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October 20, 2010 8:18:51 AM

what do yall think of this build im a order it in on the 29th(payday) $900 is my budget and i dont need ......
a monitor,
case or,
hard drive


MOTHERBOARD---ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 -$170

CPU--- Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz-$280

GRAPHICS CARD---GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB -$220

MEMORY----G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600-$95

POWER SUPPLY----CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V -$110



TOTAL with S&H= $887.82


anyone have any tips or suggestions on maby different parts and if so can u please explain why what u picked out would be a better choice(still learning and would love to learn anything new)

and this set up will allow me to run almost any game at high if not close to high setting correct>?

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October 20, 2010 8:24:05 AM

Await on HD 6000 this Friday and remember


The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bo...
Quote:
Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores

The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.

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October 20, 2010 8:59:00 AM

If gaming is your primary concern, then opt for the i5 760 instead of the i7 860.. Hyper-threading, which is the only difference between them is actually insignificant when it comes to gaming.. Further, the TX 750 is somewhat low in value when you consider that the XFX 750W Black Edition modular PSU is around the same price.. You can even opt for the XFX 650W PSU as it'll be plenty for handing two of those GTX 460's..
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October 20, 2010 9:48:34 AM

Try this for a gaming Rig...

Mobo : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 104$ After a Rebate

Proc : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 160$

GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$ after the Rebate

So you'll still save a little money if you want to add another GPU.... approx an excess of 170$ of saving for the new card.....
You can stick to your PSU and RAM and still get a good lot out of the whole thing
Although if you wait a little longer the prices of the GPU I mentioned will fall, thus, straight away allowing you to buy 2 of them to CF with.....
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October 20, 2010 10:28:21 AM

im buying the pc on the 29th no matter what inless there is some insane price drop within the week following... iv been without a pc for over a yr and i cant wait any longer my starcraft 2 addiction has been deprived for 2 long now



also i thought id mention im not a overclocker and i dont plan on trying(dont feal comfortable doing it at all and dont wanna risk messing up my computer)

i dont want to run SLI so i dunno if that means i could get a cheaper mobo

and last but not least i no amd is better for gaming but i dunno i kinda wanted 2 try a intel build for once (i am kind of a amd fan boy)... dunno if any of that info would change the build
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October 20, 2010 10:42:48 AM

Well, in that case go for the core i quad line of Intels processors they're great for gaming and will really be amazing.....
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October 20, 2010 12:41:36 PM

Get a i5 760
or a i3 540
the latter overclocks extremly well giving you stock i5 760 performance
and it will give you room for another GTX 460
sticking with intel is what i'll recommend
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October 20, 2010 1:37:21 PM

if u want an intel then get i5 750 or i5 760 and get a better single GPU the 5850 at least though if your order on the 29th the 6k series may be out by then (slated for the 22nd) so you can maybe nab one of those
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October 20, 2010 5:17:49 PM

not saying im going to do this but this id deff an option just wanted 2 see what u guys think....


i kinda want 2 just get a laptop and hook it up to my monitor... would this laptop be able 2 play like wow,sc2,d3,vanguard, on mid-max settings without lagging?


Color black cherry edit

Operating system------- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edit

Processor-------- Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-460M Dual Core Processor (2.53 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz edit

Graphics card------ 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 switchable graphics [HDMI, VGA] - For Dual Core Processors edit

Memory----- 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) edit

Hard drive----- FREE Upgrade to 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
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October 20, 2010 5:24:31 PM

probably not 100% sure i dont know a lot about laptops other then they are overpriced and their PC equivalent is a lot cheaper and outperforms it
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October 21, 2010 4:54:06 AM

ok so after thinking about it im going 2 go amd and i want to use a Asus mobo inless there is some other mobo that is super amazing for some reason

but this is my new build is this better?

MOTHERBOARD----ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX---$210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU---AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz-----$160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY---OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000---$113
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS---XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB---$155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POWERSUPPLY--COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W---$80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL WITH S&H---$723.76

how much is the HD 6000 ganna be?


just a few things.... i wanted 2 get a real nice mobo and then in a few months if i need 2 get a badass $300 graphics card i will but ya i was trying to spend around $700 but i would easily spend the $900 if i needed to cuz i was thinking of getting a SSD but i think this current build will let me play my games with good setting
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October 21, 2010 6:26:53 AM

This system you configured will blow nearly everything that you put in it's path to bits.... :) 
Difficult to beat it with another combo at that price..... although the 5850 would be great but then the 6 series are rebadged 5850's so.......
I don't really know, I'd have squeezed it in if possible.... but the 5770 is not bad either..... :) 
Yes it will allow you to play games at "Good" settings......
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October 21, 2010 10:15:47 AM

