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#1 Scaddattle

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:59 AM

Now i have had big dilemma for my new pc im making but i need ur help to help me choose the right things.

Motherboard:
ASUS P8z68-V-LX
CPU:
i5 2400 3.3Ghz x4 cores
RAM:
4G Kit 1333 Transcend x2
PSU:
Antec Strictly 550w
Graphics Card:
Gigabyte GTX560OC TI
Fan:
Antec TrueQuiet
Hard drive internal:
Seagate SATA3 1T
Case:
GMC X7 X-Station Lite Mid-Tower
Or

Motherboard:
Asus M5A99X-EVO
CPU:
AM3 FX-6100
RAM:
4G Kit 1333 Transcend x2
PSU:
Antec Strictly 550w
Graphics Card:
Gigabyte GTX560OC TI
Fan:
Antec TrueQuiet
Hard drive internal:
Seagate SATA3 1T
Case:
GMC X7 X-Station Lite Mid-Tower
Both will be on either Windows Ultimate or Home premium 64bit.

Now my question which setup is better for games such as Skyrim and Battlefield3?

I've also heard that the AMD CPU is not very good with windows is this true?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

They both will be fine.

CPU: AMD FX CPU's will run fine under Windows 7 but performance will be slightly better under Windows 8. The design of the Bulldozer FX CPU's is meant to emulate Intel's HyperThreading, but by replicating a CPU core and coupling it to another core instead of mirroring certain CPU components. These coupled cores are called modules by AMD. When viewed at in this light, the FX-8000 series is more analogous to Intel's Sandy Bridge quads. These coupled cores on an FX CPU are great for highly parallel programs or utilized by an OS that realizes how best to maximize the potential of the Bulldozer.

GPU: The higher-end Radeon 6900 models will do well too, though neither the 560 Ti nor the 6950/6970 will play Battlefield 3 at ultra and get 60 frames per second, remember, monitors have a refresh rate of about 60 hz, therefore, that is sort of a number to aim for.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

wow thanks man really appreciated the facts also i really needed those to. But yer im probably gonna run the AMD setup cos it is cheaper here in Australia so yer but just a couple questions.

Is the AMD setup good for upgrading in the future?

Will i at-least be able to run Skyrim at Medium or high settings?

Will i at least be able to run Battlefield3 at medium or high settings?

Also will the AMD setup work everything is compatible with the motherboard?

last one.

Do u know if the AMD setup be able to fit in my case? Otherwise i can get an Antec 100 would it fit in this to?

Thanks mate for everything good to know people like u are out there. All the things u have told me are highly appreciated thx again.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

I am much more familiar with AMD builds. AMD's current socket, the AM3+ will be around for at least a year or more with drop-in upgrades every few months or so. I would get either the AMD 970-based motherboards, or the 990FX-based boards. The 990X isn't that much of an upgrade over the 970 and the 990FX is geared for multiple graphics cards. Go with whichever one you think you will be using the most. Note, however, that with multiple graphics cards, you may want to consider a full ATX case given the improved cooling and space. As for the graphics card issue, most games are GPU bound so a good graphics card is a must. If you get a GTX 570 or a Radeon 6950 or better GPU, make sure the case has the depth to hold it.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

Just wondering, where are you ordering parts from? Local store like MSY, UMart, etc or a online store like PC Case Gear?

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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 05 March 2012 - 04:19 AM

Im getting my parts from CPL who have a much more variety and better customer service then MSY i think.

Ok so for the motherboard which one the


Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

Asus M5A97-EVO

Asus M5A99X-EVO


Which one out of these?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:29 AM

yer also for the motherboard pls make sure that it is compatible with my GPU the Sapphire 7770 thx guys.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:30 AM

I've personally got the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 but the UD3 model has a few more connectors and a MOSFET heatsink. But i can assure you that the Gigabyte motherboards are solid.

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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 05 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

Your Radeon 7770 uses a PCI-Express X16 slot which those motherboards have, so yes, it will be compatible. Asus motherboards do use UEFI which makes setting them up a bit easier.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:21 PM

So out of the motherboards i previously said which one would last good for both CPU and GPU?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:55 AM

"Last good" as the durability of the motherboards or the futureproof of them?

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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 06 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

Futureproof

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

Which motherboard do u think is better?

Asus M5A97-EVO

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Because u said that the 990FX series was good for GPU. I need something that is balanced between the CPU and the GPU and has future upgrades to pls.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

Depends, if you think you will be using more than one GPU within the next five years or so, the 990FX-based boards. All are compatible with AM3+ CPU's.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

Now i see, no i will probably never use SLI or CrossFire My most concern is My CPU so then which motherboard out of the ones i said are good for CPU upgrades?




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