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Old 07-07-2010, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thoughts? Suggestions? I don't need monitor, keyboard, or mouse. I think I'm going to go with a different case though.

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Old 07-07-2010, 01:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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not bad but we can do better, what is your budget?
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I would say maybe a different Power Supply... like a Corsair 750 watt... Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Do you plan to do heavy Overclocking or add another video card? If you plan to Overclock then you will need an aftermarket Heatsink for the CPU. 750 watts should be more than enough for another card... What is your max price range?
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Also... I could be out of it but does the new i7 930 still require triple channel memory? If so then you will need to get a 3x2gb pack... I would say you can't go wrong with these: Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
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My budget is $1500. I've changed a few things to match your suggestions, I'll grab a new screencap. I want a computer for gaming mainly and then just everyday stuff of course. I haven't decided if I'm going to overclock it but I added a cpu fan anyways. I think I may crossfire a second gpu at later time though.
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This is what I have now, after suggestions:

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This computer has a 6 core AMD processor, a Radeon 5970 ( fastest graphics card in the world ), a Seagate momentus hybrid Hard drive which is almost as fast as a SSD ( but 1/5 the cost ), a mother board that has all the latest and greatest technologies a motherboard can have. this computer would be able to Destroy any game out there with out getting short of breath.

its a little over budget, but i think if you saved for another week or what ever it would take you wouldnt regret it at all. but if the total is out of the question, go with a cheaper case, a different CPU cooler and get a different hard drive, and that should bring it back into budget. Also, you may notice that it has a AMD processor over intel, i did this because AMD is the best for " Bang for your buck ", and i wanted to save money on the CPU, Ram and mobo ( which all would cost more with intel ) so you could get a 5970, which is the fastes graphics card in the world, a hard core graphics card is more beneficial over a hard core processor when it comes to gaming.


Case: $90
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mobo: $140
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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CPU: $200
AMD 1055T
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GPU: $700
HIS H597F2GDGC Radeon HD 5970
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PSU: $140
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX
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RAM: $100
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
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HDD: $140
Seagate momentus Hybrid 500gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...entus%20hybrid

DVD burner: $25
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118039

CPU Cooler: $90
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

$1625
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I'd have to add the OS to that because I don't have one laying around and I think I would go with the 5870 just because it's $300 cheaper than the 5970.

Also, from what I've seen the i7's are equal to or better than AMD's 6-core processors.
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a 5970 is basically two 5870s in one card, and performs as such.

and i7s are faster than amds 6 core processors, but a intel build usually costs $200 more than a AMD build
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Ok, bumping out i7 set for AMD and changing from 5870 to 5970 made the price go up $70. Gaming is the main factor for me and from what I can tell the lesser cache of each core of the 1055 makes it perform worse on games. So, I have to pick the lesser of two evils I guess.
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