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I don't have a set budget per se, I would just like to keep it under 900 if possible, more realistically under 1000
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how come your sig says you have a 940 yet your talking about a quad core like you dont already have one? am i missing something?

2nd 5770 should put you in the performance range between 5850 and 5870 for most games
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post #13 of 22
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how come your sig says you have a 940 yet your talking about a quad core like you dont already have one? am i missing something?

2nd 5770 should put you in the performance range between 5850 and 5870 for most games
He is not upgrading he is building another PC besides the one in his sig.
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Intel Core i7 3820 @4.3ghz stock volts Asus P9X79 Deluxe Sapphire Xtreme 5830 Crossfire @ 950/1200 16gb G Skill Sniper 2133mhz 
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OCZ Vertex 2 + 1TB WD Caviar Blue (Asus SSD Cac... Lite On DVD RW Noctua NH-D14 SE 2011 Windows 7 Pro 64 
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Hannspree HF237 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Rosewill Xtreme 950w Antec P280  
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R.A.T. 7 Ripper XXL Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 (With onboard) 
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Athlon II X4 635 @ 3.5 on 1.34v GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H ATI Radeon HD 5770  12gb DDR3 (HyperX & Patriot) 
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500gb WD Caviar Blue Lite On 24x Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro 64 
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Hannspree HF237 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Rosewill Xtreme 950w Antec P280  
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post #14 of 22
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how come your sig says you have a 940 yet your talking about a quad core like you dont already have one? am i missing something?

2nd 5770 should put you in the performance range between 5850 and 5870 for most games
I only have 1 pci-e x16 slot, and
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Oh really? Thanks for the info. I wonder if they will let normal AMD boards SLI now.... Oh and by the way I was talking about games like Aliens vs Predator, BC2 etc. It runs them pretty well, just I would like to turn up the AA and what not. And just so everyone understands this, I am not upgrading, I am simply building another computer, and am donating this one to my dad/friends when they are over so we can both play. Once again thanks for all the info though.
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I only have 1 pci-e x16 slot, and
i tend to skip over blocks of sentences, a few breaks between your sentences makes it much easier to read


well, if thats what you want to do, at $900 budget your sitting on 955/5850/4gigs/mobo and etc, quite likely
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Ok, so it seems I should get a quad core. I kind of want that GTX 470 though, or at least a 5850, I've never had a top of the line gpu and my 5770 struggle somewhat at my res of 1600x900, and this rig is going to a 1080p monitor. I wanted the hexa core because of BC2 though....
BC2 wont max out a quad so you will definitely be fine with one.
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post #17 of 22
just did a build, heres about $995




Obv not the most fantastic rig for OCing since no aftermarket heatsink, but perfect for gaming
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post #18 of 22
Yea invest money towards your graphics card instead. I would go with ati atm. 470 is expensive right now. xfire with 5770 is not a bad idea either
    
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Yea invest money towards your graphics card instead. I would go with ati atm. 470 is expensive right now. xfire with 5770 is not a bad idea either
no reason to crossfire 5770s when you can afford a 5850 or 5870 in your budget, crossfire IMO is a way to add a second card later, it shouldnt be used up front as you are limiting your ability to upgrade down the road
Edited by Ice98 - 4/5/10 at 8:43am
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