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Windows 7: New Gaming PC Suggestions?

17 Jul 2010   #31
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

if i were you i would go amd if you want two 5970's tailor made for each other intel i would go with gtx 480 because intel has had a good configuration working with nvidia


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17 Jul 2010   #32
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@hawking90 LOL eatting up energy like a Fat dude eatting mcdonalds well put and very true seems like radeon is using green power saver to give performance without draining your psu and cpu by drawing to much to just play a game
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17 Jul 2010   #33
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
if i were you i would go amd if you want two 5970's tailor made for each other intel i would go with gtx 480 because intel has had a good configuration working with nvidia
Please, stop spreading the false statements. None of what you just said was accurate.
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17 Jul 2010   #34
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Larsa View Post
My dilemma is with the graphics card. I read that the HD Radeon 5970s were good, and I'm considering having two of them.
Don't. They scale very badly, and Tri/Quadfire+eyefinity does not work very well at all.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Larsa View Post
Just to clarify I will be getting liquid cooling.
If you don't mind losing the Eyefinity option and have the PSU to back it up, then x2 480 SLI will handle the vast majority of titles with extreme ease.

Liquid cooling eliminates the heat/noise issue - the only major downside to 480 SLI is the massive power draw (hence the reason you'll need a good PSU).



The 5970 is a good card, but outside of benching, quadfiring a pair if them is a waste.

A 5970 + 5850/5870 Tri-fire setup would be a better option for single screen gaming goodness.

Alternatively, two/three 5870 E6 2GB is also another option. (the extra VRAM is very beneficial if you are planning on going Eyefinity)
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18 Jul 2010   #35
kellymac35

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

5k you can build a kick.... gaming rig. But just remember no matter how you go in a couple month time there will be something that seems better. Maybe it's just me, my mother in law made a comment to my wife some 20 years ago she said I am never satified. It took me a while to relies but man was she right.
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18 Jul 2010   #36
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kellymac35 View Post
5k you can build a kick.... gaming rig. But just remember no matter how you go in a couple month time there will be something that seems better. Maybe it's just me, my mother in law made a comment to my wife some 20 years ago she said I am never satified. It took me a while to relies but man was she right.
Amen Brother
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18 Jul 2010   #37
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kellymac35 View Post
5k you can build a kick.... gaming rig. But just remember no matter how you go in a couple month time there will be something that seems better.
Technically speaking, it's already superseded - but that's the 'beauty' of technology, there is always something better around the corner.

It's the old catch 22 - buy now, be out of date. Keep waiting for the next big thing and you'll never buy anything

Although whatever setup the OP chooses to go with should realistically see him at the pointy end of gaming / desktop usage for another good 2-3 years.


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Maybe it's just me, my mother in law made a comment to my wife some 20 years ago she said I am never satisfied. It took me a while to relies but man was she right.
Satisfied? I've heard of it - but I'm still not quite sure what it feels like
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18 Jul 2010   #38
StoneHeart

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Hey Larsa, i you're willing to go over budget you can have one of the ultimate rigs possible.


Here's my ideal spec:Tell me what you think.
P.S. you can think up everything else you need.
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18 Jul 2010   #39
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Don't. They scale very badly, and Tri/Quadfire+eyefinity does not work very well at all.
That depends on the game though.
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20 Jul 2010   #40
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Larsa View Post
I'm planning on building a new gaming pc this September and am wanting to make it as good as I possibly can. I have $5k saved up for it. I'm considering getting the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33 GHz CPU and 6gigs of DDR3 RAM at 1800ghz. My dilemma is with the graphics card. I read that the HD Radeon 5970s were good, and I'm considering having two of them.

Would this setup work, or are there some problems? I want to play current and near-future titles on max settings as smoothly as possible. If you have any recommendations for alternative graphic cards that would be great too (or a different CPU if the one listed will cause problems.) Thanks in advance.
With that budget your entitled to a bragging rights PC.
Go for it if that is what you want.
I'll try to find time in my busy schedule to build and test it for you, just send me all the parts

The HD Radeon 5970 is a good choice.

As noted here and on many reputable benchmark sites, Ati/Nvidia work perfectly well with AMD/Intel, in any combination.
Have read the Intel-ATI combination is sweet

As mentioned, anything from an i7 930 and up will run anything you want very well, and you'll likely not notice much of a difference between any one of these and the i7-980X.

Get a nice SSD and the best quality PSU you can find.

You might consider to hold back 20% of that for the gotta have upgrade that you will run into in the next six months.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I would just like to add whatever way you decide to go, don't forget to buy a quality power supply.
Check the motherboard manufacturers recommended Ram if available to avoid any problems with temperamental ram/mb combination.
I'm going to be building a new system soon and am looking at the i7 920 or 930 the x58 chipset and hopefully Mushkin Ram, probably a couple of GTX460's a 800w modular PUS, a full tower with cutouts for CPU changing without having to remove the MB and good cable management the largest SSD available and a 1 or 1.5 terabyte internal drive with the blu ray optical I already have. And either stick with the H50 CPU water cooler or The Ultra chillTec. But then I'm not planning on spending 5k for a system I just don't see any need for it for what I use my system for. My 2cents worth. Fabe
That sounds like one heck of a nice system, go with the i7 930 it's replacing the 920.
Good call on the SSD, IMHO it's the most noticeable performance upgrade you can do right now.
Get one big enough to put your OS and most of your programs, mines 40GB and using 16GB, the rest of my data is on a HDD. No need to store music, videos, pictures and any other files on a SSD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

Although whatever setup the OP chooses to go with should realistically see him at the pointy end of gaming / desktop usage for another good 2-3 years.
Hopefully, but there's always something...


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StoneHeart View Post
Hey Larsa, i you're willing to go over budget you can have one of the ultimate rigs possible.

Here's my ideal spec:

...

Tell me what you think.
P.S. you can think up everything else you need.
WOW , that's definitely an ultimate machine
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