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Need advice on $700 build

Poll Results: Which setup you'd go for in term of raw playability.

Poll expired: Jun 7, 2011  
  • 15% (2)
    Setup 1
  • 84% (11)
    Setup 2
13 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Hey guys !
I was wondering which to choose :

1-
Phenom 2 X4 955 (Hyper 212 aiming at 4Ghz)
ASUS M4A87TD Evo
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x2 Gb 1600
Haf 912 + 2 200mm fan
2 x 5830 sapphire Extreme (Crossfire)
Thermaltake TR2 600 watts.


2-
Phenom 2 X4 955 (Hyper 212 aiming at 4Ghz)
ASUS M4A87TD Evo
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x2 Gb 1600
Haf 912 + 2 200mm fan
GTX 560 Direct Cu II
Antec High Current Gamer 520 watts.



The thing is, I only play games.
Currently only 2, WoW and Battlefield.
I'm pretty sure the 2x5830 > GTX 560 that's where I'm stuck at.
Honnestly, I don't care old gen new gen, as long as it works.
What would you guys go for ?
I'm looking to play BF3 when it gets out, so anyone who play either WoW/BFBC2 with a crossfire setup I'd love to hear your feedback.
post #2 of 29
If you got the GTX 560 Ti you could always have the option of adding another one later.
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post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
The motherboard doesn't support SLI.
I'm looking to spend 700$ and nothing more on the futurr on this so adding a second 560 isn't an option.
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
The motherboard doesn't support SLI.
I'm looking to spend 700$ and nothing more on the futurr on this so adding a second 560 isn't an option.
There's SLI hacks that allow you to, but if you're not adding one in the future 5830 crossfire is definitely the way to go. What's your total GPU budget?
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FiiO E7 Little Dot MKIII AntLion ModMic 4.0 ART DJPre2 Phono Preamp 
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post #5 of 29
option 2 because it has better psu not because it performs better. That thermaltake psu won't be able to let you xfire 2 5830's...
    
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post #6 of 29
If you're fine with SLI Hacking (if you ever upgrade just the GPUs, which I wouldn't with that PSU) , get setup #2.
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post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
I'd say $250 max.
I found a GTX 560 HAwk 950Mhz At $245.

I thought it would never go over 500 watts so 600 watts (with 3 6pin a 1 6+2pin would suffice)
post #8 of 29
Thread Starter 
2 5830 would cost me about 220$.
I know that a well overclocked 560 match a stock 570 so I might just go for a single 560 for the next year (I'm about to finish school so I'll buy an Intel Core X32 Core @ 6.2 Ghz with turbo Boost and HyperThreading next year)
I'm just looking to fulfill my student gamer needs xD
post #9 of 29
Most certainly build 2, Xfiring 5830's is just a stupid idea, you're always better off avoiding dual GPU set ups and going for a single, more powerful card if possible. Plus with a bit of overclocking you'd be surprised how powerful the 560Ti is. It's really a killer of a card for its price.
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post #10 of 29
Thread Starter 
That's what I thinking.
What about a single 5830 ?
How does it compare to a GTX 560 Ti ?
Does it worth the 150$ over ?
Would a single 5830 make my BFBC2 experience good enough (I can live with a mere 2x AA )
I know it would max out WoW my only concern is about BF3
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