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April 26, 2010 1:01:14 AM

Please help me, any expert out there just look at it and tell me what you think.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:This Month

BUDGET RANGE:$1000-$1100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:gaming (soldier front, crysis, and other games)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Tried making a Intel build, but it would not reach the budget when I included the 5850.

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

COOLER MASTER HAF 922

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

Rosewill RNX-G300EX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card

ASUS EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7

COMBO ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 and AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

Thank You,
Edvin

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April 26, 2010 1:04:23 AM

are you planning on xfiring? if so, probably better to get a 750W PSU....just in case. also, why not go for the sapphire or xfx 5850? or too much?
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April 26, 2010 1:06:09 AM

Swink said:
are you planning on xfiring? if so, probably better to get a 750W PSU....just in case. also, why not go for the sapphire or xfx 5850? or too much?


I was thinking about it, but am not sure witch one to get. I mean come on there are like 6 sapphire 5850.
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April 26, 2010 1:09:33 AM

yeah good point. get the cheapest for your budget. its probably going to be better than that asus one anyway
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April 26, 2010 1:10:20 AM

Solid build for a monitor resolution 1920x1080 or higher!

Overkill for your resolution. I would downgrade to a 5770 at your resolution, unless you are planning to upgrade monitors soon. Also, I would spend the extra $11 to get the Cas7 version of the RAM. Nice improvement for a little extra.

Again, a very solid build!!! Just overkill for your resolution.
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April 26, 2010 1:10:49 AM

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5850 on 1280x1024? overkill? at least that'll get you 60+fps on a maxed out crysis for sure.:D 

besides that there isnt much to say about this build, exept change the cooler to a collermaster Hyper 212+, look at reviews, Its MUCH cooler (temp-wise of course :) )


When you say that there is not much to say, is that a good thing or a bad thing? And I know its overkill, but I am getting a new monitor in 2 months. 1900x1200
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April 26, 2010 1:12:23 AM

tecmo34 said:
Solid build for a monitor resolution 1920x1080 or higher!

Overkill for your resolution. I would downgrade to a 5770 at your resolution, unless you are planning to upgrade monitors soon. Also, I would spend the extra $11 to get the Cas7 version of the RAM. Nice improvement for a little extra.

Again, a very solid build!!! Just overkill for your resolution.


Thanks for the reply. Could you just give me a link the best version of the 5850?
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April 26, 2010 1:21:01 AM

Yes I have just changed it. Thanks for all the help. I am just torn between picking the best 5850 graphics card ( I wish there was only 2 company's, and they actually stated the differences between the cards).
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April 26, 2010 1:26:43 AM

Stick with the ASUS you have picked...

The best two manufacturer's are out of stock XFX & Sapphire at the 1GB level. Both are the most relaible and have the best warranties. XFX has a double lifetime meaning you get a lifetime warranty and if you sell it, the new owner gets a lifetime warranty to.
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April 26, 2010 10:11:55 PM

Sorry for the BUMP
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April 26, 2010 10:19:26 PM

Buy it now or forever hold your peace once it goes back out of stock again!! :) 

Great card!!
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April 26, 2010 10:25:24 PM

Best answer selected by Eg Lawns.
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