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Anyone have experience with this i5 build before I order?

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January 20, 2011 9:56:28 PM

1. I do not want or need a sandy bridge. I want to get that out of the way asap, because I know the value of it. I also know that you really need to go to the 2600k to get the most dramatic increase and that is $200 plus I do not want to spend. This build is under $1,000. I just need to make sure that all the parts I got work perfectly together. :)  I will be buying another PC in 2 years, and this is my nice stopgap between that time. Also, I am not a gamer, this is an audio recording PC. (not video)


CD/DVD - LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Case- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

C: - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

D: - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Wireless - TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter

Graphics Card - GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

PSU - SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK

Mobo -GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU -Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

OS -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

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January 20, 2011 11:18:50 PM

Looks like everything will work ...perfectly ? .... well there is some imbalance in the component list

I do many SB builds under $1000 .... the 2600 is a small margin in performance above the cheaper 2500

Check this to see what drive is actually better for you in your applications

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on∏[3016]=on

I do not recommend wireless on a desktop, huge performance hit

Here's an Asus board w/ the 750 in a combo (saves $15)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - I'd want more RAM an for video editing ..... faster RAM .... not sure how your apps are affected by audio encoding
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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January 21, 2011 12:04:35 AM

Thanks! By imbalances, did you mean what you listed? Because that all makes sense to me.

For audio, the amount of RAM I am getting is a lot more then what I have had, and the computer worked great..for 7 years. This will be a big upgrade for me. For video, yes, I am sure I would need more for a lot of speed.

The drives I picked up are great for Audio. Real silent. It is either them or the Caviar Blacks in the audio world. And the gigabyte board is the only one that plays nice with my audio interface. So basically some of these decisions were option less.


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