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I would say that so far that system looks good as well, however, as others have said, as far as upgradability, it isn't going to last long since that socket is going to die out. AM3 is going out soon as well, but that is to be expected for both sides since they have announced both Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer. I generally stick with AMD because it is the cheaper of the two but if you have an $1100 budget, that i5 system will work well.

As far as graphics go, I can also recommend the 6800 series. I own a Sapphire 6870 and have nothing but good things to say about it. However, you need a monitor that has a resolution that can make sure the graphics card will be using its full potential. A resolution of at least 1920x1080 is preferred, otherwise a 6870 is unnecessary.

For PSUs, I would recommend a nice Corsair unit. I would stay away from TX systems not because they aren't good units, but because of the large bundle of cables that never get used and just get in the way. I would go with an HX650 or HX750, which would allow for expanding to multiple graphics cards in the future. These units are also modular so you only use the cables that are required for your system while the rest can be put away in a box somewhere.

Also, if you do plan on overclocking, make sure you get a nice aftermarket cooler. The Megahalems are always good choices if you want to go air cooling. The Corsair H50/H70 all-in-one coolers are nice as well, but not as great as full on water-cooling loops. Basically something other than the stock cooler is preferred.

If you've got anymore questions feel free to ask!
Well... Why thank you for repeating my points, to make them stay fresh.
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they won't be completely "dead" they will be slightly outdated, but they will come down in price and the new socket will undoubtedly have bugs and be missing some features, such is the problem with early adoption. i'd wait until sandybridge is out and then make a move depending on the features ure after and your budget, high budget = sandy bridge, lower budget = 1156
     
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they won't be completely "dead" they will be slightly outdated, but they will come down in price and the new socket will undoubtedly have bugs and be missing some features, such is the problem with early adoption. i'd wait until sandybridge is out and then make a move depending on the features ure after and your budget, high budget = sandy bridge, lower budget = 1156
In three years time? I think they will be, at least vegetablelised...
Three years is a long time in the tech industry.
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Well... Why thank you for repeating my points, to make them stay fresh.
I was just giving a bit more information to your already good points
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I was just giving a bit more information to your already good points
Well, why thank you.
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post #16 of 22
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Hi all, thanks for all your replies.
For now, I have another bunch of questions.
Firstly, I saw nutty_pumpkin mention something about me getting a P55 motherboard instead of a H55 one since my CPU does not support on board graphics or something (I can't really remember. He had edited that away already). So, i was wondering if I should change my choice of MB to something else.... Any recommendations for a good P55 MB?

Secondly, I'm not looking at doing any extreme overclocking. Most likely something below 30%. Therefore, is it still necessary to get a PSU with 650W power?

Last but not least, for the GPU, I don't think I want to go for something as high end as the Radeon HD 6870 even if I CAN fit it into my budget. Maybe something around the 5k series??

Lets say IF I had to cut down my budget by $200, which will make it $900, what would be your recommendations for the MB, GPU and PSU now?

EDIT: comparing the ASUS P7P55D-E LX, the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 and the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3R, which would be a better choice? (not considering the price that is, although I don't think their price differs by a lot)

Sorry if I'm asking alot, I'm just quite confused now.

Anyways
MERRY
CHRISTMAS GUYS!!!

Edited by iQanTa - 12/25/10 at 2:06am
post #17 of 22
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Hi all, thanks for all your replies.
For now, I have another bunch of questions.
Firstly, I saw nutty_pumpkin mention something about me getting a P55 motherboard instead of a H55 one since my CPU does not support on board graphics or something (I can't really remember. He had edited that away already). So, i was wondering if I should change my choice of MB to something else.... Any recommendations for a good P55 MB?

Secondly, I'm not looking at doing any extreme overclocking. Most likely something below 30%. Therefore, is it still necessary to get a PSU with 650W power?

Last but not least, for the GPU, I don't think I want to go for something as high end as the Radeon HD 6870 even if I CAN fit it into my budget. Maybe something around the 5k series??

Lets say IF I had to cut down my budget by $200, which will make it $900, what would be your recommendations for the MB, GPU and PSU now?

EDIT: comparing the ASUS P7P55D-E LX, the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 and the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3R, which would be a better choice? (not considering the price that is, although I don't think their price differs by a lot)

Sorry if I'm asking alot, I'm just quite confused now.

Anyways
MERRY
CHRISTMAS GUYS!!!
Hey man,
Merry Christmas!!
Im gonna goto new egg and make a system costing $900 when I have time, but do you want it to be complete or just motherboard, gpu, CPU, And ram?
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post #18 of 22
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Hey man,
Merry Christmas!!
Im gonna goto new egg and make a system costing $900 when I have time, but do you want it to be complete or just motherboard, gpu, CPU, And ram?
Hey,
That sound cool to me, mind posting what you get after you're done??
I basically need everthing except the keyboard, mouse, moniter and soundcard, so I think they would make it almost the complete system.
post #19 of 22
For the ram,get the hyper-x insted of value ram,
for the gpu get-
hd6870/gtx 460
for the psu get-
corsair 750tx
hope u like this
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