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Old 09-24-2010, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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(Sorry >_< I posted in the other section). Hey guys, I'm building a PC, and I've looked at some things and I know what I want, but it's a matter of finding combo deals. Do you all think you could help me? I know I want the i7-950 processor, and the GTX 460 or 470... I'm not sure which one tho. One of the two. I already have a monitor keyboard, and Optical drives from another computer I'm currently looking on newegg for combo deals.
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What are you needing the cpu for? I am going to assume straight gaming? Also I don't know if 1100 is going to get you in range of an I7 but I will try give me a few
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you cant really afford a i7 build at this budget...

his build will be able to play anything at high settings and you will be very happy with it


Case: $40
NZXT GAMMA
Newegg.com - NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: $175
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A89TD PRO&#47;USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor: $198
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

Memory: $98
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Graphics Card: $280
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB
Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w&#47; Eyefinity

PSU: $110
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

HDD: $90
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Burner: $18
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

CPU Cooler: $30
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 &#38; Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm &#34;heatpipe direct contact&#34; Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

Total: $1041
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What are you needing the cpu for? I am going to assume straight gaming? Also I don't know if 1100 is going to get you in range of an I7 but I will try give me a few
Yeah, the PC would be used for gaming. I consulted /g/ on 4chan.....(bad idea) and they told me that some i5 systems could preform almost just as well as some i7's. Is this true? If so, I guess getting an i5 wouldn't hurt. The thing is, later in the future, what if I wanted to upgrade? Also know that I'm totally ignorant when it comes to AMD... I've only heard that they are cheaper.
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if you dissable hyperthreading on an i7, it is an i5. thats the only difference ( and the i5 is 1156 and the i7 is 1366 ) Most people dissable hyperthreading on their i7's to get a higher overclock. so yes, you can get the same performance out of an i5. but you have to overclock it.

on average, i7 builds cost $200 more than AMD/i5 builds. the X58 Motherboard is more expensive, the Ram is more expesnive because you need 6 gigs instead of 4 and the processor its self is more expensive.


my advice to you is save for a little bit long, get $1400 - $1500 and we will be able to build you an extreremly fast i7 build that will offer some future proofing.
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if you dissable hyperthreading on an i7, it is an i5. thats the only difference ( and the i5 is 1156 and the i7 is 1366 ) Most people dissable hyperthreading on their i7's to get a higher overclock. so yes, you can get the same performance out of an i5. but you have to overclock it.
I'm still pretty much a n00b when it comes to this. I know what overclocking is and such, but I've never done it before, let along build my own PC. I see you suggested AMD over intel, and I just looked up the CPU you posted. It has 6 cores? I assume that's good. Also, I checked out PCbenchmark (passmark) and the ratings are slightly lower than what I originally had picked out (the GTX 470, and i7-950) I can live with that. I also heard that next month AMD is releasing something new. I think it's their new line of cards?
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I am a very big supporter of AMD. No their chip archetecture does not compete with Intel right now but with the amount of money I make AMD is the best bang for the buck.

You see the build above from Sean that is an AMD build with a 6 core processor and you see the cost. Here is an Intel build that gaming wise you will NOT notice a diffrence at all:

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Mid tower case + Sabertooth 1366 board + I7 950 $583.99

Newegg.com - MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5&#47;OC GeForce GTX 460 &#40;Fermi&#41; 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
A nice GTX 460 (the card recommended by Sean should beat this) 219.99

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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Newegg.com - Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model PV736G1600ELK
Patriot Viper Ram 119.99 .... The RAM recommended by Sean is better but I couldn't fit it in this build with the I7

Newegg.com - Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal AV Hard Drive -Bare Drive
500 GB HD 54.99

1102.94 includes shipping to Ohio

The I7 build is already over 100.00 more then the AMD build and the AMD build has much better parts then the I7 build. Also its even cheaper (Sean's) because you dont need the optical drives. I also was not able to fit in the computer cooler which you need as well. Go AMD in my opinion with that budget
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no worries, we can help you overclock and build a computer no problem, its why we are here


i went with AMD because its what you can afford. and i personally think that the 5850 offers better performance then the 470, plus im a ATI fanboi

but like i said, i would save for a bit longer and get a system that will really knock your socks off and be more future proof.
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Alright, thanks a lot guys. It's just, finally I'm making enough money to build my own computer and I wanted to make it a good one. I also don't wanna be out of date in like... 2 weeks lol. Basically, I wanted to run the majority of today's games at max, and possibly some video editing. So I'll keep all those parts you all have posted under watch. Say I were to have about 1500 bux to spare. What kind of rig could be built then?
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For $1500 you could probably build a decent Intel i7 setup an maybe get a slightly more powerful video card.
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