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New Build: Do thse components stack up and make sense

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February 21, 2010 1:36:28 AM

Purchase Date: ASAP
System Usage: Gaming, Web Browsing, Office Apps, Movie Watching
Parts Not Required: Monitor: Asus 22 inch can be seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: NZXT Tempest
Ram-4gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Parts Preference: Cpu-Intel
Overclocking; Doubtful. open to the possibility.
Additional Comments: Will be running 64 bit windows 7

Ok So here is what I have lined up and am ready to purchase:
CPU-Intel i5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: Radeon 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD/CD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Well there it is. Any comments would be appreciated

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February 21, 2010 1:43:06 AM

All looks good, except youve got a H55 board with the i5 750, you sure bout this? this means you cant use SLI or CFx at all, id recommend a lower end p55 board such as the p55a-ud3 and similar
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February 21, 2010 1:53:24 AM

Awesome. Well shall be placing the order here in a short while. Thanks for your advice.
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February 21, 2010 1:58:33 AM

No problem, just glad to help :) 
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February 21, 2010 2:05:48 AM

One other question: Would I be better off going with a core 2 duo thats runs 3.33 ghz speeds as opposed to the quad core, or should I stick with the quad core?
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February 21, 2010 2:08:11 AM

No, stick with the i series on 1156 platform... if anything wait until the 25th when the 5830 is going to be released, and get a i3 530 CPU, performs pretty similary to the i5 750 when gaming, and since youll have the much better GPU with the 5830, it will give you a better gaming build for around the same price
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February 21, 2010 2:47:28 AM

Wait get the 5830 graphics card? Proably will be outside of my price range. I was thinking an i5 core 2 duo that clocks at like 3.3 ghz or so, or do i stay wit hthe quad core?
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February 21, 2010 3:01:54 AM

Youll save 75$ ish going for the i3, which has comparable gaming performance to the i5 750, with that 75$ i would imagine you could upgrade your 5770 to a 5830 for around that same price, or under 100$.
If youre going to go i5 750, go 5770.
If youre going to go i3 530, go 5830
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February 21, 2010 3:13:31 AM

i3 core 2 duo with a 5830? hmm dont know what to do now
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February 21, 2010 5:38:43 AM

For gaming, the i3/5830 would be the best performer
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