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Anonymous
January 29, 2010 8:40:15 PM

Hello

im planning on building a new computer. i wanna know what u think of it...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
Processor: AMD Phenom II X$ 955 3.2 GHz
VGA: HIS HD 5850 1GB
RAM: 2 x 2GB Kingston 1333 DDR3
HD: WD Green 640GB
DVD: Sony 24X
Case: Cooler Master Elite 334
Power Supply: OCZ Stealth Extreme 600W
Monitor: Samsung 2494HS

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January 30, 2010 2:27:38 AM

Dont use a "Green" hhd as your main - get a WD Black or SSD, then use a green for storage
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January 30, 2010 7:01:00 AM

Instead of5850, Go for 5770 CrossFire
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January 30, 2010 7:23:25 AM

For what you got the build is fine. Poster number 2 suggests 2 cards when you can only run 1. Also, the 5850 is 10 tons better than those 2 in Xfire. The numbers might be similar but the actual performance isn't.
Can't comment on the drive because I never used one of those. Right now I get 500gb Samsungs for most machines.
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January 30, 2010 8:03:14 AM

swifty_morgan said:
For what you got the build is fine. Poster number 2 suggests 2 cards when you can only run 1. Also, the 5850 is 10 tons better than those 2 in Xfire. The numbers might be similar but the actual performance isn't.
Can't comment on the drive because I never used one of those. Right now I get 500gb Samsungs for most machines.


Really?
Do you believe that?
Go around and check samoe benchmarks before you post your so called opinions
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January 30, 2010 8:14:11 AM

ONE.... if any of you chose to look, the mother board does NOT have 2 pci-e slots so he can only run ONE card. TWO:.... 2 5770 in xfire can get 1000fps for all I care. Turn on the AA and it's going to tank. The 5850 will give better PERFORMANCE than those 2 cards in xfire. Shove your benchmarks. Buy the cards and try it yourself.
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January 30, 2010 8:41:55 AM

What do you suppose would happen to those numbers if guru ran their tests on hardware everybody else has ? Not i7 960's running at 3700+ and very fast memory.... you know, A motherboard and memory that costs more than the "average" hardware this guy is buying. And how far do you suppose that i7 960 throws things out of the "average" ? Completely different playing field. And since this guy is buying a single pci-e slot mother board what card do you think will give him better performance..... C'mon, you can say it.......
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January 30, 2010 8:54:13 AM

how much more or less would u have to pay for this setup without monitor?
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Anonymous
January 30, 2010 9:55:50 AM

im not tending to get 2 cards for crossfireX. i don't tend to overclock either
i just don't know why u think the WD Green is bad for storage
plus i have 2 questions:
is my powersupply (600W) enough to operate my whole setup?
will my monitor work with the HD5850 when an HDMI cable is connected? (note that i'll only use one monitor and one VGA connector which is the HDMI one and that i'll use windows 7 64 bit)
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January 30, 2010 10:02:52 AM

The 600W PSU (if it is of a well-known company) will run a +$600 5970 fine
Yes, you can use HDMI cable with 5850
and
who said anything about WD green storage is bad?
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Anonymous
January 30, 2010 11:26:44 AM

hd 5850 will be a burn in my wallet. im thinking of hd 4890 instead
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January 30, 2010 11:42:40 AM

If you are thinking of 4890
Wait for a couple of weeks
5830 HD is coming and is said to be in the class of 4890/275
Adding DirectX11
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Anonymous
January 30, 2010 3:31:04 PM

i thinki should pay more and get the hd 5850. which radeon manufacturer do u think is the best?
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January 30, 2010 3:33:15 PM

I have a Sapphire card and had no issues at all
XFX, MSI and Sapphire are good, not to mention the great one 'HIS'
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Anonymous
January 30, 2010 3:35:05 PM

what do u think of powercolor?
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Anonymous
January 30, 2010 3:38:29 PM

u think HIS is better than Sapphire?
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January 30, 2010 3:41:48 PM

PowerCoolers cards are sometimes cheap, so its not a bad option

No one is better in terms of performance
All the difference is in their service

for example

XFX gives you Double LifeTime Warranty
HIS usually packs a nice new game like DiRT 2
and so on

So
Buy the cheapest one
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