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post #11 of 38
You won't exceed 4gbs gaming, so drop the other 12 gbs. Also, if you're going to overclock properly, you won't just be increasing the cpu multiplier, so drop the 1090t to a 1055t or 1075t depending on sales. With those savings, upgrade the 6870 to a 6970 or 6950. Remember, a video card is the most important piece of a gaming rig.
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post #12 of 38
Overkill PSU, need 550 max for this rig, will work fine at 450W.
Overkill ram, 6-8gb is max for today, 4gb is enough.
Right now 5850 is a better buy, at 900\\4800 is faster than 6870. Better wait for 6970.
And i think YOU don't need a separate soundcard.
post #13 of 38
the 6 core AMD are nowhere near the 6 core Intels. They are actually a little bit behind the i7 CPUs. however, i believe that intel is overpriced for a purely gaming rig. plus it has been shown that ATI cards are better for games in the high end spectrum, so i think they are a smart choice for a purely gaming rig.

the extra goodies you get in an intel rig are more beneficial for things that are used when you work with computers. if all you do is play video games, your components may as well be toys, just like your computer will be. which translates to AMD =)
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post #14 of 38
def. get either 6 or 8 GB of ram, like others are saying. but if you want to spend the money, get mushkin redline or something really nice like that. unless you are doing hardcore video/graphics editing, theres no reason to go past 6, but if you want to go above and beyond 8 would be overkill in a cool way.

i actually think a sound card is a worthy buy. SO much more power than on-board can provide, so you can get nice speakers and/or power-hungry headphones like the DT770 Pro 80s which are gaming GODS. these are driven to perfection by the x-fi titanium sound card with all the equalizers set to flat.
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post #15 of 38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231374 - Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533 - Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127542 - GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131642 - Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211 - CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001431 - Monitor
what ever case + PSU + cooler.

This is way less than the system you Spec'd out for gaming yes with this system's load time would be tad bit slower, but you'll get more fps in games... and your system would have more of a multi-tasking ability assuming the extra cores and ram, but at the end of the day in games the system I spec'd would demolish yours in price vs performance for strictly gaming.
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post #16 of 38
i would say, drop to 4gb of fast ram, get a smaller and cheaper SSD like a vertex 2 or corsair force etc. then a 1tb f3 for storage. wait 2 weeks for the 6900 series because prices on other cards will also drop if you dont like the new cards. also, you could get a crosshair IV instead of the gigabyte board because it had a good sound card built in, saving extra money to put towards a better GPU or crossfire. also defo want to get a good CPU cooler! i'm not sure what prices are like, but a NH-D14, H50, H70, Megahalems etc are good!
    
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post #17 of 38
Don't listen to the Intel fanboys (I was one for a long time) who feel empowered by what they think they can afford over the AMD crowd. I could have easily picked up a 980X, some CMXGT2 modules and other top-end Intel products without batting an eye. I did not because I wanted to go AM3 .

You have a solidly mid-end build there. Aside from the CPU, look to some of the the componets I have listed in my sig rig for a high-end AM3 build. From hard drives to cooling, I have sought to sacrifice little in a high performing 24/7 box at right around the 4K inclusive mark. If you can drop 2.9K now, then 3.5K should be a breeze to lay down for most of what I have...
Edited by adamlau - 11/27/10 at 5:18pm
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post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by WrathOfGod1337 View Post
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 very high end system, but at a very smart price/performance ratio. That's why I didn't opt for NVIDIA/Intel...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-849-_-Product
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20CMPSU-750TX
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-441-_-Product
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-349-_-Product
Memory (Getting 4): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-313-_-Product
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...VK278Q%2027â€
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-124-_-Product
Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-019-_-Product

Including all the extras like the mouse, mouse pad, mounting bracket, headset, wireless card, thermal compound, keyboard, surge protector, and optical drive, it's coming out to about $2,900. I appreciate any suggestions!
You're putting ONE HD6870 into a $2900 computer? Is this for gaming?

If you're spending $2900, you must absolutely put at least TWO GTX 580s in that rig to make it worthwhile!
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post #19 of 38
I agree with Neitzluber .
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post #20 of 38
Here's my two cents for what it's worth. I'd get a four core phenom 2 over that Thuban. Like others have pointed out, 4gb of ram is sufficient unless you're into video editing and the like. That ssd is overkill man, please don't spend $500 of your hard earned dollars on that. And I would go with one gtx 580 or wait for the new high end ATI cards to complete your build. One 6870 is a little wimpy for a gaming rig. Good luck!
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