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

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

    Price Range - $600- $800
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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-budget-build-build
    and here
  5. ^^ Oh then idk why he's asking again if he doesn't listen
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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-budget-build-build
    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..
  9. 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?
  10. 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:
  11. 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:

    Thanks chap. :p
    I was jk, but seriously how bout this combo?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.693862
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. Sparkle is actualy a good brand, dont buy recertified, it means - HAS PREVIOUSLY FAILED
  16. Probably this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130661

    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.
  17. PS do not SLI on a 800 budget
  18. 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.
  19. cuecuemore said:
    Probably this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130661

    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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. HD6870>GTX 560
    look here
  23. 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?
  24. lp231 said:
    HD6870>GTX 560
    look here



    im sorry no keep looking
  25. SAMSUNG CD/DVD - $19 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233

    HITACHI Deskstar 1.5TB - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145520

    ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ - $105 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

    2X G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - $50 Total - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313

    Cooler Master Silent Pro + Haf 912 - $130 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.710450

    AMD Phenom II 965 BE + Sapphire Radeon 6870 - $290 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.693862

    Total- $648 Shipped - $673

    What do yah think? :p
  26. 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.
  27. 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?
  28. lp231 said:

    the cooler master got much better reviews then the antec though. still go with the antec or maybe this xfx ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  29. Never used XFX PSU, can't comment. But others said good thing about it.
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