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I'm currently looking into a new build and here are the specs..

HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail (Possibly dual, depending on the type of cash I have)

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD - Retail

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM (might replace this with a blu-ray drive)

I was wondering what kind of FPS I would be hitting in GTAIV, Crysis, and any other high demanding games. I was also wondering if anybody thinks that there's anything that I could improve on.

The i7 is pretty much a must for me, I've been dreaming about those 8 threads for quite some time now. The 5870 I swapped that out from a 275 after I seen the benchmarks. I'm not really a fanboy for either ATI or nVidia but the 5870 seems to be the pretty choice for my money.
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  1. mmk i can help you out alot, but you need to go by the thread rules whats your budget , wats it used for ? etc. theres a post on how to ask for build advice
  2. I would switch your hard drive to SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive... It is cheaper and pretty much matches the VRaptor in speed due to the single 500GB platter.

    Here is a good little YouTube video on the ATI 5870 versus GTX 295... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWwGkz_Zx5A
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    The build looks decent overall, but there are some changes that could be made.

    The EA650 doesn't have enough power connectors to run dual 5870's without using an adapter. I would bump up to a 750W PSU with 4 PCI-E power connectors.

    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail $114.95 - $20 MIR

    The VelociRaptor drives are a complete waste of money. The new 500GB platter drives are faster in most benchmarks and save a ton of money.

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

    You do not want an IDE DVD burner. Swap it out for a SATA model.

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM $25.99
  4. shortstuff_mt said:
    You do not want an IDE DVD burner. Swap it out for a SATA model.

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM $25.99

    I missed the IDE DVD burner... go catch!
  5. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 2 months
    BUDGET RANGE: $1,500 - $2,000

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Music, and Movies

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://newegg.com
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel / Gigabyte / and I don't care between nVidia and ATI

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently don't have a monitor picked up.

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just want a sweet comp. I'm currently on an Intel Celeron w/ a GB of RAM and in desperate need of an upgrade and I just want to get the most bang for my money and have a computer that I will be proud of.
  6. Thank you very much for the improvements to the build. I have swapped out the hard drive, I guess I should of know that a Raptor was a waste of money. I have swapped out the DVD burner to a SATA model and I have swapped out the power supply. These are exactly the type of improvements that I really appreciate. I probably wouldn't have noticed the power supply didn't have enough connectors for dual cards until it was too late.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12568506

    Current wish list.
  7. The build looks good other than the fact that you have both a GTX 275 and HD5870 listed. :)
  8. shortstuff_mt said:
    The build looks good other than the fact that you have both a GTX 275 and HD5870 listed. :)

    ^+1

    I would replace it with a SSD drive for your OS... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167005
  9. shortstuff_mt said:
    The build looks good other than the fact that you have both a GTX 275 and HD5870 listed. :)


    Lol thanks, I wondered why the price seemed somewhat high. Thank you for all of the improvements. I will also consider having a SSD but I would like to see prices drop a bit more before I splurge for one of those.
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