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June 20, 2010 4:56:07 PM

This is my first actual build but i need a little help deciding between a couple key components. Heres what i have so far from newegg

I bought mainly in bundles to save some cash and i have all other components such as hdd, monitor, etc.

This will be primarily a gaming pc but i also do some multitasking, photoshop, videos, etc. I will also OC everything.

I need to decide between the phenom II x4 965 be 3.4ghz or the x6 1050t. i know the x6 might be better for future investment but ive also heard the x4 is better for gaming. I will most likely buy a 2nd graphics card for crossfire later on. also if a 5870 is really worth the extra i might purchase that instead or dual 5770's. Too many options!

Any help or advice would be great! i would prefer to stay around or under $1000

Thanks!

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June 20, 2010 11:27:11 PM

Your NewEgg link took me to my shopping cart, which contains an i7 930 build :)  Please list and link your components so we can better help with your components.

On your questions, I would go with the X4 955 over both the X4 965 or X6 1055T for additional savings with equal gaming performance. Also, I would go with a single 5870 over dual 5770's... 1) It will outperform the 5770's... 2) It gives you an upgrade path with a second 5870 when FPS start to drop during games.
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June 21, 2010 4:57:43 AM

Advocating just the single beefy GPU set up @ $898AR we have:
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June 21, 2010 6:12:45 AM

In a simple word yes the 5870 is better and Sapphire make real good cards
June 21, 2010 10:57:33 PM

tecmo34 said:
Your NewEgg link took me to my shopping cart, which contains an i7 930 build :)  Please list and link your components so we can better help with your components.

On your questions, I would go with the X4 955 over both the X4 965 or X6 1055T for additional savings with equal gaming performance. Also, I would go with a single 5870 over dual 5770's... 1) It will outperform the 5770's... 2) It gives you an upgrade path with a second 5870 when FPS start to drop during games.


ah ok thank you! heres a list:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

$107.00 Looks like its gone :( 

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE.
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.

$189.94


MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX

$354.98

Total without GPU: $651.92
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a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2010 11:05:07 PM

Only comment I have is drop down to the X4 955 instead. The X4 965 is basically a factory overclocked version of the X4 955 any ways, so save yourself some money.

5870 is the way to go for your system or at minmium a 5850.
June 21, 2010 11:14:51 PM

tecmo34 said:
Only comment I have is drop down to the X4 955 instead. The X4 965 is basically a factory overclocked version of the X4 955 any ways, so save yourself some money.

5870 is the way to go for your system or at minmium a 5850.


sounds like the best route thank you! i will go with the 5870 and save some money on the cpu :) 

Thanks everyone for the replies!
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