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1500 - 1800 AMD gaming machine - last check

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December 28, 2009 8:16:50 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: 1600 CHF - 1800 CHF, the lower the better.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, CPU cooler

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Digitec.ch (it is also in English so dont hesitate to have a look.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not really

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe in the future, but ill buy a cooler later too

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, as soon as the 5850 is discounted to about 150 euro's. I might even add 2 extra.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:


CHF is about equal to a dollar.

I would really like a window for my case.

I'm not going for the new 1156LGA platform due to a bad prospect of the upgrade abilities.


Could you guys check the compatibility of the parts? And any improvements if necessary.

http://www.digitec.ch/?wk=XMWbruFAT5I&view=shoppinglist

or same list different viewing type:

http://www.digitec.ch/?wk=XMWbruFAT5I&view=product

Thank you for your help

EDIT:
The memory I chose is unavailable. Would this memory be sufficient:

http://digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Details&...
a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2009 10:35:53 AM

^ Bad prospect of the LGA 1156 ? I dont think Intel will outphase this platform anytime soon...On the other hand AMD will surely replace the AM3 for a new platform for the upcoming Bulldozer archietecture, which will be released at 2011...

And as for the parts, they are pretty good...And even the Corsair 750TX would suffice for 2x HD 5850s(they can also power 2x HD 5870s too)

And Gigabyte boards ? They will be slightly better than the MSI boards...
http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Deta...

And if you will not be overclocking high, then I dont see the need for those FX boards...
Even the 790X would be good...This board has USB3.0 and SATA 6GB/s support...
http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Deta...
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December 28, 2009 11:30:25 AM

gkay09: Those boards aren't made for quad CF. Though, I don't see the point of quad CF.

Why not go for dual CF, save money on PSU/Mobo and wait for the next gen cards/cpu? Two 5850s will be sufficient for quite some time unless you're playing Crysis. Apart from that, 4 5850s will be heavily bottlenecked by your CPU.
But damn, the prices for the 5800 series are still ridiculously high, it's almost 100.- above the initial level.


Oh and the case isn't available right now.
December 28, 2009 1:08:53 PM

Ah ok thanks,


I have changed my mind to the 1156LGA platform with the i7 860.

And the memory I chose? Is it too cheapy?
December 28, 2009 3:13:22 PM

I made a new wishlist:

http://www.digitec.ch/?wk=xKEESqaBgNk&view=product

Would this be a good build?

I'm just a bit worried about the memory. Is the quality ok? it seems so cheap compared to the others.
And is the speed enough for overclocking to about 3.8ghz, in the future?
a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2009 3:30:31 AM

^ That RAM is fine...
For maybe this -
Mushkin DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.digitec.ch/?wk=xKEESqaBgNk&view=product
CHF 15 more, you can get this RAM...Better quality and is faster...

And about the mobo - The info about the PCIe slots in the website is incorrect...Check the product link page from ASUS -
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=RBA8CzWoopUlYRFZ&...
the slots work at x16x4 and not x8x8 when 2 cards are populated...
Only the boards such as the PRO, EVO and above have these features...
Or even this MSI board is good -
http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Deta...

Rest are fine...
!