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why an amd card on the intel cpu, and the nvidia card on the amd cpu?

processor wise, the intel, gpu wise the nvidia.
This. I would switch the cards and go with the Intel build. OR

Get a higher end ATI card and go with the AMD build. (What I would do)
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post #12 of 16
I am a big fan of phenom II cpus, however, I can not recomment it, especially at that resolution and when you have indicated desire to overclock.

I'd try to go for 2500k + 6850 like mentioned earlier.
 
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post #13 of 16
CrossfireX 5770's will give you 5870 + type performance, min avg and max frames.
The GTX560Ti is a good GPU but has its limitations at 1080P solo/by itself.
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"Now 1920x1200 is the most preferred monitor resolution (next to to 1920x1080). Here's where the CPU starts to matter less and less, and where the GPU gets increasingly more important."

" And at a monitor resolution of 2560x1600 we see that the CPU doesn't really matter that much anymore, the GPUs are completely underpowered here, running at 100%"

http://www.guru3d.com/article/crysis...e-benchmarks/6

2fps diff... Check it out

Edit: also check this one, 980 better than i7
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-z6...oard-review/21
Edited by chrystal - 8/5/11 at 5:37am
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post #15 of 16
Not so similar when we look at the resolutions he's looking at playing on at the moment though.
post #16 of 16
Grab an ASUS board that is going to support bulldozer. It'll allow you have best of both worlds down the road.

The second rig would walk over the first for anything gaming related. If you are concerned over 40 seconds extra for media conversions or winrar compression, grab the first. However, if you could get the first rig a better GPU, go for the first rig. Look at some refurbished GPUs on newegg.
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