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Old July 28, 2009, 10:25 AM
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Oh, okay, thanks! But then what is a processor block?
Not sure, maybe the seller isn't using the right terms?
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Could save yourself some money by getting a i7 920 too.
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have you considered AMD and ATI stuff???
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Could save yourself some money by getting a i7 920 too.
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What was he going to get?
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have you considered AMD and ATI stuff???
I have. Clock for clock, AMD is way behind. The only advantage is in lower end systems where rediculous speed isn't a concern, and you save a bit on the mobo too.

ATI warrantys suck huge chunks. I won't buy a vid card without a lifetime warranty.

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My total budget is around 2000 euros, I think that is about 2300/400 us dollars, not quite sure.
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Wow! That is a really nice build! About the RAM capacity, stick with 6GB-9GB for now. The extra RAM won't do you any good most of the time! Have fun!
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ATI warrantys suck huge chunks. I won't buy a vid card without a lifetime warranty.

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With a Budget like that stick to your GTX 295 Co-OP...or consider SLI 285's.....I can guarentee you that on 1920 x 1200 with a single 275 you will be turning down your AA / AF to get Max smooth gameplay on many games...c'mon cryostasis, FC2, Crysis etc etc etc..Wolfenstein coming out soon...you got the $$ go for it!!
As for the 12GB RAM...stick to 3 x 2GB 1600 / 1866 / 2000...
Aftermarket HSF to OC that 920...
make sure your 920 is DO stepping

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I have been getting a lot of back and forth from many of you guys regarding the graphic card. Some say 295 is a total waste, others say its not and so on. If I could get a bit better clearing on it, keep in mind that my goal is to avoid upgrading as long as I can and still recieve the smoothest gameplay (in the long run). The money is not an issue as my budget is expandable if it has to, but 2000 euros is more then enough for this build (including 295).

Oh yeah, I also changed my hard drive to a

Western Digital Caviar® GreenPower™ 1TB , Sata 3 Gb/s, 32MB Cache
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