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#652 Aug 04 2010 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys can you see my build and tell me if I'm missing anything or if anything is overpriced and maybe there's a better bargain on something or whether I should be getting something over something else - however please note I am over my budget already so don't add money to the final price. Thanks guys.

OH and P.S. I can't order from newegg cuz i'm in Canada so stick to TigerDirect.ca for any deals if applicable please.

Here's the link to a screenshot of my purchase (to be): http://tamashiiltd.com/pcbuild.htm

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Quick Question?

I was reading about RAID and how it can make your loading times quicker.

I currently have a WD Caviar Black 500GB HDD.

If I got another HDD of the same. And set them up on RAID 0. Would that make it much quicker?

And would I have to reinstall all the current stuff I have on my HDD?

Thanks for your help. ;)
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SuperJiJi1 wrote:
the phenom 1055t will bottleneck GTX460 in SLI? because I'm planning on SLI it when i have enough money to


In the benchmark on high, it will probably not bottleneck. But for now we can't be sure if it will bottleneck or not in the actual game.
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#655 Aug 04 2010 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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SolidMack wrote:
Hey guys can you see my build and tell me if I'm missing anything or if anything is overpriced and maybe there's a better bargain on something or whether I should be getting something over something else - however please note I am over my budget already so don't add money to the final price. Thanks guys.

OH and P.S. I can't order from newegg cuz i'm in Canada so stick to TigerDirect.ca for any deals if applicable please.

Here's the link to a screenshot of my purchase (to be): http://tamashiiltd.com/pcbuild.htm


I think you're missing a DVD drive. :)

And a monitor, if you don't already have one.

Looks good.
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scotchio wrote:
Quick Question?

I was reading about RAID and how it can make your loading times quicker.

I currently have a WD Caviar Black 500GB HDD.

If I got another HDD of the same. And set them up on RAID 0. Would that make it much quicker?

And would I have to reinstall all the current stuff I have on my HDD?

Thanks for your help. ;)



I don't think it would make it -that- much quicker. I -think- you will need to reinstall, but not 100% sure. I don't have any experience in RAID set up. I'd like to know this for sure as well. Should wait for someone more knowledgeable to come answer. :)
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#657 Aug 04 2010 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Just wanted to let you guys know that I got my parts in today and the system is up and running. I've installed the latest drivers and will be running the benchmark once I get it downloaded.

WOOHOO!
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#658 Aug 04 2010 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks Threx, if i change the phenom to the i7 930 will it be better for SLI?
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Let's say I go for the 965, and I keep the GPU HD5830, would it be much difference than if I down grade GPU to 5770?

Would the mother still hold with the 5830 If I decided to crossfire later and OC?

Or should I just forget and keep CPU 940 and use two GPU HD 5770?

o.0 too confusing 0.o
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SuperJiJi1 wrote:
thanks Threx, if i change the phenom to the i7 930 will it be better for SLI?


If you're running a game that is heavily GPU dependent, it won't matter whether you go with the Phenom or the i7.
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AhiraSonofEnan wrote:
Let's say I go for the 965, and I keep the GPU HD5830, would it be much difference than if I down grade GPU to 5770?

Would the mother still hold with the 5830 If I decided to crossfire later and OC?

Or should I just forget and keep CPU 940 and use two GPU HD 5770?

o.0 too confusing 0.o



If the performance in the benchmark holds true to the performance in the game itself, then using a 5830 or a 5770 won't matter much if you're playing on 720p. It's much more CPU dependent at 720p.

Phenom II x4 940 + two 5770s will likely perform better on HIGH than Phenom II x4 965 + one 5830.
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I have two questions that I've been looking for the answer for since about July 1st regarding RAM.

Okay, mother boards that Stat Memory Standard 2000(O.C.)/1600/1333, does it need to be 1600 or 1333 RAM overclocked upwards? Or can I use RAM that is 2000 by default?

