Re: New AM3+ based system any recomendations?
50GB really should be enough for OS install and some programs here and there, but really not big enough if you want to install a lot of games onto it as well. I personally am the type of guy that plays only 1 game at a time mostly, so i would probably put that 1 game on the ssd also.
I've heard good things about bulldozer too - but i also have not heard an official release date. But there is one thing i feel confident about, it is not going to be that much faster than the new sandy bridge chips $ for $ and sandy bridge is right now.
You are right - the i5-2400 can be a better deal. In fact, micro center has it for $149.99. If you are going 2400 then you don't need a p67 motherboard either because you cant overclock 2400. You can get a cheap H61 motherboard for less than $60! (http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0359807) so youre probably only spending about $220 between the 2 parts that will destroy games.
Edit: I should rephrase what i said about the i5-2400. The i5-2400 is not necessarily a BETTER deal if you are willing to overclock. $30 extra for i5-2500k yields a 4.2ghz quad core without touching voltage, all you do is simply change the multiplier, it's that simple. The i5-2400 is a better deal if you dont want to overclock.
Last edited by AParsh335i; 04-20-2011 at 12:07 PM.
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