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18 Aug 2010   #51
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Lol, I don't want one which is already pre-made i don't want that...all the parts i've chosen there all compatible, it's just a question of how good the parts are


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18 Aug 2010   #52
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You're going to need more than what you have picked out. You need a case, power supply, HDD, disc drive, network card, and so on. Most Dell computers let you more or less choose all the parts, they are guaranteed to be compatible, and Dells technical support is pretty good too.
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18 Aug 2010   #53
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Got the rest, i just need a Motherboard, CPU, and RAM. I've got the PSU, Gfx, and the case.
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18 Aug 2010   #54
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you need only those 3 pieces, there is nothing particularly wrong with any of the combinations you have mentioned. I'll take your word for it that you know all of those parts are compatible and will integrate with the other parts you already have.

But in all cases, you are overspending on RAM. If that is OK with you, pull the trigger and do it. You won't be happy till you buy something.
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18 Aug 2010   #55
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Shall i go with the intel i3 or the intel i5, i'm actually confused by looking at many reviews..some reviews say that intel i3 are better and intel i5. I'm really looking just to do some decent graphics work, and playing games.
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18 Aug 2010   #56
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

well, an i3 is a dual core with HT (hyperthreading) and can act like a quad core, while an i5 is a real quad core, but doesn't have HT.
an i3 with HT would not act the same as an i5, just saying. So an i5 might be the better choice here.
of course, you have to look at more specs, like the cache, and also clock speed, but look at cache first.
an i3 that has a high clock speed could be better than an i5 in some ways, but like i said, a real quad core would be better than a virtual quad.
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18 Aug 2010   #57
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unless you're going to pick an i5 750 or 760, I don't really see the point of paying for the i5 6xx series as they are far too overpriced and since you obviously will not be using the integrated graphics, there would be no point. The i3 is relatively economical and a great performer and does quad-core via HT but it's not a true quad-core but for a true quad-core, you can pick the i5 750 or 760 and it would be a great choice.
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18 Aug 2010   #58
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nJoyo View Post
Shall i go with the intel i3 or the intel i5, i'm actually confused by looking at many reviews..some reviews say that intel i3 are better and intel i5. I'm really looking just to do some decent graphics work, and playing games.

You will have to deal with your own indecisiveness.

In the long run we are all dead and PC component choices hardly matter.
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18 Aug 2010   #59
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

it's actually a very hard decision to make i can't still make my decision on which to buy.
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18 Aug 2010   #60
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have to go with the posts above me. If your going for the i5 760 like we discussed earlier, it will likely be worth it in the long run. One thing you have to consider it how "future proof" your computer will be. You don't want it to be severely outdated and underpowered in a year.
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