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I'll be posting Newegg links for all the important components, so if you see any faults, or know of a better product, let me know! I've actually done quite a bit of research, and I'm going for a decent high end system, but at a very smart price/performance ratio. I do realize this is no longer an AMD build, so if a Mod wants to move this, please do.

*UPDATED*
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-211-_-Product
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9011&Tpk=850HX
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-642-_-Product
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-320-_-Product
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254043
GPU*Waiting for newer ATI card, Crossfire x2*
Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product

Including all the extras like the mouse, mounting bracket, headset, wireless card, thermal compound, keyboard, surge protector, HDMI cable, and the optical drive, it's coming out to about $2,074. Hopefully the new ATI cards don't push me over $3,000, as that's the budget I set for myself. I appreciate any suggestions!
Edited by WrathOfGod1337 - 11/28/10 at 10:47am
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post #2 of 38
Killer build. I'd change that SSD and get a lower capacity one and wait December 13th to buy a HD 69** line Graphics card with the money you saved, 500+ Dollars? OMG! But, if you want it that's ok. What will this PC be used for? 16GB Of ram is a lot. I'd suggest the Xonar line of Sound Cards instead of the creative. The Xonar Dx/D1 is as good as this one and cheaper.

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Oh sorry, forgot to mention that this rig is strictly for gaming, though I want super fast performance in everything I do (hence the high end SSD). Money isn't *too* much of an issue, I plan on adding more SSD's when I can, and maybe upgrade the GPU's in about 2-3 years.

Is the RAM too much? I suppose 8 would be just fine...? I'll look at the Xonar, thanks!
Edited by WrathOfGod1337 - 11/27/10 at 7:55am
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post #4 of 38
AMD

High end build ?

read up my friend while AMD has some capbilities

High end is not one of them

PM me for details
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post #5 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post
AMD

High end build ?

read up my friend while AMD has some capbilities

High end is not one of them
Fanboy much?

For gaming, is plenty enough an AMD build.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WrathOfGod1337 View Post
Oh sorry, forgot to mention that this rig is strictly for gaming, though I want super fast performance in everything I do (hence the high end SSD). Money isn't *too* much of an issue, I plan on adding more SSD's when I can, and maybe upgrade the GPU's in about 2-3 years.

Is the RAM too much? I suppose 8 would be just fine...? I'll look at the Xonar, thanks!
The SSD will not give you any FPS performance, it will reduce your times to load a game. YOu should lower it and get a better card. THe HD 6870 is a good card, but i don't see the need of waste 500+ dollars on SSD's instead on a killer Graphics card.
Edited by Esmil - 11/27/10 at 8:04am
    
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post #6 of 38
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Quote:
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AMD

High end build ?

read up my friend while AMD has some capbilities

High end is not one of them

PM me for details
I'm not a n00b, I know the truth. I know I can OC the AMD to 4 GHZ easily, and the only card that's a direct comparison is the Intel 980 that's currently $950. $229 vs $950...while that Intel one is probably 10% faster, it's in no way worth sinking in another ~$720, and especially more so since the CPU won't be the bottleneck.

Would prefer replies from impartial posters if possible, fanboys scare me.

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For gaming, is plenty enough an AMD build.
Pretty sure you can't go too much higher. Correct me if I'm mistaken.

Quote:
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The SSD will not give you any FPS performance, it will reduce your times to load a game. YOu should lower it and get a better card. THe HD 6870 is a good card, but i don't see the need of waste 500+ dollars on SSD's instead on a killer Graphics card.
I want the SSD because it will make the entire system blazing fast. It's just a huge freakin upgrade. The one part I'm really splurging on, mechanical HDD's suck.
Edited by WrathOfGod1337 - 11/27/10 at 8:16am
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post #7 of 38
If you only game/use internet/media you will only need 1/4 of the RAM you are getting. Spend your money on better RAM with lower timings/higher speed.
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What about aftermarket heatsink?
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post #9 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by WrathOfGod1337 View Post
I'm not a n00b, I know the truth. I know I can OC the AMD to 4 GHZ easily, and the only card that's a direct comparison is the Intel 980 that's currently $950. $229 vs $950...while that Intel one is probably 10% faster, it's in no way worth sinking in another ~$720, and especially more so since the CPU won't be the bottleneck.

Would prefer replies from impartial posters if possible, fanboys scare me.


Pretty sure you can't go too much higher. Correct me if I'm mistaken.

I want the SSD because it will make the entire system blazing fast. It's just a huge freakin upgrade. The one part I'm really splurging on, mechanical HDD's suck.


LOL .......... No fan boy here my friend only facts and figures ....

I only speak the truth and any 200 dollar i7 can do 4Ghz and more standing on it's it head.......

Here is a screen shot of a 200 dollar intel
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post #10 of 38
If you like the look of the HAF 932, get the HAF X. It's a better case overall. Also, with the amount of money you are spending it would be silly not to get a modular power supply. Go for the 850HX. You are also missing a CPU cooler, without which you won't be able to push 4GHz on your CPU. Go for a H70 or whatever air cooler is best right now, I don't know because they release them so fast.

You only need 4gb of RAM for gaming. Any more and you stress the bus more resulting in having to set looser timings and slower speeds. Better to have faster tighter timed RAM then a metric ton of it. Go for a higher end RAM and get one 2x2gb set. You likely won't notice any difference.

The SSD, while nice, can be downgraded. It won't help for games (except Crytek games, and again only slightly) other than loading times and is a HUGE money sink for a gaming rig. Get a Intel X25-M for booting and a Samsung Spinpoint F3 for storage instead, which will save you $200.
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