I wanted to build a desktop and want it to be good enough for 2-3 yrs(upgradable). This is what I gathered from forums and google:
Processor: Quad core I5 750
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3r
Graphics card: Anything good for movies and occasional game playing and some 3d modeling & rendering & compositing work
These are the main parts of concern to me...
I went in to purchase these but couldn't find Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3r. Rather the sales guy gave me P55-US3L and Sapphire ATI Radeon 4350 1gb( I am really not sure about this one.. as I have always used nvidia till date). I got the processor though.
Now I am not sure whether these two are any good, I can still return/replace them...
Any pointers on whats the difference between
GA-P55-UD3r and GA-P55-UD3p. Which one is better?
Please help me finalizing the decision. Really appreciate you response.
What are you using it for in terms of gaming? What resolution and what games? Links and a full component list would be awesome.
In my opinion you'd probably be better off with an AMD x6 build, especially as you're keeping it for ~2 years.
Apart from processor n Mobo:
Hard Disk: 500Gb
RAM: 2gb DDR 3 for now(will upgrade later)
Graphics Card: Not at all sure which one to go for
Processor: I5 Quad core 750
Motherboard: GA-P55-UD3r and GA-P55-UD3p
Plus rest of the parts like kbd, mouse, moniter but main my concern is Processor, Mobo and Graphics card..
Wont be using for any games at the moment but I liked the graphics of Assasin Creed on you tube while searching for ATI Radeon HD 4350 1Gb. This guy shows the game play using the same card. I am not into too much gaming but every now and then play random games.
Though I would use it for some architectural viz in 3ds max + compositing in After Effects.
But I really liked the Gigabyte Motherboards GA-P55-UD3r and GA-P55-UD3p for all the features it has..
gigabyte is the #1 or #2 Mobo maker, generally, they don't do bad boards. The only real difference between those boards will be features: How many pci/pci-e x1/pci-e x16 slots, number of SATA controllers, micro-atx vs regular atx, etc.
at $90-100, you can afford to get the AMD 4850 or 4870 DDR5 GPUs, or AMD 5670 if you want DX11. On the NVidia sidem, a 250GTS card runs about that price as well, with DDR3, or a 240 with DDR5