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Old 08-02-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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VINMAN was awsome and reccomended a "gaming" build that was under my $1k budget and I really thank him for it. +1 (dont really know what that means but I guess it means major props. )

He recomended ...

I would feel like such a cheater if I just went out and bought this exact build but I did have my own personal opinions after a few days of research (first time builder).

CPU - I was leaning towards the Intel i5 Lynnfield instead of the the AMD Phenom II x6 1055T. What do you guys think? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115215.

-Also if I did this I would need to swap out the Mobo aswell (i think), does anyone have any reccomendations that is in the same $$$ range as the one VINMAN reccomended. (is the RAM still compatable with this)

GPU - I like the GTX 460 after reading alot about it but it's a toss up right now between this one and the EVGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130563 due to heating concerns but what do you guys think?

HDD - I was thinking of going with a 7200 rpm HDD instead of the one VIN suggested but then I see the one he linked has a ton of cache versus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
any thoughts?


Thanks to everyone with anythoughts and remember I'm trying to stay within budget!


**EDIT- Also how many years you think this build would last me for medium - high setting MMORPGs and games like Starcraft.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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The Core i5 750 is more comparable to the Phenom II X6 1090T and even then i'd favour the i5 750 for it's more efficient architecture.

Team it with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 and you'll have a great, and highly over-clock-able, rig.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thank for the speedy reply, yea im leaning toward the Intel i5 750 thanks for the Mobo suggestion.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
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No worries. Overall it is a better performer.

Also if you want to save a few $'s then there's the Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2.

Both will take the i5 750 to more than 4.0Ghz easily.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:38 PM   #5
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bump ... tryign to get as many opinons before I pull the trigger by the end of the week
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The build last you quite a long gaming wise I reckon.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:20 AM   #7
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What do you guys think about the HDD? Fast RPM or bigger cache...

Also hows is that case ... is there anything better around that price cooling and look wise that is recommended?
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You might want 7200rpm on the HDD me thinks. That's the average speed.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #9
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I was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116754 for my OS .... can I still run this in 32 bit mode since its the 64 bit OEM or will I have to get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116752?

I'm probably going to be running in 32 bit mode but 64 would nice to have on the side.
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Unless you specifically need a 32 bit OS you might as well get the 64 bit OS. You can run 32 bit app's within a 64 bit OS.
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