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August 24, 2010 11:27:28 AM

What do you think of this system?

Vision AMD Monster - PhenomII 1090T 6x3,20GHz (Turbo 3.60GHz)

Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AM3 motherboard (SATA3 & USB3.0)

Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600 DualChannel RAM

Seagate 1TB S-ATAII 3Gb/s Fluid Silent (7200rpm)

ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB DDR5 PCI-E

Vision Silent Unicorn Cabinet

Seasonic S12D-750 750W PSU

Windows 7 64 bit

Comes out at 1700 dollars or so. (I live in Denmark, so prices a bit higher than US)

How does it look, future proof etc?

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August 24, 2010 11:41:02 AM

^ For a gaming PC, you wont need 8GB of RAM and also 750W is not required as going Crossfire with that board is not a good option as the 2nd slot runs crippled at x4, so for a single HD 5870, 500-550W would suffice(from tier-1 manufacturers)
Also the 1090T might not offer any significant performance increase over the X4 in gaming...
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August 24, 2010 11:47:17 AM

It is a prebuild system, with a few configuration options. Im buying from this place due to payment plan they got.

Anyway, I can downgrade the 8gb ram, only upgrade to more. So Im gonna need to keep it at that. Ya I was told this mobo wasnt for crossfire so the PSU might be overkill. I was thinking of maybe getting a 5970 in that case you will need a strong psu ya?

But thanks for input, anything else?
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August 24, 2010 11:52:03 AM

Btw they offer this system for the same price, is this better?

Gigabyte P55-USB3 motherboard (USB3.0)
Ram: Kingston 8GB DDR3 DualChannel RAM
Harddisk: Seagate 1000GB 3Gb/s Fluid Silent 7200rpm
Grafik: Nvidia GeForce GTX470 1280MB RAM
Cabinet: Vision Silent Phantom
Seasonic S12D-750 750W PSU

Im kinda leaning towards the AMD and raedon system but im not positive.

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August 24, 2010 12:04:01 PM

^ In terms of gaming, I would say nearly evenly matched...but actually the price of the AMD should be more because they have included a 6-Core 1090T which cost more than the i5, the mobos have similar price and HD 5870 is slightly costlier than the GTX 470s and in many games would perform slightly better...
So I would stick with the 1090T system, if you are getting it for the same price...

But what other options do you have ?
If it would just be a gaming PC, then
CPU - X4 955/ 965
Mobo - Gigabyte/ ASUS 890GX chipset mobo
Else frankly I dont see a real use of that 750W...
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August 24, 2010 12:16:48 PM

Forgot to say that the intel system is including
Intel Core i7-870 4x2,93GHz (Turbo 3.60GHz)

Actually the intel system costs about 100 dollar less. I could also go this route:

Intel Core i5-760 4x2,80GHz (Turbo 3.33GHz)
Gigabyte P55-USB3 motherboard (USB3.0)
Ram: Kingston 8GB DDR3 DualChannel RAM
Harddisk: Seagate 1000GB 3Gb/s Fluid Silent 7200rpm
Grafik: Nvidia GeForce GTX480 1536MB ram
Cabinet: Vision Silent Phantom
Seasonic S12D-750 750W PSU

So this system has the 480 gtx, but only an icore5. It costs roughly 100 dollars more than the other intel system and the same as the amd system.

I was just thinking it would be the best to get a stronger cpu since gpu is easier upgradeable later on? i dunno.


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August 24, 2010 12:21:18 PM

^ Well I wouldnt suggest the GTX 480...though it is powerful than the HD 5870, but the amount of power it consumes and the heat levels doesn't warrant it...
Also I doubt the i7 would offer any significant performance increase over the i5 in terms of gaming...
If you game @1080p or above, then maybe the 955/ 965 along with the HD 5970...
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August 24, 2010 12:21:41 PM

the i5 build is probably the strongest pure gaming system.
The 1090T model will perform in games like a 955, because they have the same clock. If you do anything else thats core-intensive (like photoshop, video encoding, 3d animation rendering, etc) the core 1090T will take advantage. Its also capable of being upgraded to the new 32nm Bulldog processors due out next year, while both the i5 and i7 are at the end of their chipset life.
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August 24, 2010 12:24:42 PM

But if you wont be going with more than 1 card and would want to keep the PC for a long time, then the i7 along with the GTX 480 might be fine...

And what resolution will you be playing @ also what type of games ?
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August 24, 2010 12:48:50 PM

I play mostly mmorpgs, but I play a wide range of games, shooters like crysis etc as well.

Resolution is full hd on a 23" 1920x1080 I actually havent bought the monitor yet, but something like that.

And ya I probably wont be going with more than 1 card since the mobos I can chose from doesnt support sli/crossfire (I think)
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