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October 10, 2010 3:27:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple of weeks(Probably gunna wait till ATI's price drop)


Budget Range: $1,000-$1,200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, movies, school work


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS(Windows 7 Ultimate)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: AMD


Overclocking: Probably a bit in the future


SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire in the future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


Additional Comments: Would like system to last a long time, look cool


CPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD/CD Drive-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


One question is should i go with the 5770 or the 5850? Also, would just like to make sure that everything is compatible. Would really suck if i got this and found out it doesn't work :o 

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October 10, 2010 3:48:19 AM

In my opinion, it may be more wise to get the HD 5770 and crossfire when ready. There's nothing wrong with the HD 5850, and it is a better value since they lowered the price but I still think its a bit high for what you get.

I like your other system choices. As long as you're getting a black edition CPU, you may as well try a bit of overclocking. Beofre you do, I recommend you get a aftermarket cooler, like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want an Asus monitor, have you taken a look at the ergo fit models? They have won many awards and are exceptional monitors in their price range:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh yeah, I would consider making room in the budget for an SSD. You won't regret it, I promise you.
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October 10, 2010 3:57:45 AM

Thanks for the quick responses. Batuchka, I'm prolly not gunna be doing any lan parties or anything like that, which was why i was leaning towards the bigger cases and mobos. I figure if its just going to stay in my room all the time, i might as well have it be big enough for anything i decide to put into it in the future. Thanks for the monitor choice buzz, that looks way better than the one i chose. And im not too sure how much overclocking i will be doing. Never really overclocked before. Any overclocking i do will probably be minimal.
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October 10, 2010 4:01:06 AM

Either way negative on a HD 5770 for Full HD gaming - you would be disappointed @@ Aim for HD 5850 or better U are welcomed ^^
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October 10, 2010 4:10:48 AM

batuchka said:
Either way negative on a HD 5770 for Full HD gaming - you would be disappointed @@ Aim for HD 5850 or better U are welcomed ^^


Actually, the best graphics card article says great 1920X1080 performance in most games. And the op wants to crossfire in the future:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-gefor...
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October 10, 2010 4:19:00 AM

I think the comments
Quote:
Radeon HD 5770 1 GB (Check Prices)

Great 1920x1200 performance in most games


is a tad misleading hehe

Just turn settings up a wee bit on (sometimes even w/o AA) Full HD see it crawl compared to even a 768 GTX 460
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...
Mind u my $5xx configs are already on 768 GTX 460s so at a healthy $1k+ budget HD 5770 is awful frames/$$
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October 10, 2010 4:33:20 AM

If you will wait for the pricing actions, then you should wait to see what products are announced. The reason any price cuts will be made is that the newer products from either ati or nvidia are better performers.

For gaming, spend your money on the best graphics card you feel comfortable buying. At 1920, I think that should be at least a GTX460 1gb, but preferably a GTX470 or 5870 class card.
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October 10, 2010 5:55:22 AM

batuchka said:
I think the comments
Quote:
Radeon HD 5770 1 GB (Check Prices)

Great 1920x1200 performance in most games


is a tad misleading hehe

Just turn settings up a wee bit on (sometimes even w/o AA) Full HD see it crawl compared to even a 768 GTX 460
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...
Mind u my $5xx configs are already on 768 GTX 460s so at a healthy $1k+ budget HD 5770 is awful frames/$$


Cool, thanks for the Battleforge data. But the 5850 doesn't seem to fare much better, which is why I think its overpriced for what you get. At $200, I agree the GTX460 is a better deal. I just think I would rather crossfire 2 HD 5770's rather than a single 5850. That's why I recommended the 5770 over the 5850.
I can see your point, bu the article did say most games. :D 
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