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post #31 of 37
Nice setup. You choose some nice parts i hope it does you well. I would get a sweet CPU cooler to to go with the i7 to.

If you need help choosing reply back and ask me.

Thanks!
    
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Intel Dual Core E8400 Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Gigabyte OC 4890 850/975 3GB of DDR2 800Mhz Patriot Signiture (2GB x 3) 
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1 Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 (64 Bit) 19' Asus Monitor Antec Eco Power 520W continuous 80+ 
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post #32 of 37
I say go for a AMD 720. Will save you some in the long run, and leaves a good chunk of cash for gpu, 391$ For a GPU+ Monitor is as much has my rig costs. Hooray budgets eh?
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Thread Starter 
Quick question though, how much more would a mobo be that would allow me to crossfire in the future? Is crossfire really necessary though or would one 4890 (card I plan on putting in) be enough?
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IntelCore2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz ATI Radeon HD 4890 4 gigs Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 21' Acer P224W G15 Corsair 750W 
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IntelCore2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz ATI Radeon HD 4890 4 gigs Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 21' Acer P224W G15 Corsair 750W 
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post #34 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by RLeMuix View Post
Quick question though, how much more would a mobo be that would allow me to crossfire in the future? Is crossfire really necessary though or would one 4890 (card I plan on putting in) be enough?
SLi or crossfire is never "necessary" and the mobos that work at 16x 16x 2.0 are the am3 i think are generally in the 140-180$ range and you don't have to go with an ati you could get a gtx 285 2GB version or a 295 or anything that's powerful really. Also crossfire and sli in general are only a 30% increase which isn't very much for what you pay.
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Intel® Core™ i7 3820 4.6ghz Asus Rampage IV Extreme x58 EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 8GB 16GB Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 2133 
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Samsung 840 Pro x2 Raid 0 LG Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung S27A950D 
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Filco Majestouch Corsair 1000HX Lian LI PC-P80 Razer Deathadder 
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Razer Goliathus Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
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Samsung 840 Pro x2 Raid 0 LG Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung S27A950D 
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Filco Majestouch Corsair 1000HX Lian LI PC-P80 Razer Deathadder 
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post #35 of 37
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Hmm, thanks for the advice.

I could always upgrade the 720 later right?
Edited by RLeMuix - 7/14/09 at 7:23pm
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
IntelCore2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz ATI Radeon HD 4890 4 gigs Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 21' Acer P224W G15 Corsair 750W 
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IntelCore2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz ATI Radeon HD 4890 4 gigs Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 21' Acer P224W G15 Corsair 750W 
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post #36 of 37
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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=11161932 build like that and you can pick w/e GPU you want instead of the 4870 and still leaves a lot of cash for a monitor or w/e you want and instead of the 1tb drive you can 2 640 black caviars 32mb cache and set them in raid 0 which is 1280GB and is incredibly fast.
Nice build there. This isn't bad at all.

To OP I think Intel in general are much better suited for High End applications like CAD, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Blender, and the sort, while AMD is more suited for games. I would get a Phenom 720 which is clocked at 2.8Ghz, and has great headroom to overclock at 3.4 - 3.5Ghz. I even seen cases of 3.8Ghz with this processor. Its just a suggestion but like 7hm said go with your gut, and your budget. 7hm is steering you in the right direction, listen to him.
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ / Dual Core 3.2Ghz ASUS CROSSHAIR BFG 8800GT OC Edition 2x2GB OCZ SLI-Ready (PC6400) DDR2 800 
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WD Caviar 500GB (x2) sATA 1Tb | SG 1.5TB Barracuda LG BD\DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 23" H233H 
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Logitech MX3200 Wireless BFG 550-Watt RocketFish Full Aluminum Tower Logitech MX3200 Wireless 
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ / Dual Core 3.2Ghz ASUS CROSSHAIR BFG 8800GT OC Edition 2x2GB OCZ SLI-Ready (PC6400) DDR2 800 
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WD Caviar 500GB (x2) sATA 1Tb | SG 1.5TB Barracuda LG BD\DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 23" H233H 
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Logitech MX3200 Wireless BFG 550-Watt RocketFish Full Aluminum Tower Logitech MX3200 Wireless 
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post #37 of 37
Not only that, but Intel CPUs are easier to overclock. They may be more expensive, however, I think they're worth it for the performance and speed and overclockability. I mean, Intel is still better than AMD right now (but AMD most certainly used to be better than Intel back in the day). So, I recommend going with Intel.

I think that if you want to find out whether or not to go with SLI/Crossfire, you could have people who know provide you with benchmark comparisons from wherever they get them. I think I've seen some benchmark comparisons posted before where a video card is compared in single vs. SLI or Crossfire. Or, like all the popular cards are compared - or something like that.

But, right now, an i7 rig is more for people who have a ton of money to spend. You could probably get away with starting off with an E8400 or E8600, the Gigabyte UD3R, or UD3P (UD3P does Crossfire, so you'd go with ATi), and 2 x 2 GB of DDR2 1066 memory that has timings like 5-5-5-15. As for the video card, you could probably start off with one of the 4870s, and a PSU like the Corsair TX750, or even the TX850 so that you can Crossfire either the 4870, or the 4890. That would give you extreme gaming performance, especially on a good 22-24" widescreen.

A rig like the above would likely put a huge smile on your face, especially compared to what you have now. It would almost be like going from a power scooter to a Ferrari.
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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