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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
16 Total Votes  
post #21 of 33
Thread Starter 
Haha.

Anyone got any tips?

I am considering to rule out 5850. And basically i5 750 too as well. Because Hyperthreading might become useful in a few years.

So it is i7 860 and i7 920 with either a GTX 470 and HD5870.
Here I am having a hard time choosing. I am leaning towards 860 because of I won't overclock and it's more efficient in power and heat. But the problem here is picking a good mobo (which is hard for the 1156 socket) and the dual-ram which I don't think will be a problem though.. anyone knows anything?

On the GPU part: HD5870 is way faster than GTX 470. But Nvidia has it's awesome stuff too, all it's features, money and all that that ATi lacks. Yet ATi has the card with best performance, best heat and best power. Hm What does one do? Leaning towards GTX 470 here as well. That way I can save some money too (but like 50$ lol)
post #22 of 33
Thread Starter 
:d
post #23 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by shashidam View Post
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.
i7 860 + 5870
or
i5 750 + 5870

I'd personally lean towards the i5 if you don't do editing and encoding very often.
If you do do these things often, HT might make your hobby more pleasant.

No overclocking means the 5870 will be faster than the 470, without a doubt.
The desire for power efficiency and lower noise also favors the 5870.
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post #24 of 33
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Yeah man. That's why I am thinking i5. Because hell it's not things I do often. Photoediting? OK I do that quite often but it's nothing major that I need 50 cores for. It's just simple photoshop and simple 3D, simple. I am just beginning 3D also hah. Video? Maybe once a month, and that's just youtube videos nothing major. Audio? Getting into it.

Hm. I will think more about this.
post #25 of 33
I would wait a bit, because Intel announced new motherboards, that are coming out in 2011. The motherboards are known as Sandy Bridge, and Sandy Bridge E. Save some more money and get the new socket.
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post #26 of 33
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by i360 View Post
I would wait a bit, because Intel announced new motherboards, that are coming out in 2011. The motherboards are known as Sandy Bridge, and Sandy Bridge E. Save some more money and get the new socket.
I can't wait more.. unless I get a laptop until 2011 but I want a gmaing PC hehe.
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by shashidam View Post
Hi.

I hope you do not skip the first important post next time you post in a thread. I have no idea where you got i7-980x and 480 from.....
What he said is true. You did not give a budget and he gave a reasonable option. You wanted opinions, he gave it to you and you put him down for it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by jj775 View Post
Getting the 980x is the only way to get fast and stay fast for years without overclocking.
This is true and justifies the 980x option

Quote:
Originally Posted by shashidam View Post
He recommended the Hexacore route because the Bulldozer chip is very likely to be a drop in upgrade for existing AM3 socket motherboard, not because it's a top contender.

If you did your home work you'd know current AMD chips are not aimed at beating Intel offerings.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shashidam View Post
Anyone got any opinion or advice?

I am getting tired of these trolls and wannabe experts trying to destroy this thread because AMD is failing and Intel winning.
From my eyes, you're the one who's trying to troll.
These guys gave opinions and you un-reasonably shot them down.
As for "destroying the thread", if you wanted suggestion about Intels only, you should have done so in the Intel section rather than the General Processor Discussion thank you very much.
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post #28 of 33
Oh, by the way.
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I will game at 24" which I believe all the GPUs mentioned can handle pretty well. Unless I am wrong?
Size of monitor doesn't say anything. It's the resolution. Get your facts straight.
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post #29 of 33
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The poll is so even. Hopefully others will vote.
post #30 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceiron View Post
What he said is true. You did not give a budget and he gave a reasonable option. You wanted opinions, he gave it to you and you put him down for it?

This is true and justifies the 980x option



He recommended the Hexacore route because the Bulldozer chip is very likely to be a drop in upgrade for existing AM3 socket motherboard, not because it's a top contender.

If you did your home work you'd know current AMD chips are not aimed at beating Intel offerings.



From my eyes, you're the one who's trying to troll.
These guys gave opinions and you un-reasonably shot them down.
As for "destroying the thread", if you wanted suggestion about Intels only, you should have done so in the Intel section rather than the General Processor Discussion thank you very much.
He doesn't listen. I lol'ed at the i5 option, there is no way that will last over a few months at stock settings.
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