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$600-$800 budget build with physx!

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February 15, 2010 11:06:34 PM

Hello,
im putting together a budget gamer build. my motherboard is going to be a ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard. Im goin with an AMD Phenom II X2 555 Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision Model processor cause im just gaming but if need be ill unlock the other 2 cores. Im going with a 500gig seagate 7200 with 4 gigs of crucial ddr3 1333 memory. the case is an antec 902 and ive got an antec earthwats 500wat powersupply. I got a sony cd-dvd-r. So all together this setup is 600 bucks. i figure i can get up and running with the ATI 4200 iGPU and after a few weeks get like a 5870 Cypress XT or Pro. I know I MIGHT need a bigger power supply but doubt it. Anyone have any suggestions as to my setup. Im thinking about adding a thermaltake duo orb for my cpu cuz im gonna overclock. MY MAIN QUESTION IS THIS, the 1 16x pci-e will be great for my 5870 but I have a another slot at 4x. Someone said that they would use that for a physx card. Where would i get this physx card cause i definately want physx. Do i just get a cheap card that supports physx and if so do it in sli with the 5870 cause I thought that would bottleneck it. Im not too sure about the X2 with physx all in one card, everyone says it is too expensive of an option so Im liking the fact that I can get a 5870 and then get a little physx going on the side in my 4x. Please help me, im learning on the go here!
February 15, 2010 11:12:00 PM

as i said in the other thread, this is impossible. you either get the better performing, cheaper, more future proof 5xxx series, or you get the physx abilities of the 2x5 series. also, have you build that or ordered yet, because i may be able to improve upon it..
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February 16, 2010 12:02:06 AM

ares1214 said:
as i said in the other thread, this is impossible. you either get the better performing, cheaper, more future proof 5xxx series, or you get the physx abilities of the 2x5 series. also, have you build that or ordered yet, because i may be able to improve upon it..

thanks for your help, havent ordered it yet. definately am seeking advice, thx
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February 16, 2010 12:27:43 AM

heres what i would do:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the final price is 667.91$...now, i must explain myself...i got that specific mobo not only because it is good and has single x16 or dual x8 lanes, but more specifically because it is 790gx, so it has integrated graphics. i also included the 5770 in there because i wasnt sure wether you wanted to go with integrated or dedicated. it also has the hyper 212 for oc'ing, 4 gigs of fast ram, a fast quad core (can be upgraded to the phenom series), and a xfire proof mobo, and psu. this is very change-able...you could upgrade the cpu to the phenom series for 20$, you could use the remaining 130$ to just barely fit a 5850, which then you wouldnt need a board with 790gx. or you could just stick with integrated for a while, have it cost about $525ish, and get a 5870 later like you seemed to wanted to do...
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February 16, 2010 12:34:31 AM

ares1214 said:
heres what i would do:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the final price is 667.91$...now, i must explain myself...i got that specific mobo not only because it is good and has single x16 or dual x8 lanes, but more specifically because it is 790gx, so it has integrated graphics. i also included the 5770 in there because i wasnt sure wether you wanted to go with integrated or dedicated. it also has the hyper 212 for oc'ing, 4 gigs of fast ram, a fast quad core (can be upgraded to the phenom series), and a xfire proof mobo, and psu. this is very change-able...you could upgrade the cpu to the phenom series for 20$, you could use the remaining 130$ to just barely fit a 5850, which then you wouldnt need a board with 790gx. or you could just stick with integrated for a while, have it cost about $525ish, and get a 5870 later like you seemed to wanted to do...

thx, ill keep this in mind
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February 16, 2010 12:54:14 AM

oki doki, anything else?
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February 16, 2010 1:01:00 AM

ares1214 said:
oki doki, anything else?

im gonna go with the 5850 i think
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February 16, 2010 1:10:08 AM

thats probably a good choice, just fits in your budget, and it has plenty of power...no need to xfire the 5770
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February 16, 2010 1:34:29 AM

ares1214 said:
thats probably a good choice, just fits in your budget, and it has plenty of power...no need to xfire the 5770

im also gonna go quad core. for future proofing. i read an article about how quad cores was overrated and the benefits were minimal but someone explained to me that i "cant just unlock the other 2 cores of the dual core". plus they said that more and more applications are being designed for multi-threading so the more cores the better. its very minimal in money to bump up so im gonna go ahead and do that. so im gonna get the deneb 3.4 or 3.2 quad. dont know which yet. still gotta research that. hopefully the 500 watt antec earthwatts has enough power to do a 5870 and everything else. i know that the experts laugh at how people buy huge power supplies and dont even need them. how will i know if my power supply has enough power connectors for a 5870. where does it say that on the specs page for the supply and card? i have no problem getting a different one but my friend has a brand new 500 watt earth to give me for free so ya..
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February 16, 2010 1:52:59 AM

well...the 5870 recommends atleast a 500 watt psu with 2 6 pin connectors, and guess what the antec earthwatts is...500 watt psu with 2 6 pin connectors....i wouldnt really put too much money on it, but there is a decent chance that it will work...i have the 955, its amazing, although it may be a bit out of budget, and you might have to play with the combos a bit...
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