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 06/02/2011 04:15 PM
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Mechbound
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Essentialy my computer got old, and now that l have the opportunity to buy a new one l have no idea what to choose isgust;, so l was wondering if someone could advise me. l am from chile but l want to buy the core parts in USA(cause of the price); that would be motherboard, processor, video card, and ram.
l have already seen a few parts in newegg, but l dont know if they go well together or if thats the best place to get them. 

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard                                                                                        $230

Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX                                                                                                  $200           

Video Card: ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity                                                                                                                   $180

Ram: no idea, but no more than $100

 

I am buying this pc for playing games, and l always been an intel user so l dont have much knowledge of AMD's. 

I would also appreciate if you can tell me if this part gets to hot and if they requiere a lot of energy, maybe some recommendations of power supplies

Thanks ^^

 06/02/2011 04:44 PM
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intel i5 2500k seems to be the top choice for gaming CPUs.  Combine it with a P67 mobo and you'll be fine.



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 06/02/2011 05:01 PM
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l really liked the idea of buying an intel processor but nowdays ati cards seems to be better than nvidia, at least in price... and l dont want to mess whit amd processor and  nvdia cards.

At least, thats what a friend told me, or is it that now it doesnt matter to use intel processor and mobo and ati cards? 

 06/02/2011 05:04 PM
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That's a sweet motherboard, but I can't help but recommend picking up a more reasonably priced 890FX board and redirecting the savings toward a better video card.  Personally, I've been unimpressed with the 6850 performance.  That's why I returned it and got a 6950 instead.  :-)

As far as the CPU, most games benefit more from high clock speeds, as opposed to more cores.  I'd save some money, pick up an X4 955 along with a high quality heatsink, and overclock it.  If you don't want to overclock, then get the fastest X4 available.  975 I think?

Don't skimp on the PSU.  As a starting point of reference, Corsair and Seasonic make excellent units, but there are others as well.  I don't have a scientific formula for you on how many watts to get, but you might as well think ahead and get something powerful enough to last through some upgrades.  Personally, I wouldn't go any lower than a 750w, and a high quality one at that. 

Memory should be fairly easy.  8GB of DDR3-1600 should be around the $100 mark, though maybe a little more if you're looking at low latency sticks (which I recommend). 

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 06/02/2011 10:20 PM
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So following pclinkcomputers advice l end up choosing this, what u think?

 

Mobo: MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core

video card: XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Ram: Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

my only concern is temperature, l am betwen this 2 towers:

Thermaltake Gabinete ATX Soprano RS101 Black

Thermaltake Gabinete ATX V9 Black Edition 

 06/02/2011 11:21 PM
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Swap the mainboard to a GigaByte 890FXA based board ..

You can find better cases than those too .. CoolerMaster Storm Scout is better than those 2 IMHO ..



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 06/03/2011 01:23 AM
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or just get a 990 series board that gives you the option to run sli or crossfire



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XFX 5750 Crossfired
AMD Eyefinity ViewSonic VX2439wm - Acer GD235HZ - SyncMaster P2350
HIS Displayport to Single-Link Eyefinity Adapter
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 12/04/2011 10:42 AM
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I don't know how old this thread is but would someone be so kind to as update it with a new responce ....ty



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 12/04/2011 11:34 AM
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The thread is 6 months old .. what are you wanting exactly ?

I just upgraded to a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 / Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2000Mhz / Corsair Force 3 90Gb SSD .. system flies, just waiting on new VGA cards / monitor now ..



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 12/04/2011 01:24 PM
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Is there any particular reason why you recommended Gigabyte gr33n?

 



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 12/04/2011 06:26 PM
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Because it is what has worked best for him, same reason I would recommend ASUS. Either one is good, though Gigabyte seems to be more finicky, just don't waste your time with Missing Some Intelligence.

