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$1450 build going with the 5970, review please thanks :D

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August 5, 2010 4:02:15 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: MOST LIKELY WITHIN 1 WEEK

BUDGET RANGE: $1400-1450

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Hardcore gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, I think i can modify my case to fit the 5970

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United state is where im living

PARTS PREFERENCES: xfx 5970

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 minimum

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August 5, 2010 4:50:51 PM

If you are going to use that resolution the 5970 is ridiculously overkill. At that resolution a 5850 would suffice for maybe the next two years. The 5970 is pretty huge, so if you need a new case I would recommend the CM 690.
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August 5, 2010 5:42:04 PM

your CPU can't even fully handle 5870. it is not good when CPU is bottle of your system
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August 5, 2010 5:44:42 PM

so so overkill i mean a 5770 can handle that resolution
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August 5, 2010 5:54:59 PM
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August 5, 2010 8:43:51 PM

yanje03 said:
your CPU can't even fully handle 5870. it is not good when CPU is bottle of your system


I have a 955 with a 5870 and it doesn't bottleneck it AT ALL. You sir, need to brush up on your bottlenecking facts.

EDIT: Thats a good build from mrhoshos96. Go for that one, assuming that you do want to get the 5970.

EDIT #2: When I was building my system I had the same problem that you MAY have. Make sure you have RAM that is definantly compatible with the motherboard since the ECOs may require a BIOS change before it runs up to snuff. So you may need to change the BIOS it could even boot the system. I just had to buy some cheap RAM to get a boot up, change the BIOS, then insert the ECOs and you will be all good.
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August 5, 2010 9:52:56 PM

mrhoshos96 said:
so so overkill i mean a 5770 can handle that resolution

uhm, no. I have a 5770 and it struggles at 1024x768. just no.
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August 5, 2010 10:05:19 PM

Martin 71 said:
uhm, no. I have a 5850 and it struggles at 1024x768. just no.

umm u have some problems the 5850 can max out any game at 1080p
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August 5, 2010 10:39:48 PM

mrhoshos96 said:
umm u have some problems the 5850 can max out any game at 1080p

Whoops... I meant 5770 :o 
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August 6, 2010 12:00:29 AM

I also said that resolution would be minimum, which means that I would be playing at higher res, but if fps is unbareable(less likely) I would switch it down

Also I'm using a lian li case ATM.
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August 6, 2010 12:05:09 AM

This build was meant to be future proof, I DON'T want to upgrade in a long time. This is why I'm going with the 5970. 955 would be overclocked to about 3.8 ghz. Xfx lifetime warantee is what got me to get their 5970.
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August 6, 2010 12:26:33 AM

alright... I'll set you up...
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August 6, 2010 1:59:24 AM

I have an xfx 5870, with a double lifetime warrenty, and its working like a champ!
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August 6, 2010 3:51:04 AM

why would you go with the msi for 199 when ASUS is 149
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August 6, 2010 4:01:52 AM

quad channel for a dual channel mobo? :o 

ugleh non modular psu?!??!?!?

3 egg rated 5970?? nahh dudeeee

this not gonna work lol the cpu is nice but the rest nahhhhhhh
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August 6, 2010 4:09:41 AM

Just get a 5870 and later on when you have the cash throw on another 5870.
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August 6, 2010 4:10:22 AM

i wont have the cash for a LOUGNAUHHGSDFUHDS time lol
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August 6, 2010 4:11:45 AM

It will take a LOUGNAUHHGSDFUHDS time for the games to catch up to that anyway, lol
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August 6, 2010 4:14:00 AM

nahh dawggg metro2033 is already out and it like a graphic hog
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August 6, 2010 4:18:59 AM

Never played it, but Wikipedia says recommended spec is GTX 260. The 5870 blows that out of the water. 2 of them blows the 260 off of the planet.
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August 6, 2010 5:02:22 AM

from wht ppl say in dx11 metro 2033 some part are like supah laggeh even with 5870
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August 6, 2010 5:03:42 AM

u make like 5 or more post... -.-
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August 6, 2010 5:31:07 AM

this is my final post :o 

after i get everything all sort out imma buy it
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August 6, 2010 7:52:48 AM

should i go ahead and buy now???
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August 6, 2010 11:51:53 AM

look at my build an remove the monitor it should be under $1200
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August 6, 2010 2:22:39 PM

alright man, I might be replacing some of your parts imma post it up and tell me what you think alright
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August 6, 2010 2:33:37 PM

ewww MSI 5970 bleh
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August 6, 2010 4:05:00 PM

CPU:phenom II x4 955 BE gonna be OCing to 3.7-3.9
RAM:G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB
GPU:sapphire 5970
ODD:LG Black 22X DVD
HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black] 6Gb/s 7600 RPM 1TB
Cooling:Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
THermal:GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

PSU idk which to get

KINGWIN Lazer LZ-750 750W Modular 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V

which Mobo

sata 6gbs would be use with my HDD

m4a78td usb3/sata 6gbs

this one have 2 pcie 16x slot but run at dual x8 in CF
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO SATA 6Gb/s

If the final build have money to spare im going to get the 922 case as well or something like that
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August 6, 2010 4:07:40 PM

Mr Pizza said:
ewww MSI 5970 bleh

exactly what i was thinking lol
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August 7, 2010 3:44:25 AM

just get something... it will not change a nothing... get one of the combo recomendations and thats what u need to get..
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August 7, 2010 4:55:53 AM

cmone man help me pick i dont wanna regret picking something that i dont need
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August 7, 2010 5:19:07 AM

that ur getting its ok
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August 7, 2010 5:33:21 AM

kingwin 750 vs xfx and also the 1 pcie x16 mobo is questionable
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August 7, 2010 4:14:33 PM

should I get 2 year extended warranty on my power color 5970/? for 59 dollars
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August 8, 2010 3:09:32 PM

Just bought the pc, lol estimate time arrival 2 days, I wont be home till thursday haha
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August 9, 2010 9:30:28 AM

Best answer selected by kittehlordz.
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