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May 29, 2010 2:51:00 AM

Hello,

Im looking to build a pc for games and general use. Do you think and i3 530 with 4gb ram and an ati hd5750 will play games at an acceptable standard for the next few years?
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May 29, 2010 3:47:58 AM

i3 530 & 4GB will be acceptable for a few years (depending on your games) but the ATI 5750 wouldn't be acceptable. I would recommend at minmum a 5770 but would highly recommend a 58xx for better performance to last 2yrs.
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May 29, 2010 3:56:35 AM

You looking for chipset longevity and open to AMD options AM3 is where is at:

Rana 440
870 chipset
2-4GB DDR3
HD 5770 at the very least
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May 29, 2010 6:53:41 AM

Well, suitable if i plan to upgrade to an i7 in the next couple of years?
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May 29, 2010 2:45:38 PM

Intel will replace 1156 with 1155 socket and IIRC even LGA 1366 come 2011
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/04/21/intel-...
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We've got details in front of us of Intel's next generation platforms due in 2011, along with its 'Sandy Bridge' CPUs.

Yes, that's right, LGA1155 - one fewer pins than current LGA1156 CPUs. These sockets are NOT compatible, so you cannot use an existing LGA1156 CPU in a new motherboard or visa versa. Not only is the position of pin-1 different, the socket notch has moved from 9mm to 11.5mm from the centre and the entire voltage plane layout has changed.
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