I'm not sure why u insist on Asus - just buy as per needs and that a hell lot premium for a 16/16 CFable board For $900 i wouldn't settle for a HD 5770 based gaming config so have a look at the 8/8 Asrock 870Extreme3 and maybe HD6k or HD 5850 once the former is released?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A fancy mobo is nice to look at but squeezing more frames for your green could be the difference between smooth gameplay and crawling games @@
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October 21, 2010 11:04:39 AM

They're releasing the 6K series tomorrow :)  Don't buy anything right now.... wait a day or two......
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October 21, 2010 7:07:25 PM

alyoshka said:
They're releasing the 6K series tomorrow :)  Don't buy anything right now.... wait a day or two......



how much r the 6000s ganna be? and im not buying the parts till next friday
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October 21, 2010 7:21:07 PM

what about the ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G i figured since im only ganna have 1 graphics card no reason for me 2 get a mobo with 3 pci 2.0 slots

or ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX incase i do wanna run 2 HD 6000's or somethin

they are both like $110-$140 so would save me a bunch of money


and what about ssd drives would it be smarter to get one and just put my OS on it or get one and put everything but my os on it
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October 21, 2010 7:53:03 PM

jack either of those mobos will be perfect for your needs do not get the 890FX its way overkill for you...

if u wanna go SSD u gotta get at least 64+GB tho i recommend 120gb and for it to be a performance boost u put OS+1-2 games on it.

but for what you described you dont need an SSD....they are mainly noticeable in boot times....my AMD 965BE boots up in 30-60 seconds anyways LOL
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October 21, 2010 9:46:36 PM

forsure i think im a go with the 890gx so with that my new total would be.... $623 so i deff think im a go with a badass graphics card.... im a look at the 6000 series when they come out tomarrow and most likely get one thats in the $200-$250 range if there is one and if not then im a get the 5850 or somethin i dunno im a just wait for tomarrow and figure it out


and can u use 2.1 on a 2.0
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October 22, 2010 6:13:49 AM

I no this is a little off topic but some of u seem like u really no what your talking about so I figured i'd ask this here

do you guys know any websites that I can teach my self on computers I no a little bit but i would love to expand my knowledge of computers....

im talkin like learning about what the difference between 890gx, 890fx, 790gx, 785g and so on... also just like how to customize my pc like the boot screen iv seen people with their own pictures instead of windows and like how to use my registry and bios, overclocking, maby even like how to better find stuff on the internet and just like everything I basically can learn to use my computer like a badass... I would LOVE!!! to learn programming but iv tryed 2 teach myself and I never get very far so I think i'm going to take a class at a local community college
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October 22, 2010 6:41:47 AM

TOM's..... is the best place to learn......
And we're all here for all the people who want to learn from their own experiences and those of others.... :) 
So it is the best place to be.........

And they just released the 6800 Series..... no prices yet, But power color and HIS have them lined up at TPU.......

Get a peek....awesome stuff.....

Oops...
"The AMD Radeon HD 6850 has an MSRP of $179." Quote from Legitreviews
"AMD has set pricing for these cards rather aggressively, which was needed since the mainstream market is very competitive. The AMD Radeon HD 6850 will be available today for ~$179 and the Radeon HD 6870 will be priced at ~$239. " Again from the same source.....

OK Got the prices......:) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Starts at 179$ to 279$..... :) 
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October 22, 2010 7:26:06 AM

can u use 2.1 with 2.0


well if pci express 2.1 is compatable with a 2.0 mobo im going 2 get....

GIGABYTE GV-R687D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 6870 1GB -$240
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October 22, 2010 7:32:01 AM

Yes it is backwards compatible... a 2.1 Card will work in the 2.0 Slot on the board :) 
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October 22, 2010 7:38:35 AM

alyoshka said:
Yes it is backwards compatible... a 2.1 Card will work in the 2.0 Slot on the board :) 



kk then ya im going 2 get the GIGABYTE GV-R687D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 6870 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


or is this any better... cuz i dont mind spending the extra $30 if it is XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and i really like XFX for some reason


either way my total will be $863-$893


im going 2 go out on a limb and assume that these new 6000 series r going 2 be badass graphics cards
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October 22, 2010 6:15:08 PM

alright i got my build finally made

MOTHERBOARD---ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX---- $175

GRAPHICS CARD----XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5--$260

and then the rest is the same as my last build total with S&H is $800.93 but its ganna be right around $900 after i get my hard drive, ram , and chipset fans and a few other small things.... i might get a case also wich will put me at like $1000-$1050 but o well

one last question if i decide to get two HD 6870's what does that actually do just make it eazier on the graphics cards or make it faster or what i dont really get the whole SLI thing and thats why i got the 890fx becuz i read that it will run both cards at 16x not 8x and 8x but i cant frekkin wait this pc is ganna blow starcraft 2 out the water and i havent even played it yet so im stoked
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