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August 12, 2010 2:51:32 PM

great.... i was planning to get a new pc in about 2 days but now prices have gone down, these are my 2 choices, i will be mostly using the pc for gaming and it has to last me about 5 years

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 GTX470 - 1280MB GDDR5, 320-Bit Memory Bus, PCI Express 2.0, 2x DVI, 1x Mini HDMI, HDCP Compliant
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 16MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ
GIGABYTE® X9 ATX Chassis - Black - Side Vented Panel - 4x 5.25" & 6x 3.5" Bays - Tool Free Design - 1x 120mm Fan - No PSU
GIGABYTE® ODIN 585W 24-Pin Power Supply, 4 Molex & 5 SATA Power Connectors, Intel LGA775 Ready & Approved, Includes Power Cable
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty x2





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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® aXeRam™ DDR3-2000 4GB Gaming RAM Kit - Matched Pair Of 2x 2GB Modules - Aluminum Heat Spreader
GIGABYTE® X9 ATX Chassis - Black - Side Vented Panel - 4x 5.25" & 6x 3.5" Bays - Tool Free Design - 1x 120mm Fan - No PSU
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 16MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ
GIGABYTE® ODIN 585W 24-Pin Power Supply, 4 Molex & 5 SATA Power Connectors, Intel LGA775 Ready & Approved, Includes Power Cable

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August 12, 2010 2:53:49 PM

i heard that the gtx 470 runs at very high temps is that true? and if so what temps? over 70 degrees Celsius
August 12, 2010 3:04:53 PM

There's not much difference between the systems. Though, I think I'd choose the 2nd system out of those. It's got faster RAM, and I like the ATI video card. Yes, the fermi cards are running a little hotter. The temp varies from system to system.
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August 12, 2010 3:53:53 PM

by the way if i do get a 5850 should i go with the gigabyte hd5850 dual cooler OC edition or the msi r5850 twin frozr II?
August 12, 2010 4:08:46 PM

Factory OC GPU's are not worth the money. You can get similar performance by pressing 4 buttons in ati overdrive.

Don't like the PSU choice in either.

Get a corsair 650W or XFX 650W.
Bare minimum get a OCZ modxstream 550w.

Do not get any PSU that's not active PFC and 80+ rated.
August 12, 2010 4:14:45 PM

i know the psu is crap but i live in sa and i do not have much choice, and if i do overclock the gpu myself the warranty is void so thats why i was going for the factory overclocked gpu
August 12, 2010 5:44:36 PM

gordon_81 said:
by the way if i do get a 5850 should i go with the gigabyte hd5850 dual cooler OC edition or the msi r5850 twin frozr II?


Is there any price difference in the build if you change the video card?

As banthracis was trying to point out, there certainly is better hardware out there. But if your options are limited to the above systems, I'd pick #2.
August 12, 2010 9:02:20 PM

Hey,
The ATi HD5850 will not get that hot, so i wouldn't worry about it. If you get the MSI ATi HD5850 with the dual fans and its out of your budget, I say go with a normal one and overclock that. Video cards were made to overclock!
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