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Old 05-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default New build

rate it. make it better/ cheaper

cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851

ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128443

monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112018

case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147090

psu + gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.389788

hard drive seagate 1tb 7200rpm $55

optical drives (x2): free

total with rebates and shipping apprx $855
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: New build

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but for that price it's possible a core i5 build would provide better performance than a phenom x6 even, unless you're planning on doing ATI crossfire later on. Also the psu is a little iffy (OCZ is a hit and miss brand). Look for a better reputed brand like corsair, antec or thermaltake, such as this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: New build

build is for a friend

from the ratings the psu looks just fine. But the one posted ^ seems to come with a great combo with some ddr3 ram. Thanks.

Im thinking more of x6 because both are apprx. the same price and almost the same performace.

In the future the additional two cores may be handy. And its just kick ass to say you have an x6.

Going specifically amd because amd motherboards are cheaper and the am2/am3 compatibility allows for future upgrade on cpu if needed.

If the i5 is SIGNIFICANTLY more impressive in gaming (mostly SC II and other modern games), I might reconsider.

any more suggestions?
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Default Re: New build

Marshillboy is correct. An Intel Core i5 is faster than the Phenom 1055T in most gaming benchmarks. Even the Phenom X4 965 beats the 1055T quite easily.

Other than that, the build looks good.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
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how about the 1090t? How does that compare to the i5 or phenom II series?
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The 1090T performs on par with the 965. Have a look: AMD's Six-Core Phenom II X6 1090T & 1055T Reviewed
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:13 PM   #7
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Default Re: New build

then a question:

if this build is meant to be $800-$1000 and used for web browsing and heavy gaming and to last for 5-10 years of intensive to general use, would you buy the 1090t, the phenom 965, the 1055t, or and i5.

Most importantly, what will give you best long term performance for investment.

If there is nothing else wrong, most likely other parts will be purchased.

Any more suggestions?
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:20 PM   #8
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Default Re: New build

my friend has about an extra $100 to upgrade

should he get a new gpu from 5770 to 58xx

or a new cpu from 1055t to the 1090t

or are neither worth the extra $100
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my friend has about an extra $100 to upgrade

should he get a new gpu from 5770 to 58xx

or a new cpu from 1055t to the 1090t

or are neither worth the extra $100
5850 for sure.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:05 PM   #10
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do you think the 1055t may bottleneck the 5850?
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