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Ok. But a 550 watt with 450 gts sli can work. I've a 500 watt enermax gold certificate. But it's better not to buy too big too because electricity is quite expensive. The 450 gts only eats 110 watt at load.

And a 6870/560 only eat 150w. They aren't exactly high-end GPUs either.

And really, saying "don't go above a low-class card because of power draw" when someone is looking for a budget gaming comp is silly. They only draw that when under full load, and even then a 6870/560 isn't going to max any modern games, let alone ones that come out with the new console gen when things can finally take a step up.
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And a 6870/560 only eat 150w. They aren't exactly high-end GPUs either.
And really, saying "don't go above a low-class card because of power draw" when someone is looking for a budget gaming comp is silly. They only draw that when under full load, and even then a 6870/560 isn't going to max any modern games, let alone ones that come out with the new console gen when things can finally take a step up.

Maybe $150 isn't much but more power draw means more heat. I've also replaced the original fan from my 450 gts with a scythe musashi and i've bought some additional case fans. It's another $30. More heat less overclock. But we forgot mouse and keyboard.
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post #13 of 19
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Maybe $150 isn't much but more power draw means more heat. I've also replaced the original fan from my 450 gts with a scythe musashi and i've bought some additional case fans. It's another $30. More heat less overclock. But we forgot mouse and keyboard.

My 5570 never goes over 55C ever. My 6970 still OC's better. The only time that logic applies is when comparing the same cards in different cooling arrangements.

Also, while OCing a a 560, 6870, or 960T would give a boost, it isn't required. Any and all OCing is bonus. Not to mention a 560 or 6870 stock will blow a OC'd 450 out of the water.

I'm guessing if he has a functional build now, he has a keyboard/mouse.
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post #15 of 19
Im suprized no one has mentioned a A8 build at this budget at very good good gamming rig can be had going with a A8
post #16 of 19
I'd hold your horses a couple days till trinity comes out. A crossfire solution could provide both the best value with newest hardware(longer longevity). We really don't know though until the benchmarks come out for trinity, it becomes available, and amd specifies with what gpus it is compatible.
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A10 or also called Trinity wont drop till june the mobile version drops may15 and mobile bench test are comming out now for Trinity now
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A10 or also called Trinity wont drop till june the mobile version drops may15 and mobile bench test are comming out now for Trinity now
You got me, I only suspected a simultaneous desktop and mobile launch of trinity. The release dates of both are still shady so I wouldn't call it either way. The A10-5800k(desktop) has gotten some benches done and at roughly the same time the a10-4600m early numbers started to come out so I felt safe in that assumption.

August it is! or so google translate suggests
http://tech.163.com/digi/12/0504/05/80KUV5L600163HDE.html
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I did this:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5
GPU: ASUS HD7770-DC-1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CPU: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
Tower: Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

My end price was $588 after mail-in rebates. And that price includes the optical drive, PSU, and memory card reader. And I think it gives me some headroom if I want to upgrade latter. I got that tower because of the fans and the placement of them, also have the FX-4100 OC'd to 4.6GHz. I'm able to play the few games I like and work on it as well. (FYI: I already had an HDD as well so that cut down on the price. I plan on upgrading to an SSD soon though.)
Edited by YoungChrisG - 5/4/12 at 8:31am
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