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No problem man, hope you enjoy your new rig!
Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions!
will do
thanks again
post #32 of 37
amd will be perfectly fine for gaming
difference is small in gaming, intel will get much better scores in benchmarks but you don't care much 'bout that

i recommend 580 over 560sli, few reasons for that
-it is one card not two
-you can sli 580 when you feel the need in a couple of years
-you can't get any problems with sli drivers and utilizing sli in games that don't support it if you have one card

motherboards don't affect performance, motherboard affects overclocking though

today you still don't practically need more than 4 cores, but it is always nice to have and to know you are safe with what you have for a long time

memory modules can be a problem as somebody said allready if they have tall heatspreaders, and on good processor you will wan't to get aftermarket cooling, and then it will be a problem
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I'd say go for an Sandy Bridge setup and SLi two ASUS GTX560 Ti DirectCUII. The idea of getting an AMD with a bit better screen also sounds really good. You can get a Phenom x6 T1100 and CF an Sapphire HD6870. I just built myself a PC, still deciding on the graphics card and the screen. I chose to go AMD for a change (first time) and to be honest I am very happy with my setup as it is. And it was cheap.

I am running:

AMD Phenom 965 @3.8GHz
MSI 890GXM-G65 Motherboard (awesome m-ATX CF motherboard)
2x Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3-1600
and I'm getting two HD6870's to CF.

Eventually it's just up to you to decide between AMD or Intel. They are both good and both give you value for money. AMD give you a bit of flexibility in the sense of you can spend more on GFX and a screen and other stuff you'd like to spend a bit more on. Intel gives you that speed you want and need for anything other than gaming as well.

But that's my opinion =)
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I'd say go for an Sandy Bridge setup and SLi two ASUS GTX560 Ti DirectCUII. The idea of getting an AMD with a bit better screen also sounds really good. You can get a Phenom x6 T1100 and CF an Sapphire HD6870. I just built myself a PC, still deciding on the graphics card and the screen. I chose to go AMD for a change (first time) and to be honest I am very happy with my setup as it is. And it was cheap.

I am running:

AMD Phenom 965 @3.8GHz
MSI 890GXM-G65 Motherboard (awesome m-ATX CF motherboard)
2x Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3-1600
and I'm getting two HD6870's to CF.

Eventually it's just up to you to decide between AMD or Intel. They are both good and both give you value for money. AMD give you a bit of flexibility in the sense of you can spend more on GFX and a screen and other stuff you'd like to spend a bit more on. Intel gives you that speed you want and need for anything other than gaming as well.

But that's my opinion =)
in your previous intel build(assuming) have you ever use sli?
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can your single gtx 580 run crysis maxed out? some say it can and some say it cant??
It usually depends on the resolution of the monitor you play on. I can run everything maxed out and get 50+fps with my current rig and my res of 1920x1200, if you are planing on 1680x1050 you will even see higher fps with max settings.

The higher resolutions with max out settings is where 2x 580s will help.
Edited by sockpirate - 2/23/11 at 11:16pm
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It usually depends on the resolution of the monitor you play on. I can run everything maxed out and get 50+fps with my current rig and my res of 1920x1200, if you are planing on 1680x1050 you will even see higher fps with max settings.
alright, thanks for the clarification.
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in your previous intel build(assuming) have you ever use sli?
Yeah, I ran two GTS250's from Inno3D on a C2D E7400. Was such an awesome PC. But that is also why I am going AMD this time, just to try something new. I'm no hater, and AMD was bit cheaper allowing me to get the two HD6870's.
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