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What would you guys rate this build? Rate each component individually and all together.
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I'd go for a better GPU if I were you. At least a 6950 or a GTX 560Ti.
 

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I'd go for a better GPU if I were you. At least a 6950 or a GTX 560Ti.
I agree, and if you're budgets tight, i'd drop the Crosshair V and focus more on the video card, unless you're sure you're going to be using the features the board has to offer and want to get some high overclocks.
 

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You could always Pursue 6870X2 or 2 6950s
 

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What would you guys rate this build? Rate each component individually and all together.
The cpu Will Be one of the Fx-8000 series when released.
What are you building this for? Gaming or will you be doing video editing and using programs that will take advantage of all 8 cores? Get back to me on that and then i can help you
 

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I agree, and if you're budgets tight, i'd drop the Crosshair V and focus more on the video card, unless you're sure you're going to be using the features the board has to offer and want to get some high overclocks.
Well everything there I all ready have and i most likly will be using the features on this board.The price of those Gpu (6950s)are pretty expensive for me, but im listening to what you guys are suggesting.

So im guessing everyone thinks I should upgrade only on the Video card?
 

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Well everything there I all ready have and i most likly will be using the features on this board.The price of those Gpu (6950s)are pretty expensive for me, but im listening to what you guys are suggesting.

So im guessing everyone thinks I should upgrade only on the Video card?
If you're priority is gaming, then yes upgrading your video card is essential if you want a good experience.(unless you're fine with the performance the 6850 is gonna give you)
 
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Downgrade the motherboard down to the next best thing: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX and use the extra money you save from that and upgrade your video card to either a GTX 570 or an AMD 6950...its as simple as that.
 
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Hmmm the price difference between Sabertooth and Crosshair 990FX isn't too big? I would suggest for a gap big enough to help you budget in a 6950 into your build.
 
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Well...I'm going off newegg prices....and depending on where he lives:
Crosshair V: $238
Sabertooth: $196.50

Difference = $41.50


Well...ok, maybe he can't go up to a 6950....but even a 6870 would be a hell of a lot better than that 6850. If he could stretch his money even $20-$30 more...a 6950 would definitely be possible. And it doesn't have to be from any specific place, all he needs to do is find the cheapest price from a reputable place and thats that.
 
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Well...I'm going off newegg prices....and depending on where he lives:
Crosshair V: $238
Sabertooth: $196.50

Difference = $41.50


Well...ok, maybe he can't go up to a 6950....but even a 6870 would be a hell of a lot better than that 6850. If he could stretch his money even $20-$30 more...a 6950 would definitely be possible. And it doesn't have to be from any specific place, all he needs to do is find the cheapest price from a reputable place and thats that.
There is always the choice for a 1GB 6950 too AFAIK there is hardly a difference in 1080P gaming, but yeah that all depends whether the price is right..
 

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to gain a overall speed boost do research on a SSD AS you OS DRIVE N ensure it will be large enough to contain os n drivers n OS patches n PAGING FILE N SOFTWARE SUCH AS JAVA N FLASH N SHOCKWAVE.

N THE SETUP YOU HAVE GOIN IS VERY GOOD FOR GAMING N IF YOU CAN AFFORD 2 6870s or the 6870X2 OR A 6950 GO FOR IT.
 
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My suggest, you should take a Sabertooth and a GTX 560 Ti or Radeon HD 6950 as most people saying here, they are just great performers at 1080p and don't require high power supplys (750Watt for CrossfireX or SLI those is enough), and Cooler Master H.A.F. X is really (trsut me) really big, i preffer the 922 Advanced just as TheMailMan78, have the features of the big ones in "small" size :)
I want to add +1 to the SSDs reading Mailsman's sdd faqs helped me a lot and they are really blazzingly fast, the OS will load faster and games are going to be just spitted in seconds.
 
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If you can cheap out on the MB a bit (possibly the case too) and put forward the left over funds to a better GPU, you will be all set.

But it also depends on what res monitor you are using.
In this day and age most likely a 1080p?
 

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Another motherboard suggestion would be the gigabyte 990fx ud3
 
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Change the HD6850 to a HD6950 and your set, perfect setup:toast: also grab another HD6950 down the line for sum nice crossfire action:toast:
 
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well.. in my opinion.. dont buy ssd yet, use the money to upgrade your gpu
 

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Change the HD6850 to a HD6950 and your set, perfect setup:toast: also grab another HD6950 down the line for sum nice crossfire action:toast:


Have yall seen the review of power colors 6870x2 n the numbers it puts out are pretty good. Not bad for 2 top end of the mid range gpus on a single board. Atleast he wouldnt have to buy 2 boards then.

Just my thoughts.

N on SSDS do some major research into the reliability of the drives.
 
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Actually the most important question is what country does the op live in, and what's his budget? Everyone's making good suggestions, but this would be much easier to do knowing how much money he's got to work what country he's in and a link to a few places he'll be shopping at (if it isn't the US)

I'd also like to add that unless you see a monster sale on a particular part it makes 0 sense to buy parts in anticipation of BD. It's not like the price of anything is going to go up, and there's a chance that it could be a flop. If that's the case you've spent hundreds of dollars investing in an inferior platform. Since you're going to be waiting on the processor anyway just wait and look for sales on everything that isn't the motherboard in the meantime. When reputable BD benchmarks come out then you buy the motherboard and processor.
 
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I wouldnt be too afraid to build now as the chips out are pretty good for gaming regardless. N I doubt BD is a flop. I feel that its a sledge hammer aka new architecture/design.
 
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