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Admittedly, after years of having issues with Nvidia cards, I've become a fan of ATI. Processor wise, I will always have Intel inside. Never hurts to help the competition to spur Intel to come up with something even better at a faster rate tongue.gif
Also not a bad build! Getting lots of great ideas.
Never thought of going with an 850, but I'm sure it would be more than enough for what she'd be doing.

850 is even overkill. But I personally want something that will last a little longer. so i picked the G850. If you wanted even cheaper, you could grab a Celeron G530 and still max D3. tongue.gif That game is not hardware intensive what-so-ever.
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Well, I don't want to bottleneck anything because of the CPU, that's basically what the real discussion here is. Everything else will pretty much follow suit. I just want to be sure there's enough headroom for performance with no hiccups should the computer be subjected to more intensive usage. Hopefully it'll spur her to want to use photoshop and the like (she's quite creative, and I'd like to make use of her talents). Hell, a PII 975 is only $149 on newegg, granted it's a little more thirsty for juice than a 960T.
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Well, I don't want to bottleneck anything because of the CPU, that's basically what the real discussion here is. Everything else will pretty much follow suit. I just want to be sure there's enough headroom for performance with no hiccups should the computer be subjected to more intensive usage. Hopefully it'll spur her to want to use photoshop and the like (she's quite creative, and I'd like to make use of her talents). Hell, a PII 975 is only $149 on newegg, granted it's a little more thirsty for juice than a 960T.

I had a G530 (lowest end dual core SB) and it pushed my GTX 580 just fine - It had a steady 99% most of the time, dropped as low as 75%. Granted, the FPS was not as good as with my 2500K/3820, but it was still able to push the beast of a GTX 580.

A G850 will be MORE than enough for what you want, and will push any single GPU as long as your res isn't like 1024x768.


Also, the PHII 975 is based on the 'deneb' core, and the 960T on the 'thuban core'. The 960T is the best of the Phenom II quad cores.
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Also, the PHII 975 is based on the 'deneb' core, and the 960T on the 'thuban core'. The 960T is the best of the Phenom II quad cores.

I figured as much since it's come to be one of the most recommended on the AMD side.
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I will second the G530. Built a rig for a friend with one on a Z68 and a gt520 and it was quite a nice little rig. Tested it with a gts250 and it was about on par with my old Athlon x3 450 before I oced it. The Pentium SB chips are great do it alls. The only problem with the G530 was the low clock speed, while the Pentiums are clocked a bit higher and have more L3. The only reason on put the i3 in my build was the great price (same as a G850). You cant go wrong with the G530 (just pick one up from Fry's and if it is too slow, return it thumb.gif). About the same price as Newegg: Celeron G530
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My pc was around that amount. Specs are in my signature (add 1x 200mm coolermaster red led fan)
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I will second the G530. Built a rig for a friend with one on a Z68 and a gt520 and it was quite a nice little rig. Tested it with a gts250 and it was about on par with my old Athlon x3 450 before I oced it. The Pentium SB chips are great do it alls. The only problem with the G530 was the low clock speed, while the Pentiums are clocked a bit higher and have more L3. The only reason on put the i3 in my build was the great price (same as a G850). You cant go wrong with the G530 (just pick one up from Fry's and if it is too slow, return it thumb.gif). About the same price as Newegg: Celeron G530

Ugh, I wish we had a Fry's over here. Last time I was in one was in Arizona back in January. I LOVE that place.
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Ugh, I wish we had a Fry's over here. Last time I was in one was in Arizona back in January. I LOVE that place.

you know what i love? the car in your avatar. i had one - 1991 e190. drove one in europe for three years. bought it for $1800 and sold it for the same price after.
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you know what i love? the car in your avatar. i had one - 1991 e190. drove one in europe for three years. bought it for $1800 and sold it for the same price after.

Mine was an '89. Had it for 12 years in Germany, gave it to my uncle, since we couldn't bring it back to the states just yet, and he drove it to scrap frown.gif

I've been on the lookout for another one here in the states, but no luck. They're all autos and in terrible shape.
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Mine was an '89. Had it for 12 years in Germany, gave it to my uncle, since we couldn't bring it back to the states just yet, and he drove it to scrap frown.gif
I've been on the lookout for another one here in the states, but no luck. They're all autos and in terrible shape.

i see them rarely now, you are right. mine was a stick and the only 'major' part i had to replace was the thermostat. they ask for the vin to buy a part for it.

can't wait to go back in Germany and get served fresh beer.thumb.gif gl with your choice of components.
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