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January 28, 2010 3:24:29 PM

Sorry, I'm repeating, but I've just read the template to make the things easier. Here I use it:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

BUDGET RANGE: EUR 700 aprox. (must be equivalent to USD 900)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Alternate

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain

PARTS PREFERENCES: Please, read below 2 options I've looked for.

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

- Configuration 1 (about EUR 760)


Intel® procesador Core™ i5-750
Antec EarthWatts 2.0 650 vatios
Antec Three Hundred
Seagate ST3500418AS 500 GB
G.Skill Kit DIMM 4 GB DDR3-1333
Sapphire HD4890 HDMI
GIGABYTE P55-UD3

- Configuration 2 (about EUR 700)

Intel® procesador Core™ i5-750
SilverStone ST50F-ES 500W
Antec Three Hundred
Seagate ST3500418AS 500 GB
GeIL Kit DIMM 4 GB DDR3-1333
Gainward GTX260 Golden Sample
Asus P7H55-M PRO

I would like to know your opinion about the 2 options, and if you think there is something that must be change.

Thanks!

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January 28, 2010 3:41:45 PM

ok. i would go with the first build, but i would make a few tiny changes...first, get the f3 samsung 500 Gb hard drive instead, faster cooler cheaper...next, make sure that ram has a cas latency less than 8, and voltage less than 1.65 volts. lastly, this is the biggest change...it might be worth it to get an i3 530 or 540, and then get a 5850. in most games, the cpu is bottlenecked by the gpu, so basically, the i7 920 with a 5770 would be almost the exact same as a core 2 duo 8400 with a 5770 (not exact, but the 2 would be close) because of this, you might want to save money on the cpu, and get the much more powerful, and futureproof 5850.
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