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Is This A Good $775 SLI Build? First Build Help

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August 9, 2011 9:28:34 AM

Samsung Cd/Dvd - $19 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint 1 TB - $50 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ - $105 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x SPARKLE RXX460768D5-NM GeForce GTX 460 768mb - $200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Amd Phenom II X6 1090T - $180 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro + Haf 912 - $130 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Nvidia 120mm long SLI flexible bridge - $10 - http://www.amazon.com/Nvidia-flexible-bridge-interconne...

Total- $748

Shipped - $775

More about : good 775 sli build build

August 9, 2011 10:05:51 AM

Uses- General Computing/web surfing , multitasking/ multiprograms, gaming , htpc.

Price Range - $600- $800

August 9, 2011 12:39:09 PM

vtphs said:
Uses- General Computing/web surfing , multitasking/ multiprograms, gaming , htpc.

Price Range - $600- $800
Is that an ordered list? If gaming is really low priority, then SLI might be overkill. Moreover, what is your gaming resolution and what games do you play or plan on playing?
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August 9, 2011 1:13:52 PM

Don't buy recertified products if i were you and never heard of "Sparkle" just go for a single radeon 6870 or a GTX 470, it's much better.
Anonymous
August 9, 2011 2:06:55 PM

^^ Oh then idk why he's asking again if he doesn't listen
August 9, 2011 7:10:27 PM

Anonymous said:
^^ Oh then idk why he's asking again if he doesn't listen

Ok the reaason I picked recerts is because they can offer twice the performance for the cash, but if they really are that bad then i will listen to your guys advice =). The main reason I continue to repost is because people just never completely answer my questions. Thankksssssssssss.
August 9, 2011 7:10:53 PM

Zenthar said:
Is that an ordered list? If gaming is really low priority, then SLI might be overkill. Moreover, what is your gaming resolution and what games do you play or plan on playing?

No its not oredered.
August 9, 2011 7:12:56 PM

lp231 said:
Nah, let him do whatever he wants. Already created a couple of threads on it and doesn't seem to take advice from others.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/317726-31-intel-budge...
and here


Do you see any advide on that post saying don't buy recerts? Thats why i made that post but no one responded. Anyways thanks for the help but it seems you are being a little rude..
August 9, 2011 7:27:25 PM

Anonymous said:
Don't buy recertified products if i were you and never heard of "Sparkle" just go for a single radeon 6870 or a GTX 470, it's much better.

So 6870 or 470 huh? Which brands?
August 9, 2011 7:57:46 PM

vtphs said:
Do you see any advide on that post saying don't buy recerts? Thats why i made that post but no one responded. Anyways thanks for the help but it seems you are being a little rude..


It's in your first thread, and if weren't being rude by abandoning it when others have gave you advice, you may have seen it! :pt1cable: 

August 9, 2011 8:55:58 PM

lp231 said:
It's in your first thread, and if weren't being rude by abandoning it when others have gave you advice, you may have seen it! :pt1cable: 


Basically i need a graphics card and cpu for $310 or less. Any suggestions.
August 9, 2011 9:14:26 PM

You don't need an SLI bridge because there will be one included with the motherboard. You actually don't need an SLI setup right now, go with a 560 and add another one later on. Don't go with a 470, it's old tech and not as good a value as the 460, which is also old tech, but good tech. Grab an X4 955 BE instead of the 1090t. This setup will give you the best value and comes to less than $310.
August 9, 2011 9:15:58 PM

cuecuemore said:
You don't need an SLI bridge because there will be one included with the motherboard. You actually don't need an SLI setup right now, go with a 560 and add another one later on. Don't go with a 470, it's old tech and not as good a value as the 460, which is also old tech, but good tech. Grab an X4 955 BE instead of the 1090t. This setup will give you the best value and comes to less than $310.


which 560 would you get?
August 9, 2011 9:22:13 PM

Sparkle is actualy a good brand, dont buy recertified, it means - HAS PREVIOUSLY FAILED
August 9, 2011 9:27:08 PM

PS do not SLI on a 800 budget
August 9, 2011 9:30:42 PM

you can get a better hard drive WD caviar black, and for gpu go for a single 6870 or even 6950, instead putting a six core cpu pick the quadcore part Phenom II 980, and there you will get fast gaming perfomance.
August 9, 2011 9:34:03 PM

cuecuemore said:
Probably this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't have any personal experience with it, but if I were buying one right now, that's the model I'd go for.

