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Old 11-18-2010, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Amd Gaming Platform.

This is the best build i could come up with under 1350$.

Reasoning:

-According to reviews 6870 crossfire scales "AMAZINGLY". In benchmarks the 6870's either keep up to, or beat the Gtx 580 in average fps for the same price.

-I have tried to find the best bang for buck on a board with 2x 16 lane pci-e's to get the maximum performance available. (be it a 5% increase or not)

-I am on a budget so i did opt for the Amd, and as far as i can tell with an Amd board the only option i have for duel cards is crossfire.

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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty


OCZ GameXStream 850W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fans


ASUS Radeon HD 6870 913MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2XMINI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card x2


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box


Kingston HyperX Blu KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G 4GB 2X2GB CL9 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit


ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 ATX DDR3 790FX 4PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 eSATA Motherboard


Question: Will this Cpu on stock bottle neck these cards?

Thanks for your help.
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Default Re: Amd Gaming Platform.

id go with an i5 build, it would simply be better for the same price.

also, dont get a OCZ power supply, get Corsair or nothing

what ram are you getting?

what case are you getting?

try to find combo deals on these parts, that alone could literally shave $120-$140 off the overall price of your build
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The ram is NCIX.com - Buy Kingston HyperX Blu KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G 4GB 2X2GB CL9 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G In Canada.

The case was not really a concern for me.

I dunno why but when i hear the name i5 i shudder. I know its just ignorance, but ive always heard i7 or go home because the i5 was not for gaming.

If i switch to a i5 build id prolly be better of going with nvidia video cards then, right? Couple 260 hawks's or somthing.
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id go with an i5 build, it would simply be better for the same price.

also, dont get a OCZ power supply, get Corsair or nothing

what ram are you getting?

what case are you getting?

try to find combo deals on these parts, that alone could literally shave $120-$140 off the overall price of your build


OCZ power supplies are actually pretty awesome, alot of my friends have them and I think I'll be getting one when I upgrade my rig at xmas.

Kingston HyperX Blu KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G 4GB 2X2GB CL9 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - He listed that as the RAM he is getting.

As for the 965 Bottlenecking your Cards, I don't think so, but I wouldnt hold me to that.

I'd say the AMD build would be the best though but that's just me, everyone has opinions, but that looks like a nice lil rig'
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OCZ power supplies are actually pretty awesome, alot of my friends have them and I think I'll be getting one when I upgrade my rig at xmas.
I have a couple of OCZ psu's myself and they are decent but Corsair and Seasonic are considerably better.

A Corsair 750tx will be more than enough power for your system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
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OCZ power supplies are actually pretty awesome, alot of my friends have them and I think I'll be getting one when I upgrade my rig at xmas.

Kingston HyperX Blu KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G 4GB 2X2GB CL9 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - He listed that as the RAM he is getting.

As for the 965 Bottlenecking your Cards, I don't think so, but I wouldnt hold me to that.

I'd say the AMD build would be the best though but that's just me, everyone has opinions, but that looks like a nice lil rig'
oh, dang... for what ever reason i saw the word " blu " and stopped reading from there, i thought it was a blu ray burner, thats what i get for being up at 4:30 am haha
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oh, dang... for what ever reason i saw the word " blu " and stopped reading from there, i thought it was a blu ray burner, thats what i get for being up at 4:30 am haha
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