1. Post #41
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    Reg you don't need to waste $3k on a computer, when for $1.5k you can max out any game, and I do mean any.

    Buy 2 computers for $1.5k and have a mini-lan or use one as a server.

  2. Post #42
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    Also look at this

    What does it mean exactly? Is the 5970 THAT better?

  3. Post #43
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    i think you are a troll
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  4. Post #44
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    i think you are a troll
    So do I, no one would waste that much money.

  5. Post #45
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    Radeon 5970 is much better than Nvidia 480 or 470, and if you really want PhysX, you can buy a 5970 and a little GeForce 9800GT with. Yes, Nvidia had diseable PhysX for anyone who have an ATI card, but there is a mod for to download.

    Why spending so much on a processor ? If you want Intel, the i7 860 (or i7 920-930, they are exactly the same but only if you want a socket 1366) is okay. AMD is great too for gaming PC, with Phenom II X4 965.

    For the OS, take Windows Seven Familial Edition 64bits OEM, Ultimate and Pro are useless for you.
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  6. Post #46
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    Why an i7? An i5 would do you just fine.
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  7. Post #47
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    So do I, no one would waste that much money.
    The top of the line Apple computers run for that price. If he's grown up in a Mac-using family, he could be familiar with those prices, thinking you'd have to pay that much for a certain performance.
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  8. Post #48
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    i7 860 is kinda better than i5 750 for performances for this budget.

    Holy shit I didn't see the double PSU. What the fuck
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  9. Post #49
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    It looks like that because it requires water cooling to cool it. Do you know anything about computers, or did you just rush in here to post shit because of the pricetag?
    I rushed in here because of the pricetag
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  10. Post #50
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    i7 860 is kinda better than i5 750 for performances for this budget.
    How? The only difference is hyperthreading and a slightly higher clock.

  11. Post #51
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    I rushed in here because of the pricetag
       So did I    :ninja:
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  12. Post #52
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    How? The only difference is hyperthreading and a slightly higher clock.
    I think it's better for him to buy this thing than a huge i7 975 EE, which could be very "useless" for his use. But after he can buy others processors for less expensive, of course.

  13. Post #53
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    Holy shit I didn't see the double PSU. What the fuck
    I thought I was the only one that had noticed that. Seriously, what the shit.

  14. Post #54
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    i'll make a build for you 200 dollars cheaper if you send me 100 bucks
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  15. Post #55
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    Don't listen to what people say about nvidia. If you need cuda, get nvidia.
    More and more 3d apps start using cuda, and the new nvidia series are like consumer workstation cards, so if you do 3d, that's what you get, a nvidia.
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  16. Post #56
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    Hydro copper?
    You were planning on using a GFX card set up for watercooling and NOT watercool it?

    Or did I miss something?

  17. Post #57
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    Hydro copper?
    You were planning on using a GFX card set up for watercooling and NOT watercool it?

    Or did I miss something?
    You didn't miss anything. OP is just an idiot.

  18. Post #58
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    Don't listen to what people say about nvidia. If you need cuda, get nvidia.
    More and more 3d apps start using cuda, and the new nvidia series are like consumer workstation cards, so if you do 3d, that's what you get, a nvidia.
    if you really want PhysX, you can buy a 5970 and a little GeForce 9800GT with. Yes, Nvidia had diseable PhysX for anyone who have an ATI card, but there is a mod for to download.

  19. Post #59
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    Hydro copper?
    You were planning on using a GFX card set up for watercooling and NOT watercool it?

    Or did I miss something?
    No that's about the jist of it.

  20. Post #60
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    I wasn't talking about physx junk, I was talking about cuda.
    You can't use a nvidia card only for cuda and an ati for all other stuff. And even if you could, you would need a powerful nvidia for cuda stuff.

  21. Post #61
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    Could anyone here help me rebuild this from 0, via pm or chat, to reach a reasonable price and performance. I myself can't see what's best or what's worst (as you noticed) so I'd need advice from someone more advanced than me.

  22. Post #62
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    Don't expect it to run everything on high, you could probably play all new games on low with a decent fps.
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  23. Post #63
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    Don't expect it to run everything on high, you could probably play all new games on low with a decent fps.
    :downsbravo:
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  24. Post #64
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    I wasn't talking about physx junk, I was talking about cuda.
    You can't use a nvidia card only for cuda and an ati for all other stuff. And even if you could, you would need a powerful nvidia for cuda stuff.
    Or, he could use ATI Stream. Or, instead of being an idiot and sticking to one side, work with OpenCL, which works on both.

  25. Post #65
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    Man you should take some sweet pics of your rig when you get it all done, so we can see how she turns out.. /sarcasm

  26. Post #66
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    Just tell us what your budget is, what you plan to use the computer for, and anything you can keep from the old computer.
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  27. Post #67
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    Never heard about Nvidia CUDA. What is that?

  28. Post #68
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    Or, he could use ATI Stream. Or, instead of being an idiot and sticking to one side, work with OpenCL, which works on both.
    Too bad the renderer I use works on CUDA only. And so do quite some other stuff that were meant to be used in studios where people don't use ati

  29. Post #69
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    :downsbravo:
    :kiddo:

  30. Post #70
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    Sir, you pay 4x the price it would cost. (At least for me)

    Edited:

    You can get a pc on which you can max out any game for 500 €
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  31. Post #71
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    Its a gaming build you only need an i5 750 or an i7 920 at the most.

  32. Post #72
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    You can get a pc on which you can max out any game for 500
    Please, go on

    Edited:

    Its a gaming build you only need an i5 750 or an i7 920 at the most.
    Not game only build, if you read the op

  33. Post #73
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    why would you use liquid only on the video card

  34. Post #74
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    Please, go on
    Buy at a wholesaler, or a wholesaler-reseller.

  35. Post #75
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    Just tell us what your budget is, what you plan to use the computer for, and anything you can keep from the old computer.
    my budget can be 0 to 3000 $, but the lower it is the better, since I'm not so rich. And if I can get a decent rig that can run every game with good performance, I'll be happy. An i5 would be okay, yes, and for the video card I'd like to have nVidia. I could couple two GTX 470 in sli (that would double their power right?) and get some good performance.. what do you think?
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  36. Post #76
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    Please, go on

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    Not game only build, if you read the op
    Where does it say anything about what the pc is going to be used form? It isnt in the OP.
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  37. Post #77
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    U dont need such a huge CPU ffs
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  38. Post #78
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    my budget can be 0 to 3000 $, but the lower it is the better, since I'm not so rich. And if I can get a decent rig that can run every game with good performance, I'll be happy. An i5 would be okay, yes, and for the video card I'd like to have nVidia. I could couple two GTX 470 in sli (that would double their power right?) and get some good performance.. what do you think?
    trolololo no nvidia, go ati or die
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  39. Post #79
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    Its a gaming build you only need an i5 750 or an i7 920 at the most.

    He only needs a i5....i7 support hyper threading, which for gaming you don't need.

    Just buy a i5-750 and OC to 4.0ghz

    Thats what i did.

  40. Post #80
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    U dont need such a huge CPU ffs
    Maybe for rendering.