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January 8, 2010 8:46:07 AM

Hey guys, i was wondering if u had anytips on how i could do a better build with the i5?

Core i5 750 2.66ghz
Arctic Cooler Freezer Pro Rev.2
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
MSI P55-GD65- love the oc genie
MSI N285GTX SuperPipe OC
750w Corsair PSU (SLI and CrossfireX Ready)
WD 1TB 7,200rpm SATA
Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner
HAF 932 Case,

Thx 1337

im working on a 1000-1500$ price range,
I will be playing games a fair bit and also some video editing.
Might OC the i5 to about 3.4-3.5ghz

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January 8, 2010 9:07:20 AM

switch the gtx 285 with an ati 5850/5870

and the WD to the samsung f3 1tb
January 8, 2010 9:08:13 AM

I heard that the drivers arent so mature yet for those?
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January 8, 2010 9:29:37 AM

they been getting much better these days on the 5850 and 5870 just the 5770 and 5970 thats been troublesome with drivers still
January 8, 2010 11:28:09 AM

+2 5850/5870 and the spinpoint f3

I have the F3 - is rapid fast although can be a little noisy at times. Never had a wd so can't comment sorry.

Yes the drivers for the single card solutions from ATI are good - just don't count on having an efficient crossfire setup for a while - My 4870x2 still isn't performing properly due to the ATI programmers being MORONS who completely underfund and ****-up the driver development. Seriously, if it wasn't for Nvidia cards being overpriced I would urge you to go with them. Unfortunatley, even though it pains me to say it, ATI still currently offer better value and the 5870/5850 are INCREDIBLY power efficient and run very cool.

@Obsidian86 - 5770 driver problems? Interesting...thanks for letting me know - I thought they would have been the most stable of all.... I guess nothing is too simple for ATI to f**k up
January 8, 2010 9:00:25 PM

Ok thanks for the awsome tips I'll probably get the 5870 now:)