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Offline Hai iRnewHERE

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Built me a BF3 PC (OC'ing pg 4&5)
« on: 11:34 PM - 08/29/11 »
Antec 900 case
Antec 650W PSU
8GB Kingston HyperX 1600 DDR3 8GB G.Skill Sniper [email protected] DDR3
5.1 Speaker system
G500 Mouse
WD Caviar Black 750GB
XFX HD6870 1GB
Samsung Optical    ASUS Optical
AMD PhenomII X6 1090T Black Edition    Intel Core i5 2500k
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+  GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler


Final price $633.  $666.76 HAH!  Scored a deal on the 2500k. (thanks again, slickdeals) Added a CPU cooler since there is no point in getting a k series without OCing.

The final pieces are on their way (mobo, cpu, optical and cooler)  WEWWWWWWWWWETTT!














« Last Edit: 01:42 AM - 10/18/11 by Hai iRnewHERE »

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Re: Build me a PC
« Reply #2 on: 09:24 AM - 08/30/11 »
Need a DVD drive, HDD and monitor.

Found my GPU.   XFX HD6870 1GB for $155



Looking at this monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050

Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136794


Basically I'm having a hard time going with intel.  I want the i5 2500k but I doubt I'll need that kind of juice.  I can pick up a PhenomII 965 black & mobo for that price. 
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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #3 on: 11:04 PM - 08/30/11 »
Updated first post/thread title.  I'm ready for BF3.

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #4 on: 11:21 PM - 08/30/11 »
Cool build. Can you run sli with that 650w? I bought the same card from newegg and although I'm happy with the performance, I have a feeling I'll be sli'ing it soon just for bf3.
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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #5 on: 11:38 PM - 08/30/11 »
2500k is $50 more than the 1090t but the performance per dollar is better right?

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #6 on: 11:51 PM - 08/30/11 »
Doubt the 650w could handle dual 6870's but 1 will be plenty for now. 


$50 more for something I don't need. While the game will load faster with the i5, in-game performance between the two will more than likely be undetectable

Also, an intel mobo with the features I want would cost more as well.

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #7 on: 01:13 AM - 08/31/11 »
I would invest in a Benq XL2410T, I know it would add an extra couple hundred dollars on your build but seriously. Imagine zipping about in a jet on a 120Hz monitor!! ::)
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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #8 on: 05:15 PM - 08/31/11 »
Haha, would be nice for sure but out of my range.

I'm just going to keep an eye on slickdeals.net for the next epic monitor deal.

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #9 on: 06:43 PM - 08/31/11 »
Nah the 650W PSU will only be able to handle one 6870. I'll always opt for a better single card than two average graphics cards, but having said that, the 6870 on its own is a very good performer for its price. I've been reading up on the 6850 and it seems @#$% good value for the performance too (i've only got a 600W PSU myself, so its the best option I got for upgrading my GPU from my trusty 8800GTS)

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #10 on: 07:43 PM - 08/31/11 »
glad to see you'll be able to join on the PC BF3!

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #11 on: 08:42 PM - 08/31/11 »
Nah the 650W PSU will only be able to handle one 6870. I'll always opt for a better single card than two average graphics cards, but having said that, the 6870 on its own is a very good performer for its price. I've been reading up on the 6850 and it seems @#$% good value for the performance too (i've only got a 600W PSU myself, so its the best option I got for upgrading my GPU from my trusty 8800GTS)

what version was your 8800gts? the old 320 and 640, or the newer 512mb one that was basically 9800gtx...
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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #12 on: 01:53 PM - 09/01/11 »
Hai iRnewHERE save some money on the cpu as bulldozer will be out sep/oct and this will cause the current cpu's to go down and be replaced with the same pricepoints but on bulldozer.  Just get yourself a nice cheap 640 or something til then.  Bulldozer will be out before BF3 ;)

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC
« Reply #13 on: 10:02 PM - 09/01/11 »
I was thinking of waiting for bulldozer just so the price would drop on the PhenomII's, lol.

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Re: UPDATED Built me a BF3 PC *FINAL!*
« Reply #14 on: 02:33 AM - 10/03/11 »
It is done.  Can't wait for it to get hereeeeeeeeeeee!


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