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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by miketoriant, May 4, 2010.

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  1. miketoriant

    miketoriant Thread Starter

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    hi dudes and dudettes.

    I've bought a gigabyte 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318&Tpk=radeon hd 5850

    and an ocz modxstream 700w psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018&Tpk=ocz modxstream 700w

    plz tell me which+how much ram, processor and motherboard will work well with these 2, i will be gaming at 1680x1050 and looking to max many games o.o

    Tell me a good combo :p my budget for the ram processor and motherboard: around £400

    ps: plz tell me if my psu is good enough/stable for what im trying to do (possibly i7 processor ect.)

    ty bb
     
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    RAM: if you're okay with waiting a while: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-041-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1517 if not, just spend some extra for: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-203-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1517 (same performance, somewhat probably even the same exact memory with different brand and heatsinks)
    Mobo: I'd personally get this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-256-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1693
    CPU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-299-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1672

    The PSU is very much okay, quality is a bit so-so, but it's better than average and definitely plenty of power for this setup.
     
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    thanks for the quick reply :D the first ram looks really nice, will get that ;) motherboard also looks good for that price, Is it an x58? I don't know what x58 means but i think they're knew or something. plz correct me. processor: i've been advised to get a phenom II x4 760 black edition since i have an ati graphics card, will an amd/ati setup work better than an intel/ati setup?
     
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    It's not X58, it's the even newer P55. Cheaper and almost as fast (you can't fit X58 mobo and good RAM for it in your budget).

    Phenom II x4 760 (wait what, doesn't exist! Phenom II 965, maybe? Still worse a choice than i5 750) is slower than i5 750, no matter what graphics card you pair it with. Intel/Ati will not conflict in any way, unlike nVidia and AMD/Ati could, maybe.
    If you want to go AMD, you would probably want one of the new 6-core CPUs: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/search_results.php?sortby=&groupid=701&search=phenomx6

    And pair it with either of these: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-278-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1782 or http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-251-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1782
     
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    k thanx and i meant 965 not 760 ;P if i can put in some more money for an i7 920 or 930 do you think it will be worth it over the i5 750? and to conclude plz recommend me a good cpu heatsink/fan under £40 for i7/i5.
    thank you :)
     
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    You can't put only more money on the i7 920/930, as you'll need a more expensive X58 motherboard and a tri-channel memory kit.
    Cheapest I would think of using is this:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-235-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1692
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-283-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1272
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-205-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1389
    Over £450, plus cooler.
    If you want performance, Mugen2 is a decent choice: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158603
    If you want a quiet and operable cooler, either of these: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176158 or http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176157
     
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