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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by AsRock, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. AsRock

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    PSU:
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...GNEFL022510-_-PowerSupplies-_-LC1D-_-17139005

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...NEFL022510-_-MotherboardsAMD-_-L0A-_-13131402

    Memory:
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    Video Card: I was thinking the 5770
    Unknown - 1400x1050 - 1650x1050 resolution he not got his monitor yet

    Any thoughts ?, his budget is $650 max. The system has got to last too so say 2-3 year.
     
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    does he only need memory, mobo, cpu, gpu, n psu?
     
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    yep.
     
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    well i'm looking around on newegg, but for HD 5770 u better tell him to go with 1440x900 monitor, cause the HD 5770 is a good card now but in 2-3yrs, def going to be playing games at med or lower settings at a higher resolution, if not worse.

    EDIT: unless he'd be willing to crossfire down the road? if so i'd get a 790FX board as it has better xfire. here's one
     
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    The 5770 is not a very hungry videocard, you can save some cash and just go with a 520w Corsair and you'll be fine
     
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    and i'd go with this powersupply by antec, link
     
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    Seriously? 2-3 years from now the 5870 is going to be a lower midrange card. There's no such thing as futureproof that far ahead in the tech world anymore.
     
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    haha true. i think it'll be more like mid high-mid range. Game's graphics seem to be at a standstill right now, i mean only thing that's matched or possibly surpassed crysis from ~3yrs ago is Stalker:CS and the new one.

    grrr i wanna squeeze an HD 5850 into the build lol but dunno where to make the compromise with the budget.

    EDIT: i looked up some phenom II x3 720 benches again, and i'd go with that and an HD 5850 but newegg only has oem x3 720's WTF WHY lol. with the cooler it'd bring it to the Phenom 955's price. how soon does he want this build? bc the HD 5830 will hopefully be out soon and that would be the sweet spot for this build u got.
     
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    save a couple of bucks and get a 955 and OCZ modxtreme PRO 600w and put a pair of 5770's on that board
     
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    but with 4gb of ddr3 ram there's no room in the budget for another Hd 5770 :/
     
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    Don't believe he will go CF but it's worth the thought

    Newegg just put a Corsair near the same price

    Yeah i know this but he's not as fussy as some of us are. And is the reason he needs a 5770 at least and any thing more than is way over his budget. But he could always update the v card at the later date if he can. And trying to keep the resolution down so at least be able to play with a native resolution.

    955 is already in the list. Last review i had seen on the modextreme were horrible which are on sale on the egg.

    Maybe at a later date. But i have had this thought and when next year comes it seems your just better getting the newer range.
     
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    which one my 500w is made by a good OEM and can power way more than he is going to have in his system
     
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    Forget about gigabyte their warranty sucks form what ive heard. Asus M4A785-M maybe could be good for you.
     
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    any proof of what you said!?
     
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    i have never owned Giga but if his friend want's to try and future proof giga is the only usb 3.0 sata 6 that i know of. and i don't think it's to often that you have to rma giga stuff, but i am a ASUS fan
     
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    Thew guy at local store told me he stopped ordering guigabytes because ther 3 years warranty has to be respected only by sending the mobo to japan for RMA. It happened before and gigabyte is in last resort to him.
     
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    3 brands I have trusted.

    Antec
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    Enermax

    I have had 2 good antec units, first was a 300 that came with my case, the second was bought due to my grandfather taking the 300 out for use in a customers machine.

    Enermax I have known about for years in reliability along with PCPC. I have an Ultra XConnect 500 watt as a spare but Probably will sell it.
     
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    My bad mixed up gamextreme with modxtreme lolz. Still thinking the Corsair is the better one which also comes with a 5y warranty.

    I'm sure he will see the thread tonight so i'm sure he will let me know late tonight \ tomorrow.
     
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    PCPC is owned by OCZ

    it may have a better warranty yes but OEM wise they are the same
     
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    now they are, but Im saying back in the day. Hell they still have PCPC models.
     
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    The X4 955 is a great CPU, I have mine currently overclocked to 3.4ghz and it flies...on voltage less than stock (don't remember exactly, I can check). I had it up to 3.7ghz, but that required a higher voltage so I decided to keep it at 3.4 for now. I know you're looking at higher-end mobos, but I've been very impressed with the Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H (decent OCing, very affordable, etc). A cheaper PSU, such as the Corsair VX450, would also be sufficient for a 5770, you'd probably want a VX550 for a HD5830 or above
     
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    that they do and they are still badass i hat a turbocool 510w sli and loved the crap out of it
     

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