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July 22, 2010 8:32:50 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorow

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Cheaper the better

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: HAF 932 or any other high quality Full Tower

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:


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SLI CPU/MOBO = http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
GPU = http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Everything else the same

The top build costs 1090.10 after shipping and rebates while the one bottom comes out to 1019.10 (with 2 free games)

My biggest concern is the graphics card..... so many choices and I am constantly changing my mind between 5870, 470, and the 460.


July 22, 2010 8:40:35 PM

solid build mate.
the 460 is a mainstream card that can't handle games at 1080p very well
the 470 isn't worth the money it runs hot and consumes a hell lot of power
the 5870 is the best choice
July 23, 2010 4:18:59 AM

Not sure what you have been reading. The GTX460 overclocks very easily to beat stock 5850s and approaches the 5870 in quite a few benchmarks. Make sure you get the 1GB model. The 470 is better but as said above runs much hotter. If you plan to Sli get 2 x GTX 460 1GB models. Sli scales alot better than Crossfire as well. Much better value!

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3810/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...
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