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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I just wanted your advice and suggestion if this is good for my x-mas build
please and thank you
TO TELL YOU; This is my first build!
Im building a gaming desktop

Material:
Case: NZXT Phantom
Cooling: Corsair Liquid H70
PSU: NZXT HALE 90
CPU: i5 or i7 - this is still pretty hard to pick
MOTHERBOARD: Sandy Bridge of LGA 1155 - advice?
Graphic cards: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6870 - advice?
Ram: 4GB (G.Skill)

budget is below $1000 CAD ):
Is it good or bad build?
Edited by Iiquid - 12/22/10 at 12:11am
post #2 of 8
i personally would go i5 760 and 4gb of ram
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Whats the difference? if i get a i5 655k?
post #4 of 8
Definitely an i5 for gaming. i3 is more for mainstream computing; the performance differences, especially for gaming, is well noticeable.

I would recommend waiting just over half a month for the new Sandy Bridge processors to come out, by Intel. You'll be seeing better performance overall; and even if you decide against it, the current options should drop a bit in price.

You won't be saturating enough of your RAM to make the 8GB worth it; stick with 4GB.

Unless you plan to get a second card in the future, get a lower-wattage PSU; you'll be better off efficiency-wise, and might save a few bucks. I'm not familiar with branding, so make sure that the model you chose is a trustworthy brand; hopefully one of the more knowledgeable people will chime in. The PSU is easily the most important component of your rig.
post #5 of 8
a true quad core and a hyperthread dual core, real cores are better then threads
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by townending View Post
a true quad core and a hyperthread dual core, real cores are better then threads
I second this to the second power lol...

Go with a i7950(199$@microcenter) and Asus Rampage III gene(board I have, it is amazing imo)
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i7 6950X 4600Mhz ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 1080 Ti FE HyperX 12-13-13 @2400Mhz 
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Samsung 850 EVO Corsair H100i GTX Windows 10 x64 ASUS ROG PG279Q Black 27" 
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Corsair K95 RGB EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Corsair Air 540 Corsair RGB 
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Some naked Anime with a plump butt 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6950X 4600Mhz ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 1080 Ti FE HyperX 12-13-13 @2400Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Corsair H100i GTX Windows 10 x64 ASUS ROG PG279Q Black 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 RGB EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Corsair Air 540 Corsair RGB 
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Some naked Anime with a plump butt 
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by townending View Post
a true quad core and a hyperthread dual core, real cores are better then threads
qft.
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FX 6300 GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 Saphire R9 270 A-Data 8gb DDR3 1600 
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360gb Seagate Windows 8.1 I-INC 25in. Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z 
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Corsair 500w Semi Modular Silverstone PS07-B Logitech G9 Steelseries Siberia v2 
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360gb Seagate Windows 8.1 I-INC 25in. Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z 
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Corsair 500w Semi Modular Silverstone PS07-B Logitech G9 Steelseries Siberia v2 
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Re-edit. Ive research sandy bridge. Im thinking the cost will be alot.
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