Also if the motherboard states for memory standard 2200/1600/1333, can I still use 2000 RAM and get maximum potential out of it with leaving a little bit of head room? Or does it need to be exact or higher to one of the memory standards?
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FYI: There's an interview on ffxiv core and Tanaka states "improve performance thanks to increasing compatibility with multithreading." I think we can take that to mean that an i7 will have an advantage over an i5.
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#664 Aug 05 2010 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a question.

Should I wait for ATI 6 series card or buy HD 5970 single graphics card right now?
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GPU prices only go down. Once the 6 series stuff comes out you can ecpect the prices on at least some of the 5 series stuff to come down. Once NVidia releases their GTX 450 and other variants you can expect some of their prices to drop as well.

It is always good to wait if you can because PC stuff only gets cheaper and/or better.
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Yeah, you can just wait and get stuff at the last minute. Maybe it goes down, maybe it stays the same, but it won't go up.

Only downside is if you get a DOA part, you're kinda screwed.
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Phew. Just put the last piece into my first ever build. This thread has been a huge help in getting over the build-it-yourself jitters and finding information. Thanks to everyone who is helping out and answering questions.

~My Build~

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz
GPU: EVGA GTX 460 1 GB Superclocked
MB: MSI 870A-G54
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3
PSU: Antec EA650
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB
DVD Drive: Asus Black 24X DVD+R
Case: Antec Nine Hundred
OS: Windows 7 (64 Professional)

Grand Total: $727 after rebates, etc.

~Benchmark~
Low: 4023
High: 2493

September 22 can't get here soon enough.
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#668 Aug 05 2010 at 5:41 PM Rating: Good
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That is pretty much the exact PC I plan on building when I finally get around to it. Good to see the score I can expect. I must admit I expected it to score about 1000 points higher on both settings.
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That is pretty much the exact PC I plan on building when I finally get around to it. Good to see the score I can expect. I must admit I expected it to score about 1000 points higher on both settings.


I was hoping to make 4500 myself, lol. I'm gonna take a look at overclocking and see if that won't boost the numbers a bit. Either way, Fairly High Performance is pretty good.
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i just got my new pc today. its a alienware Overclocked Intel Core i7 930 QC (3.36GHz, 8MB Cache) i had them over clock it for me. first thing i need help with is i ran cpu-z and the voltage goes up and down from 0.952-1.168 is it suppose to do that? The other thing is i have Dual ATI Radeon HD 5870, 2GB GDDR5 and in cpu-z i hit the graphics tab and one cards core is at 849mhz and memory is 1200 mhz and the other cards core is 157 mhz and the memory is 300 mhz is this normal plz help me thx alot
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I found a pre-built PC that should handle the game well. Thought I'd post the links for those that may be interested.

With monitor: just under $1,500.00

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dxdwds3&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19

Without monitor: just under $1,300.00

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dxdwds2&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&kc=studio-xps-7100


Both of them have:
AMD Phenom II 1055T X6 2.8mhz
ATI 5870 1G
8G RAM 1333 DDR3
1TB 7200 HDD
I don't know what the PSU is.
The tower is Studio XPS 7100 Minitower

Curiously, they're both cheaper than a comparable build I was looking at on newegg.

I was looking at a full tower with:
AMD Phenom II 1055T X6 2.8mhz
ATI 5870 2G
8G RAM 1600 DDR3
1TB 7200 HDD
Win7 64 Home
850W PSU
No monitor

This was totaled at just over $1,500.00. Include another $100-$200 for a monitor. I haven't checked to see what a difference going to 1333 RAM, smaller PSU, and 1G 5870 will have yet, but having been looking around for the last few weeks I don't think it will close the gap all that much.

The newegg build will be quite upgradable though. I'm not confident that the XPS would be.

Anyone with more experience care to pick this apart for me?



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If you have a choice, I would stay away from Dell, but that is just my personal opinion. They are overpriced, usually hard to upgrade (if not impossible), and sometimes you can't even OC your own CPU.

