I'm building this primarily for gaming and also perhaps some video rendering/editing. Although the i5 may be surplus to my needs I've been reading in to it alot and am fairly certain it's what I want as I'm hoping this build will last a good few years.
What I don't need: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Operating System.
Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz
OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
Antec Three Hundred Case
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB HDD
Total Cost: £About 600
I'd like a better graphics card, however this build is already stretching the budget, meaning I'd probably have to lose the i5. I'm thinking I could always consider crossfire in the future.
Will probably by a fairly cheap cooler when money's less tight, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 and go for a mild overclock of around 3.5Ghz.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, especially in terms of where savings could be made as this is already at the very top end of my budget.
possibly look into AMD's 6-core cpus as suggested.
I second the move for a 5770
June 19, 2010 5:45:30 PM
Thanks for the replies.
I've decided to go for the 5770, seems like the better option and only marginally more expensive; I've also decided to swap the RAM for some G.Skill ECO ram, 1600mhz, CAS7 and 1.35V for about an extra tenner seems good.
Video editing will be minor if any, isn't really one of my top priorities so I'm still tempted by the i5. It's been suggested on other forums that the UD2 isn't suitable for a 3.4 overclock, anyone have any personal experiences? I can't really afford to spend any more on a motherboard unless it is absolutely necessary.