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Decided to spec out an AMD build being as the lower end bulldozer processors right now are ridiculously good value for gamers that want the most bang for their buck.

What I ended up with is what I consider the most powerful system you can possibly get for $800, while still retaining future upgrade-ability for when newer games come out and you want to pack in some more power.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22350647

You can easily upgrade this system by adding in another 6870, as both the motherboard and PSU can easily accommodate them. Feel free to offer suggestions on how to improve this build, although the goal is to provide the best build for a budget conscious buyer.

Total comes out to $804 + $11 shipping = $815
Minus $30 in rebates brings the total to $785

*Note: I did not include a case with this build as people are generally interested in choosing their own.
Edited by stope - 11/21/11 at 6:37pm
post #2 of 7
Super gamer. don't know about that!

850 watt psu overkill it's only a 95w CPU with a 6870.
(a good 750 would easily power crossfire 6870's)
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I saw somewhere on OCN tonight that some place was selling a Radeon 5870 for $150. I'd look into it, it's more powerful than the 6870.
    
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I will agree, 850 Watt is overkill..

Infact even 750 is probably too much. Those 6870's really don't draw much even in crossfire. A quality 650 would be more than sufficient, even given years of capacitor aging.
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You really only need a quality 650W until the two GPUs you are powering consume more than about 175W each.  Of course, if you want slightly better efficiency, go higher.

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well not this for 850w it very high voltage for HD6850 and FX-4100 you can change for this FX-8120 thumb.gif
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well not this for 850w it very high voltage for HD6850 and FX-4100 you can change for this FX-8120 thumb.gif

Well that would be 4 cores that would rarely ever be used and a lot of extra power consumption. Having headroom with the power supply is always nice and I believe even a nice 650W would suffice even with two 6870s/50s. However, for the sake of uprgradeability, I'd take a nice 750W and throw in an H series cooler with the saved cash then and call it a day.
 
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Tray-load DVD Factory Windows 7 Pro 1080P "Ultrasharp" panel 
KeyboardPowerCase
Integrated Big 'ol brick M4700 chassis 
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i7 820QM 4318-CTO Quadro FX 880M 4x4gb 
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X-25M G2 DVD Stock Arch x64 
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1080P touch screen IPS Clicky Brick Adapter UltraNav 
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