't checked to see if it's been sold yet

OCZ Agility 60GB SSD from newegg ($120 after MIR) -My whole family hasn't used 60GB on our 4-year old computer, so I'm gonna hold off on HDD until I can afford RAID0 Spinpoint F3's

Corsair 650HX from newegg ($102 shipped after MIR)

CM 690 II Basic from newegg ($70) -I'm not interested in the Advanced features

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade from Dell ($110) -I'm going the illegal way to save money

Asus DVD/CD Burner from newegg ($25)

Logitech MX518 from newegg ($36)

Dell UltraSharp U2311H from Dell ($270)

SteelSeries 6GV2 pre-order from amazon ($100)

Please comment! Thanks.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4570 MSI Z87-G43 MSI Radeon HD7770 GHz Edition 8GB GSkill Ares DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Crucial M4 128GB Lite-On CD/DVD Burner Corsair A50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell U2312H SteelSeries 7G Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 350D Logitech MX518 SteelSeries QcK Mini 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4570 MSI Z87-G43 MSI Radeon HD7770 GHz Edition 8GB GSkill Ares DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Crucial M4 128GB Lite-On CD/DVD Burner Corsair A50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell U2312H SteelSeries 7G Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 350D Logitech MX518 SteelSeries QcK Mini 
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