New gaming PC

By Danubi
Oct 22, 2009
  1. sup everyone.

    Im about to build a new gaming rig.

    So far it looks like this.

    CPU : Core i5 I5-750 8 MB (Intel Boxed)
    Cpu Cooler : (need some advise here)
    M/B : need help here aswell)
    Ram : Corsair Dominator 4 x 2 GB DDR3
    Video : Sapphire RADEON HD 5850 (1 GB). (should i take 2 or just stick with 1 card, or should i pick something different?)
    PSU : thinking 600 - 700W dunno what to pick here.

    anyone able to lend a hand with this ?

  2. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    The first thing anyone is definitely going to ask you is what is your budget?
  3. Danubi

    Danubi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have about 2000$ US. Dont need to spend all if i can get a kick *** machine for 1500 =)

    but 2000 is the budget.
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    What components do you want at that budget? Does it include monitor / keyboard / mouse / case etc.?
  5. Danubi

    Danubi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just need everything that goes inside the "box" =)

    monitor / keyboard / mouse / i already have
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Here's what I say:

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz - $199.99
    MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 - $159.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 2 x 2GB DDR3 1333 - $89.99
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5850 1GB - $269.99
    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - $99.99
    Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB - $74.99
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 - $139.99
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V - $44.98
    XIGMATEK ACK-I5361 Core i5 compatible Bracket Set - $7.99

    Total - $1087.90

    Choice of optical drive is left to you.

    Note: If you please you may go for an LGA 1366 based i7 system at your budget. You will not notice any perceivable performance gain over the i5 but you will have the opportunity to migrate to the hexacore CPUs later. Also, you may add another HD 5850 in CF or look at getting the HD 5870, though again there is no real need. A single HD 5850 should handle all present and future games comfortably at high resolutions. If you do think of CF, then go with a more powerful PSU like the Corsair 750TX.
    Another addition to your system (along with the hard drive) could be an SSD. I am told that they are significantly faster than ordinary HDDs. However, they are very expensive.
  7. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    Consider the following:

    Cpu: Newegg: - 200 ships for free - Intel core i5

    Cpu cooler: Blank here also.

    M/B: consider this one: - 150 ships for free - Intel DP55WG Motherboard

    Ram: Newegg: Dominator 4 x 2 GB DDR3 - 260 ships for free. - Corsair Dominator 4 x 2 GB DDR3

    Video card: Consider this one: - 480 Ships for free - Nvidia 295 gtx co-op edition 1792 mb.

    PSU: I'm not sure about this one but consider this: - 150 ships for free - Antec 850w power supply, the mobo requires a 680 w power supply so I think this is efficient to your needs, unless I'm wrong.

    That puts the total at 1230. This my first time suggesting anything so if I have made a mistake somewhere please correct me.
    Please note that all prices are rounded off by 1 cent.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I would recommend the GA-P55-UD4P from here and the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 or the OCZ Vendetta 2 instead of those items in Ritwik7's build. The rest of his picks look great.
  9. Danubi

    Danubi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    why take the GA-P55-UD4P over the MSI Motherboard? im no computer expert and cant see the real difference. care to explain?

    thanks for the help so far.. checking reviews n such atm and finding cheapest places to buy..

  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    @ Rage: Can the OCZ Vendetta 2 work with the Xigmatek bracket? OCZ does not yet support the LGA 1156 socket.
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    OCZ will release a bracket soon I believe, since a LGA1366 bracket is already available (Source: Here); the Xigmatek is the better buy if you do not want to wait.

    @Danubi, MSI has more issues with DOA boards and the like. Also, quality is not as good as ASUS or Gigabyte (static in the audio ports is a common issue), and MSI Support is also piss-poor as far as I have seen and heard.
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