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I have had my current setup with xp since 2007, 2 8800gts 320 in sli, e6600 Conroe, etc. I'm getting driver and corrupted files on my raid 0 raptors. Id like to implement a semi budget and build for the upcoming diablo 3 release. I have been out of the game for some time. I'd like to have the capacity to run dual graphics but I plan on starting with just one for budget purposes.

I'll need a new CPU, ram, motherboard, and gpu. Also should dump xp at some point haha.

Look forward to your ideas and input.
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are you planing on going to AMD insted of Intel
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are you planing on going to AMD insted of Intel


Why? Why not?

Yes I'd like to go with and unless there is reasoning for me not to do so.
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You're picking AMD at the worst possible time. The Core 2 Duo started a great family of CPUs for Intel and the current Sandy Bridge and soon to be launched Ivy Bridge are much better for someone who is going to be building a system from scratch instead of upgrading an existing AMD system. Future Piledriver AMD CPUs, due later this year might be better, but as of right now, you will do better to build an Intel system.

If you want to build an AMD system, I'd recommend getting an FX-8120, it has the best price / performance ratio in their lineup.
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/27/12 at 1:52pm
 
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I dont tink so but I asked becase you have a Intel now and right now Intel is the absolut fastest in gamming i.e more FPS but in my mind the cost for FPS is higher for Intel then it is for AMD but if budget is more important then having the fastest and most FPS is something you need to pick so I asked
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You're picking AMD at the worst possible time. The Core 2 Duo started a great family of CPUs for Intel and the current Sandy Bridge and soon to be launched Ivy Bridge are much better for someone who is going to be building a system from scratch instead of upgrading an existing AMD system. Future Piledriver AMD CPUs, due later this year might be better, but as of right now, you will do better to build an Intel system.
If you want to build an AMD system, I'd recommend getting an FX-8120, it has the best price / performance ratio in their lineup.

Actually, you should try looking for a X6 1090T or 1100T. I got mine about 3 months ago and they were almost out of stock on every website. You could get a used one on eBay cheap.
     
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Actually, you should try looking for a X6 1090T or 1100T. I got mine about 3 months ago and they were almost out of stock on every website. You could get a used one on eBay cheap.

Yes, I thought about that too, but exactly like you said, they were hard to find a few months ago, now even more. Provided he overclocks the FX-8120, it costs more or less the same as the 1100T.
 
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post #8 of 11
the 960T is not a bad option
post #9 of 11
Just go and grab a true X6. Like a 1055t etc. You leave to much to chance if you get a 960T in the hopes it'll unlock.
post #10 of 11
i5 2500k or wait for IB. On a budget? Get an AMD as stated as above.
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