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post #21 of 44
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/316?vs=291 O_o

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - 783MHz/1566MHz/902MHz
vs
AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 775MHz/4000MHz

I agree with you guys, but i was thinking of adding 30$ from my own money to my dads to get this. He wont pay more than 120, so thats a good deal you think? I mean for 30$ double the performance. Oh yea
post #22 of 44
i would get that over the 450 of course.
here is a comparison between the 6850 and gtx 460
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post #23 of 44
I agree with the gts 450 choice, great card and very cool and silent for the performance it gives.
Also, z68 is simply better and future-proof if you decide to upgrade to IB and I just bought that same asrock board and it works great. The only thing to note is that it lacks a USB3 header if that makes any difference to you.

As far as cheap cases go, check out these and see if you like.

NZXT Gamma Classic I have one of these for a budget build, great case.
NZXT Source 210
Fractal Design Core 1000
post #24 of 44
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So the 6850 is better than the 460? Thats what im getting from your link? Double checking, its just that im used to nvidia being better.
post #25 of 44
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Thanks for sharing ur experience, I was a bit scared from that mobo, now i feel at peace lol. Its so cheap
As for the USB3 Header, whats that?
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Thanks for sharing ur experience, I was a bit scared from that mobo, now i feel at peace lol. Its so cheap
As for the USB3 Header, whats that?
It's the connector for the newer cases that have front USB3 connectors instead of the common USB 2.0 connectors. Most of the case manufacturers include an adapter for USB 3 header to USB 2.0, so not a huge issue.
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It's the connector for the newer cases that have front USB3 connectors instead of the common USB 2.0 connectors. Most of the case manufacturers include an adapter for USB 3 header to USB 2.0, so not a huge issue.
Oh, not an issue at all.
post #28 of 44
here is a test comparing alot of graphics cards
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/11
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post #29 of 44

Most parts taken from another thread...more bang for buck IMO and you can go Bulldozer.

Quad core + GTX 560 Ti gaming rig, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, option-64GB SSD, SLI-ready, Overclocking-ready

NEWCUSTOMER10 - $10 off [Newegg]
EMCKAGK22 - $10 off HDD [Newegg]

Without SSD: ~$685 shipped, ~$650 after rebate
With SSD: ~$790 shipped, ~$755 after rebates

Build tips:
  • Full compatibility with AMD FX processor
  • The SATAIII SSD
  • The high-efficiency PSU can supply 750W worth of power safely (according to reviews) and support two cards in SLI

I'll add that any system can be silent if you have the correct fans. The 560Ti Twin Frozr is one of the quietest cards. The fans on the heatsink provided at stock will keep the 955 super cool and quiet and totally has the capability for overclock later but by that time just grab bulldozer.
Edited by Shadowclock - 10/6/11 at 3:10pm
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It's the connector for the newer cases that have front USB3 connectors instead of the common USB 2.0 connectors. Most of the case manufacturers include an adapter for USB 3 header to USB 2.0, so not a huge issue.
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Most parts taken from another thread...more bang for buck IMO and you can go Bulldozer.

Quad core + GTX 560 Ti gaming rig, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, option-64GB SSD, SLI-ready, Overclocking-ready
NEWCUSTOMER10 - $10 off [Newegg]
EMCKAGK22 - $10 off HDD [Newegg]

Without SSD: ~$675 shipped, ~$655 after MSI rebate
With SSD: ~$775 shipped, ~$760 after MSI and OCZ rebates

Build tips:
  • Full compatibility with AMD FX processor
  • The SATAIII SSD
  • The high-efficiency PSU can supply 750W worth of power safely (according to reviews) and support two cards in SLI

Thanks! I went with intel for the extended life time (since the i5 is so powerful lol) Is my 650w PSU good enough btw.
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