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March 18, 2010 7:28:20 PM

Greetings everyone .................

I want to buy a dual core processor with a good clock speed , FSB , and cache memory

I'm thinking about E8400 and The I5 dual core

and i want motherboard for the processor which you'll choose
it's not a matter if it's GIGABYTE or ASUS but i want it have three main features
1- USB 3.0 with a plenty of ports
2- SATA 3.0
3- more than two PCI-E slots

i have a final question
which it's better C2D processor with 3 GHz clock speed and 6 mb cache
or Core I5 with 2.66 GHz clock speed and 4 mb cache ?

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March 18, 2010 8:10:08 PM

Clarksdale processors, like the dual core i5 with hyper threading, can't split their PCI-E lanes to make full use of two PCI-E graphics slots. If you are interested in crossfire or SLI you will need to go with an i5 750 or go over to the AMD side. As for the Core2 Duos it doesn't make sense to build a new system around them, as they are at the end of their lifetime, unless you are on a tight budget and just really want to stick with Intel rather than use AMD.
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March 18, 2010 8:14:47 PM

If you already have a socket 775 motherboard the E8400 will be a great upgrade i'm sure. Like mega said i wouldn't design a new system around it. The I5 is the better faster chip. The I5 even though has a lower clock speed does more per clock cycle makeing it faster then a core 2.
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March 18, 2010 8:17:21 PM

Ok thanks for the help

but give me a models
and i don't quad core
so i want I5 dual core

what you think about this :

Core I5-670 CPU

GA-P55A-UD6 Gigabyte MOBO ?
March 18, 2010 8:19:25 PM

So you mean if i choose I5-670 i won't be able to crossfire 5770 ?
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March 18, 2010 11:22:28 PM

if you want a dual core, id say go for a phenom II 550 BE.
March 19, 2010 7:14:53 AM

Tnx Guys

but i will use the pc just for very light gaming and browsing .....

Would I5-750 a good choice *i know it's quad* with the Gigabyte mobo that i've mentioned ?

Avoid AMD , i know it have a great performance besides the price
but this rig will be for my friend and he prefere Intel processors
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March 19, 2010 9:57:32 AM

Tell your friend that he's an idiot then.

Get the best processor you can for the job you're going to give it, and if he's only doing light gaming and browsing then he is wasting his money by insisting on Intel.

AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE CPU
Asus M4A785TD-M Evo motherbaord
4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
ATI Radeon 5770 GPU
Corsair 400CX PSU
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB hard drive
SATA optical drive

I have this system running and it's a beauty!


If he absolutely insists on spending more money than necessary then change the CPU and motherboard to

Intel Core i3 530 CPU
Asus P7H55D-M EVO motherboard


Neither of these motherboards will support multiple graphics cards, but if he's only light gaming then he has no need for Crossfire or SLI.
March 19, 2010 10:51:22 AM

Core I5-750
Asus P7H57D-V EVO mobo
Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G 2GB*2=4GB
XFX RADEON HD 5770
SILVERSTONE ST56F 500W or CORSAIR HX520W or OCZ 500 StealthXstream PSU

is it good ?
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March 19, 2010 11:30:16 AM

There's little point getting a H57 chipset motherboard if you're not using a Clarkdale CPU, so have a look at a P55 chipset motherboard instead to see if they're any cheaper.

The Corsair power supply is the one I'd suggest, however depending on the case you're using you may not need to get the modular HX version - the VX550 is very good quality and a bit cheaper.

Overall it's a nice system, but honestly it's more money than he'd need to spend - even a Phenom II X4 will be cheaper and match that Intel system for performance.

Ultimately though it's your friend's choice.
March 19, 2010 11:38:41 AM

LePhuronn said:
Tell your friend that he's an idiot then.

Get the best processor you can for the job you're going to give it, and if he's only doing light gaming and browsing then he is wasting his money by insisting on Intel.

AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE CPU
Asus M4A785TD-M Evo motherbaord
4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
ATI Radeon 5770 GPU
Corsair 400CX PSU
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB hard drive
SATA optical drive

I have this system running and it's a beauty!


If he absolutely insists on spending more money than necessary then change the CPU and motherboard to

Intel Core i3 530 CPU
Asus P7H55D-M EVO motherboard


Neither of these motherboards will support multiple graphics cards, but if he's only light gaming then he has no need for Crossfire or SLI.



I have a similar system to yours. My 550 is unlocked to 4 cores. I have dual 4770's and 630w PSU. Same exact MB. System flies and i cant see myself upgrading for another 3-5 years. Maybe a SSD on down the road.
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March 19, 2010 11:41:07 AM

damien12g said:
I have a similar system to yours. My 550 is unlocked to 4 cores. I have dual 4770's and 630w PSU. Same exact MB. System flies and i cant see myself upgrading for another 3-5 years. Maybe a SSD on down the road.


Not got round to unlocking my cores yet - need to get a better cooler first (stock cooler is fine for what I'm doing, but I didn't get a BE to keep it at stock!).
March 19, 2010 1:37:52 PM

Tnx for the advice :-)

and the reason i chose H57 because he wants USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GB/S ...........

And about the money , it's not a matter for him
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March 19, 2010 1:42:10 PM

LAITHKHRESHEH said:
he wants USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GB/S ...........


You can get that on P55 boards now too, but I think the prices work out to be the same.

Let us know what he goes for in the end.
March 19, 2010 5:24:35 PM

Thanks LePhuronn

but everything is done
March 20, 2010 8:56:00 PM

No , , ,

he chose the intel rig :-)
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