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November 2, 2010 5:06:43 AM

<Processor> Intel Core i5 760: 239,120 won (Korean exchange)
<MotherBoard> ASRock P55 Extreme 4: 177,000 won
<Ram> G.Skill 2x2GB PC3-12800: 129,300 won
<Case> BestTech Guardian 2.0: 59,830 won (don't think you will find on U.S sites)
<Psu> Huntkey HK700: 81,000 won (don't think you will find on U.S sites)
<Gpu> HIS HD 6850: 263,000 won (going cf in the future....... I hope)

The rest: keyboard, monitor, mouse, rom, etc I have already.

I plan to use this system mainly for gaming (res 1600x1200) aside from regular web surfing and video watching. Are there parts that needs improvement? Just speak your mind and let me know what I can change in order to make this build last longer. Thank you. :) 

Oh, this all comes out to be around 950,000, with my budget being 1,000,000 won (basically $1,000); leaving me with 50,000 won to spend.

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November 2, 2010 7:24:51 AM

I'd keep it the same pretty much, but would look into getting an aftermarket CPU cooler. Scythe Mugen, Coolermaster Hyper 212, Megahalems, etc. It'll keep your processor running cooler and give you some room to overclock if needed...

And though I like the 6850s, I'd still be tempted to go for a GTX 460... but that's just me.
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November 2, 2010 11:04:02 PM

The 6850 doesn't really impress me; most tests are comparing it to the 5800s in terms of performance. I thought newer higher end cards were supposed to be better, but that's just me.

I love my GTX 460s (they're only $200 US now), but I'm using the EVGA Step Up program to get 470s now that they've dropped to $260 USD from the $310. I would strongly consider them as an option.
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November 2, 2010 11:10:38 PM

boiler1990 said:
The 6850 doesn't really impress me; most tests are comparing it to the 5800s in terms of performance. I thought newer higher end cards were supposed to be better, but that's just me.

I love my GTX 460s (they're only $200 US now), but I'm using the EVGA Step Up program to get 470s now that they've dropped to $260 USD from the $310. I would strongly consider them as an option.


The HD 68xx cards are the successor to the 57xx series - it's a stupid change in numbers that AMD is doing. The HD 69xx will replace the HD 58xx. The HD 6850 is meant to beat the GTX 460 768MB (and it does).

The GTX 470 has some serious drawbacks with power and heat - it's only advantage is its CUDA performance (the 460 sacrificed CUDA for better power/heat/manif. cost).
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November 3, 2010 12:45:27 AM

I never could understand AMD's numbering system. Nvidia's is a little more clear cut now that every card is becoming a GTX or GTS, but they did have some numbering issues as well.

As far as CUDA goes, do you mean they cut CUDA out completely or just dumbed it down? I know my 460s support it, but I don't have any games that support it (I think?). I don't even know what it does.
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November 7, 2010 7:44:23 PM

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