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Poll Results: From the builds in my POst ...which system to build?

Poll expired: Feb 8, 2011  
  • 75% (12)
    Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge 2500K 3.3GHz Quad, GTX 460 SE
  • 25% (4)
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090 3.2GHz Hex-Core, HD 5770
16 Total Votes  
post #11 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by OolerTheInventor View Post
Tried budgeting me M4A89TD into my wish list and I'm over $39. Only thing I will not sacrifice on is the case and having a hex-core. Think a slower CPU would keep the system at a great speed? I really wanted to mess around with the unlocked multiplier to fine tune my OC, but I'm very open to suggestions.
Why stick with AMD? With that budget you can get an intel build. The Hexcore 1090T gets trampled by quad core intel cpu's. If you want to get the best you can for your budget, look into an intel build. AMD

Oh and as far as performance goes, the scythe heat sinks aren't the top performers. Sure that may not matter to you now, but if you start tweaking your system- it will. I HIGHLY suggest systems such as the CoolIt Vantage, Corsair H50/H70 etc. or one of the better air cooling towers (aka "Megahalem" and only "Megahalem").

The bottom line for your build is, pick components based upon more than just a label or by deductive logic. You can find the best product in each possible category by using the search function, and even be able to find deals on top tier products far below normal prices.
Edited by grizzlyblunting - 1/9/11 at 12:03pm
    
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post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 
Grizzly.... tried out the Intel build (never used Intel before) and this is what I came up with under $800

Corsair HX 650W 119.99
Cooler Master HAF 912 59.99
EVGA GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 159.99
crap DVD burner 15.99
G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333 43.99
ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155 159.99
Intel Core i5- 2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad Core 194.99
4 120mm case fans 14.76
Cooler Master Hyper 212 (heard great reviews about it) 29.99

Subtotal: $799.68
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
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32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #13 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by OolerTheInventor View Post
Grizzly.... tried out the Intel build (never used Intel before) and this is what I came up with under $800

Corsair HX 650W 119.99
Cooler Master HAF 912 59.99
EVGA GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 159.99
crap DVD burner 15.99
G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333 43.99
ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155 159.99
Intel Core i5- 2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad Core 194.99
4 120mm case fans 14.76
Cooler Master Hyper 212 (heard great reviews about it) 29.99

Subtotal: $799.68
Looks good, if you can manage to spare the extra money the i5-2500k would be a much better buy than the i5-2400 as it will allow you to overclock.
post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
I'm stuck at the $800 range before shipping.... gotta love being married to someone that can run a good budget
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32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by the.FBI View Post
Looks good, if you can manage to spare the extra money the i5-2500k would be a much better buy than the i5-2400 as it will allow you to overclock.
doesn't look the greatest to me, IMO Phenom II x4 + GTX 570 + others
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4x Intel 510 in RAID for boot + 4TB for storage Blu Ray combo drive from samsung Windows 7 "pro" 3x Asus VEH467 with trifxstand + LG IPS  
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post #16 of 32
Thread Starter 
well got it narrowed down to 2 systems. One AMD.... One Intel

I'll be taking votes to help me decide which build.....(in the end my wife who knows nothing about hardware will probably want to make the final decision....gotta love her!)

Cooler Master HAF 912 59.99
12" 4PIN extender 3.39
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 98.99
Sapphire 100283-3l Radeon HD 5770
Corsair HX 650W PSU 119.99
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz 229.99
G.Skill 8GB(4x2GB) DDR3 1333 87.98
Cooler Master V6 49.99
5 120mm case fans 19.95
Subtotal:$800.26



or


Corsair HX 650W119.99
Cooler Master HAF 91259.99
EVGA GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB159.99
crap DVD burner15.99
G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 133343.99
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 129.99
Intel Core i5- 2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad Core224.99
4 120mm case fans 14.76
Cooler Master Hyper 212 (heard great reviews about it)29.99

Subtotal: $799.68
Corsair Heaven
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #17 of 32
Thread Starter 
whoops ignore that AMD build for a moment.... forgot the DVD Burner.... killing a set of RAM and pumping that money somewhere else
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #18 of 32
The Intel build has both a better CPU and GPU, should be a no brainer
    
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Intel 120GB 510 + 2x 1TB WD Caviar Black RAID 1 8X Slot Load Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 2443 [1920x1200] 
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Intel 120GB 510 + 2x 1TB WD Caviar Black RAID 1 8X Slot Load Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 2443 [1920x1200] 
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post #19 of 32
Busy day today so can't be entirely exact anymore, with this but here goes:
Coolermaster Hyper 212 - $29 shipped at buy.com
Truepower + 6850 - $250, $235 AR
OCZ Sp. Ops 1600 CAS8 - $45 shipped (1600Mhz RAM performs better, OCs better in pretty much all cases for the same or lower price than 1333 - this particular kit can do 1600 6-8-6)
Rosewill Destroyer - $55 shipped

See what you can fit in and good luck
post #20 of 32
the sandy bridge system hands down
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