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November 18, 2010 11:06:29 PM

Edit: Read from Post 13. New setup, decided not to go SLI.

1.) CPU + OS (Phenom ii x4 965 + Windows 7)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

-Was going to go with the 955 as mentioned but I don't plan on overclocking and it's only $10 more.

2.) Mobo (Asus 790x)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3.) GPU (Sapphine HD6870 1gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4.) Ram (G.Skill 2x2 Ripjaw)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5.) PSU (Antec TP-650)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6.) Case (CM Storm Scout)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7.) HDD (Samsung Spinoint F3 1Tb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8.) DVD (Sony Optiarc Black)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Comes out to about $959 before rebates. Let me know what you think.

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November 19, 2010 1:58:21 AM

Yes, 700 will be, but I suggest Corsair, Antec, XFX or SeaSonic over OCZ...
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November 19, 2010 2:48:49 AM

Ok I went with the 955 (I thought it was out of stock, that's why I selected the 965) and I also choose to get an Antec tp 750w psu.

Another Question: Would I have to upgrade my sound card if I want to use Tritton ax Pros since the pro's use a optical cable? or how would I do that?
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November 19, 2010 3:16:35 AM

@atotalnoob Yes the 955 is cheaper but I dont see how it is better...Those are higher binned CPUs than the 955s and hence would overclock higher - 4GHz+(But if overclocking less than 4GHz, then either would do)

And +1 for a different PSU
This would easily power 2x GTX 460 in SLI
XFX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

@reepicheep424 any specific reason to go Nvidia chipset? SLI ? IMO AMD is better paired with AMD chipsets...
And why go with 768MB ? Get the 1GB if using higher res screen...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 19, 2010 11:54:12 AM

Reason I went with the 768mb was that the 1gb didnt have enough performance gains for me to justify the price. And you beat me to asking my own question about running a crossfire setup instead of an SLI.

So the HD 5850 crossfired would give me the same performance as does GTX460 SLI? I heard that you have to OC the HD5850 for it to really shine. And I really don't have any experience at all with OCing. That was the main reason I was going to go with the GTX460's.

And is that true about running AMD w/ ATI and Intel w/ Nvidea? I just thought that was a myth. I read somewhere that as long as the GPU is getting power it doesn't matter...Anyway You just opened up a new category that I'm going to have to do a ton of research on.

Edit: or what about just running a single HD6870 and saving some money? would that be worth it?
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November 19, 2010 6:26:32 PM

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@atotalnoob Yes the 955 is cheaper but I dont see how it is better...Those are higher binned CPUs than the 955s and hence would overclock higher - 4GHz+(But if overclocking less than 4GHz, then either would do)
I've read alot of reviews that don't use the 965 because it doesn't OC well.... 955 is better...


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And is that true about running AMD w/ ATI and Intel w/ Nvidea? I just thought that was a myth. I read somewhere that as long as the GPU is getting power it doesn't matter...Anyway You just opened up a new category that I'm going to have to do a ton of research on.
AMD with Nvidia doesn't work well, sometimes you need to hack drivers, ect.... but that is Usually in SLI....
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November 19, 2010 7:28:16 PM

I think I'm going to go with the HD6870 instead of the SLI setup. I want to keep my CPU though. Do I have to change my Mobo? Also which HD6870 do you guys recommend off newegg, they all look the same to me.

Reason for HD6870, the most intense game I'll be playing is Black Ops, and I'm only playing on a 20-22" (1900x1200) monitor so I think I should be good. Should I lower my PSU wattage or should I stay at 650?

Edit: Although I like gkay's build, I don't think I will need the double GPU's anymore since I dropped down in screen size.
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November 19, 2010 7:44:48 PM

nope everything is fine...

Well, it doesn't hurt to have more then enough power....

word of advise; BO doesn't work well, regardless of the system
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November 19, 2010 7:49:56 PM

So keep the 790x or M4n98td? sorry, confused. or would there be better or cheaper ones since i"m pretty much running a different setup than both.
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November 19, 2010 7:50:46 PM

I;d stay with the 790X
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November 19, 2010 8:17:35 PM

Ok so how does this look before I order:

1.) CPU + OS (Phenom ii x4 965 + Windows 7)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

-Was going to go with the 955 as mentioned but I don't plan on overclocking and it's only $10 more.

2.) Mobo (Asus 790x)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3.) GPU (Sapphine HD6870 1gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4.) Ram (G.Skill 2x2 Ripjaw)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5.) PSU (Antec TP-650)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6.) Case (CM Storm Scout)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7.) HDD (Samsung Spinoint F3 1Tb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8.) DVD (Sony Optiarc Black)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Comes out to about $959 before rebates. Let me know what you think.
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November 19, 2010 8:36:11 PM

looks good, Happy gamin'!
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November 19, 2010 8:43:16 PM

Atotalnoob said:
looks good, Happy gamin'!