Having said that, you could easily save some cash by dropping down to 4GB of RAM. By the time you are playing a game that would benefit from 8GB the prices on RAM will have dropped by a good amount. I know HD space is cheap, but you could also shave off some cost by getting a 500GB drive instead.
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Looking to build a PC that will run pretty well on high.. Aside from a monitor am I missing anything? And what do you project my benchmark to score at?

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998679

GIGABYTE GV-N480D5-15I-B GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Corsair Nova CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22NS40

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Well I'm glad to see you got similar scores as mine after I oced the 460. I'm slightly disturbed that your stock cooler is cooling at the same temps as mine, although the room my pc is in might be an issue.
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All,

Figured I would post my scores up after I OC my setup a bit.

CPU - AMD 965 BE 3.4 (OC to 3.6 --- > on stock fan/heatsink
GSKILL DDR3 RAM 2 X 2 GB OC TO 1600
GPU - EVGA GEFORCE 470 OC 775/1500

Low - 4915
High - 4203

For those interested - the entire setup ran me $920 for these scores!

Not bad with the OC compared to some scores I've been seeing. Once I get a couple more case fans and an aftermarket CPU cooler I am aiming for 4.0 on the CPU, then I'll see if I can drive that score up on low some :)

I tried bumping it up to 3.8 with a little voltage, it didn't last 30 seconds in Prime 95 lol.

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I have two questions that I've been looking for the answer for since about July 1st regarding RAM.

Okay, mother boards that Stat Memory Standard 2000(O.C.)/1600/1333, does it need to be 1600 or 1333 RAM overclocked upwards? Or can I use RAM that is 2000 by default?

Also if the motherboard states for memory standard 2200/1600/1333, can I still use 2000 RAM and get maximum potential out of it with leaving a little bit of head room? Or does it need to be exact or higher to one of the memory standards?


Not sure about the first question. As for the second, your RAM will be running at 1600.
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That is pretty much the exact PC I plan on building when I finally get around to it. Good to see the score I can expect. I must admit I expected it to score about 1000 points higher on both settings.


I was hoping to make 4500 myself, lol. I'm gonna take a look at overclocking and see if that won't boost the numbers a bit. Either way, Fairly High Performance is pretty good.


That's also almost the exact same combo I'm getting, too. They don't sell the 1Gb EVGA version though, so I'm stuck with the 768. :( The only 1Gb version that I know of being sold here is Palit's, and it's pretty damned fast, too. The only real downside is the heat. The EVGA is significantly cooler, so I decided to go with that instead of the 1G Palit.

Gonna OC the 955 to 4.0 and hopefully I can push the 460 to about 880.
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i just got my new pc today. its a alienware Overclocked Intel Core i7 930 QC (3.36GHz, 8MB Cache) i had them over clock it for me. first thing i need help with is i ran cpu-z and the voltage goes up and down from 0.952-1.168 is it suppose to do that? The other thing is i have Dual ATI Radeon HD 5870, 2GB GDDR5 and in cpu-z i hit the graphics tab and one cards core is at 849mhz and memory is 1200 mhz and the other cards core is 157 mhz and the memory is 300 mhz is this normal plz help me thx alot


Not sure about that. Could be some kind of power reserving system. You should call them up and ask them.
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This is the build I am really leaning to at the moment (minus a monitor, which I need to buy - and I have keyboard and speakers) can anyone take a peek and offer suggestions? I do have a bit more room for increased costs - but would prefer not to get to much more expensive. Also is there any way of telling if the case will fit everything? I chose a full-sized case because I thought that would be safest and allow the most upgrade room... but this is my first build so it is all a mystery to me! I'm using newegg.ca - prices are in canuck bucks.

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-Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-***** Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case -$92.99 -$25.00 Instant rebate=$67.99

-GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard -$119.99

-XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity $308.99 -$5.00 Instant rebate = $303.99

-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $146.99 -$31.00 Instant Rebate =$115.99

-AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX - $161.90

-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $100.99

- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $79.99

- SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - $22.99

- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - $104.99

total (before taxes and shipping and monitor) $1,078.82


Any suggestions, warnings or help anyone could give will be appreciated. Thanks!


