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February 5, 2011 2:45:00 PM

So I'm going to order my PC soon from NewEgg, and I'm just wondering if you guys could suggest some different/better parts.

I'll be using this build mostly for gaming on games like the Fallout series, Dragon Age 2, Homefront, Battlefield 3 :D  , ect.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
(CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650TX + Windows 7 combo can't be added to the wishlist)

I have a few questions:
Is the AMD 6-core worth it over the 4-core, or should I go for an i5?
GTX 460 or the HD 6850?

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February 6, 2011 4:58:25 AM

It seems like some stuff you had in there isnt there anymore, the only things i see is a monitor, speakers, keyboard. Try pasting the link for each indv. item.

As for your questions, theres no need for a 6 core cpu. Ideally you want something like the i5-760 (or i5-2500k, when they come out again). If you wanna go with amd then get the 955be.

with a $1000 budget, you should be able to squeeze something better than both of those gpu's in there. Fill out the new build help request in the sticky on this forum so we can better help you.
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February 6, 2011 5:04:18 AM

Err for far less u dun even need to settle for a 6850/460 hehe

$736AR, X4 + CFable platform



HD6950 CF Toms
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6970-rade...
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But wait, there’s more. What about the Radeon HD 6900s in CrossFire? After all, AMD claims to have made some notable improvements to its scaling.
You’re only going to buy two high-end graphics cards if you’re running at the top resolutions with visual details maxed out. That’s where the 2 GB frame buffers featured on both 6900-series cards come in handy. In many cases, two $300 Radeon HD 6950s outperform a pair of $350 GeForce GTX 570s, saving you $100 total for better frame rates.

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February 6, 2011 5:08:47 AM

I spent $2,600 so far on my game rig. I can play ANYTHING out right now on max settings at 60fps (due to display limitation...) steady. You could spend less, but my motto is you get what you pay for. You want high end, you buy high end.

BTW, AMD for gaming is better. And yes...6 cores is better than 4.
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February 6, 2011 5:21:11 AM

Chinsane said:
I spent $2,600 so far on my game rig. I can play ANYTHING out right now on max settings at 60fps (due to display limitation...) steady. You could spend less, but my motto is you get what you pay for. You want high end, you buy high end.

BTW, AMD for gaming is better. And yes...6 cores is better than 4.

First off... LOL @ $2,600

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2... <--- And second...please do not give any advice on this forum seeing how it's obvious you aren't qualified.
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February 6, 2011 11:46:58 AM

I think batuchka got you a nice build there. It even leaves you room to crossfire another 6950 right off the bat. Make sure you get yourself a cpu cooler as well and OC your processor to eliminate bottlenecking caused by the cpu.
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February 6, 2011 12:31:50 PM

Im sure this will be good enough
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor (Model:HDZ965FBGMBOX)
ASUS AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Model:M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3)
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:012-P3-1470-AR)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Model:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL)
Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (Model:CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model:WD5000AAKS)
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 (Model:RR-B10-212P-G1)
COOLER MASTER HAF X nVidia Edition Steel/Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case (Model:NV-942-KKN1)
SILVERSTONE 800W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply (Model:o P800)

Total: $1094
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February 6, 2011 2:50:53 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone, I think I'm going to go with batuchka's list. :) 
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February 7, 2011 4:57:45 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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February 16, 2011 11:11:58 PM

Best answer selected by romano490.
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February 17, 2011 8:32:07 AM

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