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Old 02-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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PSU + Mobo combo:
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I'm not really sure what other motherboard to get...
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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(if you still require help with the build, my suggestion is below)
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If this guy is only buying one GPU, what's the point in getting the 790FX motherboard?
Can someone clear this up for me?
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he mentioned on his original post that he wanted to keep his upgrade options open, including possibly adding a second 5870. this was really the reason why i listed a 790fx mobo. i thought that a powerful high-end card like a 5870 would have a significant bottleneck in crossfire at x8/x8 on a 790x/gx mobo whereas a 790fx would allow them to run at full x16/x16.

now i actually found an article comparing this with a 5870 (and crossfire) and turns out that although there is a difference, its really more noticeable in benchmarking, not so much in actual gameplay.

so @ Joelowbrown, forget what i posted above, i would go with an i5 750 rig. it would still be cheaper than what you had listed before and would outperform that phenom ii build.

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still includes a 5870, an aftermarket heatsink for OCing, a 1tb hdd, and the case you picked. and the psu will handle future upgrades including a second 5870.
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