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November 5, 2010 10:48:16 AM

This will be my knew system

Case-Antec 900 two
CPU-core i7 870 (O.C`ing to 3.6)
Memory-G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
MOBO-ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Motherboard
Cooler-Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler
PSU-850W Antec TruePower Quattro


only thing i cant decide on is the video card
5870= 550$
GIGABYTE N460OC 1GIG DDR IN SLi =560$ in SLi
GIGABYTE GTX460 768M DDR5 IN SLi=438$
(note these prices are AUD so dont be like wtf 550 for 5870 lol)

which do u think is the better option for video cards.

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November 5, 2010 10:56:43 AM

GTX 460 1 GB SLI - they easily outperform a GTX 480 or a 5870.
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November 5, 2010 11:30:38 AM

is there much differnce in power and heat consumption between the 460 oc 1gb and the normal 460 768? since im o.c`ing the cpu
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November 5, 2010 12:09:55 PM

You're not interested in the 6870 ? Pretty powerful card, at a good price.
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November 5, 2010 12:12:42 PM

they dont have 6870 at the place i get my stuff
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a c 624 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 10:37:08 PM

methix0r said:
is there much differnce in power and heat consumption between the 460 oc 1gb and the normal 460 768? since im o.c`ing the cpu

According to this article, the reference 768mb will use ~8-16 watts less per card than the 1mb. It does vary from card to card, and a factory overclock will increase power consumption.

Tempertures will be about the same for the reference models, but a non-reference cooler will lower temperatures. In general these cards do not get very hot, but with a custom cooler, heat will be vented inside the case. The Gigabyte OC series come with a good custom cooler. The regular Gigabyte GTX460 768mb is a reference design.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/13
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3393/gigabyte_geforce_...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
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November 6, 2010 9:46:50 AM

dude those prices are terrible - and I assume you're being ripped off for every other part in that system. Please check every price against a few decent stores.....

Try pccasegear.com.au (for delivery) or msy.com.au if you've got one local.

$372 (msy) for a 5870 not 550........$179 (pccasegear) for gtx 469 768mb not $220 or whatever they're trying to charge.....



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November 6, 2010 9:51:26 AM

plus the other parts in your system are not great either to be honest...much better choices out there
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November 6, 2010 10:11:06 AM

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case $145.00
Intel Core i7 950 $325.00
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard Rev2 $245.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM (3x2GB) DDR3 $169.00
Corsair HX-850 Power Supply $222.00
Prolimatech Mega Shadow Deluxe CPU Cooler $69.00 (w/ Scythe 120mm SlipStream 1900rpm Fan) $15.00

(a) 2x Gainward GeForce GTX 460 768MB $358.00
or
(b) 2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked $470.00
or
(c) 1x HIS Radeon HD6870 1GB $289.00



Totals: $1548
$1660
$1479

Just a quick build i've thrown together in 2mins from pccasegear (by no means my best recommendation - and not as cheap as MSY), for you to sanity check against whatever you'd be paying for your pc. GPU wise I wouldn't be going to crazy with the 69XX coming out soon - and to be honest if you can hold out till early next year for the new lineup of Intel / AMD chipsets/cpus i'd recommend that.
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November 6, 2010 2:25:00 PM

ye well all i got to say is no way in hell im getting a sycthe or megahelms cpu cooler is most important part and silver arrow is the best atm thx for the info on 69XX and new cpus coming out next year i may hold of until then.


if pccase gear not build the system then send it to u then there`s no point cause i got no idea on how to assemble a comp.

and no idea how to o.c either so the place i get my stuff is the only option
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November 6, 2010 2:28:59 PM

hole point of this is that somone was giving me 2000 dollars and i was gonna only end up paying 600-700 out of my own pocket lol
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November 6, 2010 2:31:03 PM

what i really need is a site like pccase gear IN AU that lets u make your own pc build then assembles it and ships it out from what i can tell u cant do that on pccase gear
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a c 272 U Graphics card
November 6, 2010 2:38:21 PM

@methix0r, use the "quick edit" function instead of bumping your thread.
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2010 2:49:11 PM

Mwave has a "custom build system" thing.

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November 6, 2010 3:12:24 PM

ahh ye i see that prices r a tad higher than pccase but thats ok since they let u build your own system assmeble it and ship it out nayce!
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