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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Iceblade neglected to list an OS.
While on this topic, OP, why exactly do you need the Ultimate edition ?
It's not like you really have anything to gain with general use over HP/Pro..
I currently own Ultimate 64bit.

EDIT:

I decided to go with a single graphics card over getting two.

What do you think of this one:
GPU:ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

I am currently looking at other memory and a PSU.

@iceblade^

Thank you for the build recommendation. I would like to go with an AMD build over Intel. I still like some of the stuff you posted and will look into them. Just to say if I wanted to do more storage I would do a network drive.

@toyz72

Old build is busted and I need a new one ASAP.

@steamboat

I really like the CPU cooler you posted. Thank you for suggestion!



OP updated to reflect this.
Edited by Karkeohu - 1/22/11 at 6:11pm
    
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by Karkeohu View Post
I currently own Ultimate 64bit.

EDIT:

I decided to go with a single graphics card over getting two.

What do you think of this one:
GPU:ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

I am currently looking at other memory.

OP updated to reflect this.
Much better choice

Check -iceblade^'s post on the previous page on this thread, he's given you a damn great shop list for your budget, and in my opinion, it is the best you can get for that price.

Just swap the GTX570 he listed you for the Asus HD6970 you've seen, and that's a perfect build
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^ Why do you have a 1 TB drive and then a 2 TB drive?
a 1TB drive for games, and a 2TB drive for storage

i was just screwing around though - someone can come up with something better. it's just to show him that better can be done with the amount of money being spent
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post #24 of 33
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a 1TB drive for games, and a 2TB drive for storage

i was just screwing around though - someone can come up with something better. it's just to show him that better can be done with the amount of money being spent
That's a nice idea. I do heavy gaming so it would be nice to have a dedicated HDD for them.

Thanks again for the recommendation.
    
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Personally it would be more sensible to purchase a larger SSD (>=128g) and install your games onto that (as well as using it as the OS drive). You could easily back up your physical disks to ISO's and use the steam backup utility to keep games you don't play often on your 2 TB drive.

Therefore, you would benefit even more greatly by having your games load from solid state.
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post #26 of 33
If you are going to go with a 6970 you should concider just buying the 6950 and doing the mod to unlock the shaders, you might not be able to OC as high with the 6950 unlocked to 6970 but it would save you a little moneys..
post #27 of 33
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@iceblade^

Thank you for the build recommendation. I would like to go with an AMD build over Intel. I still like some of the stuff you posted and will look into them. Just to say if I wanted to do more storage I would do a network drive.
fair enough, but know this. i am platform agnostic, and for that budget i believe buying into Sandy Bridge would be smarter as you can afford it and it'll be more performance.

if you truly want an AMD build still, then wait till Bulldozer.

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Personally it would be more sensible to purchase a larger SSD (>=128g) and install your games onto that (as well as using it as the OS drive). You could easily back up your physical disks to ISO's and use the steam backup utility to keep games you don't play often on your 2 TB drive.

Therefore, you would benefit even more greatly by having your games load from solid state.
fair enough, and i agee but then again, if the OP is a big gamer, then that won't work. i have half of my Steam games installed and my Steam folder is 235GB. see what i mean? you'd have to use symlinks to keep everything together and working well and i don't know how that works if at all

i'd suggest it if only a few games are going to be used, but are load times really that necessary to install a game onto the SSD for? that i don't know.
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post #28 of 33
I am a huge AMD fan but you have to consider Sandy Bridge. Have you seen the reviews i5-2500K ($220) and i7-2600K ($320)? They outperform by a large margin everything AMD has to offer at this point.

You'll get 25-40% performance increase and these things everclock to 4.2-4.5GHz on air cooling!!!!!

Motherboard & CPU will probably run $450-550 but you should be able to do it for $1200-$1300!
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Personally it would be more sensible to purchase a larger SSD (>=128g) and install your games onto that (as well as using it as the OS drive). You could easily back up your physical disks to ISO's and use the steam backup utility to keep games you don't play often on your 2 TB drive.

Therefore, you would benefit even more greatly by having your games load from solid state.
depending what games you play you might only have 2-3 games
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post #30 of 33
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Thanks for the valuable info.

After some consideration I have looked into an intel build. It isn't too far off from my AMD build but I will post it over in the intel section to see what the Intel folk think.

I did make a few changes though to the PSU and RAM. Thoughts?

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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