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November 9, 2010 2:28:48 AM

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CyberPower Gamer Infinity 8800 Pro SE (NO MONITOR) Total: $2,549.00
Configuration·
· CAS: * Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans ·
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
· CD2: Samsung SH-B123L 12X BLU-RAY Player & DVDRW Combo [+85] (BLACK COLOR) ·
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366 [-300] ·
FAN: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclcking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA) [+63] ·
HDD: 80GB Corsair Force 80 Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+181] (Single Hard Drive) ·
HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (1TB x 2 (2 TB Capacity) Raid 0 Extreme Performance [+93]) ·
KEYBOARD: SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard [+72] ·
MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair Dominator [+63]) ·
MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI ·
MOUSE: Coolermaster Storm Inferno Wired 4000 DPI Storm Tactical Laser Sensor Gaming Mouse + FREE! Coolermaster HS-M Weapon of Choice M4 SSK Mouse Pad [+34] ·
MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
· NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
· OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional [+31] (64-bit Edition)
· OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
· POWERSUPPLY: 1200 Watts - Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 80 Plus Power Supply [+225]
· SOUND: * Asus Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCIe Card [+89]
· VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [-60] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
· VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+269] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) · _PRICE: (+2549)

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November 9, 2010 2:33:16 AM

I received advice : to consider the AMD 6870 in preference to my choice of Intel 460 (*2Gb). I have read the reviews and a debating site. It seems that AMD is experiencing some difficulties with stability and the card is new and unknown, plus there is not a lot of difference in the performance(s). I conclude that it is better to stay with the tested and known quantity (Intel 460).

There seems a large opinion that overclocking is more effective with the 460 (I may never get around to learning to overclock and cyber-power is not offering any choices with respect to the 460 (2 Gb) card.

STILL, I conclude on balance, the choice is the 460 (2Gb)

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November 9, 2010 3:53:58 AM
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Err actually HD 6850 is a better buy now

HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...

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As for the Radeon HD 6850 however, things are much more lopsided in AMD’s favor. It’s give and take depending on the benchmark, but ultimately it’s just as fast as the GTX 460 1GB on average, even though it’s officially $20 cheaper. And at the same time it draws less power and produces less noise than the GTX 460 1GB. In fact unless the GTX 460 1GB was cheaper than the 6850, we really can’t come up with a reason to buy it.


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November 19, 2010 1:25:46 PM

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November 19, 2010 3:29:01 PM

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