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post #11 of 21
Looks like a good build but i would get at least a 750W power supply in an attemp to future proof the system.
And also i would wait for the bulldozer because then everything should get a drop in price

My opinion...decision is yours
post #12 of 21
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Alright, plans have changed LOL. The card sold out much faster than I would've expected.

I'd have to change the Motherboard for an ASUS M4N75TD SLI. That's $100, so $45 less.

I'd also have to change the GPU for an ASUS DirectCU TOP GTX 460 768MB. That's $140, so $40 more. Price is overall the same as before, but I'm losing some initial performance. Over-clocked to 900/1800 Core/Shaders, the GTX 460 should be within 10% of the 4870X2, plus it'll run a lot cooler and consume a lot less power. Also, I know some will mention the Radeon HD 6850, and while I considered that, the fact that AMD cards are terrible for folding makes it a deal-breaker for me.
    
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the amd cards are getting a new client pretty reasonable folding performance out of 5/6xxx cards these days. still not finished yet though :'(
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the amd cards are getting a new client pretty reasonable folding performance out of 5/6xxx cards these days. still not finished yet though :'(
What PPD does a Radeon HD 6850 get? An OCed GTX 460 gets ~12,000 PPD.
    
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If you want a ~150$ card, go for 6790. I dunno about folding thou.
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post #16 of 21
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If you want a ~150$ card, go for 6790. I dunno about folding thou.
Well, why would I want to do that?

The Radeon HD 6790 is 12% than the GTX 460 768MB slower at my resolution. The Radeon HD 6850 is 3% faster and costs $15 more...
    
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What PPD does a Radeon HD 6850 get? An OCed GTX 460 gets ~12,000 PPD.
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ient-here.html

loads of info there about what ppd people are getting currently with the beta client.
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http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ient-here.html

loads of info there about what ppd people are getting currently with the beta client.
Thanks for the link. Hmm, 6000 PPD. Still almost twice as slow as a GTX 460. That, and the 460 costs a bit less. Looks like I'll settle for that since I'll only be gaming at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, nothing higher.
    
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post #19 of 21
nice build but i say to go with WD black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795

since the build is for gaming more cache will do nicely
    
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Thanks for the link. Hmm, 6000 PPD. Still almost twice as slow as a GTX 460. That, and the 460 costs a bit less. Looks like I'll settle for that since I'll only be gaming at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, nothing higher.
fair enough hope to see the ppd to go up considerably as the client gets more polished.
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