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post #1 of 10
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I need to get a Rig up and running now since I have absolutely nothing at all to play my games on. I sold my current Rig wich was a AMD 445 rana & a low end Biostar board to go Sandy BUT I cant get my hands on Sandy right now & I cant wait till April to play my damn games. So I need to choose a setup & I am ordering at 5am

The AMD setup gives me a chance to go Crossfire if needed but the Intel Does not. Wich one would be more powerful.

Intel Core i5-760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115067

ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131634

333.00

or

BIOSTAR TA890FXE
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view

AMD Phenom II X4 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

277

or

BIOSTAR TA890FXE
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view

1090T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

$329.98
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/3/11 at 8:27pm
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post #2 of 10
The core i5 setup will be faster for the money. That asus board is also much higher quality than the Biostar
 
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post #3 of 10
get a 1055 + biostar
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post #4 of 10
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kool do you think the i5 760 will still be a good Viable machine lets say until next tax time? Im going to jump on Sandy next Feb when it has had time to Mature a bit
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post #5 of 10
i5 will be faster, and I'm sure you can find a crossfire capable board for it.
i5 760 will be viable for a few years, especially if clocked.
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post #6 of 10
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ok intel it is. I really dont need crossfire at all. Im going to run a single 6950 unlocked with the build. I could use a cheaper Motherboard but I cant find one that offers 6 sata / USB 3 with a single slot full ATX or even a Micro ATX. I dont know motherboards so I dont know what boards OC the best & what dont
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/3/11 at 8:25pm
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post #7 of 10
For gaming...go 4 the i 760
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post #8 of 10
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I did find a board that supports SLI /Crossfire but it doesnt have USB 3 or Sata 6. Is there a big difference between sata 3 & 6? Would this Biostar board be bad decision?

BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI 114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138162

ASUS P7P55D-E LX (10.00 MIR) comes to 114.00 after Rebate.
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/3/11 at 8:55pm
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks everyone I ended up going with a different combo

i5 750 + ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.592250

314.99 I saved 17 dollars by not going with the i5 760.
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post #10 of 10
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Id like to thank you guys for all the help with this Build I got everything earlier today & its up and running Great. I did a small OC on it to 3.2ghz from 2.66 I know its not a crazy OC but im happy. I still have not gotten my 6950 2Gb yet








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