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How's this for an i5 gaming rig?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Pete.Dakota, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. Pete.Dakota

    Wise Guy

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    Minus a GPU, for now - waiting for ATI's 5 series.

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    The Geil sticks seem a really good deal, considering their timings and frequencies.
     
  2. linktoinsanity

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    Looks OK, but don't buy windows Vista. Pre-order Windows 7 Home. It is cheaper and in the meantime you can use the RC until the full version is released. Other than that, with an ATI 5xxxx series GPU, it should run games nicely. :)
     
  3. Daegan

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    You could save £15 by going for an OEM version of the CPU. Also you're paying extra for SLI support, I'd drop down to the P7P55D or jump ship to a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3 and save another £20-30.
     
  4. nutter

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    Cheaper? Is Windows 7 on a special offer or something? I thought W7 would cost around £120 which was set prices a few weeks back, why would they sell W7 cheaper than Vista?

    I hope it's true of course:)
     
  5. Daegan

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  6. SfnX

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    coz its better. vista tbh was all about being flashy etc which kinda works but u loose in performance and compatability....and yes i use 32 bit home edition :D
     
  7. nutter

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  8. Pete.Dakota

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    OK - some slight revisions.

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd rather have the piece of mind.

    I'm not only waiting for benches/prices on ATI's 5 series, I'm also waiting to see if their release will drop the price of the current Nvidias. I'm happy to pay the extra for SLI support, just in case.