Hows this build?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by braaains, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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  2. Mince

    Mince Never Dice, Always Mince!

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    You know what looks really good now are AMD Athlon II X4 chips. Quad-core power at half the price of Phenoms. Starts at $99

    Besides no L3 cache they are essentially the same chips as the Phenoms (also lower TDP; 95w)

    I don't know... 167.00 is a bit much for a Dual-Core Wolf.
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    demonizeZ Junior Member

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  4. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I'm all about Getting the MOBO and Video Card made by the same manufacturer now.
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    PCDEC chapel's Bitch

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    I'll second that. And if you go AMD CPU then you should go AMD(ATI) GFX card.

    The Radeon HD 5850 is really nice and you can afford it if you go with the AMD CPU.
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    Subcidal New Member

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    I got the ATI 4890HD 1gb with my new build. Love it. Its a bit loud, but any GPU with a good heatsink is nowadays =/

    Also a good choice if you dont want to shell out for some of the more top shelf.
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    PCDEC chapel's Bitch

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    Raptors are too expensive. There are other fast options that are much cheaper. Run two normal hard drives RAID 0. Or you can only use some of a larger hard drive to make it faster. I can't find the article but I know there was a guy who made a 7200rpm 1TB drive faster than a raptor by only using the first 300GB of it. I forget exactly how he did it tho.
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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