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AMD Phenom II 965 BE @ 4.0-4.2 w/1.5v
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Would that be a nice budget rig? Would there be a bottleneck?
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Originally Posted by Antsu View Post
AMD Phenom II 965 BE @ 4.0-4.2 w/1.5v
HD 6950 (Unlock)
4GB 1333Mhz DDR3

Would that be a nice budget rig? Would there be a bottleneck?
That rig is pretty awesome except for the 1333 ram... Try going for at least a 1600mhz ram, especially considering that you plan on overclocking...
As for bottleneck, the only thing could be a hard drive.... Ad ssd would fix that, but it would drive your costs up substantially... But seriusly though, there shouldn't be any noticeable bottlenecks...
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Thanks for your response, but tbh, I do not see difference between 1400Mhz and 2000Mhz on my sig rig, so it won't be a porblem to him (his first "GOOD" gaming rig)
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Thanks for your response, but tbh, I do not see difference between 1400Mhz and 2000Mhz on my sig rig, so it won't be a porblem to him (his first "GOOD" gaming rig)
That certainly is true. If it is his first gaming rig and he won't be doing any ocing and other "hardcore" stuff, 1333mhz would be just fine... Honestly, I used to game on 233mhz ddr2 until last month, and I dont think it made any difference.

Other than that, you are good to go.
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AMD Phenom II 965 BE @ 4.0-4.2 w/1.5v
HD 6950 (Unlock)
4GB 1333Mhz DDR3

Would that be a nice budget rig? Would there be a bottleneck?
That's budget nowadays?

I don't see a bottleneck there. What will the other components be?
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That's budget nowadays?

I don't see a bottleneck there. What will the other components be?
^this

Moar components needed for a good final recommendation.
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post #7 of 16
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Seagate 7200RPM 500GB, 2x2GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, MSI 760GM-E51, CoolerMaster GX 550W, and yes. Its a budget rig, under 700euros (please note that its almost the same as 700USD because of the tax procent of finland.
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post #8 of 16
Looks like an excellent "budget" rig. And my two cents about the ram is that there is no difference in speed between 1333 and 1600. You'll only start seeing a difference when you are able to tighten up your timings which is why my 1600 is running at 1333
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post #9 of 16
MSI 760GM-E51!?
OH SNAP, DON'T DO IT WITH A 965..... MSI cheap 4+1 phase..... I wouldn't build a PC for a friend knowing it would probably CATCH FIRE someday
You sir need to chose an alternate mobo! If remaining at stock, any other 4+1 phase with QUALITY (i.e. ASUS or Gigabyte newer models) would be fine.

I also find RAM speed to performance scaling goes down the toilet when you go below 1600Mhz on AMD, up to the point where lower timings start to become not as worth it
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Asus M4A77TD?

If not then what? and please don't link anything, im from Finland, just say the model number pls, thanks for the info btw, I have never done an AMD build and have read many horrorstories about burned up mobos, but never took 'em into my calculations.
Edited by Antsu - 3/23/11 at 3:13pm
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