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February 17, 2010 6:31:10 AM

Hi,

could you recommend what motherboard, cpu and memory I should get for my msi 275 gtx oc video card. PC is for gaming, like upcoming bfbc2 game. Right now I run it on Pentium D930 with Intel 955XBK mobo and 2G of RAM. But I think it would be too slow for the newer games. Please advise. Budget is at medium to high level. Thank you, MB

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February 17, 2010 6:38:33 AM

CPU: Intel core i7 920 (If overclocking get a Titan Fenrir cooler)
MB: Asus P6T deluxe
RAM: 6Gb 1600Mhz DDR3 (Corsair, Patriot, OCZ etc)

Thats pretty much what I have and it games like a dream.
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February 17, 2010 6:41:13 AM

emyyhh said:
CPU: Intel core i7 920 (If overclocking get a Titan Fenrir cooler)
MB: Asus P6T deluxe
RAM: 6Gb 1600Mhz DDR3 (Corsair, Patriot, OCZ etc)

Thats pretty much what I have and it games like a dream.



thanks bro
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February 17, 2010 6:44:42 AM

No problem, what i listed is a typical 'high end' setup. You could also consider the core i5 750 or a Phenom 2 955 if you wanted to spend less but still game hard.
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February 17, 2010 6:48:42 AM

emyyhh said:
No problem, what i listed is a typical 'high end' setup. You could also consider the core i5 750 or a Phenom 2 955 if you wanted to spend less but still game hard.


Which brand you think I should go for my card - AMD or Intel?
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February 17, 2010 7:03:57 AM

emyyhh said:
No problem, what i listed is a typical 'high end' setup. You could also consider the core i5 750 or a Phenom 2 955 if you wanted to spend less but still game hard.



Dude, which would be better i5 650 or i5 750.

i5-750
CLOCK SPEED : 2.66Ghz
QPI: GT/SEC
TOTAL CACHE : 8MB
SOCKET : LGA1156
Cores/Threads : 4/4

and

i5-650
CLOCK SPEED : 3.20Ghz
TOTAL CACHE : 4MB
SOCKET : LGA1156
CORE/THREADS : 2/4
SIPP : 2010

clock speed is faster on 650, but I have no clue what core/threads do and if they are needed for gaming ;) 

Thanks guys
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February 17, 2010 7:04:01 AM

masterboy said:
Which brand you think I should go for my card - AMD or Intel?


It really doesn't matter. In my opinion, in the mid/high end Intel has the lead at the moment, so that would be my choice. You really can't go wrong with a i7 920 and X58 motherboard combination if gaming/upgrade-ability are what you're looking for, however x58 only really shines when overclocked and paired with multiple graphics cards.
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February 17, 2010 7:09:08 AM

masterboy said:
Dude, which would be better i5 650 or i5 750.

i5-750
CLOCK SPEED : 2.66Ghz
QPI: GT/SEC
TOTAL CACHE : 8MB
SOCKET : LGA1156
Cores/Threads : 4/4

and

i5-650
CLOCK SPEED : 3.20Ghz
TOTAL CACHE : 4MB
SOCKET : LGA1156
CORE/THREADS : 2/4
SIPP : 2010

clock speed is faster on 650, but I have no clue what core/threads do and if they are needed for gaming ;) 

Thanks guys


The i5 750 is better by quite a margin. The 650 is not worth its price. I recently built a friend a gaming PC around the i5 750, and it overclocked to 3.8Ghz easily, and gamed like a dream. The i5 750 is a great gaming chip.
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February 17, 2010 7:16:23 AM

emyyhh said:
The i5 750 is better by quite a margin. The 650 is not worth its price. I recently built a friend a gaming PC around the i5 750, and it overclocked to 3.8Ghz easily, and gamed like a dream. The i5 750 is a great gaming chip.


You know a lot ;)  I appreciate your knowledge bro. X58 is amazingg mobo wow. Let me see if I can budget all this now haha. I keep promising myself not to spend too much $$$ on PC, but its so tempting ;) 

Thanks dude.
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February 17, 2010 7:18:00 AM

Bear in mind that if you go for an i5, or an i7 8xx series chip you'll need a different motherboard. Socket 1156 (p55) to be exact. These take dual channel DDR3 rather than triple channel. A good board is the Asus P7P55D Pro/evo/deluxe.
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February 17, 2010 7:34:32 AM

emyyhh said:
Bear in mind that if you go for an i5, or an i7 8xx series chip you'll need a different motherboard. Socket 1156 (p55) to be exact. These take dual channel DDR3 rather than triple channel. A good board is the Asus P7P55D Pro/evo/deluxe.



if I go for i5 750 which motherboard would be ideal? I also want to buy another 275gtx to SLI in the future.
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February 17, 2010 7:45:02 AM

masterboy said:
if I go for i5 750 which motherboard would be ideal? I also want to buy another 275gtx to SLI in the future.


