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i usually dont sat this, but amd would do nicely. phenom 9600be is $85 shipped with coupon code at newegg, and an open box 780G is like $55
then throw in4 gb gskill. and a rosewill cheapo case and a antec 350w basiq psu ($20 case, $20 quality psu)
hd3200 on the 780g is enough for blu ray and older/very light gaming.
then a $80 blu ray drive and 320gb hdds go for $50 now. or $95 for a TB if u r gonna rip stuff.
btw this is in USD
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Just a little reminder: everything in his sig rig is what he already has and so that's what he will put in this build.
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post #23 of 44
AMD is very hard to beat right now in terms of performance/price. Unless your a hardcore tech fiend who always needs the latest and greatest, it's really hard to go intel. The Phenom II 940 is an incredible amount of power for the price and you can go with a cheap AM2+ mobo (I just got the one in my sig for ~$100us), or if you want to go with AM3 this X3 would be more than adequate for your needs.

so i'd say:

PII 940 x4 for the most power/price

PII 720 x3 for the newest tech, with plenty of power

intel if you want to go balls out and have got the $$ to blow.


-- wow, just looked at newegg: this combo is sick! there are others too. GL!
Edited by silentrhythm - 2/19/09 at 8:49pm
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post #24 of 44
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also another reminder, Im only looking for a CPU AND MATCING MOBO in this thread, i dont care about HDDs bluray drives etc. just a CPU right now and mobo to go with it
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oh and i think i left this part out in my description, i would like the mobo to be sli compatible since i have 2 8800s
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if u have that much to spend, go intel. intel is the top, sadly i switched from AMD and i am currently feeding the growing monoply, but its a great chip w/ lots of overclocking room. the 45nm manufacturing process runs a lot cooler and saves lots of power. i saw test showing my E5200@4ghz w/ 100% load using less power than a phenom II quad core at idle. that convinced me cause i have a limited PSU. since u have such a large screen (32" is correct in ur sig?) u need processing power if u r going to do HD video or any games at all. high resolutions bottleneck at the CPU very badly. i know for a fact that my old CPU was holding back the rest of my system, thats why i just bought the rig in my sig.

idk wut ur uses are, video encoding etc. if u want gaming and light multi-tasking, and small video/audio editing or encoding, dual core would be fine, E8400is good bang for buck and has OC potential. it should be less than half ur 550CAD budget. it costs about 225CAD. u can spend the rest on a nice mobo.

if u want to do video encoding or other more CPU intensive things, quad would be the way to go. more things will become quad-core oriented and be able to support more threads and better multi tasking. right now hardware is ahead of software. there is much more power to be harnessed in quad core processors but most software doesnt run more than one thread across teh processor. the i7 procs can handle 8 threads across the 4 cores.

the Q6600(great OC potential) and Q9950 seem to be great options for 250CAD and 350CAD, respectively. the Q9550 might be out of ur price range it seems. it will take up the majority of ur budget. a cheaper "budget" quad core, the Q8200 is about 220CAD.


as for ur motherboard:

since u want SLi, u HAVE to get a board with an nvidia chipset. the intel chipset (except the new X58 chipset, which is used with the i7 procs) will not support SLI due to nvidia's licensing "non-agreement" with intel.

a motherboard like this one Evga 750i SLI would probabvly do well for u. its only 150CAD.

good luck, hope that helps. i hope the currency converter i used was accurate. i just did a bit of quick research to get all that info.
Edited by IntelConvert - 2/19/09 at 9:12pm
    
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that looks like a good combo, but i know that CPU will pack a punch when the temperature readings come in, specially if u want to OC.

good to see u got the nvidia chipset. i didnt see phenom II listed as being supported by that chipset, but i imagine it is. the data i looked at looked incomplete. do look at the manufacture's website for a list of supported CPUs.

read my previous post if u didnt see it (right above urs) for more suggestions.

if u prefer to go AMD, we could figure something out
    
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if u have that much to spend, go intel. intel is the top, sadly i switched from AMD and i am currently feeding the growing monoply, but its a great chip w/ lots of overclocking room. the 45nm manufacturing process runs a lot cooler and saves lots of power. i saw test showing my E5200@4ghz w/ 100% load using less power than a phenom II quad core at idle. that convinced me cause i have a limited PSU. since u have such a large screen (32" is correct in ur sig?) u need processing power if u r going to do HD video or any games at all. high resolutions bottleneck at the CPU very badly. i know for a fact that my old CPU was holding back the rest of my system, thats why i just bought the rig in my sig.

idk wut ur uses are, video encoding etc. if u want gaming and light multi-tasking, and small video/audio editing or encoding, dual core would be fine, E8400is good bang for buck and has OC potential. it should be less than half ur 550CAD budget. it costs about 225CAD. u can spend the rest on a nice mobo.

if u want to do video encoding or other more CPU intensive things, quad would be the way to go. more things will become quad-core oriented and be able to support more threads and better multi tasking. right now hardware is ahead of software. there is much more power to be harnessed in quad core processors but most software doesnt run more than one thread across teh processor. the i7 procs can handle 8 threads across the 4 cores.

the Q6600(great OC potential) and Q9950 seem to be great options for 250CAD and 350CAD, respectively. the Q9550 might be out of ur price range it seems. it will take up the majority of ur budget. a cheaper "budget" quad core, the Q8200 is about 220CAD.


as for ur motherboard:

since u want SLi, u HAVE to get a board with an nvidia chipset. the intel chipset (except the new X58 chipset, which is used with the i7 procs) will not support SLI due to nvidia's licensing "non-agreement" with intel.

a motherboard like this one Evga 750i SLI would probabvly do well for u. its only 150CAD.

good luck, hope that helps. i hope the currency converter i used was accurate. i just did a bit of quick research to get all that info.
the screen is quite large, however, its native resolution is at 768x1024 when not through HDMI, or at least thats my max res i can get it at using my laptop.

also power usage isnt a concern to me since im planning on getting watercooling, have a 900W psu and dont really care what al gore is saying about our environment.

as for right now, im leaning towards the phenom II940 since i found one at 279 on sale with extremely low shipping and i figured for 3ghz and the same cache as anything intel in my price range.
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okay, to clarify, my budget is for the CPU ONLY, my actual budget is 1200-1400
You can get a Core i7 system for $1400. Highly recommended.
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