which cpu motherboard combo would give the best gaming performance
amd phenom 2 X4 965 black and asus crosshair formula 3 or
i5 750 lynnfield and msi p55 -gd80
will be using windows 7 pro 64 bit,4gb ram , GTX275 msi lighting, 150 gb velociraptor,corsair tx 750 psu thanks
that was fast thanks I'll go with the i5. Is there any hard drive that is close to velociraptor in performance with a cheaper price tag?
The samsung f3 500gb is new and only uses one platter. It is the fastest 500gb model out and it's cheap @ $50-55.
It's not faster than the velociraptor..but a much better value. If you want pure performance get a SSD, it's the single best upgrade you can do imo.