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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Xerran View Post
Below is a list of goodies I intend to buy with my tax return, please add your comments and suggestions.

I'm a hardcore gamer and fairly new overclocker who will be coming back to AMD after a three year hiatus, will my return be worth it?

Shopping List:
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H $138.99 or GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4 $114.99 (help me decide)
AMD Phenom II X4 940 $229
G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit $54.99
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 X2 $459
D-TEK FuZion v2 Universal CPU Waterblock $62.99
Danger Den DD-4870-X2 GPU Waterblock $129.99
Go for the UD4 mobo

Oh and to those suggesting i7..
i7 is a great option, but the OP posted in this section for a reason I'm sure.
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Aden Florian View Post
honestly, for $70 you may as well go i7. i like AMD and all but $70 in this case is peanuts for what you get

the gaming performance will be about the same but for other stuff... well, let's just say it will be a long time before you need to upgrade
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post #13 of 24
I vote Phenom II. Unless you are heavily into CAD, Encoding and etc, you will see little or no benefit with i7. Hit up the Phenom and Overclock, you wont be dissapointed!
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by oblivion.sky View Post
I'd personally for the m3a79-t deluxe over the gigabyte mobo.. with 750 sb for better oc potential. used the asus myself and took me to 4.0 ghz
the 790x has 750 SB, I have the UD4 it's a great board. It's built the same as the new AM3 gigabyte boards only it does not have the DDR3 controller, and the AM3 slot. On newegg right now you can get it for 104.99 shipped with promo code EMCLNMV36.

Also this board, is amazing, dual bios is a life saver when overclocking. UD3 keeps it very cool(my antec 1200 might help that) running my BE @ 3.2ghz stable with just the multi @ 15, and that was hard to do on my k9a2 stable.
Edited by Bluzeboy - 2/18/09 at 1:56pm
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post #15 of 24
Intel fan boys clear off. He's in the AMD section for a reason. Looks pretty good to me but I would go with 2x 4870's over a single 4870X2.

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post #16 of 24
a 4870X2 is faster and leaves a slot open for 'quadfire' later on
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post #17 of 24
Honestly, why upgrade. The computer you have is already quite the build. If I were in your shoes, I would probably throw that money in a savings account, wait for all the new stuff to come out over summer, and spend less money on more power.

There should be some interesting stuff to come out, like Nvidias new gDDR5 memory that will handle up to 7ghz, and be cheaper to build than some current gDDR3.
    
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post #19 of 24
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Phenom II is great for gaming... i7 provides virtually the same performance in gaming than a midly OCed Phenom II.

If you're not doing any 3D rendering or other super insane multi-tasking stuff, i7 brings nothing much over a PhenomII...
but a mildly overclocked i7 outpaces a mildly overclocked Phenom II, and 4.0 on the i7s has proven to be very attainable, even on the 920's.

the i7 is a more powerful processor, i dont care how you want to pretty it up, or say that its only useful for multitasking blah blah blah. the i7 is more powerful clock for clock.

its been beaten to death tiem and time again, so im gonna let you take a look at one of the more popular reviews of the 940 vs the 920 and see for your self: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...m-ii,2119.html

either way its going to be a powerhouse, but if your looking for longevity, and outright power, the i7 is the winner hands down. and for 70$, why the hell not.
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The x2 should be faster because of the built in X-Fire processor, instead of using the link
    
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