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February 21, 2011 4:19:33 AM

Hey guys im building a comp for a game called rift and i put a comp together on newegg and its about how i want it except im about 100 bucks above my budget is there anything i could do to get it knocked down a 100 bucks without losin to much performance? O and everything i have together is 946 i need it around 850! Thanks

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February 21, 2011 4:52:16 AM

please post item name as well as the link. fill this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... one thing I would probably do to lower cost is consider downgrading mobo to one that only supports one GPU, then buy a cheaper PSU and go with the 6850 and overclock it, I will give full advice once you fill out the link

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a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2011 4:56:27 AM

I have a 1K build you could check out in my siggy.

But yes, please fill that out so we can further help you.
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February 21, 2011 5:10:08 AM

hello, just trying to give a few pointers because i have £2500 build that i still is using (lol) um... yes but just here to say that i read the specification for "rift" and i found thst your graphics card is slightly over the top. try a 512MB graphics card to start with. if this doesnt then try to find a graphics card that is roughly the same as the one you picked but that isnt in the 6800 series. try something in the 3200 series or above... hope this helps you solve your budgeting problem!! :) 
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February 21, 2011 5:27:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: around 800-850 with monitor before rebates
 
System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming, some internet surfing
 
Preferred Website(s) newegg
 
Country of Origin: united states
 
Parts Preferences: amd cpu, either ati or nvidia is fine
 
Overclocking:no
 
SLI or Crossfire:maybe

Moniter resolution:1600x900 i think
 
Additional Comments:nothing else

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152181

Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor
Item #: N82E16824009256
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824009256

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157198

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103808



APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811998121

XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150507
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...
Item #: N82E16817207007
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.597416

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.590983
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February 21, 2011 5:48:03 AM

Well then even my 600$ build would suffice. That 6870 may be a bit much. But its fine. The 955 is a solid chip as well. But just safe to say 600$ would be enough to run rift at that res.
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February 21, 2011 2:53:34 PM

What about a gtx 460 u think it will run it on ultra and its 50 bucks cheaper
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February 21, 2011 3:58:45 PM

What about dropping the GPU to a 6850 and the mobo to one that only supports single-card
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February 21, 2011 5:35:19 PM

Whats a good mobo to use i dont know much about em
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a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2011 6:41:24 PM

Well the Extreme3 would give you the most upgradability.
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February 21, 2011 6:57:24 PM

Ya i kinda wanna keep it so i can get another card later if i need it
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February 21, 2011 8:47:37 PM

Then keep the Extreme3, but get a AMD card, since most AMD boards don't offer SLI. Yeah so get the 6850. In CF they perform better than SLI 460's anyway.
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