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October 27, 2009 11:54:48 PM

Need final opinion on how to improve my build or make it better gonna purchase within the next couple of days. Let me know how i can improve it or lower price with better quality this is a pure gaming rig. My budget is $1000 max including shipping. I am gonna probably buy it by this friday. Any input would be welcome thanks

Games: WoW. Crysis, L4D, Spore, Total War Empires, and many more MMOS and FPS's

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next couple of days

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, Operating System, Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Georgia USA

OVERCLOCKING: YES SLI OR CROSSFIRE: YES CROSSFIRE

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Using a 32" Samsung 720p HDTV

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: MY BUDGET IS $1000 MAX, GONNA BE USED FOR GAMING

MOBO and CPU Combo: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $369.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE AND HD COMBO: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $99.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU AND TWO CROSSFIRED GPUS: Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
$319.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CD AND DVD BURNER: LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ALSO IS THAT PSU BIG ENOUGH?

TOTAL PRICE:$944.03 WITH SHIPPING AS WELL

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October 28, 2009 12:34:14 AM

If you want to play Crysis, get a 5850 for $259 instead of two 4870s. Then again, it is quite a large discount. Its your choice dude.

Also, this PSU is same 700 watts but lower price and higher quality I believe.

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 28, 2009 12:36:45 AM

the only problem is the 5850 isnt available on newegg at the moment or i would get one but they dont have any
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October 28, 2009 12:58:35 AM

im hopefully gonna buy this setup by friday though.. so would the 4870 crossfired be the best setup for gaming?
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October 28, 2009 1:09:11 AM

Well what is your Operating System going to be? I am probably guess Microsoft Windows 7 right?
Well I wouldn't waste your money on DX10 cards, do yourself a favor and get the DX11 cards.
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October 28, 2009 1:11:28 AM

yea its gonna be windows 7 64 bit.. so should i get the 5770 crossfired?
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October 28, 2009 1:19:34 AM


Am I the only one seeing this? That PSU only has 2 PCI power cables, where you would need 4 for the 2 4870's. Unless you plan on using molex plugs.
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October 28, 2009 1:23:24 AM

No the 5770 performs slightly below the 4770 on average and well as the name kind of states the 4770 performs below the 4870 sooooooooooooooo through simple quantam mechanics and taking the inverse of the coefficents 2x5770 perfoms well below 2x4870... mabye try checking other sites for a 5850
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October 28, 2009 1:26:25 AM

what another good website for it?
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October 28, 2009 1:29:47 AM

everywhere i look its out of stock
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October 28, 2009 1:33:38 AM

what should i add with it? it has to be a combo
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October 28, 2009 1:35:53 AM

Awwwww crap i forgot that silly ncix ploy gimme one sec I will try and find another site
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October 28, 2009 1:38:18 AM

ok i prefer not to go over the 1000 dollar mark
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October 28, 2009 2:16:10 AM

I believe the 5870's are going to be restocked in the next few days, so if you can hold off till then, I definitely suggest getting a 5870. More room for future upgrade, and definitely no worries about the PSU for now.

I don't see any cpu cooling though. The CM 690 has a decent size for a mid-tower, so air-cooling should be good, but since you are overclocking and having crossfire (if you are still getting the 4870's) I suggest some cpu cooling. With your current spending I think you can still squeeze in something like a scythe mugen 2. Your choice.
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October 28, 2009 7:40:34 PM

i dont know just yet i might wait for the 5870s but yea imma get a cpu cooler more than likely im still workin on the build a bit im going to make a decision by friday because thats when i planning on buying
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