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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Mike0409, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Mike0409

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    So in the few months..I've sold my two comp's and part's and am now running off a laptop..here is my new build.

    One thought first is should I wait for the new ATI cards?


    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower

    ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready C

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

    2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    I have a 750W PS already. From FSP.

    Opinions and suggestions?
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    1 suggestion... wait 'till September 10.
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    Whys that?
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    YinYang.ERROR New Member

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    ATI's new line of video cards will be announced and possible released. Even if you don't plan on getting one, it will lower the price of the HD 4 series.
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    Agreed. HD4890 should drop pretty fast after the HD5XXX Series launch. I would wait...

    Otherwise good selections...though I would grab some DDR3 1600 or higher just for fun. :D
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    yeah buying a 4890 right now pretty much guarantees that you will be angry in a month or so when the 5850 costs less and is DX11 and is about 50-100% faster.
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    Thats a long ways off. And I need a desktop.
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    YinYang.ERROR New Member

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    I don't mean to turn this into another HD 5 series post, but do you think there will be any HD 5 series cards that will be sub $100 and be better than the HD 4850?


    3.5 weeks is not all that long.
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    ah..I thought it was September 2010. When i saw Sept 10

    And I would be buying the video card last. I plan on getting the board/case/proc/mem first.
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    I honestly don't know. The only thing we have to compare new cards to is a bunch of paper specs, marketing, and the performance increases of the previous launches.

    sub $100 is a tough segment to predict. Obviously at some point there will be a 5XXX series card that beats a 4850, but IDK if it will be at launch or a few months down the road.

    As far as the rest of the components - they look really good. :toast:
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    I think dark2099's still got 2 of my old G.Skill DDR3 sticks and 2 of his own for a total of 4GB if you're interested in getting them cheaper than retail.
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    imo you should get a 955 instead of a 965. the price difference is big and u can oc the difference in a few minutes.
  13. twicksisted

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    to be honest... i bought my 4890 when they first came out for well over £200... infact I think it was about £225 or so... anyways now you can get one for £139.99 so i reckon thats low enough if thats what youre aiming for.... they not gonna go much cheaper...
    but if you want a 5XXX series card then go ahead and wait ;)
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    just wait a little longer, if one thing is for sure, with the extra rops, the new cards will blow away the old radeons at higher res
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    If you need to buy it soon, get a 4350 until the 5800's come out. Or just wait, I'm sure the CPU prices and stuff will be cheaper by the time they're out anyway.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    What about the MSI 790FX GD-70 instead of the Crosshair III. Cheaper and a few more features which I'd prefer over the Crosshair III.
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    tHE PRICES FOR THE 4800'S WILL stop going down in about 2 weeks then they will go back up after the release of the 5000's series and stay high for a month until the release prices of the 5000's series come down to normal, you know so your more tempted to but a 5000 over a 4000

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