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 12/04/2011 06:55 PM
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Yup, no issues for the past several years with the Gigabyte boards I've chosen .. Went from EPOX to MSI to GigaByte, with a never again for the Might Suddenly Implode boards, nothing but trouble I had with the couple of MSIs I went through, so I went back to GigaByte.

This is rock solid, and can't fault it .. has handled everything I've thrown at it so far .. same as the others before it ...



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AM3 965BE C3 / 4GB Corsair XMS3 2000Mhz / GigaByte 990FXA-UD5 / Corsair H70 & 2 CM Excaliburs / x2 HD3870 ATOMIC Edition / Corsair 90GB Force 3 SSD / Momentus XT 250Gb Hybrid HDD / x3 Samsung F3 1Tb / Sony AD-7700 DVD-RW / Auzen X-Mystique / Enermax INFINITI 650W / Lian Li PC-7FNWB / Logitech X-530 / Logitech Kboard & MX620 Laser Mouse / Epson RX685 / DELL U2312HM 23" IPS TFT / MY RIG HERE
 12/05/2011 01:19 PM
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i came across this thread just by searchin for a video card that can d0 30fps on a 1440x900 seems though most of the nvidia cards either runs hot . which meaning buget cards 100-200$ i mean yes i am running a zotac 450 and yes it does run warm but i think i will solve the heat issue by putting it into a better case with lots of cooling fans (Lancool K-63 case)



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Desktop: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz,ZALMAN 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler,OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply ,CORSAIR XMS3 16GB, 2 GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB ,LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Case,SAMSUNG Black 27" Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD Monitor,WD Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, ASUS EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard,Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 12/05/2011 01:25 PM
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If you need an advice just open a new thread



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#2: Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.5ghz (250x14) | Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H | G.Skill NQ 2x2gb | Coolermaster Elite 335 | SeaSonic S12II-500 | Samsung T220 1680x1050
 12/07/2011 12:43 AM
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Did you know that your motherboard is out of date? ( Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P)



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Desktop: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz,ZALMAN 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler,OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply ,CORSAIR XMS3 16GB, 2 GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB ,LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Case,SAMSUNG Black 27" Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD Monitor,WD Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, ASUS EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard,Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 12/07/2011 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by: ChillieD0g

Did you know that your motherboard is out of date? ( Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P)


Not really that out-of-date .. I just swapped my 790FXT-UD5P for my current board .. The 790FXT still supports up to the X6 CPUs. One of the most solid boards I owned was that 790FXT .. I'd probably still be using it if a buddy hadn't fried his and made me an offer on the spot which I couldn't refuse ... OK, it doesn't do USB3/SATA6 but that's not a big deal really ..



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 12/07/2011 01:35 AM
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It's his HD 3870s that are out of date more than anything, but at least they double as great heaters for the nice English winter eh?

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 12/07/2011 04:29 AM
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What do u mean "out of date"? I still have this board, along with other "out of date" components, but they all serve their purpose well enough for me and my brothers so we can play our favorite games at hig-ish settings and connect anything we need to it (my brother connects his synthesizer and sampler to it). Anything you buy now will get "out of date" several months from now, so?



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 12/07/2011 06:23 AM
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Well for starters if you keep up to date u can alot more than u are doin now plus things will keep running smooth and on your last responce ..no things doesnt go out of date as u would think so it just depends on you use the item for any computer store will tell you that . it depends like on a scale



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Desktop: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz,ZALMAN 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler,OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply ,CORSAIR XMS3 16GB, 2 GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB ,LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Case,SAMSUNG Black 27" Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD Monitor,WD Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, ASUS EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard,Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 12/07/2011 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion

It's his HD 3870s that are out of date more than anything, but at least they double as great heaters for the nice English winter eh?

I wish, it's just started and they idle at 27*c / 41*c at present .. even under load they never top 70*c @ 70% fan speed LOL .. maybe I need me some FERMI core cards

Oh, we don't get "English" winters here, we leave that to that lot over the border LOL .. haha



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