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May 12, 2010 10:27:36 AM

what can be best setup with hd 5850/5870 graphics card.
I got £600/$890 to spend (I dont have graphic card yet so graphic card price should be included).
I could add a further £50/$100 if its making a huge differnece.

Write your best setup i could get with this price. This setup will mainly be used for gaming like crysis/wow/cod 6 .
(I got hhd/dvd/cd drive/ win 7 32-64bit/ keyboard/mouse 24in hd screen etc so only need help on tower.)


Thanks in advance

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May 12, 2010 11:27:17 AM

Processor: Intel Core i7-920 2.8Ghz 2 (279$)
Motherboard: Any LGA1366 motherboard is good (Depends on whether you'll overclock) (200$)
Video Card: HD 5850 (300$)
Casing: Coolermaster HAF 922/932 (This is a must have for air cooling cases, it has been selected the bst in many reviews and forums. It's costs around (120$)
Power Supply: Check your PC component's wattage (Can't really recommend if I don't know your PC specs)

That's the best and it costs around 900$

I don't really recommend intel core i7's for now cause its overkill for many games. Games like crysis mostly rely on the graphics card. So try and go with AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2Ghz (159$) And an AM3 motheboard usually costs (110$) so you saved around 200$ with almost same processors. And if you don't have RAM yet i suggest around 4GB's of DDR3 RAM (130$). Go with the 5850 it should be good enough for the latest games

Total: Around 820$
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May 13, 2010 12:17:18 PM

Process : AMD phenom ii x6 1090T 270$
Motherboard : Asus P89(Support 6 cores) 300$
RAM : 4GB Crosair 100$ DDR3 1600
Graphic Card : ATI HD 4870 x2 OR Nvidia 8800 GT
Hard Disk : 500 GB WD Caviar 7200 RPM
And good power supply
Total : Around 850-900$
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May 13, 2010 3:36:45 PM

I have to disagree with both of you. The OP did not specify what the priority was but based on his GPU selection I would assume gaming.

mostafa770, you seem to have a "thing" for the "Asus p89" but all my google searches and my search of the Asus site cannot find such a model. Perhaps being more specific would be useful. Perhaps you were trying to say "get any motherboard from asus that has an 890 chipset"? And at the same time adding the "p" because you are confused and think since intel has p55 chipsets that AMD must name theirs p89?
I don't quite understand your graphics card choice. Both those GPUs are on opposite ends of the performance spectrum and do not support DX11. The 4870x2 is great but uses more power and is hard to find these days and is a dual chip card.

Anyway, here are my recommendations:
CPU: $75: Athlon IIx3 440 3.0GHz. No L3 cache but quite the performer. Most games utilize 2-3 cores.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: $90: Good motherboard. I have the AM2+ version of it. This one is AM3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: $120: Mushkin because really, they are the best. And 7-7-7-20 timings at 1333 MHz is hard to beat. I normally wouldn't care too much but at that price...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226113

Hard drive: $90: samsung F3. The fastest for the price and apparently the quietest. 1TB for all that video encoding. Get as many as you need.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

Power supply: $75 :600W corsair. More than enough for the system by a reliable brand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This leaves $440 for a graphics card and case. Radeon 5870 costs $400.
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May 13, 2010 6:19:51 PM

Here's another setup:

Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...
Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5870 PCS+
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
Antec TruePower New Modular 550W
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Coolermaster HAF 922
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

£850.74




May 13, 2010 6:26:13 PM

+1 to enzo's suggestion.

The HD5870 is around 50% (£300+). The HD5850 would be enough for a 24" HD monitor (assuming its1080p rather than 1920 x 1200)

I would go for this build http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buyers-guide/2010/05/0...

Switch the GPU in that build out for the one of your choice and possibly a cheaper coolermaster case (the three hundred is a great case tho). Also go for a 500W PSU such as the OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W.
May 14, 2010 12:59:20 PM

enzo matrix said:
I have to disagree with both of you. The OP did not specify what the priority was but based on his GPU selection I would assume gaming.

mostafa770, you seem to have a "thing" for the "Asus p89" but all my google searches and my search of the Asus site cannot find such a model. Perhaps being more specific would be useful. Perhaps you were trying to say "get any motherboard from asus that has an 890 chipset"? And at the same time adding the "p" because you are confused and think since intel has p55 chipsets that AMD must name theirs p89?
I don't quite understand your graphics card choice. Both those GPUs are on opposite ends of the performance spectrum and do not support DX11. The 4870x2 is great but uses more power and is hard to find these days and is a dual chip card.

Anyway, here are my recommendations:
CPU: $75: Athlon IIx3 440 3.0GHz. No L3 cache but quite the performer. Most games utilize 2-3 cores.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: $90: Good motherboard. I have the AM2+ version of it. This one is AM3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: $120: Mushkin because really, they are the best. And 7-7-7-20 timings at 1333 MHz is hard to beat. I normally wouldn't care too much but at that price...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226113

Hard drive: $90: samsung F3. The fastest for the price and apparently the quietest. 1TB for all that video encoding. Get as many as you need.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

Power supply: $75 :600W corsair. More than enough for the system by a reliable brand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This leaves $440 for a graphics card and case. Radeon 5870 costs $400.


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Yours look best so far, but i said i dont need hhd so i will use that 90 dollars extra to get a amd 955:p 

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May 14, 2010 5:50:02 PM

Aye +1 to enzo's. The rest are either missing components or over budget. :) 

Also good plan on the 955 if you don't need the HD.
May 14, 2010 7:00:46 PM

Get a Asus Phenom...and the rest are as usal.
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