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What is the best out there?
#1
Ok, I don't want to sound snobby or at all a braggart, but I recently came into quite a pretty penny; what I want to know is(since there are some hardware experts here) what rig should I build? Basically what is the best bang for my buck(graphics card, CPU, memory etc.), and is the best 'rated' hardware always the best actual hardware to get?

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks to the mod/admin that moved this; I was completely ignorant of this forum =)
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(09-02-2010, 02:25 AM)Seizmik Wrote: Ok, I don't want to sound snobby or at all a braggart, but I recently came into quite a pretty penny; what I want to know is(since there are some hardware experts here) what rig should I build? Basically what is the best bang for my buck(graphics card, CPU, memory etc.), and is the best 'rated' hardware always the best actual hardware to get?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT
Thanks to the mod/admin that moved this; I was completely ignorant of this forum =)

desktop or laptop?

if desktop, make your own. some people going with new amd cause its 6 cores and its cheap. others are going for more power with intel. As I'm not much of a desktop user, I can't offer u advice on this.

for laptop... just look at the g73 models and sager.
Windows 7 - Asus G73jh-a1 - 17-720qm @ 1.6 GHz (2.8 GHz)(2.4ghz)(1.73ghz) - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 @ 700/1000 (sometimes oc to 800/1100) - 8 gig ram
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#3
Desktop you'd want i7 920 or above... (980X if you can afford that thing... 999 for a cpu). For graphics card, either a GTX 460, HD 5770 will do if you don't want to spend over 300 on a gpu. GTX 480, HD 5870 is for you if you don't mind spending 400+ on a GPU. And more for SLI/CrossFireX, etc, really up to you. For a single gpu, a 700watts-750watts will do nicely. As for mobo, brand would be ASUS, if you got the money get Rampage III cause its one of the best ASUS LGA 1366 motherboard as it has a lot of overclocking features and tons of sensors, etc. If not, get something like ASUS P6X58D-E (premium is not worth it). It is cheap and does what its supposed to do. In terms of CPU heatsink, if you want to overclock i7s (they easily hit 4Ghz with a decent aftermarket air cooler), then get Noctua NH-D14, or H50/H70 w/ push/pull (google this). Otherwise, just stick with stock heatsink. RAM, get DDR3 1600Mhz(do you really need 2000Mhz? It won't run at that speed till you overclock it a lot anyway). The brand should be Corsair, G.Skill if you want quality, OCZ if you want to save 40-50bucks (not saying they're crappier or what not). The case... well get something like HAF 9xx, Antec 900, really up to you. You'll need at least a midtower case to fit top of the line graphics card though. Heck, if you want to be geeky, get the Antec Skeleton caseSmile
CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8GHz(Everyday)/3.6GHz(Gaming)/4.0GHz(Encoding)
GPU: Geforce GTX 480 @ 850MHz/1001MHz
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What is your budget?
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(09-02-2010, 12:54 PM)ChronicNL Wrote: What is your budget?
He did say, the best rated hardware, let's throw him a i7 980XBlink
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an i7990x is coming i think Wink
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#7
i7 980x, dual 5970, as much ram as you want, some ssd in raid...
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(09-02-2010, 04:38 PM)frosty5689 Wrote:
(09-02-2010, 12:54 PM)ChronicNL Wrote: What is your budget?
He did say, the best rated hardware, let's throw him a i7 980XBlink
I've seen people saying they wanted the best gpu before.
Showed them the GTX480 and they were shocked by the price and turned out to barely be able to afford a 5770.
Hence I ask for a budget.

And Naoan look up benchmarks.
3way GTX480 will severely outperform 2x 5970 and with less microstuttering.
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And consume a jigawatt of electricity... but maybe that's the price of the 'best' one must pay.

If it were me I'd take a single 5970 though. More than enough and with fathomable pow consumption.
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#10
People who spend $1400 on graphics cards tend to not really care about power usage.
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