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post #1 of 15
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Hey all, new to the forums.

i'm lookin at a new build, currently running a nvidia 9800GTX+, intel q6600 (OC to 3.2) and 4 gigs DDR2 ram.

been lookin at a 1090T,
with a new AM3+ gigabyte board (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128490)
Nvidia 560 Ti
and a 2x2gb pack of Kingston Value ram @ 1333
all this packed into a HAF 932


i'm not looking for top grade ****, as my other money eating hobby is my mustang so the less i spend here the better, but i do a bit of gaming so a decent rig is a must.

just wonderin on opinions/suggestions. i've been out of the 'puter hardware loop for awhile since i been mainly focusin on my car.

edit: i'm mainly lookin for suggestions on the 1090T. should i grab one now, or wait for bulldozer?
post #2 of 15
Get an X4. No need for the X6 if you're just gaming. If you were working on encoding or scientific crunching (F@H or BOINC) on the other hand you might benefit from the X6.

Now depending on budget and when you want to buy you'll get a different answer.

- If you want to buy now and spend less than say $600-650 then go with AMD
- If you've got more than $600 a Sandy Bridge build would be better
- If you can wait. Then wait for Bulldozer to come out and compare the benchmarks and then make a decision.

In short, if you're gaming and want a new rig now grab an Athlon II X4 or Phenom II X4 955 and be done with it, TBH I don't really think the price premium on the SB for better performance is worth it but you evaluate the situation yourself. And anyways it's not like a 955 at 3.8Ghz isn't fast enough it's plenty fine for gaming (my brother can play BF:BC2 at high on the 955).

EDIT: I wouldn't go with the current "black socket" AM3+ boards on the 800 chipset in the hopes to drop in a BD later down the road. I have a feeling that the super early adopters will be QQ'ing about missing features or something (It's a whole big argument but what I've been able to distill is that AMD says that you "can" but they're not supporting it). I would really get a 900 series chipset with an AM3+ socket.
Edited by Amor - 4/20/11 at 3:02am
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post #3 of 15
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hmm... what bout a partial upgrade? the q6600 will probably limit it but i could swing the 560Ti in along with the HAF932 case, then wait a bit.

also, i do alot of flight simming too, and with Xplane 10 coming, the more cores the better.

i figured the 1090T because its only like 60$ more with 2 more cores.
i shouldnt say moneys not an issue, but 60$ is like a drop in the bucket compared to what i have into my car -- of corse i know that the tech will change and in 6 months to a year i'll have to swap again.
post #4 of 15
Hmmm... if you can wait right now I would wait it out and see what happens with BD vs SB then make my decision. No doubt prices will drop and there will be deals to be had.

If you really need it now, I'm sad to say that the Sandy Bridge whoops the X6 in most gaming benchmarks that I've seen. If I had a grand to spend and needed it now I'd put it on something like a 2500K, 6950, and 4GB RAM, much better performance for the price than a similar setup using a 1090.

PS: I know how it can be with cars... When I get my JZX100 it's probably going to take up a few months worth of wages to get it the way I want it. Possibly reupholstered, Cusco suspension, reinforcement braces, Short ram intake, new exhaust, possibly a new computer (I still need it to be a daily driver though so not going to do anything crazy).

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go to the library.
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post #5 of 15
What kind of high end build like that uses generic 1333Mhz RAM!?
1600Mhz, now! It's cheaper anyway
post #6 of 15
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...aspx?pid=3817#
4+1 power no heatsinks on vrm/mosfets, wont be good for overclocking much with 125w cpu

for gaming get the quad and 4g of 1600
the 560ti will be good for a couple years

make sure the psu is atleast 600w
post #7 of 15
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my psu is 750 or 800 cant remember and not home to check now, wont be home for another week and a half or so. the only reason i tossed up the cheapo ram is i wasnt really sure on mobo choice so i threw something up to account for cost. whatever i get i will pair with the mobo, as i've had pairs of ram not like certain mobo's. i'll be goin with 2x 4gb since its cheap. alot cheaper than when i bought ram for my current build anyways.

and i just saw that 4+1, thanks good catch. any recommendations on a good affordable board with easy overclocking?

if you saw, i also do alot of flight simming, X-plane 10 = more cores for more AI planes. (essentially they recommend 1 AI plane per core)

but should i wait for AM3+?
post #8 of 15
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Here's a question, my DVD drive is a bit older, not too old, but it still uses IDE ribbon cable.

i had to splurge for a new mobo and 1090t, i found em cheap so i went ahead and grabbed em up.

but it the mobo is Micro-ATX, and does not have any ports for IDE ribbon cables.

so my question is: should i grab a raid controller for like 20-30$ (i do plan on playing with raid at some point, but i was just gunna use the on-board raid), grab an "Ultra IDE-PATA/SATA adapter board" that plugs into the back of the DVD drive ribbon cable(slightly less than raid), or attempt to find a DVD Sata drive(no prices yet)?

i dont use the drive for much else than burning music/video's for the wife. i looked at a Blu-ray drive for 100$ but i really dont feel like dumpin cash into something i'm probably not going to use. the drive works flawlessly for everything i've used it for.
post #9 of 15
you can buy a sata dvd burner on newegg for what you plan to spend on a raid controller. you can still sell your ide dvd for $10 to get half the cost back.
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post #10 of 15
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raid controller would be dual purpose tho? like knockin 2 birds out with 1 stone.
really dont wanna wait for shipping. what are the chance's i'd be able to find somethin locally? prolly be able to find a DVD writer easier than a converter huh? then just sell my IDE or repurpose it in another build?

really only place around here for "decent" parts is best buy though. that or wal-mart. might be able to get something on base though, BX sometimes has good stuff at good prices. anything i should consider about DVD drives other than being sata and having decent speeds?
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