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Can someone help me pick?

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May 7, 2010 9:20:51 PM

Hey guys, I'm currently looking into two systems at the moment.

The first is one I picked parts out for,

Core i7 930 2.80GHz @ 4.00GHz
6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz)

Asus GeForce GTX 480 1536MB

Total 1,327.81 EUR not including shipping. Also no PSU with this. If this is the best option can someone help pick a PSU for me please?

Option two is from ebay,

Core i7 930 6GB+HD5870 HDMI

Total 1104 including shipping.

I'm looking into a long lasting system which will be used 75% of the time for gaming. I've a slight soft spot for nvidia too, I love the idea of cuda and physx but if ati is the better card i've no problem getting that.

I don't want to do any overclocking myself, so that's something to keep in mind. Oh and another thing to keep in mind I already have 64bit 7 ultimate.

Also if ye know any cheaper places please don't hesitate to tell me! Those two are just the best I could find for my price range.

Hope you guys can help me!


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May 7, 2010 9:23:52 PM

Fill out the form in my sig to get more adequate help.

Hard to help you without knowing your budget.

Also hard to pick out a PSU if we don't know if you'll be overclocking and crossfiring.
May 7, 2010 9:36:11 PM

Sorry, and thanks for form


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Plan on buying sometime within the next month with a budget of around 1100-1400 euro.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, programming, VMware, networking, movies.

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I've no real preferred website, just overclockers and ebay seem the cheapest from my searching.

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel core i7 930, 6 gigs of ram, gforce gtx 480 or ati 5980 or ati 5870.

OVERCLOCKING: no but with overclockers it's pre overclocked which is nice.



Also i'm from Ireland in case that helps.
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May 7, 2010 10:04:59 PM

If you're using it at that resolution, you could go with a 5770 to save money. Unless you plan on upgrading to a higher resolution it'd be a little much to have any of those cards you listed.
May 7, 2010 10:12:23 PM

As I said I plan to use the system long term so i'd prob be upgrading the monitor eventually.
May 8, 2010 1:43:13 AM

If 3/4 th of your usage is gaming then better to get the 5870.. But no use going the X58 route if you are not planning on setting up any sort of multiple GPU configs (even in future).. You are better of going the P55 or the AM3 route in that case..