Thanks for the help man. Now I just have to choose a Monitor and I'll be all set!
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November 19, 2010 9:39:25 PM

do you think I'll notice a big difference for Fps's since thats all I play if I go that big? I was going to stick with a 19". Although That's a killer deal so I might do it.

And my hd6870 will be able to run 1900x1080 smooth right?
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November 19, 2010 9:40:53 PM

yes it definitly will....

a 5770 can usually.... so definitly on a 68xx
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November 20, 2010 4:05:40 PM

*sigh* we've been through this before, you admitted the drivers had to be hacked for SLI....
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November 20, 2010 4:33:06 PM

Hey guys sorry to bug you again, but I am interested in making my PC wifi as I would have to run a 100ft wire around my house which I don't want to do. The pc will only be setup about 50ft away from router but thats the distance measured through walls. I'm not realy familar at all with PCi cards so I was wondering if you can help me out.

I was looking at something like this to be included in my build. Would this be compatible with my mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 20, 2010 4:39:38 PM

Atotalnoob said:
*sigh* we've been through this before, you admitted the drivers had to be hacked for SLI....


^haha I've witnessed that discussion before.
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November 20, 2010 4:41:16 PM

Yes, that wireless card will be fine. You will want to put it in one of the short blue PCI slots. You'll probably have to put it in the 2nd one (further away from the processor), as the first one should be covered up by your graphics card.

You might also consider a USB wireless adapter. They are more portable and can be switched to another device if you eventually decide to move your computer or wire it up. I suspect, however, that the antennas on the PCI card give it a longer range than a USB adapter.

Wireless cards are all pretty much the same, I wouldn't worry about brand. Just get the least expensive one that doesn't have insanely bad reviews. Normally I wouldn't trust newegg reviews without a large grain of salt, but on commodity items like this, they're usually on track.
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November 20, 2010 4:42:48 PM

reepicheep424 said:
Hey guys sorry to bug you again, but I am interested in making my PC wifi as I would have to run a 100ft wire around my house which I don't want to do. The pc will only be setup about 50ft away from router but thats the distance measured through walls. I'm not realy familar at all with PCi cards so I was wondering if you can help me out.

I was looking at something like this to be included in my build. Would this be compatible with my mobo

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

and yes it will.
goes right here: "PCI Express x1
2 " which you have nothing uses so far..
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November 20, 2010 5:11:03 PM

yeah it'll work....
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November 20, 2010 6:50:43 PM

@ atotalnoob: that monitor you recommended has 2msGTG. Does that equal 5ms standard or...? I was trying to find a 2ms monitor 1920x1080 ~22-24 but I couldn't do it. All the acer and asus ones are listed as gtg.
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November 20, 2010 7:02:19 PM

means grey to grey and its what you want. so yes 2 ms
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November 20, 2010 7:51:35 PM

thanks man, I knew it meant grey to grey but I thought that was just a way for companies to look good instead of using the real scale black to black, but I guess since 2003 monitors are being measure in gtg so it's all good. It just sucks LCD's have a terribly hz refresh rate...
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November 20, 2010 8:16:15 PM

i think lower gtg is better than if the number were the same black to black wouldn't it?
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November 20, 2010 8:35:39 PM

nah you have it backwards. If you had 2 btb and you had 2 gtg. The 2btb would be much faster than the 2gtg. (It takes longer to go from black>white>black then it does from grey>white>grey.) but ya...Not that I can or will be able to tell the difference. I just know a lower btb is greater than the equivalent gtg.
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November 20, 2010 9:07:06 PM

Just realized the 790x doesn't have any HDMI ports, So how would I hook up that Asus VH236H monitor? or do i need a new mobo?
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November 20, 2010 9:47:03 PM

hahaha, i cant talk to much i failed the gtg exam xD
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November 20, 2010 9:58:24 PM

is grain of salt like the newest catch phrase or something? I'm seeing it everywhere. or maybe it's just me...
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November 20, 2010 10:03:16 PM

^lmao. you see it everywhere cuz coldsleep posts allot and he says it :p 
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November 20, 2010 10:03:44 PM

I love how you gave a link haha
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November 20, 2010 10:15:10 PM

i knew it..
"most picture transitions involve much smaller and more subtle shades of gray-to-gray transitions, which can take longer to complete." (than black to white to black)
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November 20, 2010 11:16:02 PM

what...no way, and all this time....
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November 20, 2010 11:53:21 PM

Just ordered it. Thanks for the Help guys! and I did go with the 955 instead of the 965. I found a better combo deal. so ty totalnoob. ^^
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November 21, 2010 4:35:11 PM

np dude! happy gaming!
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