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Which is a better option for a new build?

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December 21, 2010 7:04:41 PM

I am considering a new build for an all purpose pc. The uses include some gaming, heavy business use, web browsing, emailing. I have a monitor that is 21.5 inches and is 1080p.

I have attached a link to a spreadsheet with the build plans.
http://cid-ef6559953cfb90a4.office.live.com/view.aspx/....

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December 21, 2010 9:18:54 PM

Looks fine to me! (THG lastest 'gpu heirarchy chart' shows the 5770 as roughly equivalent to the GTX460, an excellent midrange card...)
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December 22, 2010 2:08:58 AM

Which system looks better to you, one is intel, one is amd
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December 22, 2010 2:54:14 AM

^ I would suggest this -
CPU -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo + OS
Gigabyte board with USB3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - Same

CASE -
$5 off w/promo code EMCZNZT22, ends 12/22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

GPU
HD 6850
$15 off with promo code HARDOCP1215A, ends 12/22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

KB + Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

SSD - Faster and after rebates only about $10 costlier
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&tit...

DVD - Same

Total - ~$857 | $767 After rebates,...
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December 22, 2010 3:12:08 AM

Thanks for the help, I tried to stay away from a really high end GPU because it will probably be used to play console ports and old games and would probably go to waste. I needed an internal SATA connector because I saw the motherboard only provided one cable for SATA, according to the review. I will take your recommendations into considerations. How much does overclocking affect the processor stability long-term (say the next 5 years)? I am considering overclocking.
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a b C Monitor
December 22, 2010 3:24:53 AM

^ Ohh, then the HD 5770 would serve well,...
AFAIK nearly all the boards come with 2 SATA cables, and that board has 6 SATA 3GB/s ports...

Overclocking to moderate levels with a good CPU cooler like the 212+ to say upto 3.6-3.8GHz wont affect the life of the CPU,...
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December 22, 2010 3:31:19 AM

I was thinking i can get the 3.0 ghz phenom save the 20 bucks and overclock so i think Ill overclock to 3.6 ghz.
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a b C Monitor
December 22, 2010 3:58:02 AM

^ Well with that combo, you do get the 955 for the same price of the 945,...
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December 22, 2010 2:27:14 PM

true thanks
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