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Windows 7: Ati gigabyte 5770 or Nvidia GTX 260 Black


10 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x 32
 
 
Ati gigabyte 5770 or Nvidia GTX 260 Black

hey im a new guy to the forums and id like ur advice plz

im currently building my own desktop computer for gaming and some regular office work at a cetain budget

the specifications i have in my mind:
intel core 2 duo 3.0 6mb cache or intel core i5
4GB DDR3 RAM
Ati gigabyte 5770 or Nvidia GTX 260 Black

my first question is which processor would u recommend as i read a lot of reviews and im kind of confused

my second question, with this build what would u recommend: Ati gigabyte 5770 or Nvidia GTX 260 Black edition ?

cheers to u all!

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10 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What kind of budget are you looking at? That will help a great deal.

Will get different opinions here but:

If you plan on gaming, the Nvidia card is certainly the better of the 2.

Some Benchmarks on them:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/293259-33-5770-benchmarks

(Although personally prefer ATI and would get a more powerful ATI card, thats just preference)

Usually, AMD builds are the better way to go for a budget build.
Intel will perform better, even at slower clock speeds, but cost more.

If you can find a good deal on a Intel build, that would be the route I would take. (Again preference though)

A couple suggestions:

For a Intel socket 775 build w/DDR3 ( $394 )

MOBO: Gigabyte P45
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-USB3P LGA 775 Intel P45 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.0)
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400
RAM: 4GB Gskill DDR3 1333
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH


For a Intel Socket 1156 Build: ( $395)

MOBO: Gigabyte P55
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Core i5 650 (3.2Ghz)
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I5650
RAM: same as above

Between the two here, I think you'd be better off with a core i5 build TBH, since your building a new machine.

If you want to try and build cheaper, AMD may be a better alternative.


Also, please remember the PSU. Do not get a cheap one here.
I would highly reccomend something like a Corsair PSU.


Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Thats a 450W 33Amp PSU, and should be enough for what you thinking about.

However, moving up to a 550W may be a good idea for future growth.


Just a couple things to look at and consider, although you will get plenty more different & good suggestions here.
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10 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Good post above.

For the video card I'd get at least NVIDIA GTX 465 or ATI 5830.
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10 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x 32
 
 

hey guys thanks for the quick reply

Wishmaster cheers for suggesting the mobos ..forgot to actually check them hehehe

i think im going with the Gigabyte P43 mobo, core i5-670, unfortunately i couldnt find the Gskill DDR3s but i found some Corsair 4GBDDR3 (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) or Kingston one's didnt see a lot of difference ... any ideas?

and as for the graphics card i think im going with the nvidia one
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10 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to WindowsSeven Forums.
When it comes to selecting Ram for your setup, I usually refer you to your motherboard manufacturers site to download the manual for your board. It usually includes a QVL which is a Qualified Vendors list of reccomended Ram modules for your board.
This list is usually comprised of Ram that has been tested with your board and found to run at the rated specs without any issues. Support & Downloads - GIGABYTE
Fabe
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11 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aspire View Post
hey guys thanks for the quick reply

Wishmaster cheers for suggesting the mobos ..forgot to actually check them hehehe

i think im going with the Gigabyte P43 mobo, core i5-670, unfortunately i couldnt find the Gskill DDR3s but i found some Corsair 4GBDDR3 (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) or Kingston one's didnt see a lot of difference ... any ideas?

and as for the graphics card i think im going with the nvidia one
GTX 260?

Those are around $200 IIRC.

For that much, you could get yourself a GTX 460 768MB 192-bit.

Which basically means = GTX 275 with DirectX 11.
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11 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I realize I made an error.

I was thinking the OP was refering to the Nvidia 460 and I see now it was in fact a 260.


I misread, My mistake.


SlackerITGuy is correct, and I agree.


The GTX 460 would be a better choice I think, like this one:
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

There are also some more versions a little more expensive, but they are all about the same price.
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11 Oct 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aspire View Post
i think im going with the Gigabyte P43 mobo, core i5-670
Need to reconsider that. The motherboard is a socket 775, where as the CPU is a socket 1156.
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11 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aspire View Post

and as for the graphics card i think im going with the nvidia one
I agree with Wishmaster, it's a very good idea to get a card with DX11 support, GTX 400 series would be a good choice.
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11 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aspire View Post
i think im going with the Gigabyte P43 mobo, core i5-670
Need to reconsider that. The motherboard is a socket 775, where as the CPU is a socket 1156.

Agreed.

i5 will require a socket 1156 Motherboard

If you want to stay with a P43 or P45 socket 775, look into something like a E8400s.

Also, with the socket 775 boards, most support only DDR2 memory.
A few however will support DDR3. Need to be sure.

Something else to consider.
A socket 1156 board will cost about the same as the DDR3 P45 boards.

P43 boards may be a bit cheaper, but by only $40 or so. Rough estimate.
The CPUs themselves are about the same in price.

If you are building from scratch, it may be worth considering just spending an extra 40-50 $$ and go with the newer tech.

Socket 775 makes the most sense if upgrading some of the current hardware.
(IE CPU only, or MOBO only)
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