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May 31, 2009 12:35:32 PM

I am planning to build a PC this month but have been reading that PCIe will be out by next year. I just don't want to be left in the dust like AGP>PCIE. What would you guys recommend?. This PC will be used for gaming mostly.

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May 31, 2009 5:22:04 PM

PCIe has been available for several years. No video card can fully take advantage of PCIe 2.0 bandwidth.
May 31, 2009 6:42:52 PM

So should I just go for it?
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May 31, 2009 7:16:21 PM

Why not? Since you want to build a gaming PC, you will buy an i7 CPU and a X58 chipset based motherboard, won't you?
May 31, 2009 8:27:53 PM

prices are pretty good now sata 3 and directx 11 are just aroubd the corner too
really nothing out now thou that can take advantage of it
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May 31, 2009 8:45:57 PM

there is always something out
4870x2 doesnt even max out pci 1.0 and we have 2.0
just go for it
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May 31, 2009 9:22:25 PM

Also, unlike the AGP->PCIE swap, PCIE 3.0 will be backwards compatible - you will be able to use a PCIE2 card in a PCIE3 slot, and vice versa.
May 31, 2009 9:24:48 PM

Well this is what I am going for let me know what you guys think. Also I want to overclock the i7 to 3.2 but I am totally new at it ^_^. What would you guys recommend.

CASE: Sigma Gaming Unicorn Mid-Tower 420W Case w/ Side-panel Window
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Extra Case Cooling Fan (2 x Fans)
POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 650 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair CMPSU-650TX - Quad SLI Ready)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
COOLING FAN : CoolerMaster V8 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent Operation at only 22dBA + Overclock Proof)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI X58 Platinum Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA, Dual GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394a, & 7.1Audio
MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory (Corsair Dominator)
VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 512MB DDR5 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
HARD DRIVE: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
January 26, 2010 1:06:26 PM

asexynerd said:
Well this is what I am going for let me know what you guys think. Also I want to overclock the i7 to 3.2 but I am totally new at it ^_^. What would you guys recommend.

CASE: Sigma Gaming Unicorn Mid-Tower 420W Case w/ Side-panel Window
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Extra Case Cooling Fan (2 x Fans)
POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 650 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair CMPSU-650TX - Quad SLI Ready)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
COOLING FAN : CoolerMaster V8 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent Operation at only 22dBA + Overclock Proof)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI X58 Platinum Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA, Dual GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394a, & 7.1Audio
MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory (Corsair Dominator)
VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 512MB DDR5 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
HARD DRIVE: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER

if your getting a budget gaming case, get this instead as the cooling is better if you buy the optional fans for it, and it fits full length 10.5" graphics cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a graphics card, get this cos it supports dx11 when it comes out, and it has 1GB DDR5 memory which is better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and for memory, get this...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 26, 2010 7:41:12 PM

O yes!

Recent southbridges (or IOH or ICH or however they call it) don't have PciE 3.0 though Intel's doc is misleading on the 5 series, where the Cpu has it for graphics card interface. Yet PciE 3.0 would be necessary for any serious extension, like Sata/6000 or Usb3.0 or 10Gb/s network.

Nor do they have Sata/6000. Alas, chips added on the mobo are limited by the PciE 2.0.

They also lack Usb 3.0, and added chips are bad for that same reason.

This is all very disappointing, and I will certainly not replace my P45+E8600 by anything until chipsets have improved. It would be about time.
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