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Then I'm out of options... it looks like u need to upgrade...
   
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haha thats what I thought, it may actually be the board now that I think of it :/
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post #23 of 70
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I dont have a case at the moment anyways for size reasons and and sheer amount of hardware and I was planning on getting an 800W power supply because I need atleast 400W for my video card to be used at max performance and it needs 400W to boost AMD performance as well.

you dont NEED an 800watt psu.
a corsair tx650 will power a 2500k and crossfired 5850's with 3 hdd's plus fans

the 'boost' of using amd cpu with amd gfx, lol. you would get at least the same performance with a 2500k
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I am getting a 800watt PSU soon and thats why I'm going with the AMD because for my budget its cheaper than buying all the things I need for a 2500k and I still get the same or maybe slightly better performance smile.gif
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Yeah, as far as games go, itll be 90% the same.

The 2500K Really pulls ahead in multi gpu scenarios, and CPU based games, which most of the time get REALLY HIGH framerates to begin with so you arent missing out on much.

Which cpu do you plan to grab?
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Yeah, as far as games go, itll be 90% the same.
The 2500K Really pulls ahead in multi gpu scenarios, and CPU based games, which most of the time get REALLY HIGH framerates to begin with so you arent missing out on much.
Which cpu do you plan to grab?

I plan on getting the AMD Phenom II X4 Black edition at 3.2Ghz and trying to overclock to 4.0Ghz atleast and with my ATI overclocked at what it is now im pretty sure i can get some good performance thumb.gif
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Oh gooood. I like the conventional CPU idea more. I feel it has more flexibility over the APU's. Have a board picked?
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I plan on getting the AMD Phenom II X4 Black edition at 3.2Ghz and trying to overclock to 4.0Ghz atleast and with my ATI overclocked at what it is now im pretty sure i can get some good performance thumb.gif

X4 is a good budget option, and 4.0 should not be too much trouble. Don't cheap out on the motherboard, or you'll screw yourself. Also, plan out your cooling, 'cuase you're going to need effective cooling with an X4 at 4.0.

Keep in mind though that X4 is not even Core 2 quad in performance. 2500K is still a better cost/performance option as eveyone has said. If you can save for it, go Sandy Bridge. Even though every jackass has one, it's still the best by far.

And you don't need 800W. My 4.0 B4 at full tilt with two GTX260s pulls 530W max. Quality 650-750W would be plenty.
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On desktops the only way to go is conventional CPU's for me biggrin.gif I think APU's should only be used in netbooks and laptops. and yes I have a board picked

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=M4A79XTD-EVO-PB-R&utm_source=GoogleProducts&utm_medium=ShoppingSites&utm_campaign=M4A79XTD-EVO-PB-R

4 slots for DDR3 Ram thumb.gif
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X4 is a good budget option, and 4.0 should not be too much trouble. Don't cheap out on the motherboard, or you'll screw yourself. Also, plan out your cooling, 'cuase you're going to need effective cooling at 4.0 with an X4 at 4.0.
Keep in mind though that X4 is not even Core 2 quad in performance. 2500K is still a better cost/performance option as eveyone has said. If you can save for it, go Sandy Bridge. Even though every jackass has one, it's still the best by far.
And you don't need 800W. My 4.0 B4 at full tilt with two GTX260s pulls 530W max. Quality 650-750W would be plenty.

I was planning on getting water cooling for the X4 and my video card as well as its getting pretty high on the temp side now and with the added load of the crossfire when I get the AMD its only gonna get worse. and I dont mind as it not being as good as core 2 quad I just want decent gaming thats all at a good cost.
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