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  1. #1
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    High End System question

    Hello everyone!

    I was just wondering if the high end system is one that will run at stock (Im not an OC'er) speeds or does the Rampage require those skills to be able to run it stable? I'm looking to buy the equipment as listed but dont really want to get in over my head at this point. This will be my third computer build so I'm not a complete knucklehead when it comes to putting them together, however I am out of the loop since my last build was right before AM2 boards were out.
    Thanks for all your help in advance!

    Grizz

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    Re: High End System question

    Why would you buy high end equipment that is tailored for oc'ing if your not going to OC?

    At stock speeds there's not much of a difference between a solid mid grade mother board and a high end board given the same chip sets and other hardware are used.
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    Re: High End System question

    Well, thats essentially the question I was trying to determine. I want a system that will be able to run current games at solid frame rates while and perhaps allow me to attempt a few measures of OC..but I dont have the skills or money to experiment and lose components. There arent many sites out there that arent tailored to people who don't OC...and this is a site that Ive come to trust.

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    Re: High End System question

    Edit: I guess its time to start learning to OC then..I've just always been too cautious I guess

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    Re: High End System question

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Grizz View Post
    Edit: I guess its time to start learning to OC then..I've just always been too cautious I guess
    you dont have to jump on the high end train as far as i can see IN GAME as long as you have a decent cpu(stock) a decent HDD decent memory and a top of the line video card you can get your frames you so desire. i should know my system cost me $800($1000 after the monitor) and i get solid frames in every well coded games(just so you know there are games like crysis that dont tax your system only because of graphical might but because there codes are so terrible that they eat frame rates infact most MMO's fall in this catagory. You shouldnt break your bank and spend along time learning to overclock just so you can ruin a very new system because it was your first time. I say go with a mid range computer($600-$800) and teach your self on this because youwont lose as much if you leanr on that and fail.

    you will also be very surprised over the ability of a computer around that price i know i was infact my current rig is so good it truely amazes me every day
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    Re: High End System question

    Quote Originally Posted by Vear Heart View Post
    my current rig is so good it truely amazes me every day
    Vear Heart, what would you recommend then? The mid range that the leaderboard has here?

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    Re: High End System question

    the one we have here is very good
    if you can go with a Q6600 and a ASUS motherboard so you can overclock easily

    other then drop tyhe sound card and go with atleast a 650w PSU maybe even more if you wanna upgrade later
    "Remember, as you walk by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so shall you be, Remember this and follow me."

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    Re: High End System question

    Thank you Vear Heart! I will look into that then. Anyone else have recommendations for me to game on and learn to OC?

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    Re: High End System question

    Hmmm perhaps this should be moved over to a mid range question instead of High end now

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    Re: High End System question

    The system in my sig is the first pc I haven't built, and so far after 3 months it has yet to reboot or bsod. 100% stability although I no longer overclock it plays any game out there with all the extras set to very high quality. Most games I play at 1680 x 1050 with 16x antisoptric filtering and 16XQuality AA.

    It wasnt expensive, think I paid about $1300. (doesnt include my 22" lcd)

    I bought the pc from Newegg and have a thread here "Good buy or not?"

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227070

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    Re: High End System question

    CPU- Intel E8600 $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

    Mobo- Gigabyte x48 $225
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128336

    Ram- G.Skill 4GB $73
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

    GFX- ATI 4870 $260
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129113

    HDD- Seagate Barracuda 500GB $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288

    Case- Antec 1200 $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043

    PSU- PC Power and Cooling 750W $155
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009

    Total $1158

    You could even cut that down appx. $100 if you decided to go with a 4850. That motherboard overclocks very well, and the processor allows for a large OC'ing margin. It can pass 4.0GHz easily. Have fun

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