Help w/ Hardware on New Computer Build

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Jay487, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Jay487

    Jay487 What's Life If You Ain't Enjoyin' It?

    Dec 11, 2001
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    Syracuse, NY
    Been awhile since I've shopped for hardware, just looking for some input on a new build. Thanks in advance!

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

    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

    RAM: (x2) CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    VIDEO CARD: HIS H489FN1GH Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives

    CPU COOLER: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler (also getting arctic silver compound)

    CASE: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    So I end up having:

    i5 Quad Core @ 2.66GHz
    8GB PC3 12800 DDR3 RAM
    1TB 7200 RPM SATA 32MB
    Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

    etc... for about $981 shipped.

    I got the CPU cooler because I will probably OC to about 3 GHz once it's built and stable.

    Also, is that CPU I listed better than a dual core 3.1ghz wolfdale? I know clock speed is generally more important than quad vs dual core, which is why I got the CPU cooler so I can OC the i5 to over 3ghz.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Oct 27, 2003
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    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    Obviously the i5 is better than a dual core Wolfdale. Just an FYI the i5 will clock to 3.2GHz for single threaded apps automatically.

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