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Proposed new rig, thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by NdMk2o1o, Aug 11, 2010.

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    Might sell my pc and have been thinking of going back to intel, also really fancy a GTX460 here is my proposed new build, the only downside I can see is the 13 530 compared to my 550 unlocked to x4, though I should be able to get the 530 upto 4ghz and hyperthreading should also provide a bit of a boost, what do you think?

     
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    Might wanna go i5 instead?
     
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    I'm a little worried you might be bottlenecking the 460 with that i3, maybe not. I'd spend an extra $30 and get the i3 550. The best price/performance CPU in the 1156 market is the i5 750!
     
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    Well I possibly could though would have to then maybe drop the GTX1gb and grab the 768mb and also drop the 1TB for a 500gb to save a few more £s off though for gaming and general usage the i3 will be more than fine for my needs until I feel the need for better and that will probably be an i7 8** chip :toast:

    Spend an extra 30 for a bump in clock speed?? I can do that myself and plan to run the lil bugger at 4ghz
     
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    LOL, gotcha.
     
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    I would go i5-760 with that RAM and GPU. i3's are great and over-clock nicely, but the 530 has half the cache and half the physical cores of the 760. They're not that much more expensive but you get a lot more longevity out of them, plus they over-clock like a beast.

    The 460 is a beast though. I have two in SLI at the moment, and they're little demons. Palit models are nice too, but look for the new MSI cyclone model with it's awesome custom cooler.
     
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    Its £70 more than the i3 ($105) so its a fair bit that I just dont have, also the i3 530 at 4.0ghz should easily perform on par with my pII in gaming and general use from what I have seen, the difference will be negligible. I will be getting an 8 series i7 later on if I feel the need to upgrade, though my rigs maybe only last 8-10months before I get bored and replace the whole thing :\
     
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    this upgrade is completely nonsense, buy a x6 whit a nvidia 460 or Radeon 5870
     
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    Complete nonsense? at least explain your post otherwise it could be taken as trollbait. I completely understand it is not that much of an "upgrade" with the i3, though that said, I should be able to build this rig solely with the money i get from selling my current rig, and if thats the case then i get a nice upgrade on the ram, PSU and more importantly the GPU. CPU wise I may even lose a bit of performance though I dont tax my ststem that hard anyway so it will not be noticed/missed.

    Also as pointed out above i normally end up swapping rigs out every 8-10 months anyway, I cant help it, just get bored :eek:
     
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    http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...+LGA1156)+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=40924

    Here's an i5-760 for the measly sum of £146. Aria are top quality, have a look around their site, they have some amazing deals.

    Edit: For what it's worth, with all your rig-swapping madness (!), I just built an i7-930 rig from these guys for £420. It's insane.
     
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    That £420 could have got you little more than the CPU motherboard and RAM
     

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