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Old December 13, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Another one of my P55 builds...

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

Games + Office

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

~$1250

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.



4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

Nothing in particular

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

Keyboard/mouse, monitor + I already have a license for Windows

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

Yes.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

OC FTW!

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Purchase in the next week or so.


PROCESSOR: i5 750

MOTHERBOARD: EVGA P55 SLI

GRAPHICS: XFX RADEON HD 5850

CPU COOLER
: Corsair H50

RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600

POWER SUPPLY: Corsair HX750W

HARD DRIVE: WD Caviar Black 640GB

OPTICAL DRIVE: Generic El Cheapo DVD-RW drive

CASE: Coolermaster HAF 922

Got the pricing all worked out, just need input on the parts specifically. Thanks in advance!
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Old December 14, 2009, 12:17 AM
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gl finding the 5850

but with all honesty, if you not too picky with cable management, then i would suggest going with the tx750 rather then the hx version. given that the coolermaster 922 has good cable management already to begin with.

otherwise everything looks really nice
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Old December 14, 2009, 05:45 AM
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The 922 like the 932 are dust collector, better go with a lancool k62, if you go the ATI way , you don't need SLI , you will be better with a Gigabyte, maybe not the good suport of EVGa, but with Gigabyte you will not need it if you don't paln to crossfire a 650 Hx is enough
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Old December 14, 2009, 11:50 AM
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HIS Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort at Memory Express Computers
XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E Black Edition w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort at Memory Express Computers 1 Left!
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Old December 14, 2009, 12:02 PM
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The 922 like the 932 are dust collector, better go with a lancool k62, if you go the ATI way , you don't need SLI , you will be better with a Gigabyte, maybe not the good suport of EVGa, but with Gigabyte you will not need it if you don't paln to crossfire a 650 Hx is enough
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Old December 14, 2009, 12:18 PM
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EVGA P55 LE problem solved.
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Old December 14, 2009, 12:30 PM
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There's method to my madness

The initial design idea when I was researching parts was that it had to be upgradeable. I want to be able to pop in another GPU sometime in the future, and not have to buy new this and that to support it (hence the HX750, and not a smaller PSU). This knocks out a bunch of motherboards, the vanilla Asus and the EVGA LE. It just so happens that the majority of the mobos that split the PCI-E lanes also support SLI.

As for the Gigabyte board, if I would entertain the idea, which board would be roughly equivelant? The P55A-UD4P?

EDIT: What socket is Gigabyte using? And do you retain your warranty if you OC to high heaven? I've never owned a Gigabyte board before.

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Old December 14, 2009, 01:09 PM
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No Gigabyte boards lose their warranty if you OC. Not that it really matters just don't tell them you OCed! Since you really aren't set on anything in particular other then SLi capabilities just set a strict budget and stay with in there. If performance is the only real thing you are after then the difference in gaming between the cheapest sli Gigabyte board and lets say the EVGA Classified is 0. The rest as in aesthetics, community, and support is a personal choice.
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...Not that it really matters just don't tell them you OCed! ...
Just remember to set BIOS back to default if the board needs to be RMA'd.
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