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Old 06-22-2010, 02:50 AM   #1
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Hi everybody, still deciding what parts to buy.
I have pretty much decided what I am going to buy, just want to check if it will work first :

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Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102855

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EVGA P55 LE-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-054-_-Product


The only thing I can't decide on is the processor. Is a .3GHz difference big? I would like to play Crysis on at least the lowest settings, but I don't know what to buy. The cheaper the better
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:23 AM   #2
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yes it will
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:42 AM   #3
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Umm, .3ghz isnt a much of a difference processing wise, although depends.

You might notice a bit of a difference if you had a single core processor @ 2.7GHZ, compared to a 3GhHZ one..

Maybe not as much on a decent quad core, but not much difference either way..

How much is 'cheaper the better' R.E. a CPU?

$97 here will probably be enough to get a low game of crisis:

(I think Minimum specs are equivalent to a P4 @ 2.8GHZ off the top of my head)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116347


Personally I dont like spending less on a CPU than you have done on a processor, so for around $140 ish perhaps a Intel i3, or if you could afford an i5 (3.4GHZ ish Dual core) that would do the trick.

Two things to note -

1) You will probably get a little better performance for your $$$ (if you still want relatively cheap) by going AMD, and getting a Phenom II x 4 955 or something??

2) Are you willing to Overclock at all? Might be something to consider if you wanted to / know how to.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:56 AM   #4
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i ment yes it will as in the GPU will work with your mobo XD



but for all arguments sake, u could even get an AM2+ Phenom II X4 940 build and still have great performance.
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16819103471

bought it last year when it was 240$ : ( lol.

but its one hell of a work horse. Overclocks great to.
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What is overclocking? I've heard that term a lot but I'm not sure what it means... something about using your processor its full potential?
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What is overclocking? I've heard that term a lot but I'm not sure what it means... something about using your processor its full potential?
Overclocking is running the CPU, GPU, RAM or Northbridge at higher clock frequencies to achieve a performance increase.
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How is it done?
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How is it done?
Some BIOS activity, a few reboots and hours of stability testing.
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So I would need professional work then
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So I would need professional work then
You could do it yourself but I suggest getting to know the motherboard BIOS and it's features.

Then depending on how far you want to go with the overclock you will need to upgrade your cooling.

What CPU are you gonna run on the EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR?
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I am not sure yet, but probably one of the Intel i5's.

Probably this one-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-215-_-Product
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The i5-750 is a great CPU and overclocks very well.

With a nice mobo it will hit over 4.2Ghz easily!

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Nice! How high can I go with the mobo I picked? (Evga P55 LE)
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It's not bad but I reckon you could get a better MSI, Gigabyte or Asus board for the price.

The Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 is absolutely great value for money. The MSI P55 CD53 and MSI P55 GD65 will take the i5-750 to 4.4Ghz.
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How many fans would you suggest if I bought the MSI P55 CD53 with the i5 750 and clocked it to 4.0GHz?

I have a case that can fit 6 fans with already one 120mm fan installed so it shouldn't be a problem
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How many fans would you suggest if I bought the MSI P55 CD53 with the i5 750 and clocked it to 4.0GHz?

I have a case that can fit 6 fans with already one 120mm fan installed so it shouldn't be a problem
You'll need a nice CPU heatsink+fan to start with. The case fans depends on the case it's self.

What case have you got?
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I have a Thermaltake V3 Black Edition case-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...lack%20edition

It looked good, had the space I needed, and the price was nice to look at

I bought the i5 750 today with the MSI P55 CD53 mobo today. I can not wait until I open the box!

Does the CPU come with a standard heatsink and fan? And how do they connect?(the heatsink with the CPU)
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I have a Thermaltake V3 Black Edition case-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...lack%20edition

It looked good, had the space I needed, and the price was nice to look at

I bought the i5 750 today with the MSI P55 CD53 mobo today. I can not wait until I open the box!

Does the CPU come with a standard heatsink and fan? And how do they connect?(the heatsink with the CPU)
The CPU will come with a heatsink and fan that will be fine for stock and very small overclocks.

The case is good just make sure you got fresh air going in and an exhaust.
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Well thanks a lot for the much needed help! All I have to do is now wait for the parts to come in and I will set up.

Thanks again, I won't have any problems soon( or so I hope )
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Well thanks a lot for the much needed help! All I have to do is now wait for the parts to come in and I will set up.

Thanks again, I won't have any problems soon( or so I hope )
Let us know how you get on and ask if you need any more help with this.
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