Published on 11th January 2010 by
Originally Posted by okenobiSo after all that waiting, not a huge amount has changed....
I'm surprised that the i3-530 didn't get more of a look in in either of the first two systems. Perhaps that's due to less than brilliant overclocking that was achieved when it was reviewed, as well as the price.
That said, I really like the new format and I'm impressed that more discussion of alternatives is included. That makes for a far more rounded article in my view. Well done Bit-Tech!
Originally Posted by BindibadgiThank you! The 530 is in there - we pointed it out as a viable alternative in between the All Rounder and Enthusiast PC.
Originally Posted by okenobiYeah, I read the whole thing. I just thought it might've made the actual cut as part of one of the systems. The fact that alternatives are discussed is brilliant though. Nice to see the 550 get a mention as well.
Originally Posted by rolloNo 4890 now? Still get one for £130 ish and ot beats 5770 in every test by long way
Originally Posted by Star*DaggerStill anemic with PSUs, and I'm getting the 5970, dual gpus and dx11!!
Originally Posted by HustlerI still think the 550 is the best CPU out there for price/performance....3.8Ghz virtually guaranteed, and with an excellent chance of at least turning it into a triple core, if not a quad.
When i run my 550 as a triple core, its 90% as fast as a full blown quad in games, so your not really losing anything if you don't get all 4 cores.
For an extra £15-20 over the 250, its more than worth it.
Originally Posted by retrogamer1990The Lian Li PC-80 has eight expansion slots for the folding cards, bit pricey though.
Originally Posted by okenobi
I don't disagree with you, but worth bearing in mind that an Asus of Gigabyte board with 785G or more is at least £20 more than the 770. So £40 overall..
Originally Posted by memerootalso the Fenrir does not seem to be avaiable in the netherlands... any alternatives?
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