1. Post #41
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    The i3 20% faster.

  2. Post #42

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    Sorry, my the computer I'm on at the moment sucks ass and these snow flakes don't help my performance.

    Also, that's great! This build shall do you fine, but if you have any doubts you can still go over to overclock.net

    Bye!
    Thanks for the help, and yeah get some sleep it's 1:13 AM central.

    And the only change i'll make to that build then is swapping that HDD for a seagate equivalent. My Seagate I got back in 2005 or so is still kicking, even after formatting and partitioning the living crap out of it. Still works like new.

  3. Post #43
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    Thanks for the help, and yeah get some sleep it's 1:13 AM central.

    And the only change i'll make to that build then is swapping that HDD for a seagate equivalent. My Seagate I got back in 2005 or so is still kicking, even after formatting and partitioning the living crap out of it. Still works like new.
    My seagate from 2000 is still kicking, seagate are reliable as
    Bah 1:13 am
    Its 7:16 here, 24 hours stright.

  4. Post #44

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    Seriously thanks for your help guys.

    Although, the Nvidia fanboy in me is still kicking... Should I really get the ATI or will I do better with a Nvidia of equal price..?

  5. Post #45
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    Seriously thanks for your help guys.

    Although, the Nvidia fanboy in me is still kicking... Should I really get the ATI or will I do better with a Nvidia of equal price..?
    Emm leme check.

  6. Post #46

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    According to Tom's Hardware, the difference between the 6850 and 550ti is noticable in favor of the 6850.

    I'm going to go with the 6850. Apparantly the GTX 550 ti is 30% slower.

    It's funny. At first I was going Nvidia and AMD and now i'm doing pretty much the exact opposite.

    Thanks for the help guys!

  7. Post #47
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125401
    You COULD get a 660ti if you go with my PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016
    But to get it would be a 40 buck rebate, so you would need to have 40 bucks and then you can get em back.

  8. Post #48

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125401
    You COULD get a 660ti if you go with my PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016
    But to get it would be a 40 buck rebate, so you would need to have 40 bucks and then you can get em back.
    That, sadly, would not work. 6850 it is! I can always buy a better Gfx card at a later date anyways. This build is sort of future-proof for the time being anyways, seeing as, apparantly, there's a clear path straight all the way up to i7, as well as PCI-e probably not going out of style for quite some time yet.

  9. Post #49
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    You sure? It would be better by alot.
    Can't your mom or dad loan you 40 bucks?

  10. Post #50

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    You sure? It would be better by alot.
    Can't your mom or dad loan you 40 bucks?
    I'll run it by them tomorrow. Otherwise i'll have to go with the Radeon.

    Also, is there any difference between 20+4 pin and 24 pin for mobo power connectors?

  11. Post #51
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...-10-difference
    The difference is 24pin is one connector whereas 20+4 means a 24pin connector but the last 4 pins detach. This way the 20 pin connector can be used on a motherboard with 20 pins. (And the last 4 are just unused)
    Google is your friend :P

  12. Post #52

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...-10-difference
    The difference is 24pin is one connector whereas 20+4 means a 24pin connector but the last 4 pins detach. This way the 20 pin connector can be used on a motherboard with 20 pins. (And the last 4 are just unused)
    Google is your friend :P
    That is pretty helpful to know. Gonna have to run this poor old Alienware case through a lot of air cleaner and vaccuming though. It's been sitting in the attic for QUITE a while. It's from like, 1997..

  13. Post #53
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    Better than paying for a new case IMO

  14. Post #54
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    March 2010
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

    Another HDD you might want to take a look at.
    It is one of the best mechanical HDD-s and you willl also get a free case!
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  15. Post #55
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    Dude, seriously, did you read the ENTIRE post. We had to cram shit in. There is no way in HELL he can afford that.

  16. Post #56

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    Dude, seriously, did you read the ENTIRE post. We had to cram shit in. There is no way in HELL he can afford that.
    This.

    Also, I need to cut cost even more...

    My dad wasn't too happy about the $50 thing.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182076 Is this an IED or a PSU?

    How about this nice cooler master instead?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171031

  17. Post #57
    sunny946's Avatar
    July 2010
    308 Posts
    FUCK NO GOD NO.
    Those are IED's.

  18. Post #58

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    FUCK NO GOD NO.
    Those are IED's.
    Even the CoolerMaster? I thought those were supposed to be decent.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151094

  19. Post #59
    Kaarristu's Avatar
    June 2011
    357 Posts
    Even the CoolerMaster? I thought those were supposed to be decent.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151094
    So now you can't afford it? That PSU (Seasonic) is good but the antec neo eco 620w is the same price >_>

    I guess it's time for you to go to overclock.net!

  20. Post #60

    June 2009
    1,685 Posts
    So now you can't afford it? That PSU (Seasonic) is good but the antec neo eco 620w is the same price >_>

    I guess it's time for you to go to overclock.net!
    Yeah.

    edit: I'll still keep the current build saved and try to talk more about it with my dad, but as of right now I'll HAVE to go lower on the PSU and buy the cooler master.

  21. Post #61
    altern's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,152 Posts
    i3 would win. You can also save some money by getting Win 7 from here for free. They're official direct download links, so not illegal and it works fine. http://techpp.com/2009/11/11/downloa...ownload-links/

  22. Post #62
    Juggernog's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,677 Posts
    So if an i3 and Bulldozer went against eachother with the exact same comptuers behind them in running BF3, who would get higher FPS?
    The i3, by a fair margin. the Bulldozer was... not so good.

    Also if you really needed budget decrease you could swap the 6850 out fora 6770, but it seems budget is no longer an issue.