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July 26, 2010 7:44:27 AM

Intel Core i5 760 (2.8GHz) CPU/8M [Socket 1156] BOX
A-DATA DDR-3 1333MHz 2G Ram AD2GD31333N X 2
Asus P7P55D-E LX
Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI GTX460 1GB DDR5
Samsung 500GB HD502HJ SATA II/7200R/16MB HDD
LG GH-22NS50 22X DVD Writer /SATA/
CORSAIR VX550W CMPSU-550VXUK 550W 80Plus
LanCool Dragonlord PC-K62 ATX CASE

this is what i have so far. what do you guys think?

1) im trying to get to 3.8 preferably 4+
2) is the new 760 better for overclocking than the 750? or should i stick with the 750?
3) im been deciding between the gigabyte mb / evga mb around the same price range. any suggestions which route i should go?

thank you so much for the responses. really appreciate it.

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July 26, 2010 7:55:56 AM

I don't suggest the EVGA P55 LE if that's what you're going after simply because it doesn't have SATA III and USB 3.0.

The P7P55D-E LX is a good choice, otherwise the GA-P55A-UD3 or GA-P55-USB3. Neither can do CrossFireX/SLI though, if you want to add another GTX 460 down the road then you'll need a board like the P7P55D-E Pro.

Apart from that it looks good.

The Core i5 760's slightly higher stock multiplier will help a bit.
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July 26, 2010 10:04:45 AM

thank you for your reply.

can you tell me what the difference between the GA-P55A-UD3 and GA-P55-USB3? and the P7P55D-E LX.

i am only going to use one video card.

do i need 1600 ram to help with the overclock?
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July 26, 2010 10:24:10 AM

The P55A UD3 has SATA III and USB 3.0, however, when you use either, the PCI-E lane drops to x8. With the P55-USB3, it has USB 3.0, no SATA III, but I do not think the PCI-E lane drops down (doesn't matter too much). The P7P55D-E LX has SATA III and USB 3.0, however you have to activate a switch which will drop your PCI-E lane to x8 before it works at full speed.

If you're only using one card then I suppose then it's best to use the P55-USB3 which should stay at x16. Honestly though, x8 bandwidth is OK, except with high end cards like the HD 5970 and HD 4870 X2, (HD 5870 is fine).
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July 26, 2010 2:10:40 PM

kelvinblade said:
Intel Core i5 760 (2.8GHz) CPU/8M [Socket 1156] BOX
A-DATA DDR-3 1333MHz 2G Ram AD2GD31333N X 2
Asus P7P55D-E LX
Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI GTX460 1GB DDR5
Samsung 500GB HD502HJ SATA II/7200R/16MB HDD
LG GH-22NS50 22X DVD Writer /SATA/
CORSAIR VX550W CMPSU-550VXUK 550W 80Plus
LanCool Dragonlord PC-K62 ATX CASE

this is what i have so far. what do you guys think?

1) im trying to get to 3.8 preferably 4+
2) is the new 760 better for overclocking than the 750? or should i stick with the 750?
3) im been deciding between the gigabyte mb / evga mb around the same price range. any suggestions which route i should go?

thank you so much for the responses. really appreciate it.


1) Don't worry about high overrclocks. At 3.5 or so, most games will be limited by the GTX260 before the cpu.

2) 760 and 750 are the same chip, and should reach the same upper limit with normal binning luck. Still, there is only a small price premium for the 760, so I would go with that.
Get a decent add on cooler if you will overclock. I like the large tower type coolers with a slow turning 120mm fan. Most any will do, you should be able to get one for <$40.

3) Both are good brands. EVGA seems to have good support and an active forum. If you are considering one of the new gen3 SSD's scheduled out by this fall, then get a mobo with SATA-3. If you will be using usb based external backup(and I hope you do), consider a mobo with usb3.0. But, you can also get a add in usb3.0 card if necessary.

4) Don't pay much extra for faster ram or better latencies. Synthetic benchmarks look impressive, but it makes marginal difference in real application performance or FPS.

I like the psu and case.
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