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October 14, 2010 4:33:35 PM

So guys, I have another thread going on in the CPU section, but I'd also like feedback about this build overall. I need to keep the price as low as possible so I will be re-using my old GPU, Power supply, and case. I'm looking at $500 as it stands. Thoughts?

CPU:

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

Motherboard:

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

Memory:

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

HDD:

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

OS: Windows 7 64 bit

I will be reusing the following from my current PC:

Radeon 4850 1 gig

BFG 550 watt PSU

Case (Apevia X-cruiser)

Optical drive/keyboard/mouse/monitor/etc.

I plan to upgrade the GPU at some future point but it is still serving me quite well for now.


Any feedback is appreciated. My monitor is a 21" and I dont go above 1600x900.



October 14, 2010 4:48:38 PM

I should also mention that I have a 2nd 4850 sitting around doing nothing, but I'd likely have to buy a new power supply and for my needs I dont think the crossfire would do anything for me.

Thoughts?
October 14, 2010 5:06:45 PM

chihlidog said:
So guys, I have another thread going on in the CPU section, but I'd also like feedback about this build overall. I need to keep the price as low as possible so I will be re-using my old GPU, Power supply, and case. I'm looking at $500 as it stands. Thoughts?

CPU:

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

Motherboard:

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

Memory:

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

The RAM you have here has a CAS Latency of 9. If you're into gaming, might wanna go with the Ripjaws from G.SKILL since they have a CAS Latency of 7

HDD:

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

You could get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 (1TB) for a cheaper price than that 500GB WD. I highly recommend Spinpoints

OS: Windows 7 64 bit

I will be reusing the following from my current PC:

Radeon 4850 1 gig

If you're into gaming, you'll probably wanna upgrade to at least a 5770

BFG 550 watt PSU

Case (Apevia X-cruiser)

Optical drive/keyboard/mouse/monitor/etc.

I plan to upgrade the GPU at some future point but it is still serving me quite well for now.

Any feedback is appreciated. My monitor is a 21" and I dont go above 1600x900.


chihlidog said:
I should also mention that I have a 2nd 4850 sitting around doing nothing, but I'd likely have to buy a new power supply and for my needs I dont think the crossfire would do anything for me.

Having 2 is useless, just sell em and upgrade to 5770 or higher

Thoughts?


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October 14, 2010 5:32:39 PM

Appreciate the response. Why the 5770, may I ask? Im not terribly concerned about DX11 right now, though I do plan to upgrade a bit later. Any other reason to go with a 5770 over the 4850? Most of what I play (SupCom, Flight Sim X, GTA IV) is really CPU intensive so I was thinking the 4850 would still do me pretty well for the time bring.

I'm definitely going to spend the few extra bucks on the ram, appreciate the catch there. Will be looking into the Samsung HDD as well.
October 14, 2010 5:48:40 PM

chihlidog said:
Appreciate the response. Why the 5770, may I ask? Im not terribly concerned about DX11 right now, though I do plan to upgrade a bit later. Any other reason to go with a 5770 over the 4850? Most of what I play (SupCom, Flight Sim X, GTA IV) is really CPU intensive so I was thinking the 4850 would still do me pretty well for the time bring.

I'm definitely going to spend the few extra bucks on the ram, appreciate the catch there. Will be looking into the Samsung HDD as well.


5770 is the best bang for the buck right now, it has 1GB of onboard RAM and DX11 support, it's not super urgent, but something worth considering

For the games you play it's not necessary, but if you plan on moving onto games like Bad Company 2, DiRT 2, HAWX 2 etc, you'll wanna upgrade to DX11
October 14, 2010 6:57:10 PM

Again I appreciate the response. I do want to put a more powerful card in there at some point. I am hoping to see a significant performance increase without having to do so right away, though, as I am certain that my current CPU (Athlon 64 x2 6000+) is greatly limiting the performance of my 4850, and Im hoping the new quad will let me use it to its full potential.
October 14, 2010 7:08:00 PM

An i5-750 is a great Quad :)  and you can overclock if you want. Comes with a HSF so that's always nice

and you're welcome, I love helpin out. Let us know if you need anything else
October 14, 2010 8:59:33 PM

reaper2794 said:
An i5-750 is a great Quad :)  and you can overclock if you want. Comes with a HSF so that's always nice

and you're welcome, I love helpin out. Let us know if you need anything else


So you recommend the i5-750 over the Phenom?
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