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April 11, 2010 10:31:29 PM

I'm looking to build my own comp soon, probably Linux OS, but maybe Windows 7. I'm putting two I7 processors in it and 1TB hard drive, plus some other stuff. Can anyone give me suggestions for what type of Graphics card to get? I game a lot, and use big fancy software/websites, so it needs to be fast and efficient, but I don't want to spend too much. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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April 11, 2010 10:39:51 PM

Fast and efficient would be the HD5850.
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April 11, 2010 11:47:56 PM

TWO i7 PROCESSORS..!!! Which motherboard..?? If you are thinking of using an LGA 1366 mobo built for XEON processors then give it another thought.. I don't think two i7's are possible as they won't scale together.. I've my reasons for this but if you've any article on it then please send me a link..
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April 12, 2010 1:04:58 AM

Emperus said:
TWO i7 PROCESSORS..!!! Which motherboard..?? If you are thinking of using an LGA 1366 mobo built for XEON processors then give it another thought.. I don't think two i7's are possible as they won't scale together.. I've my reasons for this but if you've any article on it then please send me a link..


As he said. Two i7s aren't going to work well together. One CPU is more than enough, especially if you get a 980X or a 930.

Fastest cheap video card. How much is cheap? Below $100. Get ATi Radeon HD5670 or HD4770. $100-200. HD5770.
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April 12, 2010 1:20:00 AM

Why would you pair even one i7, let alone two i7s, with a cheap graphics card?

Gaming relies more on the graphics card as opposed to the CPU.

A $600 5970 will play any game maxed out at max resolutions - including Crysis, maxed out at 1920x1080.

A $400 5870 if you want to play the latest games at max settings and high resolutions.

A $300 5850 if you want to at high-max settings and high resolutions.

$160 5770 can play most games at high settings and high resolutions.

$100 5670 for the occasional gamer who plays games at medium resolutions. (or for more power but less features, the 4850)
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April 12, 2010 3:58:58 AM

About the i7's, sorry, I got mixed up. My alternate configuration had two processors, but not i7's. I am only putting one i7 in, which will be plenty.
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April 12, 2010 4:02:37 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
A $400 5870 if you want to play the latest games at max settings and high resolutions.


Thanks, I'll try that. Within price range. Sorry I didn't specify earlier.
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April 12, 2010 4:02:50 AM

On another note, why are my quotes not showing up? I had funny quotes at the bottom of my posts, but they're not there now. I checked my profile settings, and it still lists them, so wtf?
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April 12, 2010 4:14:14 AM

Bruceification73 said:
Thanks, I'll try that. Within price range. Sorry I didn't specify earlier.


cool.

whoops, I forgot the 5850 @ $300. It is about 25-30% weaker than the 5870 but is good for most games maxed out at 1080p.
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April 12, 2010 4:17:45 AM

Best answer selected by Bruceification73.
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