The Asus P7P55D Deluxe is a nice high-end P55 board. Alternatively a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 is a cheaper option that would serve you well.

If you plan on going SLI, X58 may serve you better. As far as I remember 1156 boards cannot support dual x16 PCI lanes, and instead use a single x16 and x8 when using more than one GPU. This shouldn't limit you much, but is worth mentioning.

Also, rather than buy another GTX275, you may be better off selling the one you've got, and using that cash on top of the budget for the new card to get a DX11 compatible card such as an ATI 58xx series, or an upcoming nVidia GTX 470/480 card (although these will be expensive).
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February 17, 2010 7:47:38 AM

nvm bro you gave me answer before. So I think I will get i5 750+ASUS P7P55D DELUXE, and some RAM.

How long this config would stay good for gaming bro?
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February 17, 2010 7:54:18 AM

emyyhh said:
The Asus P7P55D Deluxe is a nice high-end P55 board. Alternatively a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 is a cheaper option that would serve you well.

If you plan on going SLI, X58 may serve you better. As far as I remember 1156 boards cannot support dual x16 PCI lanes, and instead use a single x16 and x8 when using more than one GPU. This shouldn't limit you much, but is worth mentioning.

Also, rather than buy another GTX275, you may be better off selling the one you've got, and using that cash on top of the budget for the new card to get a DX11 compatible card such as an ATI 58xx series, or an upcoming nVidia GTX 470/480 card (although these will be expensive).


haha I really don't know what to buy now lol complete new PC or just upgrade mobo and CPU and keep single 275gtx. Will figure it out ;)  Thanks so much for your help dude!

If I buy complete new system - what specs would your recommend for gaming PC? (not too expensive, at around $1500-2000) Might as well upgrade to Windows 7 then ;)  Heard its good.
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February 17, 2010 7:54:34 AM

masterboy said:
nvm bro you gave me answer before. So I think I will get i5 750+ASUS P7P55D DELUXE, and some RAM.

How long this config would stay good for gaming bro?


That'll be a nice setup.

Make sure to get dual channel DDR3 (1600Mhz is fine). You'd also benefit greatly from overclocking the i5, 2.66Ghz is fast, but at 3.4Ghz+ it'll really fly. Get yourself a good 3rd party cooler and its a 20 min job - read an overclocking guide, download Realtemp, CPUZ and Prime 95. You'll be running faster than an £800 i7 975 in no time.

If overclocked, you'll be good for the next few years assuming you play at 1600x1050 and want high settings.
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February 17, 2010 8:01:17 AM

masterboy said:
haha I really don't know what to buy now lol complete new PC or just upgrade mobo and CPU and keep single 275gtx. Will figure it out ;)  Thanks so much for your help dude!

If I buy complete new system - what specs would your recommend for gaming PC? (not too expensive, at around $1500-2000) Might as well upgrade to Windows 7 then ;)  Heard its good.


No problem!

You'll be happy with either option. The more you understand the more you realise how many different options there are and its gets very difficult to make a decision. The 275 is a good card, i was just listing the ideal situation :) 

I'm over in England so prices are different, but my friends gaming pc was:

Core i5 750 (overclocked to 3.8Ghz)
Asus P7P55D
4Gb patriot viper 1600Mhz ram
ATI 5870
Titan fenrir cooler
Corsair HX 750W

This came to about £1100 (about $1600) including stuff like a case/optical drive/win 7. Will max anything out at the moment, including crysis, at 1600x1050, and most games at 1900x1200. If you buy a DX11 card you'll need either win 7 or vista to be able to use DX11 technology.

Hope I haven't raised more questions than I've answered!
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February 17, 2010 8:01:35 AM

emyyhh said:
That'll be a nice setup.

Make sure to get dual channel DDR3 (1600Mhz is fine). You'd also benefit greatly from overclocking the i5, 2.66Ghz is fast, but at 3.4Ghz+ it'll really fly. Get yourself a good 3rd party cooler and its a 20 min job - read an overclocking guide, download Realtemp, CPUZ and Prime 95. You'll be running faster than an £800 i7 975 in no time.

If overclocked, you'll be good for the next few years assuming you play at 1600x1050 and want high settings.


Cool, thanks for your help. I never overclocked anything before. So going to be very careful ;)  Where can I get good overclocking guide? I have no idea what is Realtemp, CPUZ and Prime 95 haha. Do I have to use them all to overclock CPU? Which video cards you think better ATI or Nvidia?
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February 17, 2010 8:26:35 AM

You'll be able to find a guide on here, just search for 'i5 750 overclock' and you're bound to find something. It can seem a bit daunting at first, but its easy i promise.

The programs are just used to monitor temps and stability check. Useful when overclocking.

Graphics cards - no preference. ATI have the best range out at the moment, but nvidia plan to release their new series soon, which could shake things up a lot.
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February 17, 2010 8:32:28 AM

Thanks a lot for info bro!
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