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Jokerboy714

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Here's my system that i am planning to buy in June( thanks to the support from the forums)

Please rate honestly, based on price for performance. This PC is going to play mostly RTS games.
US dollars

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 54.95

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - 49.99

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - 184.99

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor + EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - 369.99

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory + Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 144.98

Total tax/shipping- 945.41
 

xaira

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why the hell is the gtx 260 so expensive, u could easily get a gtx 285 for that price

all in all nice build but shop around for the best price graphics card ad c if u can get a 750 watt ps 7.5 price\performance
 


Whoa I just caught that. I'm thinking though he's Canadian because if it was in US dollars he would be getting hosed big time.
 

cokenbeer

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It's a CPU + Video card combo... excellent price actually.
 

tacoslave

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actually i would keep the case and get thishttp://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=343&name=Processors-Desktops =190 cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011= 750 pwr supply=90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128384 =mb 130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227290 = 8gb ram for 90 orhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220335=4gb for 25 after rebates
and of course http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102809 =289 for a 4850x2
but you could switch the graphics for somthing along the lines of two 4770's or two 4870's maybe a gtx285 or hell even a 4870x2 and youd still be around the same price. so total with tax is about 912 dollars thats with 8 gigs and a 4850 x2 I find that for bigger budget go i7 but for smaller budgets go Phenom II!!
 


Not hardly. No offense but the OP has twice the build posted as that one you just laid out. If he's like a lot of people on here including myself he's going with a one card set up, and in another year if that card stops getting the fps he's looking for he's going to get rid of it and get another card.
 

tacoslave

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i see but the only reason i put that build up is because i saw a gt x 260 and thought hey this guy needs a better graphic(s) card(s) and i thought a better power supply wouldn't be too bad either. and all that in my mind could only be accomplished (without using cheap and unreliable components) by going the Phenom II route. besides the i7 does much better with 2 cards and when i mean better i mean MUCH better. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-280,2156.html
 


You make some valid points. This build includes a single factory over clocked gtx 275 with a decent h/s and thermal compound. Throw a couple of $5 Masscool 120mm case fans in this build, and over clock it to 3.6 and let the games begin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $54.95 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $74.99 ($49.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U3R $179.99 | $164.99 after rebate
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $264.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $41.99 Free Shipping*
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143183 $234.99 Free Shipping*
BFG Tech BFGEGTX275896OCE GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193835 Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $164.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $23.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $1,045.86 | 985.86 ww/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <---Save yourself some money on an o/s and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

*22" 1680 x 1050 LCD Monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145 $149.99 Free Shipping*
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - Retail
 
It will be cheaper to build a quadcore Phenom AM3 system with an even more powerful gfx card .

The same money goes further for gaming with amd . The CPU/ram/mb combo will be a $100 less and by spending that extra money on a better gfx card the system will perform better at gaming with smoother game play , and higher average and minimum fps , but marginally worse at encoding and multimedia apps.


 

tacoslave

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thats exactly what i was trying to prove with my original am2+ build. but i mean the switch to ddr3 isnt that big of a performance boost to begin with and the 940 has an unlocked multi too but if you really just want this for gaming then get a 720 and overclock the hell out of it and stick a 4870x2 on it and you have a beast thats cheap. but would the 720 bottleneck the x2 too much hmm......
 

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And you are planning on what resolution? For 25xxx res, it's not near close. For 16xxx res, it's almost already overkill. Plan from the load, then get the motor.
 

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