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coming from an AMD guy, it does not make sense to get anything other than a 2500k sandy bridge for a gaming setup in his price range.
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lol @ the first guy that told someone to build a $1000+ AMD rig

but jesus, 2600ks are expensive. i would save 150 bucks and go with the 2500k and loose 0.1ghz
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post #23 of 53
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lol @ the first guy that told someone to build a $1000+ AMD rig

but jesus, 2600ks are expensive. i would save 150 bucks and go with the 2500k and loose 0.1ghz
What's wrong with my suggestion? Those two 6950's unlocked will beat a 6990, AMD or not, the CPU isn't going to make the FPS past 60 noticeable.
    
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post #24 of 53
because hes not looking for price/performance hes looking for performance. Plus games arent just gpu dependant there cpu dependant. PLus if you have a 120hz screen hitting 120 is harder to do that 60 so the better cpu would work better.
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because hes not looking for price/performance hes looking for performance. Plus games arent just gpu dependant there cpu dependant. PLus if you have a 120hz screen hitting 120 is harder to do that 60 so the better cpu would work better.
True, I don't think he mentioned which monitor he's using. unless I missed it lol, If anything I'd wait till Bulldozer comes out, we aren't that far off from the release date are we?
    
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What's wrong with my suggestion? Those two 6950's unlocked will beat a 6990, AMD or not, the CPU isn't going to make the FPS past 60 noticeable.
there's nothing terribly wrong with your suggestion, and if he had to get a monitor as well I would agree with you.

However, with a budget of up to $1500 and a 2500k only being $210 or so and 1155 mobo's not being exorbitantly expensive as compared to amd boards it makes more sense performance-wise to go with the 2500k.

On a single monitor (unless he is sporting a 2560 X 1600) it makes no sense for him to get more then one high-end card either...especially for a first time build I wouldn't want him to try to deal with crossfire or sli issues when there would be no perceivable benefit in 95% of games he would play as compared to a 580 or 6970 solution
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haha yeah, that is pretty overkill for a single monitor setup. I got a little rambunctious
    
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post #28 of 53
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This is a very noob question but what's the purpose of SSD? How's it differ from RAM?
Edited by ModerateGatsby - 3/16/11 at 1:24am
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SSD is about speed
It does not have moving parts like a Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
the access times on the ssd are very fast making boot up game start read and write times very smooth
you should invest in one for you operating system...and use another one or two different drives as HDD (at 7200 or at 10000 RPM)
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What do you guys think about this rig?

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