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Best motherboard and processor combination?????

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January 7, 2011 4:59:01 PM

Hello,
I'm not a gamer.. I do much research, and reporting. Most messages are eMail. I want to build a QUIET, FAST, MULTI-TASKING, wireless networking, desktop. What Components should I use???? TKs LouZ
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January 7, 2011 5:09:58 PM

Are you sure you need a desktop..?? Seems like a laptop will suit your work scenario better giving you mobility options too..
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January 7, 2011 5:18:02 PM

Anything new would be able to handle the light load you are expecting. For cost sake, I would suggest going with an AMD AM3 platform with an X2 or X3 processor. Look for a motherboard with an 800 series chipset, USB 3.0, SATA 6, and integrated video of HD 4200 or higher for 1080 resolution and Blu-ray playback. The power supply should have an "80 PLUS" efficiency rating (antec and corsair are good brands). Spinpoint F3 500GB or 1TB hard drives are often recommended.
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January 17, 2011 2:22:54 AM

sadams04 said:
Anything new would be able to handle the light load you are expecting. For cost sake, I would suggest going with an AMD AM3 platform with an X2 or X3 processor. Look for a motherboard with an 800 series chipset, USB 3.0, SATA 6, and integrated video of HD 4200 or higher for 1080 resolution and Blu-ray playback. The power supply should have an "80 PLUS" efficiency rating (antec and corsair are good brands). Spinpoint F3 500GB or 1TB hard drives are often recommended.


Thanks for the answer.
I set on an Intel DH55TC , Intel core i3 530 2.93 GHz, Corsair 650w.
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April 15, 2011 2:20:59 AM

Also, for more processing power, you can safely overclock it upto 3.71 GHz, by doing the following steps :
1. Updating the BIOS.
2. Going to the BIOS's performance tab AND :
3. Lowering the memory multiplier from 10 ( auto ) to 8 AND Increasing the FSB from 133 to 169.

That would run your processor at 22*169 = 3718 MHz ( 3.71 GHz)
And your RAM would be running at 8*169 = 1352 MHz.
I think almost all 1333 MHz RAMS can tolerate this small increase, i.e. from 1330 to 1352.
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