Having now completed and very succesfully run my first build .
Now looking at Quad core Q9400 or Q9550 but almost £100 difference in Price , but its about mother board that is main question, would I see much difference between Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR or GA-X48/38-Dq6 mother board. I do not do any gaming or use a video card, I want it just to handle office work & network hosting of a database.
What would be best CPU to Motherboard combination ?
Based on My research of Intel data the Q9400 and GA-EP45-UD3LR would be good but the Q9550 and GA-X38 or 48-Dq6 looks very tasty. Comments please?
Why not base a build off of an Intel i5 750 and a H55/H57 motherboard, which will give you better performance. Or you could go with an Athlon II X4 620/630 and a AM3 785 MATX motherboard.
Now I have lo0oked at this suggestion it certainly has merit. an I5-750 matched to the H55 or H57 but what about the Q57?
I am aso puzzled as to graphics. I normally use the onboard built in which is adequate for my needs. But I notice that the I5 does not have this neither does the P55 chipset so is it correct to assume the standard graphics I use eith comes from teh CPU or chipset but the I5 with a p55 chipset would require a grphics card?