Is that or the 6870 faster? Because with the 6870 i get a free upgrade to 965 BE.
August 9, 2011 9:35:56 PM

Build like 6 machines using that EVGA GTX 560 card, it's a great card.
For EVGA, I think models ending in AR and some others gets lifetime warranty when you register within 30 days of purchase.

The idea to grab a card now and do SLI later on won't work. Prices on those cards won't drop significantly to justify the wait time. It's either go SLI now or don't bother at all. SLI likes high resolution, low resolution will show no benefits and you're basically wasting money as 2nd card is idle 99% of the time.

A Core i3 is faster in games then that AMD BE, but when it comes to real world use
AMD BE is better because it has 4 physical cores than Core i3 virtual core method.
You can start with a HD6790 and work your way up till your budgets allows.
Another option (not officially supported) is you can grab a ATi card as the primary since they are cheaper. And for physX games like Batman Arkham Asylum or Alice, you can grab a cheap Nvidia card and run it in a Hybrid PhysX setup.

August 9, 2011 9:41:40 PM

lp231 said:
The idea to grab a card now and do SLI later on won't work. Prices on those cards won't drop significantly to justify the wait time. It's either go SLI now or don't bother at all. SLI likes high resolution, low resolution will show no benefits and you're basically wasting money as 2nd card is idle 99% of the time.

A Core i3 is faster in games then that AMD BE, but when it comes to real world use
AMD BE is better because it has 4 physical cores than Core i3 virtual core method.
You can start with a HD6790 and work your way up till your budgets allows.
Another option (not officially supported) is you can grab a ATi card as the primary since they are cheaper. And for physX games like Batman Arkham Asylum or Alice, you can grab a cheap Nvidia card and run it in a Hybrid PhysX setup.


I'm not going to sli or xfire. So is the 6870 or gtx 560 a better choice in your opinion. Im going with A 955 or 965 BE based on which gpu because this will be an all around build.
August 9, 2011 10:06:13 PM

lp231 said:
HD6870>GTX 560
look here

Thanks. i'll get the 5870 then and get a free upgrade to 965 BE. Win - Win. :D 
No can you just review my final build right quick?
August 9, 2011 10:07:15 PM

lp231 said:
HD6870>GTX 560
look here



im sorry no keep looking
August 9, 2011 10:13:07 PM

SAMSUNG CD/DVD - $19 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HITACHI Deskstar 1.5TB - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ - $105 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2X G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - $50 Total - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Silent Pro + Haf 912 - $130 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

AMD Phenom II 965 BE + Sapphire Radeon 6870 - $290 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total- $648 Shipped - $673

What do yah think? :p 
August 9, 2011 10:23:00 PM

spentshells said:
im sorry no keep looking


HD6870 is faster than GTX 560
HD6870 is slower than GTX 560Ti
Toms did a "best mid-range GPU article"
They recommended a GTX 560Ti and got bashed because all of them are OC cards that cost a lot more.
Stock 560ti got creamed by the HD6950.

August 9, 2011 10:24:56 PM

lp231 said:
HD6870 is faster than GTX 560
HD6870 is slower than GTX 560Ti
Toms did a "best mid-range GPU article"
They recommended a GTX 560Ti and got bashed because all of them are OC cards that cost a lot more.
Stock 560ti got creamed by the HD6950.


Lol is my build ok?
August 10, 2011 1:58:45 AM

Never used XFX PSU, can't comment. But others said good thing about it.
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