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building a new pc
#1
so im building a new pc and i have pcsx2 in mind as im building this, but the computer will also be doing some network virtualization too, for learning purposes so it wont be running a virtual network all the time. here is what i got so far.

cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
MoBo: ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme
gpu: 2, Visiontek AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MB

i havent picked out memory yet, and i do plan on overclocking (tho i havent OC'd before, so ill be learning that) and the whole system will be watercooled, motherboard included and hopefully the ram to, if i can find good ram that i can watercool that is compatable. for the HD i will be going with a SSD prob around 500Gigs.

im just looking to get some feed back on the part's or if anyone has suggestions. and on a side note im going with the Danger Den Double Wide Tower for a case, so you know what i have for room to work with Wink

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#2
buying a Phenom II let me guess the local store says this is the best one
well upgrading to a hexa core wont benefit pcsx2 at all
i think it will bottleneck those 2 6950
with 200$ you are going to spend you can buy much better one
BUT if your work require more cores
anyway look at the benchmarks compare prices and performance
http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-CPU-Bench...d-on-FFX-2

and about the RAM pcsx2 isnt RAM dependent just buy a DDR3 RAM and chose the amount that make you comfortable
Edit : about your GPU it is excellent but remember pcsx2 doesn't benefit from crossfire but having a crossfire wont hurt him Wink
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#3
with that much money (surely you have enough if you're planning to xfire, SSD), go for i5 2500K or i7 2600K Smile
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(07-19-2011, 09:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: so im building a new pc and i have pcsx2 in mind as im building this...

Oh, shopping for a good PCSX2 PC? Get a Sandy Bridge.

(07-19-2011, 09:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

Wh-- What are you doing? I said Sandy Bridge.

(07-19-2011, 09:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: gpu: 2, Visiontek AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MB

Well, that's surely powerful. Too bad Crossfire and SLI are irrelevant with PCSX2...

(07-19-2011, 09:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: i havent picked out memory yet, and i do plan on overclocking (tho i havent OC'd before, so ill be learning that)

Sandy Bridge is sooooo easy to OC, will OC much higher, and there's hardly anything to learn. Wink

(07-19-2011, 09:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: and the whole system will be watercooled, motherboard included and hopefully the ram to, if i can find good ram that i can watercool that is compatable.

You don't need water cooling with Sandy Bridge, but having it would surely give you some insane OCing potential. And you really don't need to cool your RAM, since you don't need to OC it if wanting to OC a Sandy Bridge.

(07-19-2011, 09:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: for the HD i will be going with a SSD prob around 500Gigs.

Wow, dude, you got some money to work with! Smile
You really should be targeting the best-of-the-best.
Currently, that is Sandy Bridge (if you couldn't guess). The only thing better, would be the next thing they release.

(07-19-2011, 09:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: im just looking to get some feed back on the part's or if anyone has suggestions. and on a side note im going with the Danger Den Double Wide Tower for a case, so you know what i have for room to work with Wink

Sandy Bridge.... Biggrin
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#5
thats funny, i was looking at the i7 2600K last night. quick question about ram ingeneral, for the i7 2600K it says DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 are Supported. and this motherboard im looking at can support DDR3-2133, DDR3-1800, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333, and DDR3-1066. now if i get DDR3-1800, the cpu will run it as DDR3-1333 right? unless i OC the cpu than it will make the ram run closer to it 1800 setting's? am i right about that, or am i way off and it doesnt work like that at all. thanks for all the tip's guys
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#6
The i5 2500k is the better CPU, really. The differences between the two are:

2600k has 100mhz more base speed - since both are unlocked, makes no difference to the actual speed, which is dictated by headroom
2600k has hyperthreading - minimal speed boost, and you'll most likely disable it to get best overclocking
2600k has 8Mb l2 cache instead of 6Mb - the only real upgrade, and it's not a big one
2600k costs 50% more

Get an i5 2500k and spend the extra money elsewhere (or not at all)
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(07-24-2011, 08:15 PM)guyver8200 Wrote: thats funny, i was looking at the i7 2600K last night. quick question about ram ingeneral, for the i7 2600K it says DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 are Supported. and this motherboard im looking at can support DDR3-2133, DDR3-1800, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333, and DDR3-1066. now if i get DDR3-1800, the cpu will run it as DDR3-1333 right? unless i OC the cpu than it will make the ram run closer to it 1800 setting's? am i right about that, or am i way off and it doesnt work like that at all. thanks for all the tip's guys

when OC a Sandy bridge RAM frequency don't change ( you change the multiplayer not FSB Wink
these frequencies are the one SHOULD run on it nothing big deal any higher frequency will run normally and faster Wink
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#8
560ti beats the 6950 in performance and low power state power use.
better drivers too.
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#9
Hi everyone I am new to the forum, thanks for sharing the information.Smile
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#10
I am from toms hardware a ex veteran any way, the intel i5 2500k is a great choice, though you could get a gerforce 560 or 560ti for about the same price.
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