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Enquiry for a new PC?

By maltar7
Jun 12, 2010
  1. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    You can get the i5 750 to 4GHz pretty easily with a relatively cheap HSF. I think it's always worth investing in an aftermarket CPU cooler, you're spending £150-£200 on a CPU and a £30-£40 HSF will give some nice extra free performance as well as lengthening the CPU's life by keeping it cooler.

    Regarding the case, just pick whichever one which you think looks best (as long as it has decent airflow).

    The 5770 is a great card for gaming, but I think it is a bit of overkill for video/photo editing.
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Yes.

    Yes. But not to the maximum potential.
     
  3. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    slh28

    What is a hsf?

    What do you mean by
    What do you think about a water cooling system? would this be a better option than a after market cpu cooler?

    Im not sure how a water cooling system works, do you have to re-fuel it?

    enlightening me on water cooling?

    Could you recomend a £40-£50 cpu fan and water cooling system?

    Thanks for a great system
     
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    HSF stands for "heat sink and fan".

    The HD 5770 is a pretty good gaming card and will run most games at their highest settings at a moderately high resolution. What slh28 thinks is that if you're not going to play any games on your system then you need not buy such a powerful card. However, since I don't know much about video and photo editing, I can't comment.

    I personally don't think that you need to go in for water cooling. How much will you be OCing? The i5 750 should be able to handle most of your tasks at stock speed. And if you want a moderate OC you'll be fine on the stock cooler or any decent aftermarket air cooler.
     
  5. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    What do you think the maxium stable speed will be for Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz?
     
  6. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Also what cpu fan would you suggest for around about £40-£50?
     
  7. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    What do you think the maxium stable speed will be for Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz when overclocked?
    What cpu fan would you suggest for around about £40-£50?

    Also i have a fairly new 320gb 7200 rmp hardrive lying about, do you think i should pay an extra £50-£100 for a solid state hard drive.Tell me what you know about solid state hard drives? i can afford the extra £100
     
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    You have to remember that each CPU to some extent has its own characteristics, depending on how it was binned and the quality of the manufacturing. even with identical peripheral components. there is no guarantee that you and the guy down the block will get the same results.
    The consensus seems to be around 4.4ghz with excellent cooling and a very good OC motherboard. have a look at this.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2009/09/21/overclocking-intel-s-core-i5-750/1
     
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    I would 100% imo.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,056   +970

    I'm a little confused as to why you're running your mouth calling this a $750.00 computer.

    You don't list a HDD, an optical drive, or an operating system. (About $200.00 for the 3 parts)

    Also, 9800GT video cards are averaging about a hundred dollars each. So add another $200.00 to your "$750.00" PC

    So, by my count, this is an approximately $1150.00 dollar PC.

    I mean I'm happy for you for being the proud owner, but BS is still BS.
     
  11. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    I didnt post that, someone else did?
     
     
  12. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    I have a fairly new 320gb 7200 rmp hardrive lying about, do you think i should pay an extra £50-£100 for a solid state hard drive.Tell me what you know about solid state hard drives? i can afford the extra £100
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,056   +970

    Nobody said you did. That's why the first line says, "originally posted by Sev". Then you included my response to >>> Sev <<< in your "I didn't post that" speech also. I'm absolutely certain you didn't post that, I did.

    If anybody's confused as to what this is about, please see posts #s, 35 and 36 above.
     
  14. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Do you think i should pay an extra £150-200 for a solid state hard drive or the same price for a hard drive. If you think i should then tell me which one i should go for?

    Solid state drive or Hard drive?
     
  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Ooo, well because its speedy quick.
    Which one were you looking at?
    Those Agility 2 drives are pretty cheap now, around $180 USD.
     
  16. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Yea solid state drive, they seem pritty good and cheap.

    But i dont know what normal hard drive to buy?
     
  17. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Thanks for suggesting a great system to build.

    However i would like to change the
    for a dominator ram model.

    I would like the model to contain the same 1600MHz speed, latency and space.

    I have £100 to spend, can you recommend one?
     
  18. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Don't go posting the identical queries on multiple threads, especially those which are over 2 weeks old.

    If you want a Dominator just search the websites to which my links point. I guess you can do that much.
     
  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Dominator is such a waste of money, that Gskill ripjaws great.

    EDIT: I suppose I know nothing about euro prices, but Dominator is prolly still a lot more expensive.
     
  20. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Hmm...

    Do you guys think i should buy two normal hard drives and raid them?
    >Or do you think i should buy solid state drive and one hard drive?

    Also what is a solid state drive used for? Can you use it like a normal hard drive?
     
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    SSD's use NAND based flash memory.similar,but not identical to using ram for storage except the Data remains on the drive when you power off your machine. they speed up load times but are a lot more expensive than a standard HDD. you use them like a HDD but probably put things like games and the items that load times are most important.
     
  22. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Do you mean, buying a ssd drive to install a operating system and the aplications i use most.

    If this is true then how much storage would i need?

    I am currently using 298GB out of 250GB= 46GB used

    So if i am right i would need a 60GB ssd?
     
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,056   +970

    By the syntax of your math problem, it looks like you owe your computer 46GB of HDD space....:rolleyes:
     
  24. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    That's entirely up to you and what,and how much you want to put on it
    I have a 128 GB and that suits me. if your a big gamer, you might want a larger SSD although i suspect it will probably be $$$ driven. After 64GB the cost goes up exponentially.
     
  25. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Yeah...
    Um...you will likely require a normal harddrive (don't you already have one?) to store docs and whatever else.
    I'd just sink as much money as you see fit into an SSD, probably a 64gb one. Note that if it says like 50 or 60gb, its actually 64.
     
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