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post #11 of 72
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lol, a 60GB SSD PURELY for caching. Needless to say i lold.

Also id like to know where youre getting all this money, cuz im one year older and id say at least 15% of my rig was payed for by generous donations by my family, and teh rest i was overworked and underpaid for.
If your going to drop that kind of cash, why don't we all just RAM disk everything?

Back to topic, I built my current rig starting at 16 as well. It can be done if you have the cash and the patiance. Building is the easy part, but spending time here and reading what needs to work with what best wil take some time. Lurk around and just read threads for some time. It will give a better idea to what can work and at what costs.
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post #12 of 72
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Get a 2500K and Z68 board.
Ditch 8GBs of ram and get a 60GB SSD for Caching.

Much better option imo, the 2500K would likely dominate in games only optimised for quad core CPUs anyway.
bulldozer will crush the 2500k
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post #13 of 72
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How do you know that?
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post #14 of 72
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Hey dude, whats up with those 945 temps of yours? Also what are your thoughts and feelings on MSI boards?
?

Dude, I have no idea about either of those. Talking to the wrong guy.
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post #15 of 72
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bulldozer will crush the 2500k
I thinks so as well, but this is a help thread not a brand new fanboy account rant page.
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post #16 of 72
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lol, a 60GB SSD PURELY for caching. Needless to say i lold.
20GB doesn't leave much after the OS is on there and the price difference between 40GB and 60GB drives isn't much, hence why I suggested a 60GB.

A 60GB drive used as a primary drive isn't enough. My 120GB has between 20-30GB of free space. Using caching on a 60GB drive lets you fit all of you programs on it without worrying about overfilling it.

EDIT: Oh and Bulldozer will definitely compete with Sandy Bridge, however we can't just assume it will "demolish" the competition.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 7/17/11 at 8:16pm
 
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@Hk
How do you know that?
8 cores vs 4 cores
simple math..
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post #18 of 72
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Youre 16 and you can afford all that? Im 17 and i can barely afford this, i only have 300$ to my name

An HD6870 is a nice choice, but id get an HD6950 2GB and unlock it.
The advice is greatly appreciated

Well I'm looking not to blow $1000 but I probably will anyway The HD6950 seems to be a good deal for the money. I might look into it.
    
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Dude, I have no idea about either of those. Talking to the wrong guy.
:checks sig:..............right
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Dude, I have no idea about either of those. Talking to the wrong guy.
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