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December 2, 2009 4:20:18 PM

Hey guys ...
so, i have been saving some money , and i would like to upgrade my machine... , i currently have the following specs:

Pentium D 3.4Ghz
1 gb ddr ram , 400 mhz
geforce 7600 gs
some crappy asrock board...

I want a computer mainly for gaming... not gaming with all the options in the max , just gaming ... and i wanted my machine to last around 3 years...

What i currently was thinking about :

Intel i5 750
2Gb ddr3 1336 Ram
Radeon HD 5*** serie
asrock p55pro

that was what i was thinking about , but i heard the intel i5 was kinda crappy and the socket 1156 was st00pid... should i wait another year and get an i7 with a 1366 socket ?

An AMD is not an option... my parents think that AMD cpu's are the devil and that they are here to destroy the world...

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December 2, 2009 4:23:10 PM

I don't know where you're getting your "information" from, but the i5 is certainly not "crappy" and the 1156 socket is not "st00pid".

You do not want to build a new system with only 2GB of RAM. 4GB is the new standard.

Please edit your post to follow the format in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum so we can help you.
December 2, 2009 4:36:21 PM

it didnt allowed me to edit so here it goes:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in 1 week
BUDGET RANGE: 400-450 (will get the graphic card ofr Xmas

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS , Casing

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Inforlandia , CHip7.pt
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:p ortugal
PARTS PREFERENCES:Intel , Asrock, ATI
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I only have money for 2 gigs of ram... but i will certainly upgrade it later... and i heard that the socket 1156 was friyng some CPU's and that it had no future , so i wanted to know if i should stick with the 1156 build or wait 6 months to get an i7 with a 1366 mobo... i want the machine to alst around 2-3 years...
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December 2, 2009 5:05:13 PM

400-450 USD?

200 for i5
100 for ddr3
100 for mobo

That's 400 + taxes & shipping & most likely mark-up for Euro. Then you won't be able to boot it up without a GPU. It's stretching it. I think you're better off with a budget 775 or AM2 build with IGP + PCI-E for future GPU upgrade.

Oh and the frying cpu contacts story is not as widespread, if it exists, as you imagine. Otherwise, intel stock would have plummeted by double digits. I'm running a brand new i5 pc no problem. There are plenty of i5 owners that has owned the pc for months if not a year. There is a few diehards that overclocks the i5 to 4Ghz+ no problem.
December 2, 2009 7:32:54 PM

ty for the answer
400 euros... and i am expecting to use only 30 euros in RAM... whats the increase in using 2 gigs ram 1336 that cost 100 euros , from using 2 gigs 1336 that only cost 30?
and i am getting the GPU for chirstmas... should i go with a quad core or go with the build the guy above suggested build?
December 3, 2009 4:26:29 PM

Sorry my prices were in USD.

Ok, then you got more options with that much money. Your list isn't bad at all:

Intel i5 750
2Gb ddr3 1336 Ram
Radeon HD 5*** serie
asrock p55pro

You could reuse the geforce 7600 gs you have until Christmas when you get the new 5XXX card. I think you might want to get 2x2GB (4GB total) ram. 2GB isn't that much by today's standard.
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