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Old 11-15-2009, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I5 Build on a budget...thoughts on this build?

Combo(Case/MOBO/CPU/PSU): 499.99
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700
MOBO: ASUS P7P55D LGA
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz

Memory: 93.99
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Hard Drive: 74.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS

GPU: 79.99
HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670

OS: 89.99
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Total Cost: 838.91

I know the GPU is on the light side, but do not intend to game and expect that will be my first upgrade.

Thanks in advance for your comments:
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Default Re: I5 Build on a budget...thoughts on this build?

Go with Windows 7 over Vista.
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This Vista OS has a free Win 7 upgrade and is cheaper than Windows 7, is there a reason I would pay more for the Win 7?
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Default Re: I5 Build on a budget...thoughts on this build?

You can have a clean install of W7, otherwise you have to install Vista and then upgrad it to W7. I agree with Slaymate, I would buy the W7. I prefer the clean install myself.
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Thanks..anything else? I feel pretty good if that is all the comments.
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Default Re: I5 Build on a budget...thoughts on this build?

By the way, what's the main purpose of the computer? Video editing, etc? I'm asking this because if you're doing video editing, for example, you should consider buying a i7 860 since it has hyperthreading.
You may consider this combo for the i7 860:
# Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail
# 295367ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
# 295367Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
# 295367Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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