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  1. mullered07

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    ok finally sold my rig today, just ordered my new parts and here they are

    please tell me what you think, main 2 components are the PowerColor HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 and MSI K9A2 CF-F Socket AM2+ 790X giving me the option to crossfire very soon.

    i reckon if i can get the phenom upto 2.6ghz ill be a happy bunny

    please tell me what you really think of this build, is it going to be worth the upgrade? (hdd, ram and psu is a stepdown but these can be easily replaced at a later date although ram is 1066 ;))
     
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    Looks like a nice setup there :D very similar to the amd system I was about to pick then I realised that the intel one was cheaper. Just saw the case :D looks nice :p
     
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    the e7200? i considered that but my main reason is that i wanted (NEEDED) a 4850 and the ability to crossfire, and intel CF boards are too expensive. i can see another 4850 on the horizon very very soon (sorry wifey :D )

    wanted a full tower case no matter what, an antec 1200 was my first choice but couldnt afford one, so decided to get the Xion, looks quite good thos so im pleased
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    no the q6600 was 120 and the black edition phenom I was thinking about was 160 and the board was more expensive as well :eek:
     
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    ah ok, thought you were on about the "£400 build" thread

    it was a tossup between the tri-core phenom or a e7200, i chose the phenom for cf support=cheaper and 3 cores are better than 2 right ? :wtf:
     
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    am i right in thinking the 4850 is on a par with the 9800gtx, even bettering it with aa etc ?
     
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    I think so I haven't saw many benchies of it either way I would think a tri core would be better than any dual core, good idea on the crossfire being cheaper I already have a nvidia so I went for a sli board.
     
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    thanks Drpepper :toast:

    would really appreciate some more feedback guys, is this an upgrade or just a side step? thoughts and views pleaseeeeeee :toast:
     
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    No probs its a really nice setup you got their now, what games do you play on it.
     
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    when it comes on tuesday (maybe monday its in the process of being picked already ;))

    cod 1,2,4

    crysis

    dirt

    alone in the dark

    f.e.a.r

    bioshock

    plus many more cant think of now

    and a lot of older games like tiger woods 07/08, silent hill 2,4, res evil 4 (kick ass game)

    and also more new and upcoming titles such as cod 5, res evil 5, generally prefer fps games
     
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    Same used to play fear and cod4 but back to battlefield 2 at the moment :D love that game.
     
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    have to wait until tuesday for parts :cry:
     
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    waiting til tuesday for my cpu cooler arrives :p can't wait to continue the OC.
     
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    1 more day to go, the hours are dragging :cry:

    would it be worth aplying some artic silver to the 4850, ive heard they are damn hot would this help temps any with the stock cooler ??
     
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    I would personally apply some AS5 to the cooler, as it does run hot. Just make sure to do the fan fix when you get the card and all will be well!

    EDIT: O btw I have the card and have not applied AS5 yet as I ran out, and am waiting to order some more after the summer in this heat ends...
     
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    ok cheers, ill do it anyway for peace of mind.

    btw the ram ive got
    has some sweet epp timings (4.4.4.15)

    well the motherboard isnt nvidia and i dont think supports epp will i be able to set these timings manually without any problems ? and its gone up £6 since i ordered, woot :rockout:
     
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    anyone ?:ohwell:
     

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