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$750 for the rest of the system, x6 or i5/i7?

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July 11, 2010 12:04:09 AM

Well im buying the pc before this month ends, and these are the new changes I made, I just need an input:

Gonna use it for Gaming>Internet>Office applications(word).

I have a HAF 932 case, an ATI 5850 Twin Frozr II videocard from MSI, mice,keyboard,OS.

Im buying from www.ewiz.com , bought the 5850 from them and everything is perfect.

I have always used Intel, but im open to the AMD Phenoms II x4 and x6.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, if the motherboard has the option, such as ASUS Turbo,MSI oc Genie or the one from Gygabyte... if the motherboard doesn't has any automatic overclocking then no.

I have an ATI 5850 Twin Frozr II videocard from MSI, and im buying a second one in 2 years, approx.

My monitor is 1920x1080 LG 32" model 32LH40


-PSU modular IF possible, crossfire ready, and silent(i had an ocz stealth x stream 700 watts, very good psu BUT at load is noisy, and even after i finished gaming the psu didnt want to idle and kept at load noise.

-My max is around $750(on cart without counting shipping...shipping to were I live is $90 but it's safe and it arrives in 3 days, I live @ Mexico and this is the best option for me).

-A heatsink fan(no V8 OR V10, they r too big)


Well the build is:

CPU+mobo combo for $329.98
https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HDT55TFBBX&title=A...

https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-89GUSB3&title=A...

Memory+Hard Drive combo $169.98
https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=W1600UX4G9&title=S...

https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&title=S...

Power supply $116.99
https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-TP-750B&title=A...

Heatsink $29.99
https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-N520&title=Coo...

Drive $22.74
https://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=24B1ST-BK&title=As...

Total: $655.68

Meaning I got an extra $100 to spare on the build.

Besides the build critique, I got a few questions:

Phenom II x4 is better than Phenom II x6 at gaming BUT Phenom II x6 is more futureproof I believe....but my main concern is something about overclock:

1.-Says it got some type of turboboost like Intel but it says it will only turboboost 3 cores?

2.-(relationed to the above question) Isn't that bad for the few games that use 4 cores?

3.-What happens if I do automatic overclock with the motherboard Turvo of ASUS from 2.8ghz to 3.2ghz....will the turboboost temporary increase frequency to 3.4ghz?

4.-About the motherboard I choose...the crossfire does x8/x8 and I found it's only a 1% performance lose over x16/x16...is this true?

5.-[]Will I benefit from sparing those extra $100 on the Crosshair Formula IV? If not where should I?

6.-Is 750 watts overkill for 5850 crossfire in the future or is 650 watts enough(since im overclocking automaticly to 3.4ghz with motherboard) more than enough?

And thanks again

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July 11, 2010 3:47:52 AM

1. 16/16 if u aren't running say HD 5970 Hemlock isn't a deal breaker vs 8/8
2. CHIV is overpriced and not advisable at your budget range
3. FYI my $750AR config if it's hepful to ya Features USB/SATA III and 8/8/ CF capability
July 11, 2010 3:48:08 AM

Went through some of the links: "item not found"
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July 11, 2010 4:55:47 AM

batuchka said:
1. 16/16 if u aren't running say HD 5970 Hemlock isn't a deal breaker vs 8/8
2. CHIV is overpriced and not advisable at your budget range
3. FYI my $750AR config if it's hepful to ya Features USB/SATA III and 8/8/ CF capability
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-697.jpg


Thanks for your answer and it looks like a very good build, but I allready got HAF 932 case,5850 videocard,windows 7 OS, keyboard,mice. I need power supply,motherboard,drive,hard drive, heatsink, memory ram, processor.
July 11, 2010 4:57:18 AM

Mark Heath said:
Went through some of the links: "item not found"


Thanks 4 answering, and oh wow cant believe they went out of stock? Either way I need to buy from www.ewiz.com since www.newegg.com doesn't ships to Mexico.

Will update the links right now if they are available
July 11, 2010 6:14:25 PM

My first post has been updated with 5 important questions and updated combos and links.
July 12, 2010 12:22:45 AM

kornelax said:
My first post has been updated with 5 important questions and updated combos and links.

I'm not good with AMD's stuff right now, so somebody else'll fill that in for you.

Hd's good, I'm not sure what RAM prices are on that site, but that RAMs okay.

Your PSU and OD are fine, but I'd recommend switching CPU coolers.
July 12, 2010 3:55:00 AM

Well to be honest, my current pc im using is as follows:

Processor: Intel core 2 duo E8400 @3.00ghz.
Motherboard: Intell classic dg33bu(does NOT allows overclocking).
Memory ram: 4gb 800mhz ddr2.
Hard drive: 320gb 5200 rpm.
Drive: 40x cd 10x dvd.
Power supply: Ocz stealth 700 watts(getting noisy and I wont use it again for any future build).
Video card: ATI 5850 twin frozr II(bought 2 weeks ago).

Is it worth to buy a new pc? considering I can sell this one to my brother or father plus everything is 2 years+ old except video card.

Forgot to say...I play on 1920x1080 resolution on a 32" HDTV from LG model 32LH40
July 12, 2010 9:44:25 AM

Personally, your current rig (even with its flaws) isn't too bad. Really up to you whether you want a new rig or not.
July 13, 2010 10:53:35 PM

Well thanks for everyones input, I just need green light on either keep my rig or buy the new one I mentioned, like how much improvement will I see?

I will appreciate it alot since im actually deciding in buying it in a couple of days.

July 14, 2010 6:12:56 AM

Well, your gaming performance won't improve that much if you're keeping cards. Your general usage shouldn't change much either, since the 8400 isn't bad for a dual-core. The main differences (apart from a slight general improvement) would be futureproofing (as hard as that is) and things that are heavily cpu-based.
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