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Budget : 1000 dollars

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May 19, 2010 7:07:41 PM

I'm buying a homebuilt pc soon , and i would like to know the best performances i could get with 1000 dollars

I want a phenom II x6 1055t or 1090

and i let you propose me the rest O:


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May 19, 2010 7:08:47 PM

Also , i want at least 52/53 fps in gta IV at 1920*1080 with all high settings
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2010 7:29:53 PM

Might want to follow the guidelines.

You do realize that the X6 aren't any better for gaming than the X4s, right? And even then, if you're only gaming, there is almost no performance gain over the X3s...

Assuming you need nothing but the physical tower (no monitor, OS, keyboard or mouse), here's the best you can get for gaming with $1,000:

CPU: X4 955 $160
Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and HD 5870 $485 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case: HAF 922 $90
PSU: Corsair 750W $90 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20

Total: $1,010. Throw in a good HSF, like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus or Sycthe Mugen 2 Rev. B.
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May 19, 2010 7:38:12 PM

i also usually use sony vegas this kind of things , so not only gaming.

So according to you , with this i will can have at least 55 fps in gta IV at 1920*1080 with all high settings ?

btw, thanks for suggesting something , i'm still open for other sugestions .

a c 84 B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2010 7:48:36 PM

I have no idea if it'll get 55 FPS (why so specific?) in GTA. I do know that it's as close as you'll get with $1,000.

The X4/5850 can get playable FPS (30 min) for almost every game out there at 1080p. The main exception is Crysis, and that's definitely more demanding than GTA.

In addition, if gaming is the main focus, this is as good as you'll get for doing other tasks as well with the budget.

EDIT: Didn't notice I fit the 5870 in there... The 5850 may struggle with a few games at 1080p, but the 5870 doesn't have a problem with anything.
May 19, 2010 8:33:11 PM

^ + 1
gta IV has some strange reliance on the CPU i think (based on info from the tom's benchmarks)
that said u may get weird results, but it should definitely be very playable with MA's setup
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2010 8:42:50 PM

GTA just needs a quad core.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2010 9:15:28 PM

This THG benchmark has the 5870 at over 60 fps at 1920x1200 with no AA, max AF. Of course, it's with an i7-975, but I wouldn't expect to see an insane difference in fps vs. the X4 955. This Anandtech comparison shows the two processors pretty close except in Far Cry 2.

And I'd agree with MadAdmiral, that's basically the best gaming setup that you're going to get for $1000. That's an excellent build.

For further info, I'd suggest googling "5870 gta iv benchmarks"
May 20, 2010 10:31:01 AM

well , you know i currently have a bad computer atm and i'm not as experimenced as you in pc composants etc , so i focus on fps , for me that's a proof of performance

I'll buy madadmiral's build , but i will try to get around 100 dollars more to buy a phenom x6 1055t instead of the x4 955

thanks alot for your advices.
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2010 12:18:43 PM

I wasn't saying you shouldn't focus on FPS, I was asking why you just pulled 55 FPS out of the air. Most people focus on playable rates (30 min or 40 average) or the max that can be seen on a monitor (60).

Again, the X6 isn't going to do much for you. I would just stick to the 955.
May 20, 2010 3:16:16 PM

Well , for me , under 45/50 fps it's not really playable it's almost impossible to enjoy the game , unless it's the most demanding game ever i can accept to run at 30 fps etc.

and i know about the x6 but i think i wouldn't feel right in my mind if i don't buy it , i'm planning to keep this pc at least 5 years , so maybe some games will need 6 cores soon , and even if it's not , i'd prefer to have it.