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February 13, 2010 8:34:38 PM

Hello,

I am building a new system. Core i7, Asus P6t, 6gb DDR3, Win7...

I would like a graphics card opinion. Should I go with 2 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or 1 higher end card around the same price? And if so, which one? DirectX11 why?

Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2010 8:50:36 PM

Or a 5850 for around 290$ so you can still upgrade to CFX in the future...
DX11... most likely gonna be the way of future once next-gen consoles come out... plus general future proofing
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February 13, 2010 9:01:06 PM

If you're ever gonna CF, do it now. In the future NVIDIA's GTX-4xx series will be out, and then I will happily go back to my NVIDIA fan-boyism.
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February 13, 2010 9:06:35 PM

Thanks for the quick replies. What brand 5850 would you recommend? XFX, MSI, etc...
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2010 9:27:33 PM

XFX is pretty popular due to its double lifetime warranty
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February 13, 2010 9:30:39 PM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Or a 5850 for around 290$ so you can still upgrade to CFX in the future...
DX11... most likely gonna be the way of future once next-gen consoles come out... plus general future proofing


Yes I just finish added a 5850 to my new build. It's a excellent card for 299.99


Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156
AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Japanese Full Tower Case
NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller
Zalman CNPS9700 Heatsink 110mm
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0
250GB HD SATA (Primary)
500GB HD SATA (Secondary)
LG Super Multi DVD Writer (SATA)
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB x 2 = 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) w/LED
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 256Bit
Xigmatek 650 Modular PSU

$1500.00 dollar Build

Check out my Youtube Videos..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQsrDYiFptE Picture Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jsRlhA3xSo Live Video In Action
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February 13, 2010 9:34:57 PM

Sweet build man. I think i am going to go with the single 5850. Future proof is what I like. Why did you go with the i5 over the i7?
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February 13, 2010 9:43:16 PM

i5 is cheaper and a better gaming card. I7 is better for processing intensive tasks such as video editing
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February 13, 2010 9:44:53 PM

ah, I see. I do a lot of Photoshop and a minimal amount of HD video editing, so I'll stick with the i7. Gaming wise, BF2, CC, ect...
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2010 9:50:10 PM

Its a good idea if you can afford it, boot times will be a lot quicker
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February 13, 2010 10:08:04 PM

I got a 4860 (i paid 115). Its a really good card. I got mine overclocked at 900/1000 vs. 700/750 stock. Most seem to overclock this well too. It does not have directx 11 though, and uses more power than a newer card.

I'd probably just buy a 5850 myself, they outght to be available for 270-280 with coupons and have similar performance to 2 cards of the 5770s/
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February 13, 2010 10:12:17 PM

buildakicker said:
Sweet build man. I think i am going to go with the single 5850. Future proof is what I like. Why did you go with the i5 over the i7?


Well I am looking for an i5 CPU with Quad Core, Tubro Boost and VT. and it's the same price as of the Intel Q9400 Quad Core.
Plus i5 is better for Gaming. But there is alot of reason why I went with the Intel i5 750
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February 13, 2010 10:13:19 PM

Ok, here is my cart. Any last thoughts? I am about to push the buy button.

2 LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50

1 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

2 HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

1 OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK

1 ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

1 COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

1 OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G 2.5

1 XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

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XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150442
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

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OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341018
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Subtotal: $1,821.87
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2010 10:15:31 PM

Get a samsung f3 or barracuda 7200.12 or WDC black series HDD over the hitachi, other then that looks great :D 
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February 15, 2010 10:51:12 PM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Get a samsung f3 or barracuda 7200.12 or WDC black series HDD over the hitachi, other then that looks great :D 


Got the WDC Black Series HDD... 1tb. Thanks for the recommendation. Great drive reviews!
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February 16, 2010 2:07:54 AM

buildakicker said:
Sweet build man. I think i am going to go with the single 5850. Future proof is what I like. Why did you go with the i5 over the i7?



Thank I just overclocked it back to 3.86Ghz I would be in 3Dmark06 24879 and If I overclocked it back to 4.0Ghz it would be 26307. I did some benchmark test about 4 times and got the results. I was happy with 26307
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