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Originally Posted by FatalBlur View Post

Alright man, I think this is the way I'm going-ish
I'll probably get a i3-2105(as idk if the sandy bridge pentium will bottleneck
the mobo you suggested
a 6770
a HAF912
and everything else is pretty obv
Thanks for all the help guys
If anyone has any more suggestions feel free, but I feel this is the way I'm really going for

As someone who is running a C2D paired with a 6970, I can tell you that this CPU does bottleneck high end GPUs (or at least my 6970 rolleyes.gif), and it is something you are going to notice.

Normally, I would actually recommend going with the 775-upgrade path, but looking at the Dell motherboard you posted, and I would strongly suggest against it. To get the most out of socket 775 these days you need to be able to put on a good overclock, something that I think will be highly doubtful with your current motherboard.

So, I think your best bet is to go with the i3 Sandy like others suggested. Also don't forget to get new RAM. You said you had DDR3 ram in it already, but the motherboard you linked only supports DDR2. Just want to double check. thumb.gif
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It is absolutely not worth trying to build with Core 2 at this point in time.

#1: The only reason you should even be looking at a Core 2 chip for a 6850 is if you already have an extremely capable board and ram.
#2: Even if you already have one of the top-tier 775 overclocking boards and DDR2 1066 RAM, to get a quad worth using you'll need to spend at least $100-120. To get the Q9xxx you'll have to have one of the Gigabyte UD3 series boards, 1066 RAM and spend $200-300 on the proc in ebay costs.
#3: If you don't have #s 1, 2 covered, don't even bother.

If you have a decent board, some DDR2 800 and can find an E0 Q6600 for $100 or less, then buy a used 216-core GTX260 for $50-60 and you'll have a balanced machine for 1680x1050 gaming. Dont' waste money getting a 6850 that will be under-utilized.
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i3-2105 has HD3000 graphics, which you won't be using with a 6770. Get either a i3-2100 or the i3-2120 or i3-2130 depending on the cost. A change in that third digit (21X0) signifies a change in clock speed where the 5 on the end (2105) means HD3000 graphics. If you're ordering on newegg, the i3-2120 is probably the sweet spot of the i3s. ($5 more for 200 MHz more than the i3-2100)

That's what I meant to say, my bad. Ya, it's good to squeeze out a few extra clock speeds for a few extra pennies, thanks for your help. =)
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As someone who is running a C2D paired with a 6970, I can tell you that this CPU does bottleneck high end GPUs (or at least my 6970 rolleyes.gif), and it is something you are going to notice.
Normally, I would actually recommend going with the 775-upgrade path, but looking at the Dell motherboard you posted, and I would strongly suggest against it. To get the most out of socket 775 these days you need to be able to put on a good overclock, something that I think will be highly doubtful with your current motherboard.
So, I think your best bet is to go with the i3 Sandy like others suggested. Also don't forget to get new RAM. You said you had DDR3 ram in it already, but the motherboard you linked only supports DDR2. Just want to double check. thumb.gif

Thanks, and I did double check, I guess I have ddr2, wopps, lol. Well at least ram isnt that expensive

This is my final, final build guys:

GPU: HIS Radeon HD6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384

CPU: Intel i3-2120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

Mobo: ASRock H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

PSU: Corsair CX430 Watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4gb(2x2) DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425

Total Price: 405.96 USD

What I'm going to do, is just take all of the parts out of my case and put in these parts, because the only things of worth in there are my HDDs and my Disk Drives, so I'll just keep those and throw everything else out, maybe sell the 9600gt on eBay or something.


Ok, ordering in about 30 mins, anyone who has any last minute objections, SPEAK NOW!

and again THANKYOU guys for all the advice, with your help, I just got a decent mid range gaming pc, for $400 instead of wasting $200 on pure ****. =)
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Don't you already have a power supply?
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You could keep the 9600gt as a dedicated phys x card for either comp you have.
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You can save $10 by getting this RAM/GPU combo, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.808338
No head spreaders, but it doesn't really matter. 1600 MHz, but the H61 can't do that.
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Don't you already have a power supply?

Ya, but it's a dynex 400watt and it's pretty crappy, don't want to risk anything
http://www.amazon.com/Dynex-DX-400WPS-Watt-Power-Supply/dp/B000X1R5HM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327462597&sr=8-1

If someone can tell me it's good then I won't buy the CX430, but I doubt it is
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You could keep the 9600gt as a dedicated phys x card for either comp you have.

That's a great idea, what settings would I have to use to do that? not sure what to do...also, would it fit in the mobo?



I'm gonna hold off on buying until tomorrow guys, just for any last pieces of advice
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Theres a guide on running dedicated physx nvidia cards with an ati primary on here somewhere. As for your sig rig NVCP makes it cake, just go to the sli page and set the 9600 to physx manually.
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You could keep the 9600gt as a dedicated phys x card for either comp you have.
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That's a great idea, what settings would I have to use to do that? not sure what to do...also, would it fit in the mobo?

I think the 9600GT will be a little slow for PhysX these days. And regardless, the motherboard you picked out only has a single PCIe x16 slot, so there's no room for it anyway.
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The build looks nice except the MOBO. Get a better one.
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