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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

why waste $100 on a 680 when you could get a 670 and overclock it to make up for the 5% difference? also he said he was ordering from newegg...
because that is a bunch of misguiding, selectively chosen information. An OVERCLOCKED 670 is 5% weaker then a STOCK 680. What happens when we start to overclock the 680? That 5% difference starts to get a lot bigger. A lot bigger.

He said he would order through newegg if it was cheapest, but he also said he was willing to look into alternative options. NCIX will price match anything so all he has to do is go through their US site and he can get the cheapest prices on the internet in a single shipment.

edit - also, really consider upgrading your budget. For $500 you can build something that will suffice your current needs. For some more money, you can build yourself the system that you really want and not one you just settled for because you couldn't wait a few more weeks.
Edited by xRehab - 8/21/12 at 12:39pm
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post #12 of 19
I really hate PCPartpicker

Makes people lazy

Are you going to overclock or not?
post #13 of 19
Overclocking a GPU is one of the most easiest things to Overclock. I bet he will if it will get more FPS. Everybody should!
post #14 of 19
I meant the CPU

Lapped 2500k at 4Ghz and liquid cooling? You've gotta be kidding
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

I meant the CPU
Lapped 2500k at 4Ghz and liquid cooling? You've gotta be kidding

Ow no way, I got up to 4.5, 4.8 Constantly. Just when I fold or Nothing to do, i'm at 4.
I even Mess around at 5ghz, to see what is stable, but 1.5V is not looking good.
Edited by RussianHak - 8/21/12 at 3:37pm
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Ow no way, I got up to 4.5, 4.8 Constantly. Just when I fold or Nothing to do, i'm at 4.
I even Mess around at 5ghz, to see what is stable, but 1.5V is not looking good.

So you fold at 4Ghz? Whaaaa????

I'll be back with a build

5min
post #17 of 19
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So you fold at 4Ghz? Whaaaa????
I'll be back with a build
5min

Yeah, my 580 does most of the work.
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

I really hate PCPartpicker
Makes people lazy
Are you going to overclock or not?

I will overclock if I don't get a desireable frame rate in a game.

I'm going to go with xRehab's suggestion and wait until I have more money saved up for a better computer. In the mean time I'm going to buy the graphics card and power supply that will be used in the build so I won't be using old hardware because I lack one a decent graphics card.

I'm running on a:

Socket 478 Pentium 4 Northwood 3Ghz with Hyperthreading.
2.5gb DDR Duel Channel Ram
Saphire ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP

I've got the following spare hardware:

DFI LanParty NF 4 Sockcet 939
Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2 - Socket AM2
BioStar Tseries TG31-A7 Socket 775
Gigabyte GA-EG41M-S2H - socket 775

Currently the GigaByte GA-EG41M-S2H is built in a separate desktop with 4gb DDR2 RAM and a Pentium Duel Core 2.4ghz

The Rest are in Anti Static Bags, sitting in separate racks.

I don't have a PCIE graphics card and all of the motherboards I can use have on board video that isn't good enough to game with.
Edited by TeamXlink - 8/23/12 at 3:10pm
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