Asus M5A88-V EVO
Phenom II X4 960T [Unlocked to 6 cores (Prime95 stable 24+ hours, OCCT stable 12+ hours!!) ]
i5-2500K 3.30GHz Quad-Core
I just purchased the Asus/AMD parts for a new build to unlock and overclock to get a bit of power from the CPU, i.e., 24/7 stable OC. I'm neither particularly interested in benchmarking results or looking to break records.
I only tested them (on top of the motherboard's cardboard box) to unlock the cores and for their stability. I never tried to overclock.
Seeing this Intel/Gigabyte bundle on sale I am tempted to upgrade and sell the old parts because Intel is better performing.
The new bundle seems to meet my needs, except it has Intel HD graphics which should be able to run 1080p videos.
- SATA III,
- Onboard graphics (the Intel HD takes care of this)
- art programs,
- extensive multiple tab use in GC/IE
- occasional 1080p video playback.
- No games.
Edited by Stealth3si, 05 April 2012 - 12:49 PM.