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Windows 7: Which CPU

25 Jan 2011   #11
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

For GPU I like this >




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25 Jan 2011   #12
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

GPU looks good. It will probably be blazing fast when playing games and watching vids...
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25 Jan 2011   #13
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

The HIS ATI Radeon 5670 IceQ has some good reviews ... and I like ATI (cant get my head around calling it AMD ... yet )
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25 Jan 2011   #14
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Price seems high to me. It is the lower end chipset (H67 vs P67), off-brand minimal wattage PSU - if you want to upgrade your graphics card to a more powerful one, you would need to replace the PSU, and no graphics card. The PSU wattage is the minimum for the graphics card you specified.

What brand Motherboard, do you know?
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25 Jan 2011   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Ciara,
I would think long and hard at the bang for the buck of the AMD six core and mated with it's 880/710 chip set and a strong GPU like the R5770 Hawk or even the 6 series ATi GPU's this to me will be the start of a great system, but please don't skimp on the PSU !
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25 Jan 2011   #16
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

GeneO & linnemeyerhere thanks for the info
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25 Jan 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From everything I have read, the Intel Sandy Bridge CPU is going to outperform just about everything better...the only exception would be a serious mutiple core coded application that would take advantage of those extra two cores.

This just doesn't even seem like a question to me, based on my reading. It's the Sandy Bridge all the way right now.
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25 Jan 2011   #18
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
From everything I have read, the Intel Sandy Bridge CPU is going to outperform just about everything better...the only exception would be a serious mutiple core coded application that would take advantage of those extra two cores.

This just doesn't even seem like a question to me, based on my reading. It's the Sandy Bridge all the way right now.
Thank you pparks1 ... info noted
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25 Jan 2011   #19
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Thanks Solarstarshines

This is the i5 Bundle just need to add fans, HDDs, Optical drive and OS

(snip)

Sorry Forum wont let me rep you
I'm unconvinced that it's a bargain.

I'd suggest a P67 board, rather than an H67:

MSI P67A-C45 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

(About 100),

An overclockable I5-2500k CPU:

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail.

(180),

plus a relatively robust power supply for its price:

Corsair CX 600W ATX2.2 Power Supply

(56). For the RAM, maybe:

Corsair XMS3 TwinX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

(42) The total so far is 378, including VAT.

Not sure what to recommend for a case, but this one looks serviceable, although it lacks a lot of gamer flash:

CoolerMaster Elite 334 Case

(31). Total would be 409.

For your extra 69 you'd get a good PSU, an overclockable CPU, and a name-brand motherboard and RAM. I believe that it'd be a considerably more powerful PC, particularly if you were willing to clock the CPU up a little. (4.2 GHz should be easy.) The case that I list includes one 120 mm fan (rear exhaust), but you might want a second (front intake).

You'd have the additional labor of installing the CPU to the motherboard, and the motherboard to the case.

This is a hastily-prepared list, but I hope that it represents a fair representation of a good, relatively inexpensive, Intel based system. I admit that the "Sandy Bridge" CPUs and motherboards seem to be undergoing some teething problems at the moment, but once they are sorted I think they'll offer the best price/performance at the moment.
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26 Jan 2011   #20
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the list/links bobkn, I will be looking close at your recommendations. I can install the CPU and Motherboard, and for case I like > Antec Dark Fleet Series DF10 Gaming Enclosure - Black 66.37

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