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December 9, 2009 8:32:45 PM

As the title says, this will be my first build from scratch. You will notice in my part list there is no hardrive, thats because I already have one. I am just wanting alternate ideas on parts if I can get more performance for little cost or if I can save money and not lose performance.

What do I plan to use this computer for? Media & gaming, I want to mainly play MMO's on this computer. Aion, the new star trek & star wars mmo's coming out. I also like shooters and already own crysis war pack, cod waw, farcry 2. ( I used to have a 9800gtx computer )

Enthusiast settings are important to me, but not on crysis.. if you understand what im saying.

When do I plan on purchasing parts? Im ready to buy now, as soon as I know Im getting the right parts for what I want right now.

ALSO: you will notice the 1000W PSU, that is becuase I plan on putting in a 5970 when more dx 11 material is out. I also want to overclock my setup so I want some breathing room on the PSU end.

Here is what I have picked out so far;

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W - $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU & Mobo - i7 920 & x58 combo - $495
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 x 2 CROSSFIRE - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optic drive - $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I have been doing my own research for about a week now, I have all this in my cart for $1,236
My main goal is to have a great foundation for gpu upgrades in the future, if I am going about it the wrong way or will be disatisfied with doing 2x 4770's please let me know your thoughts, Thanks!

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December 9, 2009 8:48:20 PM

looks like a monster. you really cant beat 2 4770's for 220 bucks. good stuff.
December 9, 2009 9:42:50 PM

A 1000W PSU would handle dual 5970s. If you only want one then a good quality 750 will be more than enough (a 650 really would be enough).

I havent seen 4770 crossfire benchmark to be sure, but it looks to me like a 5770 would perform about the same, have better longevity and be cheaper.
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December 9, 2009 11:19:32 PM

dndhatcher said:
A 1000W PSU would handle dual 5970s. If you only want one then a good quality 750 will be more than enough (a 650 really would be enough).

I havent seen 4770 crossfire benchmark to be sure, but it looks to me like a 5770 would perform about the same, have better longevity and be cheaper.


http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=828&p=0

Thats the article that I got my info from that made me want to go wth 2x 4770's. They dont benchmark the 5770 tho to compair it against the 4770 crossfire.
December 9, 2009 11:53:01 PM

Compare the FPS they were getting to Toms Q3 2009 chart.
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...
In fallout at 1920x1200 Toms got 60FPS on a 1Gb 4870 and Legion only got 40. Legion has lower FPS for most of the cards than I see on other sites. It may be because Legion only tested at DX9 and Im pretty sure Toms (and most everyone else) runs Dx10. Maybe if you run XP the 4770 does better.
December 10, 2009 3:17:51 AM

dndhatcher said:
Compare the FPS they were getting to Toms Q3 2009 chart.
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...
In fallout at 1920x1200 Toms got 60FPS on a 1Gb 4870 and Legion only got 40. Legion has lower FPS for most of the cards than I see on other sites. It may be because Legion only tested at DX9 and Im pretty sure Toms (and most everyone else) runs Dx10. Maybe if you run XP the 4770 does better.


Hmm maybe I will look into the combo a little further on some other reviews, the current OS im running and will be running on this new machine is 7 ultimate 64bit.

Thanks for your input so far