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post #1 of 23
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I was wondering what everybody thought would be the best build. I just pland on surfing the net and major gaming and would like the best performance and graphic settings.

Intel build

ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MSI Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3

Windows 7 Home Premium


AMD build

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+

MSI Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3

Windows 7 Home Premium
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post #2 of 23
Sandy Bridge build is alot better. Also you don't the 850w psu for that card unless you're going Crossfire later on.

A 550-600w quality psu will do.
    
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post #3 of 23
Intel one looks much better to me.
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post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
Sandy Bridge build is alot better. Also you don't need a 850w psu for that card unless you're going Crossfire later on.

A 550-600w quality psu will do.
This ^

Look at the moment , whatever is your budget Sandy bridge is the way to go
you can get a G620 for 70$ , a core i3 for 110$ , core i5 2500k for 200$, and core i7 2600k for 300$.. they are all better than any AMD CPU at the same price point. Plus you will be able to upgrade to Ivy Bridge later if you want. The rest of your build is totally fine except that an HX850 is overkill, but if you plan crossfire ... why not!
post #5 of 23
I'd go with the AM3+ build.

You'll be Bulldozer and genuine 8-core ready.

I'm using Intel atm, and I'm recommending the AMD build. There has to be a reason right?
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post #6 of 23
There is no debate. intel
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post #7 of 23
AMD build...
post #8 of 23
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After posting this in the Intel General and the AMD General section only AzO and The Master Chief have suggested the AMD build so far. Thought it would be more even. I do the intel build but might wait to see what bulldozer will do when it comes out. Thanks for all the replies and look forward to anybody elses replies. Also I do plan to crossfire at some point so that is the reason for the HX850.
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post #9 of 23
sandy bridge. End.
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post #10 of 23
I would say if you were to go with the amd build, take the $30 you save and put it towards some ram with better timings like these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445
or two of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226103
or save it up for bulldozer
Edited by Oozypunk - 7/31/11 at 11:53pm
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