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Old 12th Apr 2011, 09:57   #1
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Question What do you think of this Gaming Rig

I am looking to spend about 900 - 1200 on a gaming rig, I know its a lot to ask but can you give me a idea of the components i should be looking at? Phenom II x6 or i5 (sandybridge) nividia 580 vs ati 6970 . What am i looking at for the price? Will it be able to run the latest games at a reasonable fps or will it crumble at the sight of Crysis 2 ? Would be great if someone could give me a list of components to use. Thanks.
Oh I'm using a 1920x1080 Resolution monitor if that helps!
Edit : Is the new AMD Bulldozer processors worth waiting for or is Intel the way to go?
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 10:07   #2
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For starters remove the link.. Then re ask your question :-) no competitor links allowed

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Old 12th Apr 2011, 10:10   #3
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I'm sure you can find a gaming rig at www.overclockers.co.uk that is comparable if not better for the same or less cost

Ahh the internet, where men are men, women are men, and little girls are undercover detectives... (and forum admins steal your PC spec )
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 10:32   #4
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I'd remove the link mate, no competitors on here.

Also for that budget I'd go with sandybridge over phenom. Take a look at the i5 2500k, seems to be the best gaming CPU for your money.
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 10:38   #5
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Persnally im waiting for Bulldozer. but if you really need a computer now it has to be sandybridge i5. the wait for bulldozer is a long one, but im hoping it will be worth the wait
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 10:53   #6
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Thanks for that, didn't think of the link :P
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 11:10   #7
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Theres also new intel processors due q3 or q4, cant remember of the top of my head but i think theyre x78 platform theyre gonna eat everything...

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Old 12th Apr 2011, 11:36   #8
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 12:43   #9
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Theres also new intel processors due q3 or q4, cant remember of the top of my head but i think theyre x78 platform theyre gonna eat everything...
The X79 chipset (socket 2011) is supposed to be Q4. But i recon it'll be next year until we see anything.
OP, go with an i5-2500K build!

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Old 12th Apr 2011, 13:01   #10
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Theres also new intel processors due q3 or q4, cant remember of the top of my head but i think theyre x78 platform theyre gonna eat everything...
If you mean IvyBridge, I think it will be near SB performance (same socket) but will be less nm, so probably less temperatures and so on. Which will probably mean more overclocking. I could be wrong though!

EDIT: ok you don't mean IB, in that caseas said above OP should go for SB it will last very long.
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Old 12th Apr 2011, 13:28   #11
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cool thanks guys, so I think ill go off the high end section in http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18060182
thanks 95thrifles
and then upgrade too sli when needed
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