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Having planned on my 3rd AMD build, formed myself 2 diff. config's .. which are going to be different only in terms of the CPU & mainboard & GPU.

Purpose of this machine would be everyday multi-tasking & 'gaming'.

Wasn't sure if its wise to spend on a better CPU/mobo or a better GPU to max out the performance. So, pls. give ur honest suggestions

P.S: My budget is already pretty high maxed out. So kindly no suggestions for even more higher parts !

Config 1:

Phenom II x4 840 - 110$
Asus M4A78LT-M LE - 65$
Sapphire 6850 HD - 245$
Corsair XMS3 2GB DDR3 - 24$

Total - 444$

Config 2:

Phenom II x4 955 be - 126$
Asus M4A87TD/usb3 - 130$
Sapphire 6770 HD - 163$
Corsair XMS3 2GB DDR3 - 24$

Total - 443$

I know these prices would vary heavily from those on newegg but these are the market prices here in my country..
thanks !
Edited by AMD_logic - 8/14/11 at 9:21pm
post #2 of 43
2 would be better. The 840 is actually just a athlon II so is quite a bit weaker then the 955.
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If I'll be you all go this way
Phenom II x4 955 be - 126$
Asus M4A78LT-M LE - 65$
Sapphire 6850 HD - 245$ "try to find even cheaper"
Corsair XMS3 2GB DDR3 - 24$ "make sure you use 2 modules for DUAL power"
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post #4 of 43
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Hope u noticed that the GPU is also a different one. Its a 6850 against a 6770 in the 2nd post.. & both the config's land up at the same price range.
Still u recommend the 2nd config ? (for maxed out gaming performance..)

@ kolovrat

That config sounds very appealing.. but unfortunately the M4A78LT-M LE main board is too weak for the 955 be.. (it handles only cpus's upto 95w)
The M4A87TD/usb3 @ 130$ is what the 955be requires at the least ! (Believe me.. i did extensive research)
Edited by AMD_logic - 8/14/11 at 9:27pm
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so far config 2 is the best but if i may i would pick up the asus m5a88-v evo usb3 for $140 because it has am3+ support and this board is an overclocking champ. its taken my 955 to 4104mhz on 1.45v. if you were to have a bit more cash id drop the sapphire 6850 and an extra 2gb of ram into it but the board i recommended fits within your budget and is only $10 more than your original choice pending if they carry it in your country.
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post #6 of 43
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Originally Posted by ELEKTRIK_BLUE View Post
pending if they carry it in your country.
The AM3+ are not available here yet.. darn lucky im !
So, i'll have to settle down with the am3 board only..

n including the 6850 to config 2 would stretch the budget by close to 70 $ ! which is tough..
post #7 of 43
Ya we noticed, since ne said 6850 and the other said 6770 . Go with the second one.
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well if i were you go with what you have in config 2 but add 2gb of ram and see if you can squeeze in a 5850 they run usually between 180-230 depending on the make and model as well as whats carried in your country. if not then try for a 6850 from xfx they run $200. i recommend the 5850 simply because its a powerhouse i have yet to run into any lag or issues while gaming at stock speeds and it will oc up to 900/1150 at least which will put you better if not equal to a 6850 which i have owned. i typically play games at 1440x900 resolution settings maxed and msaa at 8x.
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post #9 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Go with the second one.
So, it is the CPU which is more important than the gpu ?

Just curious cuz.. the 6850 performs almost 2x than the 6770
but
i'm not sure if a stock 955be will perform 2x than a 840 ?
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go with the 955 it overclocks alot easier than the 840 and with the right configuration it will perform strong for 2-3 years. the 955 is alot better than the 840 out of the box
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