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December 7, 2010 10:49:20 PM

Well i guess it is time to upgrade after 7 years here it goes.

will be gaming mostly BFBC2, little bit of FSX and everything else


ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $144.99

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition $229.00

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express $249.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $59.00

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS $71.99 20$ Rebate

Already have a case and a 1tb 7200RPM harddrive. So it comes out to 750 with everything.

Wana know if everything is good. as for the proc. How does the 965BE compare to the 1090T. Its about 70-80 dollar more.

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 7, 2010 11:11:08 PM

I suggest several changes. First off, wait for Cayman, the 6950 should be coming out in 8 days with a decent availability (says Fudzilla) Also it should cost 350$ only a little more than the 6870 for almost 40% performance increase. So that's one thing, wait.

Also, Sandy Bridge is coming out soon, doing this upgrade would be a waste. And from the looks of your parts, it doesn't look like you have a small budget, about 800$. You could do an SB upgrade.

The 955 would be a better choice, the 1090T isn't worth the cost, the i5 750 beats it out in many benchs at a lower price (190$) The 955 is just enough horsepower to handle most modern games. I play BFBC2 with my system (in the sig it has 955) perfectly fine, with my GPU OC'd to 1000/1205 I play BFBC2 at the Highest settings and get practically no visible lag.

Sandy Bridge: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-pre...
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December 7, 2010 11:50:49 PM

hmm so the 1090t is not worth the extra bucks. SO the 965be would do just fine i guess.

as for the intel i have using amd all of my life. so i will stick with amd. I need to make this build quick so i can play BFBC2, my old comp isnt cutting it. And will ne out of money soon. :bounce: 
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 8, 2010 12:02:08 AM

o.o Okie dokie, then don't get the 965, the 965 is basically a 955 with a higher stock clock. But you really won't see a difference. Go with the 955 it's about like 10-15$ cheaper than the 965. Plus it's just as good, it'll OC to 4.0ghz if you plan to easy. As for your motherboard, if your low on money, don't get that board. I suggest saving 45$ and getting this Asrock 870 Extreme3. It's just as good with the same USB 3 and SATA 6. Plus it's pretty great.

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

Yeah just get the 6870, you'll run BFBC2 just fine.
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December 8, 2010 12:14:08 AM

alright i guess i am sold on the 955. will some money. Asrock never used them :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  . Will go with the asus.
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December 15, 2010 12:06:51 AM

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