Is this too big a gift?
-a pair of xfx 6850s for 180$ (i could also get only one at 120$ but think the pair is a better deal considering he will be playing on a 27inch 1080p)
-MSI 870A-G54 + OEM Phenom II x4 955BE (no fan) for 170$
-Some adata 4gb ddr3 dual channel 1600mhz ram at 25$
-and a 250gb WD black at 25$
Now what I would be missing are:
-Heatsink: thinking of the 18$ OCZ vendetta 2 at direct canada (what i am currently using on my 955 for 4ghz OC at about 50C load temps)
-Case: something generic but not bad at about 60$ (haf912/Z9+/etc)
-PSU: some decent ~750W unit at about 70$
what does he have?
i say go for a duallie amd one 6850 earthwatts 430 watt...ps04b..should be fine.
Talk to your gf before hand its her opinion that truly matters dude
I don't think it's too big a gift considering everyone is chipping in for it. It's more like a gift "from us to you".
oook...i3 1156 and oc or i3 1155 and no oc,4gigs of ram...and still one 5850 and 430 earthwatts
You could save $15 more by getting the CM Elite 430. A good enough case for the price.
You don't need a 750W PSU for that rig. A 650W would be more than enough for a HD6850 Crossfire.
Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Power Supply ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus SLI Ready
Skip the X4, get a 555BE and unlock it and save $70.
Drop the vendetta 2 and get a CM Hyper 212+. You can get them for about 25 (or less). MUCH better cooler than the V2.
i love how you called it an aging dinosaur hahaa
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