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also do I need to buy anything else to put this together? Like special tools or thermal paste?
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also it just occurred to me - if I want to hook this up to my modem do I need to add any parts? I would prefer if it was wireless - do I need to add something to the build so it can pick up wifi? That actually (shamefully) never occurred to me until now... lol
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Olo,

That all looks good to me. Your CPU will fit in that MoBo and your PSU looks good enough to allow you to add in a second GPU if you want to in the future. Just make sure that MoBo can support the speed of your RAM and you should be ready to rock.

If you want your PC to be wireless you will need a wireless card unless the MoBo you selected already has a wireless device, which I doubt it does. They install very easily to the MoBo and the antennas stick out the back of your PC. Stay away from the crappy ones that plug into a USB drive since they always seem to be flaky.
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My suggestion is to get a wireless - n card (make sure your wirless router is compatible first) also have a regular ethernet card in it as well (or 2 in 1) in case wilress breaks on your router or signal just sucks where you have it,
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Thank En! I was looking at the specs of the mobo and I can't for the life of me figure out which one tells me what ram will work. Also - if I want to hardwire the computer to my modem - do I need anything special, or is that all built into the mobo...

is this the sort of thing I need for wireless? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16839121008
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I'm guessing I should hardwire anyway since the thing isn't going to be moving around... lol - probably more stable that way too. Can anyone suggest a part for me that would work but isn't too too expensive (less than 100 bucks would be nice)

Thanks!
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Olo, yes that is what you would need if you want to have wireless. Most motherboards come with an ethernet connection, so you will not need to purchase anything separately to connect to a hard wire.

One thing I would suggest is going with a modular PSU. It is worth the extra $20 spent going modular in terms of cable management and space saving. It sucks having 3 strands of cables that sit there and do nothing in your computer but retain heat.

Everything else looks good!
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If you don't NEED to go wireless, don't. You are always better off running an ethernet cable if it is at all practical. Your MoBo will have a built in connection for and internet cable.
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alright so now i am starting to get excited as my new computer components start to roll in.
i only have a few more things to get and then the fun of building begins. for my next question...
i was wondering if anyone could recommend a wireless keyboard and mouse. a wired keyboard would be an
option but i would need a long cord (i will be hooking this up to my tv and "working" comfortably from my couch).
the cord would probably have to be around 8 feet, so that may not be an option.

thanks for the help
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thanks for reply Threx. ill prob give them a call monday see if they can tell me anything for sure. the system seems to run great i havent ran the benchmark on high yet but i got a 6200 on low settings.
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alright so now i am starting to get excited as my new computer components start to roll in.
i only have a few more things to get and then the fun of building begins. for my next question...
i was wondering if anyone could recommend a wireless keyboard and mouse. a wired keyboard would be an
option but i would need a long cord (i will be hooking this up to my tv and "working" comfortably from my couch).
the cord would probably have to be around 8 feet, so that may not be an option.

thanks for the help


A Cheaper alternative would be to purchase extension USB cords, you can get 5 3ft extension cords for less than $15 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816055&cm_re=usb_extension_cable-_-12-816-055-_-Product)

I've only used the microsoft wireless 4000 set up. The keyboard/mouse are both very nice...good quality and the wrist rest is comfortable. I currently have the logitech wave keyboard and really like it. The wire is only about 3ft long, so if you want to play on your couch the extension cords are a must.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=wireless%20keyboard%20and%20mouse%20combo&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=keyboard%20and%20mouse%20combo&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20

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If you don't NEED to go wireless, don't. You are always better off running an ethernet cable if it is at all practical. Your MoBo will have a built in connection for and internet cable.


This. Even with 802.11N, hardwired is still preferable to wireless whenever possible.

