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Final critiquing on my graphics build.

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September 26, 2010 12:35:55 AM

This build will be for only basic needs photoshop (Most), vegas (basic use for gaming videos), AAE 3ds ( basic modeling) and c4d(very little if i use 3ds).

Mobo, RaM, Case, PSU, Mobo
i5 Compatible right because it says : Intel H55 chipset supports both Core i7 and Core i5 CPU without an integrated GPU and the latest Intel 32nm Clarkdale Core i3 and Core i5 CPU with a HD GPU so you can enjoy smooth HD movies without an independent graphics card., That just means it increases clarkdales speed correct? and it would still work with Lynnfield?

i5 New Cooler Needed?

I don't need a lot.

Video Card

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September 26, 2010 7:38:55 PM

Is this all compatible at least?
September 26, 2010 9:00:53 PM

It's all compatible, but some of those aren't very good choices/values.

H55 chipsets support the GPU that is built into Clarkdale processors. They will also work fine with Lynnfield processors, but you won't have onboard graphics to fall back on.

I'll put together a better build for you.

Retail processors come with a cooler; you don't need an aftermarket one. If you want to overclock your processor, an aftermarket CPU cooler is almost a necessity.
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September 26, 2010 9:21:36 PM

CPU & Case

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (Slightly higher clock, but cheaper in combo)
Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (This is actually a decent case and a great value)

Motherboard & PSU

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (Newer motherboard)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 Plus Certified Modular PSU (Receives decent reviews, Efficient, Modular)
$149.98 after $30 in rebates

or, w/o USB 3.0 or SATA III (these are the latest technologies, you may want to pay extra for them)

ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 Plus Certified Modular PSU (Receives decent reviews, Efficient, Modular)
$124.98 after a $20 rebate


Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL7 Desktop Memory
* Top shelf brand
* Much higher performance


Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 CL9 Desktop Memory
* Much lower performance level
* Get this if you just want something that works/you don't want to tweak your memory settings at all

Hard Drive

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB


SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB Video Card
* Much more powerful than the HD5570 for about the same price
* Still very efficient
$69.98 after a $15 rebate


PowerColor AX5550 512MK3-H Radeon HD 5550 512MB Video Card
* Same features as the HD5570 only slightly less powerful
$54.99 after a $15 rebate
September 26, 2010 10:26:49 PM

Thanks for the reply i think from the choices i made from yours i will be getting a better cheaper build but basically the same thing ( better CPU speed, and better GPU)