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Old 01-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: ANOTHER build?!?!? Your thoughts???

< $300 I'd go AMD Phenom II X4 960T + Asus M5A99X EVO.

If it turns out you have >$300 to use (~$350+ would be best) then I would look at an Intel based CPU/MB.

Also just a suggestion on the case, the NZXT Source 210 Elite (white) has most of the same features (not hot-swap or fan control), but is $50 less.
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< $300 I'd go AMD Phenom II X4 960T + Asus M5A99X EVO.

If it turns out you have >$300 to use (~$350+ would be best) then I would look at an Intel based CPU/MB.

Also just a suggestion on the case, the NZXT Source 210 Elite (white) has most of the same features (not hot-swap or fan control), but is $50 less.
If only Intel was cheaper. Good thinking on the Phenom though, Roark, better than that APU.
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Ok, getting much closwer now. I made an executive decision and went with an Intel i5-2310 CPU. Also went with a good feature rich Motherboard which he can use if he wants to add a GPU or upgrade the CPU down the road to an Ivy Bridge i7. Also, I changed from the 6870 to a 6950. I'm still waiting to hear what the OFFICIAL budget is since he changed his mind to the Dell 24" monitor, not sure if he wants to stick with the $1000 for the rest of it or not. Either way, this would be one sweet machine.

DANG!! Just noticed that the PSU is OUT OF STOCK.... I wonder if that means they are going to no longer carry it, or if they are just waiting on a shipment.


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You may as well get an intel 2400 instead of the 2310. It costs $5 more but has a 0.3ghz increase per cpu core. Thats a 1.2ghz increase overall.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz &#40;3.4GHz Turbo Boost&#41; LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
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Looks like we might be good to go, and ordering in the next week possibly.... Here is the final list...

My only concern at this point, will that PSU be enough?



$995.39 shipped from Newegg, $45 MIR, so $950.39 from Newegg, plus +$50 for Win 7 Ultimate, $1,000.39. Not too shabby!! Well, $1,549.39 with monitor. Still

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That response time is rather slow.
6ms
AFAIK, 5ms has been the recommended minimum for awhile, with 2ms becoming more common. Some claim that they can easily tell a difference even between 2ms and 1ms.
If this is a gaming build, then the response time may matter, especially in online FPS.
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Response time is a funny subject, you say that 2ms is becoming normal, however reading most monitor specs this is for grey to grey time change. 5ms is the response time for full colour change still on monitors.
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