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How does this new build look?


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#1 acoustic5679

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:24 AM

Hello all! I just wanted to get some feed back on a new build I am thinking of purchasing. More specifically the Mem, mobo, and cpu combo I chose. Could I do better for the same price, less, or just a little more? would it be worth it to go with a i7 or one of the new sandy bridge cpus? Thanks guys!

1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:45 AM

Solid Build and the processor you have is pretty good overclocker.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:13 AM

Sorry, I should have mentioned I already have the missing stuff...

EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I also have a 750 watt PSU.

I will be running Windows 7 ultimate 32 or 64 (haven't decided) and I also have the display running to a 1080p 42 inch HDTV

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:20 AM

I will be running Windows 7 ultimate 32 or 64 (haven't decided) ....

You will have to run a 64 bit OS for windows to recognize the full 8GB of RAM.
A 32 bit OS will only recognize 3-3.5GB of RAM.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

Right. Windows 7 64 bit it is. I decided to go with 2 4 gig sticks of Crucial mem instead of the G skill as well.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

What will you be doing with this PC? Intel will be re-releasing the Sandy Bridge products, with better designed chipsets, sometime in mid-March, which would cost slightly more, but give better performance. Those CPU's are not backwards compatible with your build. If you can, wait until then. I do suggest you plan on getting a new GPU soon, the 9800 GT is a bit old and outperformed by even a low-end Radeon 5770.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:52 AM

I know. I might wait for the new SBs to come out. I will be gaming on it, but I am not to hardcore as far as reuiring the fastest FPS. What do you think of this card? I would alo like to output bluray MKV files to my 1080p 42 inch display.

EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

its only $140 with rebates.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:31 PM

The HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB offers slightly better performance for about the same price. There is currently a $15 mail-in rebate along with a $10 Newegg promotion. The SAPPHIRE 100314-2SR Radeon HD 6870 would be next down the line with performance. All of these are good cards, but I used Nvidia for about a decade before the driver crashes outside gaming became too much of an annoyance.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:37 PM

I want to stick with Nvidea. I have had issues with AMD stuff.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

Fair enough, but usually it is the drivers that cause issues, not the hardware itself. If you are playing games, I would go for the SPARKLE SX560T1024D5MH GeForce GTX 560 Ti as it is quite a performance bump over the GTX 460. This is a new card that should last a little while before needing to be upgraded. I once had a GeForce 9800 GTX, a three year old card, and I found this article quite interesting about GPU upgrade paths: PC Perspective - The Upgrade Dilemma - How your old graphics card stands up

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:54 PM

Interesting article. I am sure it was the driver, but tried downloading a few different ones from thier site with no success. It was a flickering problem with my 42 inch display. I just RMA'd the card and went back to nvidea. It would probably not happen again. I will check that card out. Thanks!




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