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post #11 of 24
If that's a 400W Xigmatek PSU (going on the case), you'll want something better. I'm not sure of the PSU with the second option either (if it's Cooler Master, the same probably applies).
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Originally Posted by Andr3az View Post
But how much difference is there between 5850 and 6770?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=296

The Radeon 6770 isn't there, but from what I'm finding, it's very similar to the Radeon 5770, sometimes a bit slower even. So, it's quite a difference. What resolution/settings is he aiming for? It might work with World of Warcraft at high, albeit not maximum, settings.

I know the general consensus is usually to prioritize the GPU, but me, I'd get a better platform as GPUs are usually more commonly/easier/cheaper to upgrade at some point later than the whole platform is.

As I said with the PSUs, both need some work. I still wouldn't pay more for the second one with a worse CPU and half the RAM though.

Just my opinion.
post #12 of 24
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The second one has 520w seasonic, just noticed it.
EDIT: Still dont know the brand of the first PSU.
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post #13 of 24
Option 2 with 1600MHz RAM...
Edited by adridu59 - 7/28/11 at 8:34am
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post #14 of 24
option 2 5850FTW

5850>>6770(5770)
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post #15 of 24
#2, go with that. Better GPU, and way better PSU. It will be worth it wen you dont have to pay for another PSU when the first one breaks. Especially if its a generic one. One more time.. OPTION 2!
post #16 of 24
Option 2 Better PSU and GPU.
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post #17 of 24
Neither build

Offer to build one for him! You often get better warranty with custom made really.
post #18 of 24
Option 1. Sandy Bridge is more modern.
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post #19 of 24
Quote:
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Option 1. Sandy Bridge is more modern.
really? You're really using that as a reason...

Poor dude, really poor. That's like me picking a GT540 over a GTX480 because it's "More Modern"
post #20 of 24
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really? You're really using that as a reason...

Poor dude, really poor. That's like me picking a GT540 over a GTX480 because it's "More Modern"
Yes I am using it as a reason.

SB architecture is better and the i3 2100 is a very good CPU, on par with high-end Core2Duo's.

What's the point buying an outdated platform?
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