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Hello fellow overclockers!
I build my pc 2-3 years ago before I discovered this awesome website and blew a shiny penny on my first pc. Since then I've replaced a noisy case, and a failed graphics card and hard drive. With your assistance, she's been up and running strong throughout.

I decided am ready to refit my pc with some new stuff so I can indulge my inner graphics whore for the upcoming Crysis 2, Shogun, and any other pretty games that catch my eye.

Right now I have:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 (air-cooled with some aftermarket fans)
PSU: Ultra X3 1600w
HDD: Spinpoint F3
Mobo: nForce 790i Ultra SLI
CPU: Intel Q9450
Ram: 4x 1GB 2Ghz DDR3
GPU: HD 5850

+ a sound card, dvd player, and a TRUE Black 120 heatsink

The red is what I was wanting to replace. The plan was to switch to all amd, but not sure if I'm waiting for bulldozer. I put together this so far to replace it, but very open to any suggestions you guys have for me.

Mobo: MSI 890FX
CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 x 2GB 1600MHz DDR3
GPU: HD 6970s in Crossfire

Any help in this refit will be greatly appreciated since this will probably be my last, so I want to make it count (and shut up my console buddies ).
Edited by nightrifle1015 - 2/3/11 at 2:22pm
post #2 of 32
wait for bulldozer, especially if its your last build. 8-16 cores is something worth waiting for imo.
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a 1155 build with a 2600k would be a great alternative. It's proven to be a great platform already and is much faster than the AMD setup you've posted.
 
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First off, if you don't have a terrible hurry, I'd wait for the BD if I were you (no Sandy Bridge cause the boards have that voltage leak problem, if you want one wait to the new boards to arrive).

And I would definitely NOT get a CFX/SLI setup cause they have nothing but problems. I'd go for one 6970 or a 580, the latter propably since it's more powerful and quieter and it has a lot less driver problems. But if you have spare money, why not.
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@fat italian stallion
What's a intel nvidia man doing in the Amd forums? lol jk
Do you have a specific model in mind? (can only be roughly $500 to make budget)


edit: also I forgot to mention that I will be without the parts in red in a month or so... making waiting for bulldozer a bit iffy

inferno, what kinds of problems are you talking about? I used to have a 9800gx2 and windows vista so I know from personal experience how much some issues are way exaggerated.
Edited by nightrifle1015 - 2/3/11 at 2:38pm
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a 1155 build with a 2600k would be a great alternative. It's proven to be a great platform already and is much faster than the AMD setup you've posted.
While it might be faster than an AMD setup...are you serious about it being a proven great platform? It's got a fault in the chipset that makes the SATAII ports super risky to use. Until they come out with new motherboards (or not use the SATAII ports at all) then it is not a great alternative. Plus places like newegg aren't even selling 1155 motherboards anymore.
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that's what I was thinking when he posted but was being polite, and still considering all options
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1155 boards also have an issue with cold booting, they're just sucky little products. My cheap-ass M4A87TD EVO has worked very well and even has more SATA6G ports than those
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Yeah dude if you want to be an extreme gamer, you have to go for 8GB+ RAM. It's really the only way to go

Stick with 4gb and spend the difference on better parts.
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awww XD but it was only a few dollars more lol
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