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September 9, 2009 8:46:56 PM

What do you guys think of this build?

all prices are in NZ dollars, and budget aroubnd $1500

INTEL CORE I5 750 2.66 GHZ PROCESSOR SOCKET 1156 (8MB) OEM***
NZ$346.00
GIGABYTE P55-UD3R INTEL P55 CHIPSET SOCKET 1156 , 4X DDR3-2000 ,***
NZ$204.90
GENERIC 4GB KIT DUAL CHANNEL RAM DDR3-1333***
NZ$139.00
WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR 1TB SATA 7200RPM HARD DRIVE
NZ$113.60
CREATIVE SBS A200 2.1CH SPEAKER SET***
NZ$35.00
GIGABYTE GKM-KM5000 KEYBOARD MOUSE COMBO PS2***
NZ$22.20
KAIZER 859 BLACK COLOUR/ NO POWER***
NZ$99.00
Thermaltake Litepower 700W PSU W/Active PFC
NZ$129.00

and will this be better (overclocked also) than te rig in my sig?

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a b K Overclocking
September 9, 2009 9:58:45 PM

I think it's not bad...but I'm not sure about better...I mean I'm not sure if the performance increase is gonna be really significant...Although it probably will be there...
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a b K Overclocking
September 9, 2009 11:19:59 PM

- What graphics card do you use now?

- What graphics card will you use?

- What resolution will you game at?

If you upgrade, your cpu performance will go up . . . but what problem does that solve for you?
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a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2009 12:00:29 AM

That's what I was thinking...
What are you gonna use for the graphics?
September 10, 2009 1:50:09 AM

2 X 4870 in crossfire, i am curently using a 4850, will the speed increase significantly with the 2 new cards?
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a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2009 2:38:10 AM

Use a 4870X2 instead. The i5 will get more from 2 gpus on one card than on two cards.

We still don't know your screen resolution. This change may give you great frame rates but not change your game experience at all, or it may increase minimum frame rates and eye candy that you can display. What resolution will you run at?
September 10, 2009 3:33:59 AM

where i live the X2 is almost $500 more expensive, cheaper to get 2 X 4870

resolution is on a benq 1920 X 1080
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a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2009 4:27:25 AM

OK, well the new rig will likely benchmark better, and give you more headroom for future games.

Whether it would deliver a better gaming experience than just putting the 4870s in your current rig, even with one x4 slot, or a single 4890, is another question.

Your money, your call.
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