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January 3, 2011 12:45:04 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan. 15th

Budget Range: 800 FIRM (before rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and only gaming. World of Warcraft, Dragon Age II, League of Legends, and FPSers.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, DVD Burner, and Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Sticking to reliable brands

Overclocking: Maybe. If it can be overclocked with no hassle because I am not good at overclocking. Else no.

SLI or Crossfire: No (don't think it is needed at 1080 res gaming). I'm not playing Metro or Crysis.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I do require Windows 7 Home Premium for $99. Which sucks because I could get a 6950 over a 6850 but I'm very firm on budget.

Been looking at the 955 BE chip quite a bit but I've always bought Intel. I haven't used an AMD CPU since 1998. The 955 BE is priced great but I'm just worried if it will bottleneck anything at 1080. I've heard WoW is more dependent on CPU then GPU so I hope it is enough for good FPS (granted I'm talking raid settings, not standing in Dal packed with people).

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January 3, 2011 1:17:28 PM

there is still 'some' cpu scaling at 1080P, but, not a large amount, depending on the game and your AA/AF settings.

The GTX 460 (1 GB) is a very good single card solution at about $160-$180
a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2011 1:17:56 PM
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2011 1:39:52 PM

the 955 won't realyl bottleneck any single card (not even a 580).

you might consider a new Sandy Bridge build, however:

Win 7: $99
i5-2500K $216
P67 Mobo: $100 (est)
4 GB 1333 RAM: $42
1 TB HDD: $70
Rosewill Destroyer case: $50
HD 6850: $190
450W PSU: $45

$812 from thsi rough estimate
January 28, 2011 6:38:23 PM

Best answer selected by rockyui80.
a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2011 7:37:48 PM

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