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Poll Results: What should I get?

 
  • 0% (0)
    i7 860 + GTX 470
  • 18% (3)
    i7 860 + HD5870
  • 18% (3)
    i7 930 + GTX 470
  • 50% (8)
    i7 930 + HD5870
  • 12% (2)
    i5 750 + HD5850/HD5870/GTX 470
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post #1 of 33
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Hey!

So. A new computer soon (everything new, no old hardware). I do not have a budget at the moment, instead I'd like people to give opinion on what I should get based on my use that I will go through below. For example, why get a HD5970 when I can do with a GTX 470 for example?

So please give advice on what CPU and GPU to get! Ignore the other parts for now.

USES
  • Games (many games, demanding, many new games. ex: gta iv, flight sim, source games, mw2, crysis, mafia 2, settlers, empire total war etc!)
  • Video, photo and audioediting. (Nothing professional. Not like it's a job, more like a hobby)
  • Programming (thus compiling code) (Nothing professional. Not like it's a job, more like a hobby)
  • Watching movies!
  • Internet, office.

So in summary: It will be used for everything.
I can't say which one will be most because I haven't had a PC for a year. I think it will be very equal between all of them though!

GOOD TO KNOW
  • I will never ever do SLI/Crossfire
  • I won't do overclocking on this PC.
  • No need to be upgradable.
  • As quiet as possible, as power efficient as possible. (As possible: No loss of performance or other awesome things)
  • I am planing to use this PC for at least two years without upgrading.

OPTIONS

I have decided to pick a combination of these two:
CPU: i5 750, i7 860, i7 930
GPU: HD5850, GTX 470, HD5870

Any opinions? I am thinking maybe someone will say something I haven't thought of that will help me make a better decision.
post #2 of 33
The trend lately seems unless you want a huge Epeen, cheaper CPUs with higher end GPUs is the way to go. Either Tom'sHardWare or AnanadTech did a comparison between different CPU and GPU combinations. You should head over there and root around ofr it, might help you out.
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post #3 of 33
Everyone will say i7 930/5870
the 5870 is a power efficient(for a high end gpu) monster and tears through games.

the i7 is just an amazing chip.

That would be the best combo imo.

a 5970 is overkill

for the best price/performance ratio, I'd go with the i5 750 and a 5850
post #4 of 33
i7 930/ HD5850 will be enough.

i7 930 with HT will benefit any software with multiple threads, good for your hobbies.

HD 5850 will play majority of your games at decent resolution.

What resolution do you plan to game at?
Edited by PlucknPlay - 6/10/10 at 1:16pm
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post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by MobAttack View Post
The trend lately seems unless you want a huge Epeen, cheaper CPUs with higher end GPUs is the way to go. Either Tom'sHardWare or AnanadTech did a comparison between different CPU and GPU combinations. You should head over there and root around ofr it, might help you out.
Thanks. I will go check it out, didn't know they had something like that.

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Originally Posted by KG363 View Post
Everyone will say i7 930/5870
the 5870 is a power efficient(for a high end gpu) monster and tears through games.

the i7 is just an amazing chip.

That would be the best combo imo.

a 5970 is overkill

for the best price/performance ratio, I'd go with the i5 750 and a 5850
Yeah. I also thought, since I am doing anything demanding HT as a hobby then I won't need HT. But then I think, I am going to use this for 2 years, maybe in 2 years even games will take advantage of HT or I will be more interested in my hobbies, hah.

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Originally Posted by PlucknPlay View Post
i7 930/ HD5850 will be enough.

i7 930 with HT will benefit any software with multiple threads, good for your hobbies.

HD 5850 will play majority of your games at decent resolution.

What resolution do you plan to game at?
I will game at 24" which I believe all the GPUs mentioned can handle pretty well. Unless I am wrong?
post #6 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG363 View Post
Everyone will say i7 930/5870
the 5870 is a power efficient(for a high end gpu) monster and tears through games.

the i7 is just an amazing chip.

That would be the best combo imo.

a 5970 is overkill

for the best price/performance ratio, I'd go with the i5 750 and a 5850


What Duffman said. LOL.

i5 750 is still a quad, after all. How many games really need more than that?
post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by shashidam View Post
GOOD TO KNOW
  • I will never ever do SLI/Crossfire
  • I won't do overclocking on this PC.
  • No need to be upgradable.
  • As quiet as possible, as power efficient as possible. (As possible: No loss of performance or other awesome things)
  • I am planing to use this PC for at least two years without upgrading.
Wha...WHa...What?????? I cant understand why you dont want to SLI/Crossfire or upgrade, but no overclocking? This is OCN!!!

The million dollar question....why not???
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kiggold View Post
Wha...WHa...What?????? I cant understand why you dont want to SLI/Crossfire or upgrade, but no overclocking? This is OCN!!!

The million dollar question....why not???
Many reasons:
1) I do not have the time anymore.
2) I already have overclocked PCs. Just I don't want to overclock this.
3) I want stability.
4) And a lot more...

Please keep giving opinions and advice
post #9 of 33
i7 930 for sure.
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post #10 of 33
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i7 930 for sure.
But why? And what GPU then?

WHY do people never read threads before posting and then try to show off their computer "expertism"?
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