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Old 01-31-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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hey guys, first time on the forum. currently have a laptop dual booting win7 and ubuntu. these are the parts:

- intel i5 750 processor (newegg)
-4gb RAM ddr3 [brand not determined, maybe 6gb?] (newegg)
-MSI P55M-GD45 Motherboard (newegg)
-Corsair 550W Modular PSU (newegg)
-Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 (bestbuy)
-EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 896MB (newegg)
-Xoxide X-Purity EXE Edition Case [subject to change] (xoxide)

thoughts, comments? think i will have good computing power and good enough graphics to play games like crysis and mirrors edge with physx on? found online deals on any of these parts? anything can be cut back without loosing performance? change some parts up? basically, just tell me what you are thinking.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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could you please post links? i'd recommend changing that GTX 260 to an ATI 5770, its a tiny bit cheaper and you get DX 11
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he wants phyx i think shozz so unless your geyying window7 stick with the 260 if your getting 7 get the 5770 and get the 260 later for physx.
and i would switch that case for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=beta%20evo
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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he wants phyx i think shozz so unless your geyying window7 stick with the 260 if your getting 7 get the 5770 and get the 260 later for physx.
and i would switch that case for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=beta%20evo
why should he only get the 5770 first if he has windows 7?
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so then you can get modified drivers and get the phyx he wants later down the road
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:56 PM   #6
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Only Windows Se7en supports DX11 without mods right now.

And the GTX260 is incredibly OP for PhysX processing. A GTS250 would be the max recommended. The PPU doesn't take on a lot when it has an entire parallel computing GPU at its fingertips.

Also, 6GB of RAM is unncessary in a 1156 based system that will only be gaming or browsing. Even in 1366 platforms the same applies, but because it is triple channel it comes in kits of 3x1 or 3x2.
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Good RAM for the price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-314-_-Product
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:49 AM   #8
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here are the links

- intel i5 750 processor (newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-215-_-Product

-4gb RAM ddr3 [brand not determined, maybe 6gb?] (newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

-MSI P55M-GD45 Motherboard (newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-246-_-Product

-Antec BP550 Plus 550W (newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016

-Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 (bestbuy)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+...&skuId=8682311

-EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 896MB (newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-434-_-Product

-Xoxide X-Purity EXE Edition Case [subject to change] (xoxide)
http://www.xoxide.com/x-purity-exe-edition.html

keep in mind, im not a total windows guy. ill be dual booting some sort of linux along with win7, so i was leaning towards nvidia because their linux drivers are pre-installed.

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