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November 24, 2010 3:09:03 AM

Hi everyone,
I have been reading around at some requested builds but havnt found one that seems to be hitting me quite right. Heres my dealio and my biggest concern is my video card, really, i want to make sure that is the highest it could possibly be in the build. i would love a GTX 460, would i be able to pur that in this build?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: i will be getting it b4 xmas

BUDGET RANGE: 500-600 no higher than 600 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming only


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Speakers, Mouse, and Keyboard, Monitor, dvd burner or drive, i have thoseon a old pc.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com/ ANY u suggest that are reliable

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type, don't really care.

OVERCLOCKING: YES

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: YES if possible to reach my price range if not then no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 17-19


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just graduated college and got a job and xmas is comming up so i am buying a brand new gaming PC RIGHT NOW so immediately when i get the answer i will be purchasing it so Im looking to be able to play the brand new PC intensive games that have just released and will be releasing in the next year or so, i am requesting the best possible performance pc for the money and it will need to last at least 2 years. Thank you all so much in advance!!!

here are some system specs a game i have been wanting to play has its called Continent of the Ninth or C9 not sure how high these spec are BUT i really would like to be FASTER than these specs if we can stay at <600$. I REALLY need your guys help here. ALSO one more thing, i need to make sure that all the parts would work together, i dont want to order them and find out that a certain motherboard doesnt work with XX item. so please help me out i am desperate!
System requirements


Recommended:
CPU: or Intel dual-core 3.0GHz
RAM: 1 GB
Graphic Card: , Geforce 8800 series------is it POSSIBLE to get a much better card than this and still stay in my price range of <600$??????
Directx: Direct X 9,0C
10 gig free space

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November 24, 2010 3:21:30 AM

^ Here is a config -
X3 445 + 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Crossfire capable mobo
ASRock 870 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CM HAF 912 + Samsung F3 1TB (A very good deal, not sure how long it will last)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD 5770 + XFX 650W PSU - The graphics card is far more powerful than hte 8800 series and with the above mobo and PSU, you can add 1 more in Crossfire later on
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

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

Total - ~$561 | ~$511 After rebates...
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November 24, 2010 3:27:53 AM

HD 5770 + XFX 650W PSU - The graphics card is far more powerful than hte 8800 series and with the above mobo and PSU, you can add 1 more in Crossfire later on
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.553637

Thank you both for your very qquick replies. I am very excited about this build but i have a few questions.

can i not go any higher than the 5770? is there no next jump up that can fit in this price range? if not then ill have to go with that. or is using the 5770 and maybe getting a second one in the future instead of getting a gtx 460? two 5770's better thAN one gtx 460?

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November 24, 2010 3:47:58 AM

gkay09 said:
Get this combo instead -
HD 5830 + XFX 650W
The 5830 is more powerful than the 5770 and is just a tad slower than the 460...
So this also give the option to go Crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


after reading the reviews on that card, it looks like most people say the card does not even work. Should i be listening to alllllll those posts or go with you and purchase this? Is there no other card that gets close to these specs for around the price? please dont think im sounding rude, i just dont want to get it home and have the fan not work or have it crap out on me after 3 weeks like most people are saying happens to it.
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November 24, 2010 3:52:49 AM

^ DOA is an issue that nearly all the parts suffer from...Check the overall reviews rather than just the initial ones...But if you are still skeptical, then stick with the 5770, it is also pretty powerful IMO and 2 in Crossfire would be a very good setup, which would max out most of the games @1080p
And you dint mention the proper resolution of the monitor you are using(If it is below 1680x1050, then the 5770 can easily play most of the current games @ High - Very High settings without any issues...
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November 24, 2010 3:53:53 AM

For budget systems i would always hit a better single beefy GPU rather than SLI/CF but it's your call ^^ However i have a $62xAR config that is HD 6850 CF capable hehe
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November 24, 2010 4:34:54 AM

batuchka said:
For budget systems i would always hit a better single beefy GPU rather than SLI/CF but it's your call ^^ However i have a $62xAR config that is HD 6850 CF capable hehe




okay so if i make sure my monitor isnt going any bigger than what you said then what would be the BEST video card icould get? packaged with a power supply? cuz in that setup we can go up to 600$ so a better card is possible since were only at 511$ i mean would the 5770 be able to run games that will be much more intense in the next year or two? or will i need something higher like the 5830? like you say, higher would be better if i dont xfire, i prolly wont xfire for at least a year, so what card would get me the best graphics with xfire capability in the future?
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November 24, 2010 5:47:00 AM

If you need more HP than a HD 5770 the 768M/192bit GTX 460 is a vastly better buy than HD 5830 If no Xfire in the works the 1GB/256 bit GTX 460 is well within range but if it is HD 6850 and superior HD6k CF scalng ftw hehe

HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...
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November 24, 2010 2:27:47 PM

Ay I have decided that I will Xfire in the future so that would mean that the 5830. Would be my best bang for the buck and in the future I can still Xfire without gimping myself tooooo much now and with the 5830 I can stay in my price range. Am I correct on this??? Thank u so much for your help I'm going to buythis all today after u answer that one question for me!!! Thank u so much!!!!
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November 24, 2010 10:15:33 PM

Nope not correct - hit a $179-189 HD 6850 and the HD 5830 single/CF would be made to look a bad buy ^^ Cheapest HD 5830 seems to be $170 @@
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