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July 23, 2010 3:54:32 PM

hi guys im planning 2 get a new pc consisting of:

i5 750

hd5850

some mobo ( i havnt decided yet, it must have crossfire and must be ok for overclocking and must be around the intel warrensburgs price)

gigabyte odin 585 watt psu

seagate barracuda 7200 1 tb hard disk drive

4gb transcend jetram

gigabyte x9 atx chassis

i want to know if i should wait for the ati 6xxx series and the amd bulldozer cpus to come out before i buy? and i want to know your opinion about my setup, whether i should change anything around thanks :) 

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July 23, 2010 4:02:54 PM

The answer to this is always to buy it if you need it now. If you don't, wait.

It's pointless to ask if you should wait for new technology. If you wait for the new GPUs and new CPUs to come out, there will be something announced right after that. So then you'll want to know if you should wait until then. Basically, you'll always be waiting for what's coming next.

I also suggest you fill out the form in the link from my signature to get advice for your build. It doesn't really look that great (bad PSU, probably slow RAM, questionable case).
July 23, 2010 4:23:32 PM

thanks, i could get 4gb transcend aXeRam ddr3 2000, and i have the psu already, i have a tight budget thats what the major problem is, what case do you recommend then?
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July 23, 2010 4:26:27 PM

Check out the Coolermaster Elite, Coolermaster 335, Coolermaster Centurion 5, Coolermaster 690, Antec 200, Antec 300, and Antec 300 Illusion. They're all great, cheap cases.
July 23, 2010 4:41:15 PM

thanks :)  any suggestions for a mobo?
July 23, 2010 5:37:58 PM

For the i5-750, I wouldn't look at anything other than the Asus P7P55D-E Pro.

I should point out that if you drop to the X4 955 and a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4, you'd likely save enough money to up the GPU to the HD 5870. Or have about $100 in your pocket. The CPU change wouldn't affect performance much, if at all. You could even drop down further to an X3 440 and still not have a problem with gaming.
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