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avesta
01-05-10, 12:56 AM
Need some advice for a new system build. I'm upgrading finally after a long time. So I'm trying to pick out the parts from the website. I want to try to keep the price at $800-850 without a case(gonna buy one locally to save on shipping). I'll want to overclock the cpu on air but I'm not a huge enthusiast, just wanna get a bit of extra performance out of it. I've heard it's not too hard to get 3.6ghz on air for the lynnfield.

Btw, in canada we have newegg.ca not newegg.com so beware of the price differences.

Here's what I got so far:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215) - $219.99 (dead set on this processor)

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412) - $149.99 (not too sure about this, read good things about gigabyte for corei5 and oc'ing)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319) - $74.99 (this will be the main drive, I already have a 1TB for storage)

XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150351) - $131.49 (I really wanted the 4890 as it can be had for only $70 more, but that means more $$$ for PSU also.)

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016) - $69.99 (seems like a good deal, enough juice for a 4850 right?)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276) - $104.99 (seen other people recommend this kit. is this good for oc'ing?)


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134) - $39.99


TOTAL before tax/shipping: $791.43

Btw, I found the lynnfield for $199.99 at tigerdirect.ca. They have some good prices but I figure you guys are probably more familiar with newegg.

Thanks in advance.

Johnny C
01-05-10, 01:31 AM
I'd definitely get the 4890 at a minimum. That power supply should work fine I think 4800 series recommend 500W for single card and 600W for crossfire....and that's total system wattage not just the card.

That 4850 will be underpowered for that Lynnfield....get the best video card you can, if you can afford a 5850 get it....as it'll last you for longer than the 4890 will.

Cheers and goodluck on the build,

JC

bob saget
01-05-10, 02:04 AM
Check out NCIX. They have a ton of locations, and you wont have to pay for shipping. They also pricematch newegg.ca
Can I ask the reason why you went i5? I'd recommend either the AMD Phenom II or the Intel Q9550.
Also, I'd recommend to stick with a 4890, it's a great card that will give your system some staying power.

tjohn
01-05-10, 08:44 AM
I have the freezer pro on my whs and it keeps my amd semp at 25c with no case fans going :) Use the good thermal medium ;)

Johnny C
01-05-10, 10:28 AM
Check out NCIX. They have a ton of locations, and you wont have to pay for shipping. They also pricematch newegg.ca
Can I ask the reason why you went i5? I'd recommend either the AMD Phenom II or the Intel Q9550.
Also, I'd recommend to stick with a 4890, it's a great card that will give your system some staying power.

To Op,

Yeah if you're in Canada maybe check out NCIX.com as Bob has said....I've bought plenty from them over the years. They're cheaper than tiger-direct usually.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46443&vpn=HD487AYWFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1130 Here's a great deal on a 4870 it's 512mb but it's XFX so it has double lifetime warranty.

dandano
01-05-10, 02:21 PM
I'd upgrade the motherboard to GA-P55-UD4P

SATA 3.0, USB 3.0, 3x USB power

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409

nekrosoft13
01-05-10, 07:30 PM
I'd upgrade the motherboard to GA-P55-UD4P

SATA 3.0, USB 3.0, 3x USB power

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409

just so you are aware, the current implemention of SATA 3.0 doesn't reach the full potential of SATA 3.0 performance wise most of these Marvell SATA 3.0 controllers at most will reach something like SATA 2.5 performance level. limitation of current chipsets.

avesta
01-05-10, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. I've decided to stick with newegg. I'm gonna go with the 5770. The powercolor one at newegg is only $169.99 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131327&cm_re=5770-_-14-131-327-_-Product

The HIS version is $173. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161310&cm_re=5770-_-14-161-310-_-Product

Not sure which one to go for.

For the power supply, I'm gonna go with the corsair 450vx - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003


About the motherboard, I'm still not sure which one to get, someone told me ud3p or ud3r are better, but they are more pricey. I've already gone a little over budget, so maybe I should just stick to the one I've already picked out? or is that a bad mobo for oc'ing?

Johnny C
01-05-10, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. I've decided to stick with newegg. I'm gonna go with the 5770. The powercolor one at newegg is only $169.99 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131327&cm_re=5770-_-14-131-327-_-Product

The HIS version is $173. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161310&cm_re=5770-_-14-161-310-_-Product

Not sure which one to go for.

For the power supply, I'm gonna go with the corsair 450vx - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003


About the motherboard, I'm still not sure which one to get, someone told me ud3p or ud3r are better, but they are more pricey. I've already gone a little over budget, so maybe I should just stick to the one I've already picked out? or is that a bad mobo for oc'ing?

Get at least a 500W powersupply....then you won't have to worry if you add a harddisk, or decide to go crossfire....

avesta
01-05-10, 11:39 PM
This 450w corsair PSU says it has 33A on the 12v rail. Not sure what all this means but which one do you recommend instead?

I'll have either 2 or 3 hard drives in this rig. I don't wanna cheap out on the PSU but also don't want to overkill and spend more than I have to.

AGibbon
01-07-10, 04:24 PM
I would go 600w or above on a quality psu. Won't be much more expensive. Other than that, good choices.