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06 Nov 2010   #1
mc995599

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
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Hello I was thinking of building my first pc and am pondering over these specs what do you think?
Intel Core i5-760 2.80GHz S1156 8MB
Asrock P55M Pro Intel P55 LGA1156 Motherboard
Kingston 2gb Ddr3 1600mhz Hyperx Memory X2
Xigmatek NRP-PC502 500W ATX 2.2 Silent 80Plus Power Supply
Casecom KM-9188 Black Mid Tower Case
Coolermaster V8 Cooler RR-UV8-XBU1-GP Fan
Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache
PALIT GTS 450 SONIC OC 1024MB GDDR5
Samsung SH-S223

Thanks


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06 Nov 2010   #2
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

well if you want us to be honest................ive never come across a good asrock board and if you could stretch your finances to a gtx 460 you will double your gaming performance
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06 Nov 2010   #3
mc995599

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
well if you want us to be honest................ive never come across a good asrock board and if you could stretch your finances to a gtx 460 you will double your gaming performance
Thanks for you feedback I always thought asrock was good hows asus
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06 Nov 2010   #4
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

asus yes
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06 Nov 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your finances allow, get a 60GB SSD for the OS. That will really boost performance. OCZ and Intel are safe bets-
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06 Nov 2010   #6
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If your finances allow, get a 60GB SSD for the OS. That will really boost performance. OCZ and Intel are safe bets-
QFT. I dont think it would hurt, but personally, I wouldn't stick the OS on a 1TB. I always prefer to have a System disc, and a Storage disc. If you ever have to format the system, you wont loose all your data files. (That and i do not believe in partitioning. idk why)


But all and all, what you've listed seems pretty solid.
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06 Nov 2010   #7
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mc995599 View Post
Hello I was thinking of building my first pc and am pondering over these specs what do you think?
Intel Core i5-760 2.80GHz S1156 8MB
Asrock P55M Pro Intel P55 LGA1156 Motherboard
Kingston 2gb Ddr3 1600mhz Hyperx Memory X2
Xigmatek NRP-PC502 500W ATX 2.2 Silent 80Plus Power Supply
Casecom KM-9188 Black Mid Tower Case
Coolermaster V8 Cooler RR-UV8-XBU1-GP Fan
Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache
PALIT GTS 450 SONIC OC 1024MB GDDR5
Samsung SH-S223

Thanks
I pretty much agree with everyone on here.

That ASRock motherboard needs to go.

GPU-wise, go for something with more juice, Radeon HD 6850/GeForce GTX 460, are great solid cards for gaming.

EDIT: Just noticed the PSU. It's a little on the slim side, but I think It should hold up just fine.

If you can, go for something a little beefier, ~600W plus.
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06 Nov 2010   #8
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mc995599 View Post
Hello I was thinking of building my first pc and am pondering over these specs what do you think?
Intel Core i5-760 2.80GHz S1156 8MB
Asrock P55M Pro Intel P55 LGA1156 Motherboard
Kingston 2gb Ddr3 1600mhz Hyperx Memory X2
Xigmatek NRP-PC502 500W ATX 2.2 Silent 80Plus Power Supply
Casecom KM-9188 Black Mid Tower Case
Coolermaster V8 Cooler RR-UV8-XBU1-GP Fan
Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache
PALIT GTS 450 SONIC OC 1024MB GDDR5
Samsung SH-S223

Thanks
I pretty much agree with everyone on here.

That ASRock motherboard needs to go.

GPU-wise, go for something with more juice, Radeon HD 6850/GeForce GTX 460, are great solid cards for gaming.

EDIT: Just noticed the PSU. It's a little on the slim side, but I think It should hold up just fine.

If you can, go for something a little beefier, ~600W plus.
I'd go with a Asus or a Gigabyte board...both are solid and allow for overclocking if you so desire (personally I push everything past its defaults)

If you decide on a higher end card a 5850 will suffice as it will run anything currently on the games market. And the price is dropping.

And a PSU with more grunt..650watt or so...Corsair or similiar..

And I see your running Win 7 64..so why don't you consider 4gb of ram??
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06 Nov 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
And I see your running Win 7 64..so why don't you consider 4gb of ram??
Kingston 2gb Ddr3 1600mhz Hyperx Memory X2
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07 Nov 2010   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree with everyone else about the motherboard.

ASUS or Gigabyte would be a good starting place here I think.

The PSU:
I really like Xigmateks CPU air coolers. But Im not too sure about their PSUS.
Id stick with a better brand TBH.
Corsair (my personal pref.) or Antec.

As far as you RAM goes, I would recommend picking up a 4GB kit though. (2x2GB)
Kingston seems to be a good brand.
But a couple others I honestly think are worth mentioning & looking into are:
Gskill and Corsair.

Gskill is very good memory, and likely a bit cheaper than the the other 2.

As far as SSDs go:
Since most only use a SSD for the OS and apps, putting all thier other DATA on spinning drives:

A 40 GB Intel @ $99 would be a good value choice.
Also, a bit bigger is the Vertex2 60GB at $135.


Obviously there are bigger,faster, and more expensive ones, but either of these would work nicely and give a huge overall performance boost, and a decent price point.
And both will perform very well.
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