I5 Compatability Check

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon, This week is preferable

BUDGET RANGE: R12 000 Maybe a bit more for parts

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Designing occasional - (Autocad, Inventor, Blender), Web surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor SAMSUNG T260

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.sybaritic.co.za, www.ikonicit.co.za, www.prophecy.co.za

PARTS PREFERENCES: i5

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe - I'd like to try it. Whats the verdict on P55 problems?
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No - don't think so.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm worried about the RAM and PSU, Going for Windows 7 64bit is Home Premium good enough or should I go for proffesional.


Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz LGA1156 Processor
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=26923

ASUS P7P55D
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=26921

Corsair DDR3-1600 4GB (2x2GB) Core i7 Memory Module Kit
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=27198

Corsair HX620W Power Supply - 620W
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=14869

DVD RW LG GH22LP20
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=17427

Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=3830

Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=25568

Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA300 32MB 7200RPM Hard Drive
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=25058

Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=11427

Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=13132

Club3D 5870 1GB
http://www.ikonicit.co.za/index.php?target=products&product_id=5233

Anything else I left out?

One thing I'm not sure about, on the H50 page it says LGA 1156 (optional) does that mean I have to order the bit separetely?
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  1. 1. Change the DVD drive from P-ATA to SATA drive - Thinner cable - less clutter...

    2. You wont require 620W PSU for a single HD 5870...
    The Corsair 520HX would do...

    3. H50 would have the required 1156 adaptor...And with that CPU cooler, it would be easy to overclock that CPU to say 3.4-3.6GHz with minimal increase in core voltages...And that ASUS board is very good...

    As for the OS, go with Home Premium...
    And what is the issue with the RAM ?
  2. The ram says Core i7 Memory Module I'm not sure about using it for core i5 but the voltages are 1.65v
  3. ^ It will be compatible...
    FYI even Core i7 860 is a LGA 1156 socket CPU and so is the i5 750...
  4. gkay09 said:
    ^ It will be compatible...
    FYI even Core i7 860 is a LGA 1156 socket CPU and so is the i5 750...

    ^ +1 I would also consider the i7 860. In most games it will perform on-par with the i5 750, but when using multi-threaded games/applications, the i7 860 will have an edge because of Hyperthreading.
  5. The RAM I wanted is not available so would this RAM be suitable?

    TEAM PC3-12800 DDR3 4GB Xtreem Low-Voltage 2x2GB Kit
    http://www.ikonicit.co.za/index.php?target=products&product_id=5425

    And I'm going for this cooler instead:
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.ikonicit.co.za/index.php?target=products&product_id=3135

    All going in a CM690
  6. ^ The specs of that RAM looks good...but just make sure it is of good quality...
    And as for the rest of the changes, they are good...And that Hyper 212 performs better with better fans...
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