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I was going to get a laptop but i decided that a desktop computer fitted my purposes better and would also be a better investment in terms of logevity that the pc will have.
I'll be using this as the backbone to my home-recording studio, i currently use a external USB audio interface that i've already aquired to use with this rig.
The will be some mild gaming and so i don't really want to spend alot on the GPU.
This is only a draft and i'm open to sugestions.
I plan to overclock a bit but nothing to wild as i need this to be really really stable.
Intel i5 760 8Mb Cache
Asus P7P55D-E
Corsair 3x2048MB DDR3 1600Mhz XMS3 CAS7
Western Digital 1TB 64MB Sata II
Corsair CX-500W 12cm
Asus VH242H Full HD 1080p 5ms
Gimme your opinion/sugestions please
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Everyone will say buy Sandy Bridge when it comes out in a few days.

So, buy Sandy Bridge
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SOcket 1156 uses dual channel memory. So either 2x2gb's or 2x4gbs.

Everybody is gonna say wait for sandy bridge.
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Everyone will say buy Sandy Bridge when it comes out in a few days.

So, buy Sandy Bridge
Is it worth it? I mean intel seems to change sockets withouth any reason, other than making people buy the new stuff.
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This is one rig where I'd recommend waiting a couple of weeks for Sandy Bridge. You get a free performance boost for around the same price as the rig you're planning on.

Also, just go for 2x2GB RAM (or 2x4GB if you need more). Neither Lynnfield nor mainstream Sandy Bridge supports running in triple channel.
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Most likely this is a i5 760 with a mid-range GPU so get a solid psu that can do 30a/360w on 12v. Instead of Corsair CX-500, may take a look at Antec EA430.
Edited by linskingdom - 12/28/10 at 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
This is one rig where I'd recommend waiting a couple of weeks for Sandy Bridge. You get a free performance boost for around the same price as the rig you're planning on.

Also, just go for 2x2GB RAM (or 2x4GB if you need more). Neither Lynnfield nor mainstream Sandy Bridge supports running in triple channel.
It's 11 days.. Not weeks I still think it'll happen on the 6th so it's more like 8 days

Edit - He's in europe. He can already get sandy bridge
    
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I've seen sandy bridge boards but not cpu's yet.
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Ever thought about going AMD? My past 2 builds with AMD were both awesome, and you can get a 6 core that will EASILY overclock to 4GHZ without hassle(most likely). It could be as easy as a multiplier raise+ a voltage bump.

If you have no possible intent or interest in switching sides wait for Sandy Bridge.
    
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I only had a AMD once , it was a old athlon , when AMD was way better than intel.
Nowadays it seems like Intel in king and queen so i don't see much of a purpose of not following the trend.
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