retails for just $10 more than your SX2855-UR11P
. Here's the comparison:http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/ ... .GCFP2.006
With Llano, you get much better integrated graphics and more cores but lower single-threaded performance.
If Llano's integrated graphics and single-threaded performance are "good enough" for your application, it's a better solution. If you're going to get a discrete graphics card anyway, then Sandy Bridge is the better option, though I would favor the faster Pentium G850
if I were assembling my own.
JAE thanks for the input,you can always find stuff that slips by others:)But that system is 360$
I grabbed the UR11 tower assembly for $209 then add the 44$ HIS hd6450 passive 1gb card for a grand total of $253, a steal in my book,plus its just my new HTPC in my bedroom.But i happened to luck out and it performs well past my expectations with its duties as a HTPC, websurfer and even some light gaming.
I would have loved building my own but win 7 alone is 100$,so $153 would not get me much:) Perhaps a e350 board and mem plus a salvaged HD all built in the cardboard box the E350 came in.I Have to add i wanted to spend no more then 300$,Heck down the road maybe i will upgrade the cpu to a i3 but as of now its snappy a plenty fast for its purpose.
Another plus is that the system is so quiet the only time i hear it is when its late a night and the hard drive seeks,but most of the time it is streaming from my Sig gaming rig on a 1gb ethernet connection and i cannot hear that:)
To add to my happiness i just got a Fios 35/35 internet connection,I consistently test at 43MBs or around 5300kb a sec.The TV pictures on every set in the house are much better also.All for $20 cheaper a month.So far i am a happy camper.
2600k@4848mhz @1.4v CM Nepton40XL 16gb Ram 2x EVGA GTX770 4gb Classified cards in SLI@1280mhz Stock boost on a GAP67-UD4-B3, SBlaster Z powered by TX-850 PSU pushing a 34" LG 21/9 3440-1440 IPS panel. Pieced together 2.1 sound system