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Pc build cpu/gpu question wich one will fit me?

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October 21, 2011 3:17:12 AM

hey guys i'm going to build a new pc very soon. I don't game alot but i will be playing some call of duty black ops so now and than and every evening a few h of wow.

i do watch alot of movies in full hd and i unpack alot of archives with winrar.

i like to do the following things:


-call of duty black ops so now and than and WOW
-good winrar unpacking
-full hd movies
-video converting (most of the time avi-jpeg or wmv-divx)
-i will be using 2 screens (dvi outputs)
-youtube/internet pages always open and also movies are most of the time always open and some times photoshop/ world of warcraft all active at the same time.

i'm not willing to spend alot of money because i don't want anything special but i want a system that will not lagg alot. games do not have to run on the highest settings but it would be nice.

i'm also willing to overclock my cpu.


110euro AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
100euro Sapphire Radeon 6750 VAPOR-X,1GB (450w minimum)
60euro Asus M5A78L-M/USB3,sAM3/AM3+
50euro corsair XMS3 DDR3,1600-8GB KIT (4x2)
50euro samsung Spinpoint F3 - 1TB SATA 2,7200RPM,32MB
20euro lg 24X dvd drive rdl
40euro cooler master Elite 430, Open Sidepanel
50eruo cooler master GX 450WATT
480euro total

better upgrade:

150euro amd phenom 2 x6 1090t BE
130euro sapphire Radeon 6850 1gb (500w minimum)

this will cost 70 euro more but is it worth it for the kind of things i do on my pc?

hope you can help me out:) 

kangedde




October 21, 2011 3:02:08 PM

Everyuthing must remain in between "" or () because I do not have the profound knowledge.
I read today in a post/blog from another website that generally speaking Phenom are slowler at decoding stuffs or in other words for HD.
That may be true or wrong, hopefully this post will help someone stick in thew truth!

Although this rig seems fair in my personal opinion unless you want BF3 or Skyrim?
The last question is how long do you envision to keep this rig?
I would estimate a 2 years use but then the GPU and CPU may need replacement for 2014~15 gaming stuffs.
The last point to know is a bit of a bet and how smooth this CPU will be with Windoes 8 if you ever decide to upgrade.

Now if you ask me, I would go with the 1090T just so you are not too far behind when Ivy/Pile driver come out and as a result, it may help you sustain computation performance/smoothness another year or so.
October 21, 2011 9:34:48 PM

your power supply is too small

get a 650 watt one and overclock the cpu

in short not a bad system
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October 21, 2011 9:50:15 PM

thnx for all the comments, but why a 650watt if i don't game alot and the minimum for the graphics card is 450.

i'm now almost sure that the 1090t will be the best choise for now and also for a longer enjoyment of my pc.

now my last question is will the mobo be allright?
it says that it's compitable with the 1090t and the 965be but i see mobo's who cost 50euros but also the 200 euro mobo's.

why would i buy a 200euro mobo?
October 22, 2011 2:38:55 PM

psu,s run best at 70-80% load not 100%

they will also last longer and give you scope to upgrade later :) 
October 22, 2011 2:40:18 PM

mobos are so important but the most expensive does not mean the best.

log on to bit tech and have a good read.
October 22, 2011 3:13:09 PM

thnx for the advice i will find out what mobo's will be the best for me and i'm gonna buy a stronger power supply

if i don't want to game in 1080p will the Sapphire Radeon 6750 VAPOR-X,1GB will do than?


October 22, 2011 3:18:06 PM

Get a 550w (or more) PSU from a quality manufacturer (Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ). No reason to pay more for a 965 BE over a 955 BE. It's the same chip except that the 965 comes with a slight factory overclock (that you could do yourself in literally 15 seconds). Get a 6850, you'll be better off in the long run.

The Phenom II x6 isn't worth it. Most games barely even use 4 cores. Put the saved $ towards a better GPU and PSU.
October 22, 2011 3:25:10 PM

thank you so much for the help:) 

kind of funny that the 965 and 955 are the same price in the netherlands (well 3 euro difference) that's why i choose the 965:p 

now i know the following things:

graphics card 6850 -done
power supply a real good brand like corsair etc 550w+ - done
cpu amd phenom ii 965/955- done
dvd drive - done
hdd - done
case - done
ram memory - done

only the mobo is the last thing wich i will look up what will be the best and if i don't understand i will ask/make another post on mobo's/memory

thank you so much

October 22, 2011 3:30:08 PM

Try to get a board that supports Crossfire and is AM3+ socket. The 6850 is a good crossfire option if you need more power down the line and buying an AM3+ board will allow you to upgrade to AMDs new line of CPUs later on if you need to. AM3+ boards work with current AM3 CPUs.
October 22, 2011 3:32:44 PM

wow thanks so much! great idea never tought about that

your awsome thnx:) 
October 22, 2011 3:37:46 PM

id say keep the 4 core cpu but move up to a 6870 just for that bit of extra performance in games
October 22, 2011 3:40:54 PM

we1shcake said:
id say keep the 4 core cpu but move up to a 6870 just for that bit of extra performance in games



i don't game alot so a better and more expensive videocard is not needed

thnx for sharing your toughts:) 
October 22, 2011 3:44:55 PM

kangedde said:
i don't game alot so a better and more expensive videocard is not needed

thnx for sharing your toughts:) 

if its mainly multithreaded apps then by all means go with the 1090t :) 
October 22, 2011 3:51:17 PM

we1shcake said:
if its mainly multithreaded apps then by all means go with the 1090t :) 


it was 1090t vs the 965 but i choose the 965 because i do gaming like a few h per day but rendering is maybe a few h a week and unpacking winrar is also maybe 2-3h a week:) 

most of the time i just watch movies but that is not very intensive for the cpu i gues.

tell me if i'm wrong about the cpu intensity on movies:) 
October 22, 2011 4:03:19 PM

nope movies are a pice of cake unless you start watching multiple 8k streams at the same time :) 
October 22, 2011 4:05:35 PM

we1shcake said:
nope movies are a pice of cake unless you start watching multiple 8k streams at the same time :) 


haha i won't do that thnx for the fast answere:) 
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