Well i do prefer to go with intel especially considering HT and using multiple clients. But from what I listed is there any way to get the price lower without losing performance I want to be able to run 5 clients without it lagging the system or windows freezing up.
by the way by socket LGA 1155 you mean i3/i5? My main pc is i7 920 oc'd 3.6ghz /w 6gb ddr3 radeon HD5780 was $2800 when i built it new over a year ago.
Was looking at the cpu's could get an i5 for about $40 but that would also mean needing to change the motherboard too not sure how much more that would be... since the pc is my secondary mainly for watching movies and multi boxing eve... plan on running 10+ accounts across 2 pc's its not super important that its top if the line because right now im replacing a nearly 7 year old P4 dell LOL
You'll be about the same price with MB as your choices but far faster, and, if you need parts a year from now they still be available....
And, depending upon how fast you video needs to be, you might be okay with on-board video of either the AMD solution or Intel integrated video... and could drop the GPU card (hey, try it if video performance isn't good enough just add the card later..)
Onboard video won't work. Infact don't know why anyone even uses it anymore unless your not really playing video games xD
Recommended system configuration for running EVE Online:
•OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 / Vista / 7
•CPU: Intel Pentium® or AMD dual core @ 2 Ghz or greater which supports SSE2
•RAM: 2 GB
•HD space: 6gig Free Space
•Network: ADSL connection or faster
•Video: 256 MB Shader Model 3.0 Graphics cards such as GeForce 8 class card or higher, ATi 3000 series or higher and Similar chips from other manufacturers
•Drivers: DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
•DVD-ROM : 2 speed DVD reader or greater required.
The minimum screen resolution for EVE is 1024x768.
Audio hardware must support SSE and be Direct Sound compatible. For optimum performance, use latest drivers available.
Please note that Windows 95, 98, ME, NT and 2000 are not supported.
with an i5 $189 and a different board that supports 1600 ddr3 which the first 3-4 boards are sold out it comes to about $100 more then the core 2 quad.
1600 is not even required. 1333 to 1600 has virtually no difference. You won't even benefit from it through gaming. 1600 has probably a 1 second - 2 second difference in archiving which is virtually nothing. More memory is better than less memory and a slower speed.
So just check this over for me. This is the new build i've come up with wanna make sure its compatible... probably won't be building it for about another 4 months hopefully the prices will drop alittle bit more. Already have a hard drive and cables.
I say go for the 6950 because @ 1920x1200, the GPU is really strained during gaming, many cards can't exactly keep up at that resolution. That is why I suggested going for the extra bit and getting the 6950 1GB.
This just gives you an idea of where each would pair up. The 6850 and 6870 just fill the gaps within AMDs pricing for lower/mid end cards. The 6950/6970 perform much better than the 5870 because of newer arch and just new design and improvements. Hardly comparable. The closest comparable card would be 5870=6870.
Oh do you not turn up your Eyecandy all the way up? For most people 35-40 FPS is good enough, for me I want smooth performance of 60 or more. Which the 6950 does offer at 1920x1200. (Though looking @ the benches I see what you mean, but if you only pay 15$ more why not get more performance right?)
The 6950 1gb basically = the 5870 and maybe a little bit more performance.
The new 69xx just have better performance/watt and better temps. Also the 69xx are quieter than the older 58xx. Not to mention the new 69xx have better DX11 perf and tess performance.
I ran Entropia Universe on max settings at 19200 even with AA on and it ran fine. Thats using crysis 2 engine.
As a backup machine for running extra stuff like downloaded TV episodes, dual boxing or running multiple game clients for eve, it just needs to run the newest games decently or multiple eve clients it doesn't have to be top of the line, can't really afford another $2800 system right now xD
yeah for $15 more thats not a problem just don't feel like paying $350-450 for a card thats all.
Its a good buy, $850 for a really good system compared to the prices a year and a half ago when i built the i7... the monitor im just replacing a smaller 21" dell LCD screen the power button is close to broken on, it sticks.