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I think I'm sticking with Antec green - that extra $25 make me feel better about the $190 GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 - which seems like it is the best for the money and comes the most recommended. So hard to pull the trigger on this build.
Gigabyte is a good board, But have you seen the uefi bios of asus. Check it out on youtube
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post #32 of 48
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589 best price for 2500k
http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-t...3~7GIGB0AT.htm $178.46+ shipping, mine was like $5 for shipping so about $183-184

I guess the point is...
shop around, check newegg, amazon, microcenter, provantage, performance-pcs, frozen-cpu and a few other reputable places, you could save yourself $20-100
Edited by bratas - 3/23/11 at 2:45pm
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Gigabyte is a good board, But have you seen the uefi bios of asus. Check it out on youtube
UEFI will be avail on GA soon too.
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UEFI will be avail on GA soon too.
This i also believed but they have been saying this since launch and i haven't heared any news on it yet
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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13617191

^ Substitute the P8P67 with the pro version and I think that puts you under 900... I believe the 1GB version of the 6950 is cheaper than the 2GB version... so unless you need the extra vram you can save a few bucks there... I don't think I left out any components that you previously mentioned? Anyone feel free to edit/build upon my suggestion
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This i also believed but they have been saying this since launch and i haven't heared any news on it yet
Sin could probably get us more information on it. If not Sin than Dinos I am sure.
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Let me start by saying, if you want crossfire then there is no point in buying that mobo. The second pcie slot provides only 4x bandwidth. If you must crossfire, you have to get a board with 16x-16x crossfire or at least 8x-8x crossfire capabilities. But as you have mentioned yourself, those boards are a bit pricey. The m4a79xtd evo board ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131402 ) however costs a bit less and provides 8x crossfire. But then again this is a board with amd700 generation chipset (which lacks sata/usb 3 capabilities).
Now, the decision is yours. Personally I prefer single gpu solutions for lower power requirements and less heat. The 6950 (even when it is not unlocked to a 6970) is a pretty powerful card, which will provide excellent support for at least 1/2 year/s. Then you can easily sell it and get the best card available. The GTX560 is my preferred card though, for its cuda and physx (and also drivers).
As for PSU, first make a decision on the gpu issue. If you are satisfied with a single card, then there is absolutely no point in buying a psu over 650 watt rating. Corsair, seasonic are my brands of choice. The XFX PSUs are pretty good too.
Why are people so ignorant to the fact that 16x/4x CFX/SLi has a negligible impact on performance? (like 4-6% even with 5870s). Ignore the bolded.
 
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Why are people so ignorant to the fact that 16x/4x CFX/SLi has a negligible impact on performance? (like 4-6% even with 5870s). Ignore the bolded.
Because the banner of this site is "the pursuit of performance" (: lolol and e-penises abound! x8/x8 also is acceptable with only around 2 to 3 % difference compared to x16/x16 (: I think.. if I remember right...
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Because the banner of this site is "the pursuit of performance" (: lolol and e-penises abound! x8/x8 also is acceptable with only around 2 to 3 % difference compared to x16/x16 (: I think.. if I remember right...
Overall yes, but this guy's on a budget and i think there's more important things to talk about here than 2 to 3% in benchies which he probably has no plan on doing on his new rig
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Lol I was agreeing with the guy that said it didn't really matter that much... and I outlined some parts in a wish list a few post up...
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