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Old August 19, 2010, 01:09 AM
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I'm looking to do a build for similar purposes. I only need to get some parts since I have a case, power supply and hard drive.

I was thinking

AMD Phenom II X4 945 - $146
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 - $102.96
G-Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) - $97.99
EVGA GTX-460 Fermi 768Mb - $209.99
Total $556.75

What do you guys think? I would go dual core but I don't want to upgrade for a couple more years. Any other suggestions?
Stay with the quad if you don't wish to upgrade as it will give you best coverage for the next few years over a dual. Otherwise, get a dual and upgrade to hexa later on.

Also stay with the 460 and overclock it, that will beat any overclocked 5770!
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Old August 19, 2010, 08:27 AM
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i would go with the MSI HD 5770 (hawk) its like 180 and gets the same performance and better if you overclock it... i got mine at 1015 core and 1385 memory with 1.274 volts
Sorry, the 5770 doesn't come close to a 460. Overclock varies from card to card, manufacturer to manufacturer.. For an added $20 the 460 is definately worth it - and clocks to similar performance of a stock 5850.

And as for the other post - NCIX has a 600W ModXtream for $35 or something silly. Too bad you don't like OCZ (with no good reason) they make good PSUs.
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Old August 19, 2010, 11:17 AM
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from what ive seen all 768 meg cards oc close very well, 1 gig models well. unless later units will follow in the path of later 5 series radeons?
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you forgot a hard drive.

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Old August 29, 2010, 06:38 PM
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hey I have been looking at some new parts, what are your thoughts on this build:
Cooling - Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 AM2 AM3
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty
Motherboard - Gigabyte P55A-UD4P ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E RAID GBLAN CrossFireX SLI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard
Power Supply - Seasonic S12D850 850W ATX12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM San Ace Fan
RAM - Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i5 Dual Channel Memory Kit
CPU - Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
Graphics Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 675MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
Case - Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

budget under 1100 bucks. i know nothing help me out please
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h70 : $/cooling performance not too good
get the modular on special @ 99$ at ncix if you need that much power. actually do get it youll use it on your next build in a couple years
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still if you dont need it right now, intels coming out with new chips soon.
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:27 AM
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So what budget range are you aiming for?

600-800 OR 1k?
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Around 1k now I figured why not go a bit bigger? It will last longer and work better, It will just take a bit longer to save for.
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