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post #1 of 14
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Currently building a rig for everyone in the household to use. Not gonna be used for any serious photoshop or video encoding but some gaming (SCII in particular) and multitasking.

CPU: i5 750
Mobo: Gigabyte LGA 1156
RAM: G.Skill 4gb DDR3 1333
Graphix: XFX 4770
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 600W

Total: ~$625

Note that I already have a Blu-ray drive, 1tb WD Black, and Antec 300 case.
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post #2 of 14
how much ram?
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post #3 of 14
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4gb for $98.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231190

Not sure if I should go for 6gb?
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post #4 of 14
no 4gb is fine for now.

an i3 is perfectly fine for multitasking, but i would recommend spending a little less on the cpu (a decent i5 dual core) and a 4870 instead of the 4770
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post #5 of 14
I would recommend getting an HD 5770 1GB, they conserve less power, and are a great card for the price.

I got mine for about 180$ and I'm thinking of purchasing another and running it in crossfire.
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post #6 of 14
This is better.

i5 750 + GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2

HD 5770 + Antec Earthwatts 650W

Plus the ram you wanted.

$622.66 shipped.
    
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post #7 of 14
I'd make these changes:

Gigabyte HD4850: $84.99 shipped after MIR
OCZ ModXStream 600W PSU + Lite-On DVD Burner Combo: $49.98 shipped after MIR and code bigsave20

The HD4850 is faster than the HD4770 and has a bigger 1GB frame buffer. The OCZ psu is modular and a solid unit for the money. I own it and like it lot. The DVD burner only costs $6 with the combo so I though why not but you can just get the PSU if you want.
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Originally Posted by maxhudson View Post
no 4gb is fine for now.

an i3 is perfectly fine for multitasking, but i would recommend spending a little less on the cpu (a decent i5 dual core) and a 4870 instead of the 4770
I don't agree about getting an i5 dual-core. Those are a rip off. The i5 750 is superior in every way and costs about the same. The i3 530 is the fastest Clarkdale CPU I'd recommend.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 6/9/10 at 7:37pm
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post #8 of 14
If I were going to buy a dual core I would go straight for the i3 530.. from what I've seen it is an insane oc...
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post #9 of 14
how high can it oc?

and how different is its performance @ the same clock speed as an i5?
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post #10 of 14
I have a buddy at another forum that has a 530 running at 4.7 under an H50
    
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