Hello guys after doing some research and a lot of thinking i started thinking about this:
1) I like gaming a lot, i've been spending "some" hours on the new starcraft 2 and i'm w8ing like hell for red dead redemption pc and some other games my hd 3850 can't play.
2) I use my pc a lot but i don't do any heavyweight encoding or imaging and such cause this will be my first year in electrical and computer engineering course so no need for many cpu cores.
3) I prefer a better/faster response from my system.
So i was thinking of being a bit more realistic, now that i've realised intel and amd are not going to keep those f*ing sockets they have now, and buying a i3 dual core cpu with a good but as cheap as possible s1156 board and overclock it to a mere 4.0 Ghz .
Doing this i will save some money to spent on a better case, peripherals, and a gpu.
So i was thinking about these:
Coolermaster Haf 932
Intel i3 530
Corsair xms3 4 gb
and if have enough money i'll buy one of those gtx460 .
I already have an Ocz 600W PSU, an hd3850 which i will eventually replace with a new one and 2 hard drives.
I'm open for suggestions and comments on my decision.
Right now maybe you should wait till the RDR PC version is released. Next year Intel, AMD & ATI are all gonna come out with their new products & prices of the older platforms are gonna fall significantly (hopefully anyways).
I doubt whether you'll need a full tower though, but cases are a personal preference thing, so you might as well go with whatever catches your fancy. Just a suggestion - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 - less expensive younger sibling of the one you choose.
Yeah, I think your 600 Watt OCZ will be able to handle the RAID 0 config with a 5770 maybe. If you're into video encoding though, a quad will prolly be better. For mathematical calculations & gaming, two fast cores is just 'bout enough.
for the time being i'll be okay
and when i decide to upgrade my system with these specs i will upgare only my mobo and cpu and be ready to go
hey guys you you made me rethink about it and by looking at it i found out that an i5 760 and a Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H is not much different in price. What is holding me back from this is that the mobo i'm able to afford is an m-atx one and i'm not shure about it's cooling capabilities because i'm going to be overclocking it.
Plz tell me the best combo from these almost the same price:
1) i3-540 + P55A-UD3 + CoolerMaster Haf 932
2) i5-760 + P55A-UD3 + CoolerMaster Haf 922 (this one is around 60 usd more)
3) i5-760 + GA-H55M-UD2H + CoolerMaster Haf 932
thnx for all the help guys
and for that matter the haf 912 is about time to arrive in greece where i'm going to buy the system
(i'm posting again because i can't edit my messages)
Whether you choose to buy the 540 or the 760 depends on your choice/budget/requirements.
The 760 + H55 uATX is definitely the way to go if you're not seriously looking at SLI. But then, you'll absolutely have to go with the 912/922. I really don't know too many people who put a uATX Mobo in a Full Tower. The 922 especially should be more than cool enough for your OC'ed 760, provided you use a nice aftermarket HSF.
On the other hand, if you've got dual GPU on your mind, it'll prolly be worthwhile to invest a further $50 towards the P55 chipset. But you do realize, that your budget is going up all the time!
P55's in any case do not support 16/16 SLI, with just the 24 channels but a single card at X8 sucks. It's strictly for somebody who has an older GTS 250 or something & wants to upgrade to an i5 system from a C2D/PDC. So for them it's like - just get the CPU, pair it with a cheap P55 Mobo, get another 250 for $100 and you're good to go.
But at $55 on Newegg, it's a steal for light gamers though.