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post #11 of 37
Personally I'd step up to something like the High Current Gamer, if you can get it in Australia for a good price.

Edit: The HCG is actually comparable to the Earthwatts, so it's basically just another option. Depends if you want the semi-modularity of the EW unit.

Also, this thread has a list of PSUs to consider.
Edited by t-ramp - 8/12/11 at 8:30am
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Shouldnt you wait for Bulldozer? =o Its right around the corner.
   
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Personally I'd step up to something like the High Current Gamer, if you can get it in Australia for a good price.

Edit: The HCG is actually comparable to the Earthwatts, so it's basically just another option. Depends if you want the semi-modularity of the EW unit.

Also, this thread has a list of PSUs to consider.
Thanks, +rep
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Shouldnt you wait for Bulldozer? =o Its right around the corner.
its been around the corner since 2007 lol. But seriously I'll see if its worth when it comes out.
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They've been working on the Bulldozer for the last 6 years. Remember when Athlon 64 came out? It's been a totally new architecture, very different from Athlon XP, that's why it's been faster than Intel Pentium 4. Bulldozer is also a totally new architecture made from scratch, that's why I'm so confident that this chip will be great.
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There's so much fail in this build. You can get a i5-2300/2400 based system for the cost of your motherboard and processor.
    
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There's so much fail in this build. You can get a i5-2300/2400 based system for the cost of your motherboard and processor.
Just because it's AMD doesn't warrant your "fail" verdict. That motherboard is awesome and Bulldozer-ready to boot.
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Just because it's AMD doesn't warrant your "fail" verdict. That motherboard is awesome and Bulldozer-ready to boot.
Yeah, except for the fact the i5 will destroy this build in everything and will end up costing less. If you want to play it that way the i5 build will be IB ready.

For these prices going AMD would be an absolute failure.
    
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Yeah, except for the fact the i5 will destroy this build in everything and will end up costing less. If you want to play it that way the i5 build will be IB ready.

For these prices going AMD would be an absolute failure.
Ivy Bridge is supposed to be 2011 socket. No?

Also, in high Res, gaming is GPU dependant, not CPU (in almost all cases, excluding RTS). So AMD or Intel is good enough. My 1055t does not go above 60% in all my games, while my 6970 goes to 100%. I never seem to have any issues playing games with my system.

So please, just refrain from going bonkers because he chose AMD. You can always give suggestions that could try to convince him to go with Intel.

@ OP

That is a pretty sweet system you have there. Suggestion is to overclock that beast (just for the fun) and enjoy playing your games! What monitor you going to use? What resolution you going to play at?
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Yeah, except for the fact the i5 will destroy this build in everything and will end up costing less. If you want to play it that way the i5 build will be IB ready.

For these prices going AMD would be an absolute failure.
Obviously the issue here is that the motherboard is so expensive. If Bulldozer turns out to be amazing, pairing it with a killer board like that would be justified. However, hoping for that and buying a $150 (USD) board to go with a $130 processor isn't all that brilliant. At that point you're talking i3-2100 performance for many uses, and most reasonable people wouldn't pair an i3 with a $150 board. They'd choose a decent, inexpensive board and an i5 like you mentioned.

I guess my overall issue with just going i5-2300/2400 now is that you'd be getting a less-than-amazing motherboard in exchange for the substantial CPU performance increase. The best thing certainly would be to wait and see how things settle after BD launches, and then choose a brand.
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