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post #1 of 15
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Ok so this is my second PC I'm building so I thought I would post a thread that I would update whenever I got new parts.
So far I have bought the following:

Case: Antec 900 - $68
Memory: Kingston Grey Series 1600mhz 8gb 2x4gb - $25.99
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair IV - $140

Total spent so far: $233.99

If anyone has any suggestions on which phenom II x4 processor I should get, or which gpu I should get, please feel free to comment.
This computer will mainly be for gaming.
post #2 of 15
Depends on your budget, of course!
As for the X4, the 955 BE is the way to go, except if you're willing to spend more for a better-binned and thus perhaps better overclocking chip.
The GPU is entirely budget dependent.
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Originally Posted by crust_cheese View Post
Depends on your budget, of course!
As for the X4, the 955 BE is the way to go, except if you're willing to spend more for a better-binned and thus perhaps better overclocking chip.
The GPU is entirely budget dependent.
lets say $130 - 150 for a gpu
post #4 of 15
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lets say $130 - 150 for a gpu
AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB. About $150. And a 955BE for the CPU.
post #5 of 15
150$ HD 6850 from Sapphire.
For 150 bucks, this is a good choice, I think.
You could always crossfire it later.

EDIT: Also, if you can find a reasonably priced 960T, you might want to grab that one instead of a 955 BE. A 960T potentially unlocks to a hexcore or pentacore, depending on your luck.
Edited by crust_cheese - 11/4/11 at 12:10am
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by crust_cheese View Post
150$ HD 6850 from Sapphire.
For 150 bucks, this is a good choice, I think.
You could always crossfire it later.

EDIT: Also, if you can find a reasonably priced 960T, you might want to grab that one instead of a 955 BE. A 960T potentially unlocks to a hexcore or pentacore, depending on your luck.
Ok so I found a good deal on a 965 BE. Which is better 960T or 965 BE?
post #7 of 15
965 BE is a 4 core chip, a "tweaked" 955, 960T is a 6 core chip with 2 cores "locked", whether they are usable "unlocked" is your "gamble".
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by brasslad View Post
965 BE is a 4 core chip, a "tweaked" 955, 960T is a 6 core chip with 2 cores "locked", whether they are usable "unlocked" is your "gamble".
yaa so i went with the 965 BE
post #9 of 15
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UPDATE
Everything bought so far is brand new.
Case: Antec 900 - $68
Memory: Kingston Grey Series 1600mhz 8gb 2x4gb - $25.99
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair IV - $140
CPU: AMD Phenom ii 965 BE - $97.50 (BRAND NEW!!!!!)

Total spent so far: $331.49

Still don't know which GPU to get. I'm leaning towards a 6870 or a used 5870.
Edited by johnsaidgo - 11/5/11 at 5:36pm
post #10 of 15
I'd go with the 960T though, 400MHz at stock doesn't change anything, they both can hit 4GHz with good cooler, BUT 965 will require more voltage comparing against 960T.They both has 62'C of max temp. Also you can unlock it to x5 (Penta) or x6 (Hexa) core and 960T is Thuban that means he has better memory controller. You can overclock your Northbridge better than 965.
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB Crucial M4 64 GB Noctua NH-D14 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Acer 23-inch Steelseries 6Gv2 Corsair TXv2 750W Cooler Master 690 II 
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