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Wich gpu/cpu should i choose save 70bucks or invest?

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October 21, 2011 3:50:44 AM

(tried to move this post from cpu to prebuit but didnt found it that's why i now copied it into here)


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
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Processor/AMD-P...

100euro Sapphire Radeon 6750 VAPOR-X,1GB (450w minimum)
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Videokaart/Sapp...

60euro Asus M5A78L-M/USB3,sAM3/AM3+
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Moederbord/Asus...

50euro corsair XMS3 DDR3,1600-8GB KIT (4x2)
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Geheugen/Corsai...

50euro samsung Spinpoint F3 - 1TB SATA 2,7200RPM,32MB
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Harde-Schijf/Sa...

20euro lg 24X dvd drive rdl
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Optical-DVD-Brander/LG-DVR-...

40euro cooler master Elite 430, Open Sidepanel
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Behuizing/Coole...

50eruo cooler master GX 450WATT
http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Voeding/Cooler-...

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
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October 21, 2011 5:12:02 AM

Yeah for encoding the extra cores of the X6 are worth it .

As for the better gaming card ...... yes to that too . Its hard to game at 1080p with less than a 6850
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October 21, 2011 5:22:48 AM

^+1
I completely agree.

For what you do, a x6 will be worth it. It is useless for most users, but since you convert movies and unzip and pack a lot of files, it'll be well used.

Something that MUST be brought up and addressed is the inadequacy of most Cooler Master PSUs: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

I recommend an Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, or XFX. Where are you buying parts from? If you can link it for me, you won't have to come back and forth with PSU choices.

EDIT: You should be able to find an Antec Earthwatts or Corsiar CX series for 50 euros or less.
October 21, 2011 11:08:57 AM

first of all thnx for all your help/tips i now want the 1090t/radeon 6850 but i still read on many forums that the high end x4 cpu's are almost as good as the x6 cpu's for gaming.

so do you think it's worth it to spend those 70 bucks for a few h of encoding/unpacking rar every day?
October 21, 2011 11:12:23 AM

dalauder said:
^+1
I completely agree.

For what you do, a x6 will be worth it. It is useless for most users, but since you convert movies and unzip and pack a lot of files, it'll be well used.

Something that MUST be brought up and addressed is the inadequacy of most Cooler Master PSUs: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

I recommend an Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, or XFX. Where are you buying parts from? If you can link it for me, you won't have to come back and forth with PSU choices.

EDIT: You should be able to find an Antec Earthwatts or Corsiar CX series for 50 euros or less.



hey here is the link for the psus i want to buy first.

http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Voeding/Cooler-...

but i'm still gonna find out on the link you gave we wich one i'm going to choose
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October 23, 2011 11:42:55 PM

Sorry, I was afk (more or less) for a bit.

It is a fact that the x4's are as good as the x6's for gaming. In many cases, an x3 is just as good. You should never get an x6 for gaming. We were basing the x6 recommendation off of this usage:

"I don't game alot...and i unpack alot of archives with winrar.

i like to do the following things:

...
-good winrar unpacking...
-video converting (most of the time avi-jpeg or wmv-divx)"

As far as unpacking .RAR files or anything else, make sure you use 7-zip or another multi-threaded packer/unpacker: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer...
There's no point in a x6 CPU if you are committed to WinRAR or WinZip. I use 7-zip because it's free AND better.

As far as video conversion...that depends on what software you use, but most of it will be multi-threaded.
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October 24, 2011 1:38:05 AM

Not sure I'd spend the extra to get the 6 core vs. quad. How ofter do you encode, and can you find an encoder that uses your video card (GPU cycles) instead of CPU?

The video card is another matter. The 6750 to 6770 upgrade (absolutely). The 6750 to 6850 upgrade depends on monitor size. ("i will be using 2 screens (dvi outputs) ") what resolution will you be running when gaming? If 1920 or higher you need better video else stay with 6770.
October 24, 2011 7:19:15 AM

hi think that i'm gonna buy the 6850 and if i can make a good deal with the store owner i may get the 6core cpu for a cheaper price otherwise i will go for the amd phenom ii x4 965be
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October 24, 2011 10:14:16 PM

You'll be very happy with the 6850 and the x4. The x6 is really only worth it if you spend more time encoding/upacking than you spend gaming.
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