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

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post #11 of 29
You could get a 6950 1GB.
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post #12 of 29
Bulldozer is a few weeks away... I would just wait it out a little longer. The lowest end quad core is supposedly going to be $199, so you can definitely base a system around it just throw in a few more bucks. It should be a major overhaul from Phenom II. I could not recommend anyone build a Phenom II system at this point in time.
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
Bulldozer is a few weeks away... I would just wait it out a little longer. The lowest end quad core is supposedly going to be $199, so you can definitely base a system around it just throw in a few more bucks. It should be a major overhaul from Phenom II. I could not recommend anyone build a Phenom II system at this point in time.
I would have to agree too, since BF3 is not even out yet.
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post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
Bulldozer is a few weeks away... I would just wait it out a little longer. The lowest end quad core is supposedly going to be $199, so you can definitely base a system around it just throw in a few more bucks. It should be a major overhaul from Phenom II. I could not recommend anyone build a Phenom II system at this point in time.
Yeah id agree with him its a waste if your sitting on a i7 2600k right now. Wait for bulldozer. I built my 965 BE c3 a month before sandy bridge launched im kinda regretting it but its no biggie i made a whole NZXT system without video card ( til Tomorrow) and it was only about $500. got the NZXT phantom when it was on sale for $90 =D and some good deals on memory and psu. when i got some more money I'm going to build a sandy bridge z68 or p67 in a couple weeks more then likely. But the Phenom II x4 is amamzing coming from a IMAC g5 2.1ghz lol.... and so will the sandy bridge be. i don't see a benefit from doing a Phenom Build at this time the chip is going to stop selling because of the Zambezi Chip, and intels sandy bridge. Enless like i said your running old Stuff and need a quick upgrade PhenomII is the best budget way to go. But probably not in the coming weeks/month
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post #15 of 29
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I don't want a $200 CPU when a 100$ can do same.
All I want is play games maxed if possible with some AA with a decent frame rate.
I can play with reduced graphics (instead of ultra maybe High with some AA)
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
I don't want a $200 CPU when a 100$ can do same.
All I want is play games maxed if possible with some AA with a decent frame rate.
I can play with reduced graphics (instead of ultra maybe High with some AA)
get my CPU the dammit lol if that's all you want its like $140 on newegg right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-727-_-Product


Epic win.
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post #17 of 29
The HD 5830 is slower than even the 768MB GTX460...

However, I recommend HD 6950 instead of GTX 560 Ti, especially if you have an AMD CPU.
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post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 
I think I got it sorted out now.
I'm going for setup 2.
I've got 3 choice :
1-MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card 239.09
2-MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 822MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 4.0GHZ 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card 233.14
3-MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk OC 950MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card 355.14

I was wondering if it was worth it to pay 20$ to be sure the card will be tested and will overclock ?
Is the hawk cooling better that the TF ?
I see a TF, a TF2 and an hawk model.
Help
post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
Okay, so if I'm not mistaken :
6950 1gb > GTX 560 ?

If you check my first 3 choice on the 560
here is a 4th choice

4-Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card $238.16

I bet that 6950 will smoke a 560 ? I wouldn't dare unlocking it but may be overclock it a little
Edited by Abs.exe - 5/24/11 at 1:08pm
post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
+rep to everyone who proposed 6950.
Much better is my build now.
I'm about to order
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