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@badatgames18

Under no circumstances should you buy Visual Studio and other programming applications individually. Instead, spend $20 for an AMC membership which will allow you to download Visual Studios, Microsoft operating systems (XP + Vista), and a host of other Microsoft based applications.

As for the build, good luck.
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post #102 of 177
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anyone with a similar build as me get lag when playing crisis on max?
Badats...you have been given a considerable sum of money. Do not go out and just splurge...

Your PC is already very good. You have more than enough RAM (8GB of DDR3 is great, 4GB is considered the sweet spot) You obviously don't know much about computers though.

As for Crysis...you must have a large monitor for it to lag on a 6970. I'd recommend upgrading your PSU to about 850w, then buying another 6970, or a 6950 then flashing it to a 6970. And if you'd like, upgrade to an SSD, they are MUCH faster then regular HDD. Games will load much faster, Windows will start up insanely fast too. After doing that, you'll be set for a pretty long time.

And how big is your monitor? What RES?
Edited by Crecente - 1/25/11 at 5:49pm
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post #103 of 177
I would also suggest not spending it all like that. Unless you're doing some serios numbercrunching all the time, or hate waiting that small amount of time for something to complete, that kind of money is awesome to have around. Maybe even for future upgrades, but I wouldn't say it's worth it to blow it all now.

Something like a 2600k/980x

High end 1155 board/x58 board

Dual/triple 580's

Some nice RAM, 1600 Cas7 would be great.

Watercooling in a big case, maybe a mountainmods case.

Again, if it was me, I'd stick to the 2600k setup, since it will be close performance wise, but be a bunch cheaper. That way you can safe some up, and use them for Bulldozer/Ivy Bridge, if you feel the need when they come out.
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post #104 of 177
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The ram link goes to the xeon.
Sorry mate :/ mis hap on my behalf

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231260

Try that.. found a slightly better kit
post #105 of 177
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What I am confused about is how using the campus computer can be better then using an i7 rig with a good graphics card. Your rig should do just fine with 3d modeling.
While working in a research lab I had access to a workstation. It had a Xeon W3680 in it, 12 GB or RAM or so, and a high-end Quadro graphics card, so it actually depends on what you have access to. Research labs will have better equipment and they won't always be running code. Schools and IT departments have a lot of stations to update so they'll always be behind.

Funny story is we added 3-4 lines of code to a MATLAB script to use its built-in multithreading on this work station and took the time to perform a simulation down by about 25%.
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post #106 of 177
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Badats...you have been given a considerable sum of money. Do not go out and just splurge...

Your PC is already very good. You have more than enough RAM (8GB of DDR3 is great, 4GB is considered the sweet spot) You obviously don't know much about computers though.

As for Crysis...you must have a large monitor for it to lag on a 6970. I'd reccomend upgrading your PSU to about 850w, then buying another 6970, or a 6950 then flashing it to a 6970. After doing that, you'll be set for a pretty long time.

And how big is your montior?
Resolution, not size. You're running a 19" while most here are running at 1920x1080, I have run at 3840x1024 and I didn't want to see what crysis would be like. Probably like 10FPS max, lol.
    
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post #107 of 177
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Okay i decided not to buy the sr2, i am going to keep my current rig here it is: (suggestions to improve, new mobo, etc?)
AMD Phenom II 1100t x6
Coolit ECO A.L.C liquid cooling
ASUS M4A88T-V EVO
AMD Radeon 6970
Antec 650W Psu
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8gb (4x2GB) 1600hz PC 12800
Windows 7 Ultimate

that and i will put the money somewhere i can't see it or else it will tempt me to spend it.
yea see, your rig is perfectly fine. im glad you decided to save that money.
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I don't really need the money, and my grandma won't let me give it back. I want to splurge on something ridiculous. So i probably will commit to this build. But coming back to my question will this fit in any full tower case lol. And what Wat psu will i need? A full build listing would be GREAT
If you want to use it on something ridiculous send me $150 so i can buy a 5770 or 6850 to pair with my system, so i can finally play CoD BlackOps with my friends =X
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Badats...you have been given a considerable sum of money. Do not go out and just splurge...

Your PC is already very good. You have more than enough RAM (8GB of DDR3 is great, 4GB is considered the sweet spot) You obviously don't know much about computers though.

As for Crysis...you must have a large monitor for it to lag on a 6970. I'd recommend upgrading your PSU to about 850w, then buying another 6970, or a 6950 then flashing it to a 6970. And if you'd like, upgrade to an SSD, they are MUCH faster then regular HDD. Games will load much faster, Windows will start up insanely fast too. After doing that, you'll be set for a pretty long time.

And how big is your monitor? What RES?
I am playing on a 55" LED TV Sony. I don't dorm, i have a small very small apartment near school. I am playing at 1920x1080 i think. Thats 1080p correct.
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Resolution, not size. You're running a 19" while most here are running at 1920x1080, I have run at 3840x1024 and I didn't want to see what crysis would be like. Probably like 10FPS max, lol.
My 19" is 1920x1080.

And yes I meant size. And people he doesn't really need a new motherboard, his X6 is fine for what he does, he's not doing high-end server work, he's doing some coding and gaming.

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that and i will put the money somewhere i can't see it or else it will tempt me to spend it.
Good choice.
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