And no, you shouldn't need thermal paste; if the CPU comes with a heatsink and fan (and so long as it's not OEM, it should), it will have a layer of thermal paste pre-applied, with a strip of plastic over it. Remove the plastic and attach it and you're golden.
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perfect! thank you for that advice. its sad, but i never even thought of extension usb cords (or even more sad i'll admit i didn't even know they existed).
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[quote Enscheff]If you don't NEED to go wireless, don't. You are always better off running an ethernet cable if it is at all practical. Your MoBo will have a built in connection for and internet cable.[/quote]

Thanks! I didn't know it was built in - like I was saying - I'm a total n00b at this stuff.

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If you have a choice, I would stay away from Dell, but that is just my personal opinion. They are overpriced, usually hard to upgrade (if not impossible), and sometimes you can't even OC your own CPU.

Does that mean I'm screwed since I have a Dell with crap graphics card? :'(
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If you have a choice, I would stay away from Dell, but that is just my personal opinion. They are overpriced, usually hard to upgrade (if not impossible), and sometimes you can't even OC your own CPU.

Does that mean I'm screwed since I have a Dell with crap graphics card? :'(


Not necessarily; if you have a mini/micro or slim tower, yeah. Mid/full tower, not necessarily.
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#696 Aug 06 2010 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there a noticeable difference in performance between a 1G and 2G GPU of the same type?

For instance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150496


and


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476


As far as I can tell the only differences are 1G to 2G and about $110.00.
#697 Aug 06 2010 at 9:40 PM Rating: Good
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Nalamwen wrote:
Is there a noticeable difference in performance between a 1G and 2G GPU of the same type?

For instance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150496


and


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476


As far as I can tell the only differences are 1G to 2G and about $110.00.


The 1 GB should be fine. I mean, if you HAVE the money, then the 2 GB is better, but the speed/bit/transfer rate/etc are all the same.
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#698 Aug 06 2010 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Enscheff wrote:
If you have a choice, I would stay away from Dell, but that is just my personal opinion. They are overpriced, usually hard to upgrade (if not impossible), and sometimes you can't even OC your own CPU.

Does that mean I'm screwed since I have a Dell with crap graphics card? :'(


Not necessarily; if you have a mini/micro or slim tower, yeah. Mid/full tower, not necessarily.

Whew that's good to hear. I'm not sure if I have a mid or full tower, but I opened it up once and it seemed pretty spacious inside (it's a Studio XPS). Unfortunately I could only see one PCI slot so no SLI/CrossFire for me.

Here is what I have in mind for my upgrade:

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121077

Oh btw I have i7 920. Looks okay? I don't care if that will void Dell warranty, I just wanna play FFXIV~~!

Edited, Aug 7th 2010 12:18am by uomaru
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#699 Aug 07 2010 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
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uomaru wrote:
GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121077

Oh btw I have i7 920. Looks okay? I don't care if that will void Dell warranty, I just wanna play FFXIV~~!

Edited, Aug 7th 2010 12:18am by uomaru


Both of those will work nicely, especially with the i7. I have been pushing modular power supplies to save space and for ease of cable management, so that would be my only possibly suggestion. This one here would probably handle your system really well and corsair is one of the best PSU manufactures around:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
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Is this a good choice?

CPU: AMD X6 1055T
GPU: Ati 5850
Ram: 4GB
System: Win 7 Home 64-bit,

or would you change something? Will this play the game well at the highest settings?
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Intel® Core™ i7 930 Quad Core Processor (2.8GHz, 8MB Cache)
6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

Want to know what video card set-up would be best.

Dual 1.8GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 - SLI® Enabled
Dual 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 CrossfireX™ Enabled
The Radeon is only 50$ less then the GTX

Building it from dell.com(Alienware Aurora)
Total price is about 1800$
I could do Intel® Core™ i7 960 Quad Core Processor (3.2GHz, 8MB Cache) for another 350$ but don't think i really need that.

Trying to stay under 2000$ but would go over abit if be best.

Edit: Thought I note that I'll be hooking it up to my Samsung LCD TV which only goes to 720p.
Edit 2: Also think that would be over 5k on low with the beanchmark?
Edited, Aug 7th 2010 11:42am by Zalongamer

Edited, Aug 7th 2010 11:59am by Zalongamer
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