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Old February 20, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Default $1500 i5 Build - Pre-Finalization, Double Check

Aftr seeing a few build I have built for co-workers, and seeing my current TJ07 being built, another coworker is wanting me to build him a computer. This is just me double checking to make sure everything seems tip-top for the price. This is an upgrade from a Pentium III computer.
1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
- Gaming and some picture editing. Nothing to heavy, mostly red-eye reductiong, and contrast work... Nothing more technical or heavt than paint

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread - $1500 +/- 10% (+/- $150 for the people bad at math) This price needs to include shipping/ handling and sales tax. Most likely only 5% for the tax, as parts will come from out of province.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
- Canada, and Germany (Sleeving from Nils)

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.
- No preference at all.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
- Only peripherals, moniter and speakers.

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

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
- Overclocking as much as possible while staying stable.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
- Begining of March

9. What resolution do you use?
- 1680 x 1050.

Original:
Case: NZXT Tempest EVO (PM for $117.99)
Processor: Intel Core i5 750 (PM for $208.99)
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D (Vanilla) (PM for $153.00)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws (F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM) (PM for $124.44)
GPU: Sapphire 5850 (PM for $289.99)
PSU: Corsair HX750 (Need room for future upgrade. Possible addition of a 5850) (PM for $152.30)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB (PM for 68.99)
DVD: OEM LG (PM for $24.98)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT (PM for $105.79)

CPU Cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus (PM for $23.60)
HS Fans: Two(2) CoolerMaster R4 (PM for $5.50ea)

SUB TOTAL: $1281.03
+S/H: $51.64
+ Insurance: $19.22
+ GST: 67.59

TOTAL: 1419.48 (remaidner is for sleeving+ heatshrink)

Revised:
Case: Lian-Li Lancool PC-K62 (PM for $101.55)
Processor: Intel Core i5 750 (PM for $208.99)
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus III Formula (PM for $258.97)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws (F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM) (PM for $124.44)
GPU: Sapphire 5850 (PM for $289.99)
PSU: Silverstone Strider 750W (PM for $106.00)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB (PM for 68.99)
DVD: OEM LG (PM for $24.98)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT (PM for $105.79)

CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H50 (PM for $84.97)
HS Fans: Two(2) Scythe S-Flex "F" (PM for $10.73ea)

Case Fans: Three(3) Scythe Kazemaru 140mm fans

SUB TOTAL: $1442.63
+S/H: $44.71
+ Insurance: $21.64
+ GST: 75.45

TOTAL: $1584.43 (sleeving to be added)

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Old February 20, 2010, 01:57 PM
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Thats exact same machine I used to have lol.Looks like a solid build.
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Old February 20, 2010, 04:13 PM
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OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Has meedia player, encription, and lots of laguages ( dont have to install them ) + looks like a solid build
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Old February 20, 2010, 04:31 PM
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The GPU is overkill, and you may want to hunt for better prices on a couple of those things (Tempest EVO, RAM) and you may consider a different case (it's good, but you could look into a K62, 690 II, HAF 922, etc.) but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old February 20, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Wouldnt say its overkill. Ive come a across a few games recently that I have had to actually turn down visual settings to maintain an acceptable framerate. If these games are an indication of whats to come with DX11 then we are going to need some mighty hardware to power it on large LCDs that are becoming cheaper and cheaper every day. I seriously cant wait until the new GTX cards come out and hopefully will be at a competative price so I can get another 5870 at an acceptable price.
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Old February 20, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Wouldnt say its overkill......
same here I own a 4890 , about the same performance as a 5770, was so limited in some game even at 1680x1050 that I purchase 2 * 5870, they run as single in 2 different pc for the moment, the one on the 24" is just enough , the one in the 22" is more than ok, so I guess the 5850 , betwen a 5770 (4890 ) and a 5870 will be a good choice for a 1680x1050
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Old February 20, 2010, 06:00 PM
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Pretty powerful build. You could game in 1680 in max for years to come, for sure.
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Old February 20, 2010, 06:07 PM
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I found a 4890 to be enough for what I would consider decent framerates for 1680x1050. But anything higher then that required a 58xx series card or GTX 275 or higher to maintain good framerates.
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Old February 20, 2010, 06:19 PM
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the Op will use 1680x1050 , I just comment that I have not perfect rate with a 4890 and more than need with a 5870, that just confirm that he make the good choice with a 5850.
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Old February 20, 2010, 06:48 PM
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For me it look nice and well balanced, I wouldn't change anything. For the case tempest is not the best but it is good if you like the look then get it.
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