ive been looking at the sandybridge range of celerons... and from what ive seen they would be a ideal replacement for my current celeron E3300 .....and with the 1155 socket support i can allways upgrade to a core i3/i5 at a later date ( when i can afford it )
however i want to combine the "Intel Celeron G530"( http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processor... ) with the "Gigabyte GA-P61-USB3-B3"( http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa... ) .. and together these will come to just under £87 ....
i shall then get "Corsair XMS3 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 C9 1333MHz Memory Module "( http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc... ) .. giving me the spare dimm to add another xms ddr3 module at a later date
has anyone used the celeron G530 yet..... and if so what kind of performance did you get ..... i shall be using a HD5770 with the set up..... and even with the E3300 i got playable frame rates across all titles... so with a passmark cpu score of 1750 compared to 2565 with the G530 i hope to get much better performance
also i was only using pc2-6400 ddr2 memory with the E3300 so with ddr3 memory running at 1333mhz this should also improve overall performance
i would like some opinions on this cpu/motherboard and ram.... any will be much appreciated
For an entry level system it should give you ok performance in a gaming environment. The P61 is really a basic board and it can work for you but you try to put a little bit more into the board move up to a P67 or Z68 as it will give you a wider range of support features off the board then the P61. Otherwise a good basic system that should do well in a home environment.