Hi, I'm building a new computer for gaming and other essentials. I am not trying to spend more then $700 and the video card will hopefully be mid - end. I've looked into linking two cards and I don't think that will be an option price wise. Here is my build thus far:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA - P55 USB3 (Intel LGA 1156)
CPU: Intel Core i5 - 750 Lynnfield 2.66 GHz.
Case: Rosewill TU-155 Black 400 Watt PSU
Ram: DDR3 - 2000 2GB G.Skill
Hard Drive: Samsung Spintpoint F3 500GB
Video Card: Either Radeon HD 5570 or Radeon HD 4850 (doesn't support Direct X 11)?
Dvd drive: Lite-On
Let me know if you see any potential problems or perhaps any ideas. Thanks!
You really cant do a good intel build with that low of a budget, mosox's build is very well put together and would greatly out perform that intel build due to it having a full 4GB of ram, and a stronger GPU.
My old system was an AMD Thunderbird 1.4 Ghz and I was able to overclock it substantially. I was really attempting to go the Intel route with this build if I were willing to spend extra with the i5 would there be any clear cut advantages over the Phenom II X4? However I do like the fact that I can purchase a better GPU and more ram with the money in your build.
The i5 750 and the Phenom II 955 perform similarly in many cases and basically identically in gaming so going the i5 route will actually penalize you in this case because you have to trade for the weaker GPU.