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April 6, 2010 4:40:52 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next week BUDGET RANGE: 700-850 including taxes and shipping to CA

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST IMPORTANT: Gaming and entertainment

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: good ones chose some stuff

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes Crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: gonna go with a 22inch dont know reso

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: THANK YOU

Parts i want to use asking for suggestions

cpu(this for sure) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

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

GPU(want to keep this) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

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

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April 6, 2010 4:57:46 AM

^ That mobo doesnt support x8x8 crossfire...
These do...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And as for the PSU, go with EA650 just to have some headroom after Crossfire...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or this OCZ 600W combo with the HDD -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE - Better airflow - Antec 200 and same price after shipping...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And CPU + RAM combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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April 6, 2010 4:59:18 AM

^ But if you go with AMD CPU, you can get a more powerful video card...And as for gaming, you wont find much difference between the AMD and the Intel CPUs...And at this price range, they are better value...
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April 6, 2010 5:29:58 AM
April 6, 2010 5:55:42 AM

if i went with the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition and the second mobo how much i 500w powersupply enough?
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April 6, 2010 5:58:00 AM

Crossfire is as you know running 2 cards together...
x8x8 crossfire is on boards like the P55, where only ~20 PCIe lanes are allocated for graphic cards in general...
These lanes are split when 2 cards are populated, which is based on the implementation of the mobo manufacturers...
So mobo manufacturers allocate x16 for the 1st slot and the x4 for the second slot or sometimes totally avoid that...This is not good as the 2nd card just runs at x4 - low bandwidth for a graphics card to operate without any bottleneck...

So the best way to implement is to automatically split the lanes to x8x8 when 2 cards are populated so that both the cards get equal and enough bandwidth to operate without any bottleneck...

As for the selection of the mobo, no that also doesnt do x8x8...it does x16x4...

And NO to that PSU - IT is not of good quality and doesnt have enough power for crossfire...well I doubt it would run even the above setup without any power issues too...
And stick with the Samsung F3...
Still IMO going wth AMD is a good option...You wont have to skimp on parts and get a better setup for gaming...
Check the reviews of the AMD Phenom II X4 955...
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April 6, 2010 5:59:31 AM

Sorry, had to edit the post after checking with the Gigabyte site I thought the specs wer wrong. That one now is very good, has two x16x16. For crossfire 5770 you should look at 500-550w.
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April 6, 2010 6:01:02 AM

mosox said:
Sorry, had to edit the post after checking with the Gigabyte site. That one now is very good, has two x16x16. For crossfire 5770 you should look at 500-550w.


which one are you talking about?
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April 6, 2010 6:24:31 AM
April 6, 2010 6:28:33 AM

this is what i have so far

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

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

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

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

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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April 6, 2010 6:37:28 AM

^ That mobo wont support crossfire as it has only 1 PCIe x16 slot...
If you are going that route, then you can spend more money on a powerful card...So that you wont have to upgrade anytime soon...
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April 6, 2010 7:04:45 AM

No, you need a mobo with 2 PCIex 16 running at x16 or at least with one running at x16 and one at x8. Or get a HD 5850.
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April 6, 2010 2:26:54 PM
April 6, 2010 2:28:30 PM

mosox said:
No, you need a mobo with 2 PCIex 16 running at x16 or at least with one running at x16 and one at x8. Or get a HD 5850.


Bingo!

$775 AR
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April 6, 2010 2:33:33 PM

i like batuchka's build more and id rather get a 5750 and save the money for a 20/22inch because im using a 17
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