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I'm 'bout to build a new rig but am undecided


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Poll: american or ? (2 member(s) have cast votes)

I want to build a doosey on a budget

  1. I5 2500k (2 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. I7 2600k (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 560 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 6950 (1 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#1 johndoe11111

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:49 PM

HI peeps! I was wondering if I should build a 1100T system or wait for the bulldozer. I have a 9950x4 @stock2.6. also, should I go with a 560 and maybe down the road go x2 sli. or should i go 6950 and be done. also i was looking at going i5 2500 or i7 2600. 23" screen 1920x1080 (hope to have two more here shortly) {will a 560 power all that or should i go 6950}? I currently use a 785 chip set with only 4g of ddr2(of course) 1066. also, what ram frequency is good for overclocking in ddr3 or should i wait for ddr4 next year?

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:59 PM

I don't see why you made it a poll since there are nuances to each that should be discussed. Wait a week or two, AMD will be releasing their Bulldozer "FX" CPU's soon and your choices will change. AMD rates their new FX-8150P as 50% more powerful than their current 1100T's and will be competitive with the current lineup of Sandy Bridge parts. The Radeon 6950 is more powerful than a GTX 560, so I would go with that. A 550W PSU should power a single card, but I would suggest getting about 750W if you want to power two. You don't really get much out of overclocking RAM, just go for the fastest available for your motherboard.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:58 PM

2 6950 is faster then 2 560 because of AMD's improved scaling and it's generally a more powerful card.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:47 PM

Alright you guys so it's a bulldozer and a 6900 series card. gotcha. appreciate the insight. not much need for physx or cuda or whatever
because of the difference in scaling. Future upgrades are always an important factor. But this just begs the question "two 6870s or 1 570". I'll just stick with the 6900 series. I can't wait to see what amd's bulldozer does. nice

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:37 AM

In the 6900 series, there are the 6950 and the 6970. I have 2 6950 and it is quite powerful.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

Indeed, two high-end cards will yield the maximum benefit when using a multi-GPU setup. Always use the highest end cards, in this case the 6900 series, as you get more with Crossfiring and, if the game doesn't scale well, a high performance single GPU experience.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

Indeed, two high-end cards will yield the maximum benefit when using a multi-GPU setup. Always use the highest end cards, in this case the 6900 series, as you get more with Crossfiring and, if the game doesn't scale well, a high performance single GPU experience.

Thanx that was exactly what I was wondering. so its settled bulldozer and duel 6950s. wish you could help with my other post (psu problems).

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

Or it could be 2 6970 and please link to that psu topic.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

ahhhh man, I put that topic on the forum. I'll do it here gosh dern it. I had a HEC 585W psu which i know is full of bolagna but after that fried i got a 550W antec modular psu and it also fried. i returned it b/c antec rules and oh yea what i have is a 465 that takes two power connectors and the psu only has one. This is it, the psu has four black female connections and one red one. do i buy a 2 into 1 adapter to do it or do i use one of the black ones? the red says pci-e and the black says hdd. what the hell is going on here? i'm having to use this gt240 that doesnt have any psu requirements and is half the power and only uses ddr3 memory instead of gddr5 and 55mhz slower clock. i know its not a big increase but damn i'm broke.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:17 PM

I have found the topic in the internal hardware section, we'll keep that topic over there and not to incorporate with this current topic here.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:11 PM

I don't see why you made it a poll since there are nuances to each that should be discussed. Wait a week or two, AMD will be releasing their Bulldozer "FX" CPU's soon and your choices will change. AMD rates their new FX-8150P as 50% more powerful than their current 1100T's and will be competitive with the current lineup of Sandy Bridge parts. The Radeon 6950 is more powerful than a GTX 560, so I would go with that. A 550W PSU should power a single card, but I would suggest getting about 750W if you want to power two. You don't really get much out of overclocking RAM, just go for the fastest available for your motherboard.


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