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Old August 23, 2010, 02:33 PM
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I think Linus's suggestion for the i5 NCIX Gaming rig is great, but mostly for those who will/can't dive into building their own system.
The main gripe I have with the build is that it's SLI-ing two 768mb versions of the GTX 460.

In comparison to computers they sell at futureshop and bestbuy, the NCIX i5 gaming rig destroys them in gaming performance, for sure.

But yeah, as per a lot of suggestions here, build your own if you can!
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Old August 23, 2010, 02:42 PM
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I ordered this build for a customer, this afternoon actually.

Silverstone Precision PS04B ATX Black Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
Seasonic M12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular Connectors 6PIN PCI-W 120MM Fan
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty
Intel Core i3 530 Dual Core Processor Clarkdale LGA1156 2.93GHZ Hyperthreading 4MB Cache Retail Box
MSI GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 607MHZ 1280MB 3348MHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Video Card

Total: 1017.58$
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Old August 23, 2010, 03:17 PM
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i see the ps04b put to good use. ive had questions about dual card setups and heat with it, but its not bad.
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Old August 23, 2010, 03:18 PM
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I ordered this build for a customer, this afternoon actually.

Silverstone Precision PS04B ATX Black Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
Seasonic M12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular Connectors 6PIN PCI-W 120MM Fan
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty
Intel Core i3 530 Dual Core Processor Clarkdale LGA1156 2.93GHZ Hyperthreading 4MB Cache Retail Box
MSI GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 607MHZ 1280MB 3348MHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Video Card

Total: 1017.58$

Very nice and a good price to boot.
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Old August 23, 2010, 05:21 PM
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Ok thanks Dangtx so building it would be better for the warranties for each part. So I went and pick these parts if there is any incompatibilities or better deals please tell me
  1. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
  2. G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
  3. Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
  4. Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
  5. Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU*
  6. Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
  7. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
  8. Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM
  9. Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
  10. ASUS P7P55D Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI CrossFireX 6SATA GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
Total with Pricematch I use NCIX is $1,111.91
I know went little over budget but seems good idea with heatsink, gtx 460 1gb and also took Dangtx idea of bigger power supply for future sli which I would do later on unless 650 is enough.
Switch that old P7P55D Pro to a P7P55D-E Pro (-E has USB3.0/SATA3/better slot layout for SLI) . Price match at newegg.ca ( Newegg.ca - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ) for only $160, cheaper than what I could find for the old P7P55D Pro.
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Old August 23, 2010, 07:34 PM
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Switch that old P7P55D Pro to a P7P55D-E Pro (-E has USB3.0/SATA3/better slot layout for SLI) . Price match at newegg.ca ( Newegg.ca - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ) for only $160, cheaper than what I could find for the old P7P55D Pro.
My updated build
  1. ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI SLI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard
  2. Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
  3. Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM
  4. Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU*
  5. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
  6. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
  7. G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
  8. Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
  9. Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
  10. Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Thanks for that info and thanks everyone for feedback. I just want to make sure that the i5 760 is a new chip and I just checked out the asus website on bios for this board and I really could not find out if it needs to flash this board. I also checked the QVL and the ram I picked was not on the list. Will there be any problems?

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Old August 24, 2010, 07:56 AM
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Personally, I would trow a solid state drive into the mix, as an OS drive.

Or hell, even 2 cheaper, smaller drives in RAID0 - the your PC would truly take off!
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