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post #21 of 30
I'd recommend changing the SATA 6 gb for a Samsung spin point 3.

Also, get on the overclock ting, it'll push your sandy bridge soooo much and everyone here will help you with it too

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Well here's another tidbit of information - if you're waiting until the middle of may to buy these parts -i'm gonna jump on the bandwagon here, for a sec- then wait for AMD's new tech and see how it does- and with their new tech, you can buy motherboards of today such as the one im using (cheaper when the cpus come out then a full on am3+ board), the 890fx GD-70, and flash it for AM3+ so you can use the new cpus. If you're coming from laptops and netbooks, I guarantee whatever you decide to get will blow those things out of the water, thats why if you're going big (by buying a desktop) go big and overclock. It may sound daunting and a little scary but when you see how easy it is, you'll love it AND you'll notice even more performance out of it.
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1. mATX boards are such a pain. Somebody in the ATI forums was complaining that their card was being pushed out of alignment with the PCI-e lane because of where the SATA connectors were.

2. That PSU is overkill for that build. It's a good PSU, but for a 2400+6850 you won't need more than 500W. And you won't need more than 600W if you're considering XFire later. But, if you shave off a couple of bucks in getting a solid lower wattage PSU you can either bump up that board, RAM, or CPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
You should go with this:

2500k System Combo $520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.627552

and then just add this:

Radeon 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908

Xigmatek Balder Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233040

Total Price: $728.97 Shipped (all free shipping)
Did I mention I'm in Canada. Parts in Canada are a lot more expensive than down in the US, and I gotta pay a 13% sales tax.

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1. mATX boards are such a pain. Somebody in the ATI forums was complaining that their card was being pushed out of alignment with the PCI-e lane because of where the SATA connectors were.

2. That PSU is overkill for that build. It's a good PSU, but for a 2400+6850 you won't need more than 500W. And you won't need more than 600W if you're considering XFire later. But, if you shave off a couple of bucks in getting a solid lower wattage PSU you can either bump up that board, RAM, or CPU.
Yeah I realized that too but I found a really good price on it (comparable to other 400-500W PSU's). That PSU go for $100 in retail stores here but I found a place that I can get it for 70.
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Well here's another tidbit of information - if you're waiting until the middle of may to buy these parts -i'm gonna jump on the bandwagon here, for a sec- then wait for AMD's new tech and see how it does- and with their new tech, you can buy motherboards of today such as the one im using (cheaper when the cpus come out then a full on am3+ board), the 890fx GD-70, and flash it for AM3+ so you can use the new cpus. If you're coming from laptops and netbooks, I guarantee whatever you decide to get will blow those things out of the water, thats why if you're going big (by buying a desktop) go big and overclock. It may sound daunting and a little scary but when you see how easy it is, you'll love it AND you'll notice even more performance out of it.
Yeah I'm considering that too, as well do you know when is IB coming out officially? If price isn't a difference I will definitely go for the newer technology.

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I'd recommend changing the SATA 6 gb for a Samsung spin point 3.

Also, get on the overclock ting, it'll push your sandy bridge soooo much and everyone here will help you with it too

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We don't have Samsung spin point 3 here, as well, what's the point of OC if I don't NEED that performance? I don't do anything hardcore, I just want a desktop since I've been using laptops all my life :S

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i5 2500k +$35.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM +$10.00

Abilty to OC like a Big Dog when feelin' it............................................. PRICELESS!!!!!!!

And any SB CPU will be mo' snappy with the 1600 RAM. Just my .02
From the prices HERE, in comparing with this build and the i5 2500K build, it comes down to almost $900. (2500K + Asus P8P67 + 1600MHz RAM + CPU Cooler). $20 over my budget is okay, but $120 is definitely not...
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post #26 of 30
IB if you mean ivy bridge then it is coming out 4Q of 2011 but wont hit store till January of 2012
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I was wondering why everyone was less enthusiastic about the bulldozer
then i realised that it was a Intel lovers thread
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Oh but when you learn more later and develop an itch and want to eek out a little performance, you'll kick yourself later.
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A GTX-460 will slightly out perform a 6850 in that price range!!
Edited by MIKEVALL - 4/10/11 at 10:56pm
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A GTX-460 will slightly out perform a 6850 in that price range!!
I disagree
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