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EDIT:

Ok so i changed this post, didnt want another one about the same thing

so here is that parts ive selected for my BD build.

ill be ordering these starting next week.

so far part costs are $1300.
Add $180 for a AM3+ mobo
Add $300 for BD chip
Total $1800
Take off the $700 for selling my current rig

Grant total $1100-1200 for a New BD Build =)


Edited by Blaze051806 - 1/28/11 at 1:30pm
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I recommend you to get at least GTX570 despite it cost slightly more. But for temperature, its significantly improves than the current GTX570. All you get spending a bit more is improvement of power consumption, performance and operating temperature.

For case, everything is alright.

For power supply, I had found 1 white PSU. Its NZXT Hale 90 650w PSU. It has important features like 80+ certification. More review at :


Cpu cooler, you can spend a bit more on Noctua's flagship cpu cooler the NH-D14. It is more than enough to overclock your bulldozer from AMD.
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Bump for Edits =)
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Replace the graphics card with a 2GB 6950, as they unlock to a 6970 which is mostly better than a GTX 570 at a much lower cost($300).
    
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how are the drivers? last time i went ATI i had mass issues. ( 5770x2, 5830 )

ill be gaming on my TV, 720p so honestly i think a 570 will run anything. i have no plans to change my res either. my 250 can about max anything now
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Just took a look at your res., a 6850 should be fine for you or just keep your GTS 250 if you want.
    
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selling the 250 with my rig. i could just keep this machine but my friend is wanting to buy it. giving me a reason to upgrade lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaze051806 View Post
Add $180 for a AM3+ mobo
Add $300 for BD chip
How do you know how much the cpu and mobo will cost?

Do you have a final budget for this BD build?

If you do, and it's $1800, how will you feel if BD turns out to be $1000 + $300 for the mobo?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
How do you know how much the cpu and mobo will cost?

Do you have a final budget for this BD build?

If you do, and it's $1800, how will you feel if BD turns out to be $1000 + $300 for the mobo?
Because no one will buy a 6 core for over $400.00, at least an AMD 6 core.
Edited by Lostintyme - 1/28/11 at 6:44pm
    
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I would go with a coolermaster or thermaltake case, and go with 2 sticks of 4 gig ram. If you want to fill up each slot then go with 4x 4gb sticks. If you can afford it go with a gtx 580 for 2 hundy more. The cooler mentioned above is nice, or even check out the FRIO. Although everything looks decent from what you have picked. Hope bulldozer is in the price range you think it is. Knowing AMD it probably will be.
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