Building a new machine

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  1. 20Deep

    20Deep You never with Wenger

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    I'm sure you get idiots (like me) posting stupid shit in here all the time ... so go ahead and add me to the list :rofl:

    Looking to build a new machine and really just looking for a good starting point.

    Pretty sure that I want to stick with AMD as I've had that in my past two builds and I've had no problems.

    Looking at this in particular:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    Anyone have any first hand experience with this CPU?

    Any suggestions on a motherboard?

    It also looks like from the benchmarks that the new ATI cards are outperforming the latest nvidia stuff. I was hoping to keep the video card under $200 but if the newer stuff is significantly better, I wouldn't have a problem upping that a bit.

    Other than that I'd really just be needing memory and a new hard drive.

    Are SSDs really worth the increased cost?


    Chime in if you've got knowledge or an opinion :o
     
  2. thekraft

    thekraft New Member

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    Don't know about the 965, but the Phenom x4 have been getting good reviews last I checked. ATI HD 5770 comes to mind as a solid
     
  3. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    The multiplier on them is unlocked already and seen OC speeds up to the 4Ghz mark on some benchmark tests.... thts if you are into that sorta thing. For boards I prefer gigabyte mother boards.
     
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  5. 20Deep

    20Deep You never with Wenger

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    Do you think it's worth the extra $ to go for a 5850?

    Yea looks like the gigabyte boards are generally pretty well renowned.

    Awesome site. Thanks. :cool:
     
  6. thekraft

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    Personally, no, but I can certainly see why you would. If you're a heavy gamer with an affinity for eye candy, you'd get the best card you can afford. Me, I'd dial down all the settings for max fps.
     

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