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Newbie i7 build

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July 20, 2010 5:45:45 PM


This is what I had built.

gigabyte x58a udr3
g.skill cl8 3x2gb ddr3 12800 16000
western digital 1tb black caviar
corsair hx750
sapphire 5770 vapor x
cooler master haf 922

so far i have no cpu cooler yet. should i get one?

i have no plans of overclocking for today. I built this for multimedia purposes or maye even for future light gamin and little video editing and rendering.

please feel free to make a comment or give opinions what could or should haves or give any suggestions that will make my build better.

thank you.

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July 20, 2010 6:13:48 PM

whats the difference from my choice?
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July 20, 2010 6:30:13 PM

Better bang for buck, better performance.
September 7, 2010 2:43:37 PM

So i upgraded to sapphire hd 5850 with vapor x. is that a good choice? still figuring out what cpu cooler to get. venomous x?
September 8, 2010 12:51:55 AM

Should i corss fire this with another 5850 vapor x?
September 8, 2010 12:56:38 AM

No, you should've gotten a second 5770 and then waited for the 6000 series.
September 8, 2010 12:58:29 AM

Bad choice, you should have crossfire'd the 5770 and waited to prices to drop or 6XXX series as mentioned above.
September 8, 2010 1:03:23 AM

well i bought it already and i cant do anything about it... someone is selling me his 30 percent off so i was thinking if i can cross fire it
September 8, 2010 1:06:25 AM

why whats wrong with what i did aside for not waiting for the 6000 series
September 8, 2010 1:27:46 AM

The 5850 is no longer a good purchase. In SLI/Crossfire it gets smashed by the GTX 460. That 5770 you had is no longer worth anything in that you can't crossfire it, whereas 5770 crossfire would only have put you out another 130$.

Basically, that old 5770 you had is now a sunk cost in addition to the 5850. You spent more money on the 5850 than another 5770. If you crossfire, it helps, but it wasn't a good time to buy a 5850 in general.

The 6000 series is supposed to remedy that and will be out within two months.
September 8, 2010 1:28:06 AM

relaxgman said:
why whats wrong with what i did aside for not waiting for the 6000 series

it would have saved you money and gotten you the same performance or better that sir is what you did wrong.
September 8, 2010 1:32:15 AM

but i was able to sell the 5770 i just lost around 25 dollars there then added fund from the proceeds
September 8, 2010 1:33:12 AM

relaxgman said:
but i was able to sell the 5770 i just lost around 25 dollars there then added fund from the proceeds

well that changes everything... but you still should have crossfired.
September 8, 2010 1:39:23 AM

but what i meant is is the sapphire 5850 vapor x a good choice. i live here in the philippines and here there is no store that sells the reference design anymore. all they have are the new coolers. i had a choice between xfx5850 which is not that popular here meaning i will have trouble reselling it. sapphire thats not vapor x , gigabyte is also not available here. considering my choices did i picked the right one?
September 8, 2010 1:43:53 AM

two 5770s would cost more than the 5850 that i got
September 8, 2010 1:57:44 AM

If you sold it for a 25$ loss, then that changes everything and it's a good deal and would beat crossfiring in price/performance :p  Yes you did pick a good 5850.
September 8, 2010 3:20:46 AM

Someone is offering his 5850 vapor x 60 dollars off not bad shouldni get it? 2 weeks used.