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yellowboy06

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#1 6 years ago

Hey its me again...(rememberhaha http://forums.filefront.com/tech-discussion/389916-upgrading-pc-help.html)

Well I am building another PC and I just wanted your guys input on stuff, cuz you guys are so helpful. Well here are the pieces I am probably gonna get SO FAR (need monitor, cpu coolor, "extra fans"?, keyboard, etc)

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Most of these pieces are the same as my bros comp he built although some are different, and almost all have great reviews, i'm just curious what you guys think? BTW the MOBO and Case are a bit on the expensive side, do you think it is worth it? Any bad experiences with anything?

Trying to spend max $1700-2000




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#2 6 years ago

7970

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i'd never touch that mobo with a 10ft pole




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#3 6 years ago

kow_ciller;56069527970

kthx

i'd never touch that mobo with a 10ft pole

I don't understand your lexicon




>Omen<

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#4 6 years ago

I have to agree on what Kow said about the MB. In fact I'd steer clear of pretty much ANY Intel MB, esp at $200. They make great CPUs, MBs, not so much.

I'd recommend an alternative MB, but it really depends what features you want. If you just want decent gaming performance you don't need a Z68 chipset for instance, which requires an SSD anyway to get the most out of.

I'm also pondering what display/res you'll be using, because I question whether you'll get any real benefit out of the 3GB VRAM on the GPU.

The 580 is a great GPU, but in that price range the 7970 is a far better deal, IF that is, you are willing to put up with ATI's often inferior software support.

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#5 6 years ago

Well I have been reading about the 7970 and some people say it is WAY better (stock, OC potential, etc). Although some say the drivers suck and nVidia has physx and some other stuff. Which one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=48%7C14-130-751%5E14-130-751-TS%2C14-127-645%5E14-127-645-TS




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#6 6 years ago

7970 stomps all over the 580.

I love it. You know, except for the fact that there are no 32bit drivers yet, and no drivers for vista or xp.




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#7 6 years ago

Just re-iterating what others have said: Nvidia tends to have better driver support, in that they support drivers for a LONG time, and for the most part, you can go to Nvidia's site, download the latest drivers, and be set to go. ATI is a bit more finicky about their drivers, and don't support their drivers like Nvidia does. They also seem to be a bit problematic at times, so you may find yourself installing a couple different driver versions before you get one that actually works. That's what I've seen with my ATI card. That's the drawback to the better price/performance ATI often offers.




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#8 6 years ago

Aight well here is my build any comments?

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#9 6 years ago

Well, the Solano 1000 is not a bad budget tower. I built a friend's PC with one and it's pretty good for the price. They were WAY cheaper than that over the holidays, but oh well. I can tell you how to easily make some dust filters for it though. It was easy for me anyway.

You swapped the PSU for one that's quite lower in quality for roughly the same price, and you're only adding wattage you don't need. Are you planning on SLI eventually, because one 580 would easily be fine on the HX850, even less?

At least you showed a display this time, so I don't have to guess on the res. If you're running 1920x1080, only a couple games will really make use of that 3GB VRAM on the 580.

Still insisting on the Intel MB I see, why, I don't know. MSI is the value leader in quality MBs these days. With Intel you pay a premium and get less of a product than others offer.




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#10 6 years ago

$13 for AS-5? LOL