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post #31 of 42
the 955 is a 125w quad core, the 555 is an 80w dual core with only a chance to unlock it and be stable. i would go with the quad.

your psu is only 18 amps per a channel on the 12v rail's. it would probly max it out with two cards and all the other odd's and ends.

yes you can oc two cards in sli. it will make them both the same clock, but if one is unstable they both will normal have issues. if you flash the bios on them the warranty is void and gone.
post #32 of 42
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i am not a diehard AMD fan. i use AMD for gaming because it is better for it. i use Intel for my work, i deal with cad programs, flexi, enroute, coral and several other programs. intel will burn through them with ease. i do not care what benchmarks say. they are benchmarks and i hate to say it but they do not really reflect overall real life performance. so before you mis inform, try to understand what a benchmark is and how it works.
Sorry mate totally dropped it on this one. I forgot that he was going to upgrade to the x8 bulldozer when it drops.
So yeah OP get the AMD build with an AM3+ compatible board and a moderately priced CPU and just wait for the BD to drop.

(For the record I know full well how benchmarks work, I go by them to judge which product is faster. Simply because I don't have the money to just go out and buy both CPU's and test them to get a real world answer)
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post #33 of 42
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Sorry mate totally dropped it on this one. I forgot that he was going to upgrade to the x8 bulldozer when it drops.
So yeah OP get the AMD build with an AM3+ compatible board and a moderately priced CPU and just wait for the BD to drop.

(For the record I know full well how benchmarks work, I go by them to judge which product is faster. Simply because I don't have the money to just go out and buy both CPU's and test them to get a real world answer)
its ok bud. was just trying to correct the situation i meant no disrespect towards you. i know what you mean. i bought my 940be because of benchmarks and reviews. i bought it brand new a month after it came out. almost time to start looking again for another cpu.
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its ok bud. was just trying to correct the situation i meant no disrespect towards you. i know what you mean. i bought my 940be because of benchmarks and reviews. i bought it brand new a month after it came out. almost time to start looking again for another cpu.
Yeah my systems the same way. I just wish the BD would drop so I can spend my money without wondering if I should have waited lol.
Either way when I finally get the chance to order my AMD 6950 ill be in business again with the games. After seeing what a performance boost I got with the 5670 a friend let me borrow I wonder what FPS boost i'll get from a 6950 (if any, I might have hit my bottleneck wall with the 5670 already Either way ~45 FPS on BBC2 with everything on high except for shadows and AA is pretty awesome for my system)
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post #35 of 42
hmm sounds like you cpu was bottle necking the card. you should get more than that. i need better graphics as well.. 9800gt just dont cut it for me anymore.
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hmm sounds like you cpu was bottle necking the card. you should get more than that. i need better graphics as well.. 9800gt just dont cut it for me anymore.
Yeah I'm quite positive its the CPU I'm thinking about just buying a budget build that can run crossfire 6950's and my 9600gt for physx. Pretty much just enough to allow me to max out BF3, MW3, and skyrim.
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post #37 of 42
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So this config is best i can get for 700€ ?
AMD 555 (80€) 2x560 (1=174€ 2=348€) ddr3 8GB 1600 CL9(88€) | GA-990XA-UD3 (don't have yet but price should be near 130€) | V6 GT or Frio CPU cooler (55€)
Edit: From this shop http://www.dinokomp.si/
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The intel build with the single 560 SOC will be more then enough to run anything you want to play. The dual GPU setup is good but wont perform nearly as well as a single GPU with an i5 2500k.
Another question. How many screens are you going to be running this on?
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post #39 of 42
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Please do some research before you start recommending one product over another it will be better for the OP and everyone else who is wondering the samething he is.
You must not know how much an i5 2500k can be overclocked lolz.
A single SOC 560 Can easily run any game at 1920x1200 maybe not maxed but it can do it fine.
*Reserved place for facepalm poster*.

Where did you see I recommended something? I corrected partly mistaken statement.
And about your statement that two 560s with OC'd Phenom II would not perform as well as single 560 w/ 2500K... I just don't know what to say to counter that, every dual facepalm would suffice
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i am not a diehard AMD fan. i use AMD for gaming because it is better for it. i use Intel for my work, i deal with cad programs, flexi, enroute, coral and several other programs. intel will burn through them with ease. i do not care what benchmarks say. they are benchmarks and i hate to say it but they do not really reflect overall real life performance. so before you mis inform, try to understand what a benchmark is and how it works.
Amd better for gaming how do you come to that conclusion ? The 2500k wipes the floor with any current amd cpu in games and that is a fact
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