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September 30, 2010 8:54:02 PM

Okay i will probably be keeping this comp for about two years i am building. I will use the computer for gaming. I do some photoshop and sony vegas but not that much, using for mostly gaming. Now I am most likly getting a 19inch monitor which usually has 1440x900 unless there is a big difference from 1680x1050 compared to 1440x900 then id get the bigger res. I have used a 1440x900. I currently game on a 17inch laptop core 2 duo 2.8ghz 6mb l2 cache and with a 9600m gt at 1680x1050. So anything i will see an improvement.

Okay i have 2 builds dont know which to lean more towards on which will be better for gaming.
first if i play on 1440x900 will the ati 5770 do all games at least at high or max? with playable 50fps +
or i can get 5850.
that goes for gpu.

I will either get the i7 870 for $229 at microcenter or i7 875k for $249
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GeIL Black Dragon 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
64gb ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i have a 250gb 7200rpm im gonna use on the other programs

Now i will use the same power supply ram and hdd/ssd for the amd.
amd phenom II x4 955be for $140 or amd phenom II x4 965 be.

i am most likely going to get the 19inch 1440x900 80% sure ive used a 1440x900 and i liked it more than my 1680x1050.

so that being said which would be better for gaming. and possibility might wait for the 6000series radeon and get the 6770 if rumors for it is true. I am not gonna xfire only gonna use 1 card. i will overclock after a while but not right once i get it. so overclocking isnt the main priority.

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September 30, 2010 9:10:49 PM

Espada said:
Okay i have 2 builds dont know which to lean more towards on which will be better for gaming.
first if i play on 1440x900 will the ati 5770 do all games at least at high or max? with playable 50fps +
or i can get 5850.
that goes for gpu.

You won't be able get 50fps with max settings on the most graphically demanding games, but everything should be playable with lower settings. Here are some benchmarks:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/172?vs=164


This memory isn't a very good value. I would go with DDR3 1600 for overclocking.

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL7 Desktop Memory (Higher performance memory)
$85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL7 Desktop Memory
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
$195 after a $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Espada said:
KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These components don't require a very high output PSU. 600W would be double what you need.

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W 80 PLUS Certified Modular Power Supply
$40 with promo code EMCYXNW27 after a $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

w/GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard
$160 after $35 in rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

w/GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$119 with promo code MBTEN923 after a $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Espada said:
i am most likely going to get the 19inch 1440x900 80% sure ive used a 1440x900 and i liked it more than my 1680x1050.

I love 1080p for multitasking, but to each his own.

Espada said:
64gb ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148357

The Sandforce SSDs are very competitive at around 64GB. They cost a little less and have much much higher write speeds.

OCZ Agility 2 90GB SATA II SSD
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
$279 after a $30 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ Agility 2 60GB SATA II SSD
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
$240 after a $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Espada said:
amd phenom II x4 955be for $140 or amd phenom II x4 965 be.

The Phenom II X4 955 is a better value for gaming. It isn't nearly as powerful as an i7-870, but it won't bottleneck these graphics cards.
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September 30, 2010 9:21:25 PM

okay so anandtech showed comparison with 870 vs the amds
im leaning more towards the 870. and im proably gonna get a 700-750 W psu. gonna use that money i saved on the PSU to get a 1680x1050 monitor and getting the 5850 or wait for the 6000series not sure yet. thanks alot guys. and will 1600 vs 1333 a big difference?
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September 30, 2010 9:24:02 PM

Espada said:
okay so anandtech showed comparison with 870 vs the amds
im leaning more towards the 870. and im proably gonna get a 700-750 W psu. gonna use that money i saved on the PSU to get a 1680x1050 monitor and getting the 5850 or wait for the 6000series not sure yet. thanks alot guys. and will 1600 vs 1333 a big difference?

Unless you plan to crossfire your graphics cards later (and you go with the HD 5850), you won't benefit from going with anything more expensive than a high quality 500-600W power supply (modular, 80 plus certified).

DDR3 1600 vs. 1333 doesn't make a huge difference, but it also doesn't cost very much more.
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September 30, 2010 9:33:10 PM

here are the exact stuff im gonna have so i know it can power up everything.
ddr3 2x4gb 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i7 870
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128412
64gb ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817121037
either 1tb hdd or 250gb both are gonna be 7200rpm
2 dvd drives both sata
XION case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will put another 4 fans i think.
and will get a 5850

which will be the best power supply to power everything and leave room if i want to overclock the 5850 to 5870 speeds and 4ghz on the cpu and most likly gonna oc the ram. if i do overclock thanks.


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September 30, 2010 9:38:51 PM

Espada said:
here are the exact stuff im gonna have so i know it can power up everything.
ddr3 2x4gb 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i7 870
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128412
64gb ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817121037
either 1tb hdd or 250gb both are gonna be 7200rpm
2 dvd drives both sata
XION case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will put another 4 fans i think.
and will get a 5850

which will be the best power supply to power everything and leave room if i want to overclock the 5850 to 5870 speeds and 4ghz on the cpu and most likly gonna oc the ram. if i do overclock thanks.

Even if you do all of that, you won't be drawing more than 350W at full load. The OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W power supply wouldn't even be stressed. You could use this combo; it is an excellent value:

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W 80 PLUS Certified Modular Power Supply
w/GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard
$150 after $30 in rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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September 30, 2010 10:20:56 PM

alright thanks alot!
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September 30, 2010 10:21:03 PM

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