Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Sean8, Apr 1, 2009.
How much do you want to spend on a card and what games do you play?
Since the motherboard is a Crossfire one, I'd probably get an HD 4870 for video card - 512MB or 1GB.
I agreee with this point.
or wait for the 5870
Why is that hard drive so expensive? The WD caviar black 1 TB is only 100$
HD 4870 1gb FTW. I was so surprised at how big of a jump it was over my 4830! I would definitely snag that up and go Crossfire later on like you said
mate well i cant see the link, but i recken you should get the new 4890
Might I suggest that you go with a Xiggy S1284 instead, well as far as CPU heatsink's go.
take your pick, one costs 40 USD more for Double the ram.
My thought? Wish I had the money!
shoot i remember the 9700 Pro AIW costing double these cards, so i cant complain about the pricing of these models, and that cooler i say is one of the better designs, due to not using a blower fan.
well you could always use a true for cpu cooling and wat bout the video card? i recken the 4870 will probly go down in price in a couple week
you can go i7! as for video card, 4870 or 4890... or a 4850x2... or 4830 CF
I'll try to make you an i7 build for about the same price or less, and with i7 mobos you can go both CF or SLI
P.S: at Microcenter, they sell i7 at 230$
I don't know if that's how we link a wishlist... anyways, you'll tell me if it doesn't work....
add 280$ between the i7 at microcenter and shipping.... Then take out 55$ in Mail In Rebates and 15$ for the combo deal with GPU and RAM... Grand total is 1060$... about the same as you, but this includes the GPU! also, if you don't have a good screen, you can get This (260$).... total, 1320$ with everything except sound, keyboard+mouse and OS
might go i7 didnt realize it would be the same price
oh forgot HDDs... add that too i'd suggest 7200.12 in raid 0, so 120$ more with shipping
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