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URGENT - Ordering today : Need your opinions on this ~1100$ Gaming PC

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November 14, 2010 12:35:04 PM


I'm ordering this PC today. :bounce: 

I've done some research but would still love to get some insights on my final build before ordering.

If you believe you could get more performance for the same price or less by changing a thing or two, let me know!! :hello: 

Here's the PC :

*The prices are in CAD$
*I'm shopping on

Thanks in advance! :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
November 14, 2010 12:46:24 PM

Get 2x2G of RAM. Get a HD 6870.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 14, 2010 1:19:43 PM

000$ Gaming Pc

Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996829

Gpu:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Psu:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
November 14, 2010 1:35:29 PM

Why is the 6870 the way to go. The 5870 gets more fps.
November 14, 2010 1:36:18 PM

I've made a few changes based on mosox great advices :

Anything else you guys would change?
November 14, 2010 1:38:01 PM

vindictive said:
Why is the 6870 the way to go. The 5870 gets more fps.

6870 is within spit range of 5870 is terms of performance and cost A LOT cheaper.

It also scales better in crossfire, use less power, etc.
November 14, 2010 1:41:38 PM

The 5870 is faster than the 6870—don't let the model numbering fool you. The 6800-series cards are intended for the mid-range market. The 5800- and 5900-series are AMD's high-end cards.

Although I guess for this price range the 6870 is a better choice.
November 14, 2010 1:52:13 PM

even overclocked the 6870 is 10fps off the 5870 stocked. And when you only have 60fps 10fps is over 15% of all you got.
November 14, 2010 9:47:50 PM

TY Vindictive but I think I'll still go with the 6870 and add another one later on considering the price gap between the 2.

Ordering in ~1h.

Is the build OK?
November 14, 2010 10:31:49 PM

It looks good to me.
The case isn't my personal favorite, I'd go for a HAF922 or CM690II Advanced or Lancool PC-K62 over it.

I'd also change the hard drive to the Spinpoint F3 1tb if it's cheaper, otherwise stick with WD.
November 15, 2010 2:11:54 AM

Ordered! Thanks a lot guys!
November 15, 2010 11:26:50 AM

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