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post #11 of 143
Yup, sccr64472 is right on that, although I tend to buy a good CPU and upgrade my GPU's more often.
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post #12 of 143
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shnur View Post
Yup, sccr64472 is right on that, although I tend to buy a good CPU and upgrade my GPU's more often.
Good thinking. I think I might do that and go with an i7 instead of an i5.

I'm still trying to find a good, cheaper mobo/ram to meet my budget since I beefed up the CPU and GPU costs.
    
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post #13 of 143
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Just updated the original post with the rest of the components that I'm thinking about picking up.

Please take a look and let me know what you think. Also, please post if you discover any compatibility issues. Like I said... this is my first build and I might have missed/overlooked something.

I've gone over my budget and will probably pay close to $1600 after taxes and shipping, but I don't know where to make any adjustments.
    
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post #15 of 143
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Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post
Dont you want a GTX 480/470? better on DX11
I'm torn between the GTX 480 and the ATI card that I have listed in the original post. Plus, I've been reading that 480 runs really hot and you don't get much "bang for the buck". For the GPU I have listed, it costs the same as a GTX 480, but comes with an impressive stock overclock and will run cooler.

That's a better value, right?

Or am I missing something?

Please school me.
    
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Yes, It runs hotter, but more powerful, better tessellation, and remember DX11 is t3h future.
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post #17 of 143
Both the GTX480 and the 5870 are great cards and you'll be happy with either. My suggestion is to buy whichever you find a better deal on and perhaps even a bundle that comes with a game you were going to buy anyways. You'll find a lot of fanboys on both sides, but the honest truth is that there isn't a huge difference. As far as the factory overclock, you can obtain the same thing with a few mouse clicks, so why pay for it?
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post #18 of 143
I change the i7 to i5 which they say they perform the same
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post #19 of 143
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Both the GTX480 and the 5870 are great cards and you'll be happy with either. My suggestion is to buy whichever you find a better deal on and perhaps even a bundle that comes with a game you were going to buy anyways. You'll find a lot of fanboys on both sides, but the honest truth is that there isn't a huge difference. As far as the factory overclock, you can obtain the same thing with a few mouse clicks, so why pay for it?
Wouldn't I be able to overclock it even further, then? Since it comes out of the box with a stock overclock, there's room for more, right?
Also, wouldn't the two fans on the GPU help?

Sorry for bombarding you with questions. I'm always looking forward to learning more about computers.

I appreciate your input.
    
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Do you really need an i7? look:
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17 860 only if you do any encoding and intense cpu/thread work where the hyperthreading will be a great advantage.

If you just use it for daily use/gaming/ and some office stuff

i7 860 will be a waste.

Tripple vs dual memory not a big difference no more than a 7% performance difference.

and i7 860 is a 1156 socket. so triple channel memory is impossible.
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NZXT Sentry 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.4GHz  MSI Z77A G43 Inno3D GTX 470 Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB | 2x4GB | 9-9-9-24 | 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Asus DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung PX2370 Samsung S20B300 Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST50F-230 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Generic Generic Altec Lansing ATP3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 | 3.2GHz | 1.28v Asus P5KPL AM/PS Inno3D 9500GT Apacer 4GB | 2x2GB | 1.8v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB N/A Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sharp 46" LE830 Rapoo E9070 FSP HEXA 500W Fractal Design Define Mini 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
HP Generic Generic Altec Lansing ATP3 Deep Cool Rockman 
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