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Is your $600 limit firm or flexible?
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Originally Posted by lukeibob View Post
Nice, I so wish Newegg would post to the UK, Are you planning on Overclocking ?
Not as of now but maybe in the future. I don't really know much about it so I'm scared of all the mystique around it, but maybe after reading up on it I'll feel a bit more comfortable. I hear from most of my friends that Overclocking is mostly unnecessary and as such I don't want to do what I don't have to do.
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Originally Posted by Zmanster View Post
Is your $600 limit firm or flexible?
I'm willing to go up to around $650-700, but I don't want to buy anything that I don't really need (who does?).
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by caehelnn View Post
Not as of now but maybe in the future. I don't really know much about it so I'm scared of all the mystique around it, but maybe after reading up on it I'll feel a bit more comfortable. I hear from most of my friends that Overclocking is mostly unnecessary and as such I don't want to do what I don't have to do.
This is Untrue, on most processors you'll get a great performance boost if done correctly.

However if your not into Aftermarket procedures then that's cool too
post #15 of 30
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Originally Posted by caehelnn View Post
Not as of now but maybe in the future. I don't really know much about it so I'm scared of all the mystique around it, but maybe after reading up on it I'll feel a bit more comfortable. I hear from most of my friends that Overclocking is mostly unnecessary and as such I don't want to do what I don't have to do.
Its pretty straight forward if you get the black editon CPU, Make sure you get a good CPU cooler if you are going to overclock and I went from 3.2Ghz to 3.8Ghz and It made a good fps boost.
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post #16 of 30
If you're using this rig for gaming, I would upgrade the video card. For $40 more, you can get a GTX 560:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=gtx%20560

The bottom line is the video card (especially at higher resolutions...1920X1080 and higher) is more important than your cpu if gaming is what you're going to use this rig for.
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I have a 5850 which is around the same performance as a GTX 460 and I pretty much have the same CPU as you but with 2 extra cores, and personally Im happy with mine, Its able to play Games at 1080p - The only thing I am going to get is the GTX 580 because Its better performance.
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post #18 of 30
Did you think of the F3 1 TB. It has double storage and it's faster but it's at the same price :O
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post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by GreekBostonBoy+ View Post
Did you think of the F3 1 TB. It has double storage and it's faster but it's at the same price :O
Haha I did look at it but it uses SATA 3.0Gb/s while my motherboard is SATA 6.0Gb/s so I don't think the two of them will be compatible. Plus I don't really need all that space - I've already got a 1TB External Hard Drive.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Zmanster View Post
If you're using this rig for gaming, I would upgrade the video card. For $40 more, you can get a GTX 560:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=gtx%20560

The bottom line is the video card (especially at higher resolutions...1920X1080 and higher) is more important than your cpu if gaming is what you're going to use this rig for.
Hes right you know, but really only if you're going for single GPU applications, If you want to SLI go for two GTX460s and you'll surpass a GTX580 in power not to mention save almost $100
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