I can use some of your advice to build my own system as m bit confused with technology.
Basically I want a powerful pc used for games and multimedia + rendering 3d Max models.( I am not hardcore gamer but yeah I do play a lot of high end games)
Am planning to buy Intel i5 750 with Intel DP55WG motherboard.
plus 4 GB 1333 ddr3 transcend ram modules(2x4) and nvidia GT 220 graphics card.
500 GB seagate sata hdd.
My concern is should i go with i5 750 as the processor? it does not support HT and m not sure if it is required..
Also should I go with nvidia GT 220 or some other card based on the above config?
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3. For gaming that GPU is insufficient.
4. 3d max benefits from the additional threads. Whether that increase is worth the price increase, $80 CPU, $50 Mobo $60 RAM, is up to you.
The GT 220 isn't much of a gaming card. It's o.k for low end gaming, like the sims or older games, but I wouldn't go playing Crysis on it . Anyway, go with at least a Radeon 5750 for gaming. If you have a low budget then you may want to consider going for a cheaper i3 CPU, or go with an AMD build, to shift more money towards your GPU.
No you don't need hyper threading for gaming. Having 4 cores is better than having 2 cores with hyper threading like the lower end i3s and i5s. If you're doing 3d rendering or video encoding then going with an i7 with hyper threading would matter .