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Old 05-05-2010, 02:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Wroop View Post
I'd really like Directx 11, it seems pretty of a requirement for next gaming.

what bout Intel Core™ 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz Socket
with XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (Directx11 support)
along with windows 7, im gonna read some about building computers now since Im pretty noob, give me some advices about the rest of the machine, RAM, motherboard, and please if you got any exp of any hardware, please review it and rate it Thanks
The AMD Phenom II 955 is right on par with the Intel Q9550. They both beat each other out on several different benchmarks. I would of course go for the cheaper, the AMD. The Intel is $280 USD, while the AMD is $160USD.

However, you're willing to pay as much as a i7-920, one of the best CPU's out right now. If you had the budget to back up a more expensive LGA1366 board.

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Old 05-07-2010, 08:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Core 2 Quad work great, dont they?

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