Re: Need advice for a gaming pc with a 750$ budget
That mobo won't work with either cpu you posted. It's a 1156 mobo, and the cpu is a 1155.... Yup 1 number different.
The 1155 is the new i5 chipset, and intel just found a flaw in the mobo chipset, and they are currently fixing it. The fix is getting ready to ship out to stores, but theyre not out yet.. in a couple weeks.
I'd definately wait the fix, the Sandy bridge chips are dirty fast.. the upper quads are on par with current intel hexs.
Saddly amd is behind the old intel and now theyre even worse.
Your budget can do a 1155 setup, so I'd do it.
Your 8800gt is still nice.. the 5850 or 70 will kill it though.
I'd build the best cpu and moderate gpu as itseasy to upgrade gpus.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig