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Old August 2, 2010, 08:59 PM
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The Blacks are in the "performance" spectrum while the Greens are for power saving data storage.

It is better to get a Black drive because it will give you better load times.
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Thanks, that is definately important for my games. :)
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hoollyyy...

okay, get the hex core AMD (1055t), a radeon 5850 (or gtx 460) [or 5870/ gtx 470 if it's in your price range] and load that puppy up with 4 gigs x 2 (8 gigs) of ram.

those are some demanding specs!
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Damn! Those are some hard core specs

My recommendations are pretty much right on! Just scrap the 2 5770's in CF and go with my 5850/70 recommendation

Also as LarkStarr said, just double the ram up to 8GB for smoother performance
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I would go for GTX 460 or 470 just because the ATI drivers are mediocre. CCC is a pain in the bum to work with...
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Those cards are nice if your looking for a 1 card solution, but if you want a 2 card solution on an amd board then your stuck with ATI's offerings until nvidia plays nice with amd! (wishful thinking there! )
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Those cards are nice if your looking for a 1 card solution, but if you want a 2 card solution on an amd board then your stuck with ATI's offerings until nvidia plays nice with amd! (wishful thinking there! )
you can sli on amd boards, theres just not enough choice tough :(

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Yes, finding a good board for AMD that incorerates SLI is a pain. I am working on making an intel setup to compare the pros and cons of both options to see which is going to do me the most favours. Its interesting though... Nvidia is partnered with Square Enix for XIV apparently, yet ATI cards are dominating the benchmark. Then again, a benchmark and the real game may be as related as night and day. I'm a pretty straight forward computer user honestly. How complicated is CF / SLI? Is it something I would be configuring and reconfiguring every 2 minutes (a bit of sarcasm there)? My rule of thumb with my pc now is that if I don't understand something I don't touch it. If it needs anything get someone who does know to do it. I do not need to break it.
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For an intel build I would suggest these items...

CPU: Intel Core i5 750
MB: Asus P7P55D-E Pro
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX460 1GB or 470, grab 2 for SLI

Keep everything else I suggested to you and then do the comparisons between the two.
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You might get disappointed my XFire and SLi performance. You won't always get 100% performance by adding two cards and you might get some microstuttering issues. Also keep in mind that two cards means extra power consumption and heat in the case.
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