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Need Opinion - 560ti or 560ti 448 core

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I need suggestions on one more thing, so far my super budget gamer look like:

 

Phenom II x4 960t

Asus M5A78L-M

2x2Gb mushkin blackline ddr3 1600

Antec Earthwatts EA-650 650 W PSU

 

Now I'm trying to decide between a 560ti and a 560ti 448. Both are evga cards the 560ti is the standard edition and the 560ti448 is the FTW edition. The 560ti 448 is $47.56 more.

 

Do you tink the performance boost for the 448 core edition as well as the FTW edition card is worth the extra $45?

 

***RESOLVED*** - I went with a Phenom II x4 960t

A friends PSU just fried and took his motherboard with it, now hes going to replace the motherboard, processor, memory, GPU, and PSU.

 

Im working with a budget of $400 for all of the above and it has to be able to do some gaming. Hes wanting this to last for at least three years and be able to play games throughout that lifespan.

 

My question is should i go with a Phenom II X4 955 or a FX-4100?

 

I like a lot of the features of the FX ( high clock speed, large l3 cache, etc) but ive seen a lot of people saying they aren't worth the money.

 

I dont really want to go with an older architecture like the phenom but if i do i can allot approximately $30 more to the video card budget.

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X4. You can rest assured knowing that was a VERY easy answer.

 

Is his case and HDD still good?

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So the higher clock speed and cache dont help out the fx series? What about 3 years down the road do you still think the X4 beats out the FX then?

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<P>I agree with tj, but as for 3 years down the road who knows if amd will start producing any cpu's that will match intel's.However if you get a half way decent gpu he should still have a decent gaming system for a few years anyway.<IMG class=bbc_emoticon alt=:thumbsup: src="http://forums.overclockersclub.com/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup3.gif"> </P>

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Ok Thanks for the input guys, I know right now intel is the way to go but with this type of budget there's simply no way to make go that route.

 

Yah hes had this same case for 8 years and wants to stick with it. Yes the hard drive and optical drive are still good

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How about this then

 

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65875&vpn=ENGTX560Ti448DC2%2F2DIS%2F1280MD5&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1211- GPU 240 bucks (after rebate)

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256071 PSU 60 bucks (after rebate)

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233141 Ram

 

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html Scroll down for a 960T with a free mobo for 100 bucks.

 

I know it is 25 more (plus rebates) more than you wanted to spend, but it would be sooooooo worth it. If that is just not in your budget, just knock the video card down to a basic 560ti and you will be in your budget and will have a very nice system. The catch is you have to be able to get to St. Louis. Other then that, you are sitting pretty.

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That would definitely help getting a free motherboard not to mention i may be able to unlock the 960t to an x6. Any idea how long the deal at microcenter is good for?

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That would definitely help getting a free motherboard not to mention i may be able to unlock the 960t to an x6. Any idea how long the deal at microcenter is good for?

 

Idk. You would have to call. It could end tomorrow, or it could last for a year. It has already gone on for a whole year, so I honestly have no clue.

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Ok thanks for the suggestion, I'll Call microcenter and ask cause my wife is actually going to st louis next week.

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Buy that 960T combo with free motherboard from microcenter which will save you the cost of motherboard.

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I would also tell your friend to go ahead and buy that GPU. It should be able to max out Skyrim since my 560ti can with poor frame rates.

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