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a b B Homebuilt system
August 8, 2010 5:50:26 PM

which build should i get?

build 1 $1491

Intel® Core™ i7 870 - 2.93GHz Quad Core, Socket 1156, 8MB L3, Intel DMI Interface, 45nm, x64 Support Intel VT, 3 Year Warranty
GIGABYTE® P55A-UD4P: P55 Express Chipset - Socket LGA1156, 2.5GT/s DMI Bus - Supports: Pentium Dual Core, Core i3, i5 & i7 LGA1156
GIGABYTE® nVidia® GeForce GTX460 - 1GB GDDR5, 256-Bit Memory Bus, PCI Express 2.0, 2x DVI, 1x Mini HDMI, HDCP Compliant
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 16MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ
coolermaster 690II case
thermalright venomous x rt

build 2 $1484

Intel® Core™ i5 760 - 2.80GHz Quad Core, Socket 1156, 8MB L3, Intel DMI Interface, 45nm, x64 Support, Intel VT, 3 Year Warranty
GIGABYTE® P55A-UD4P: P55 Express Chipset - Socket LGA1156, 2.5GT/s DMI Bus - Supports: Pentium Dual Core, Core i3, i5 & i7 LGA1156
GIGABYTE® ATI® Radeon HD5850 - 1GB GDDR5, 256-Bit Memory Bus, PCI Express 2.0, 2x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, HDCP Compliant
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 16MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ
coolermaster 690II case
thermalright venomous x rt

build 3 $1361

Intel® Core™ i5 760 - 2.80GHz Quad Core, Socket 1156, 8MB L3, Intel DMI Interface, 45nm, x64 Support, Intel VT, 3 Year Warranty
GIGABYTE® P55A-UD4P: P55 Express Chipset - Socket LGA1156, 2.5GT/s DMI Bus - Supports: Pentium Dual Core, Core i3, i5 & i7 LGA1156
GIGABYTE® nVidia® GeForce GTX460 - 1GB GDDR5, 256-Bit Memory Bus, PCI Express 2.0, 2x DVI, 1x Mini HDMI, HDCP Compliant
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 16MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ
coolermaster 690II case
thermalright venomous x rt

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August 8, 2010 5:53:56 PM

hmmm. it depends, Do u plan to SLI?. cuz if u do, the i5 will do just fine and when u overclock it u get to i7 920 levels. If u really care about hyperthreading, then the i7 setup wud b for u.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 8, 2010 5:59:15 PM

i live in south africa thats why its more expensive, im mostly going to use it for gaming and a bit of programming, i nees it to last me about 5-6 years, i will be adding more ram etc as time goes by, i might put another gpu in it in the future in crossfire or sli, depending if i get the 5850 or gtx460, i also wanted to know if this psu would be able to power this pc GIGABYTE® ODIN 585W 24-Pin Power Supply, 4 Molex & 5 SATA Power Connectors, Intel LGA775 Ready & Approved, Includes Power Cable, i know il need a better 1 in the future in order to power 2 gpus, but i already have this 1 will it work?

thanks :) 
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August 8, 2010 6:05:52 PM

Yes that power supply will work. 585 watts for ur build is good enuf and then some. And yes in the future for sli u will want a higher psu like around 650 -700.
Hope you get thru with ur new build
a b B Homebuilt system
August 8, 2010 6:09:58 PM

im not sure about the psu as it is not a very good 1, and which build do you recommend?
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