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Old October 19, 2011, 04:40 PM
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making a new build for near future...

want the best bang for buck

working mainly with newegg canada

so thats my current build

case
Newegg.ca - Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case
or
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

psu
Newegg.ca - Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

motherboard
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

i already got 2 video card (260's 2GB in SLI)

also got a 1TB HDD that i dont use (i bought a pack of 4)

optic
Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AL/BSBE LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

CPU
Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
or
Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

and yeah
all i need is tips, tell me if everything is compatible (i think so but im not 100% sure) and if its good bang for buck

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Old October 19, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Worth 10$ more I think

Newegg.ca - PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
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Old October 19, 2011, 04:53 PM
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yeah i think so too thx alot


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Old October 19, 2011, 07:21 PM
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try and go for one of the six core thubans, i got one to replace the quad 925 i killed and have noticed many areas that perform better plus i got 20 frames more than i used to in battlefield and why not you can get the 1090 for 160 on sale these days. and really the quads are just so old now a days

and maybe get a 990x board because that gigabyte you chose only does x16 and x4 try to atleast get x8,x8 for xfire or sli and plus the 990's have alittle bit more features that should future proof a little more.
like this one: Newegg.ca - ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS maybe even go for the ud3 990fx or biostar 990fx for 10 or 15 more than the asus

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Old October 21, 2011, 02:20 PM
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to tell you honestly I dont see the 60$ diffrence really pay off...

id rather invest the 60 buck on RAM or CPU
the six cores with 3.2Ghz is 175 buck
the quad cores with 3.2Ghz is 115 buck

and an additionnal 8GB of RAM is 70 buck

so ill check that out but thx for the ideas

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Old October 21, 2011, 02:59 PM
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I'd rather pay the $60 for two extra cores that I could possibly use in a multithreaded application than pay $60 for 8GB more of RAM that I might never be able to utilize fully. 8GB is enough for the majority of users and I doubt you would be able to use anything more than 8GB for the lifetime of the rig. 16GB could be mainstream by the time your rig is considered outdated but that is at least 5 years from now.
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Old October 27, 2011, 06:41 PM
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yeah but 6 cores ain't gonna be THAT useful.... at my knowledge

but yeah ill maybe do it... what's 60 buck these days :P

and I won't need to OC it

hmmmm... tough choice
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