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the best value board weve seen to date is the £120 Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB 3, meaning that the X6 1090T BE option costs £40 more than the i7-860 and is less versatile.
We’ve stuck with our recommendation of a GeForce GTS 250 card
We played with the idea of using the reference CPU cooler for this system to leave us room for a HD 5750 or possibly HD 5770,
Originally Posted by fingerbob69With comments such as this:
As we wanted this system to be under a grand, and with the HD 5850 usurped by the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB as the best upper-mid-range graphics card, that's what we've opted for.
Can someone from B-tech confirm that this is because of the 5850's price v the 460 as opposed to actual performance?
Originally Posted by meandmymouthFolding rig??
Finally, the Folding Rig has been left off this month's guide as there's a new GPU client out that supports the Fermi-based cards. We'll be looking into the relative merits of various cards in a forthcoming article, but it's early days and we're not in a position to make recommendations at this moment. Stay tuned!
Originally Posted by crazyceo"weâll save the Blu-ray drive for our Home Theatre PC"
You big tease! Will we be expecting a HTPC guide again anytime soon?
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Originally Posted by wuyanxuvery nice guide, love the "New this month" parts.
hum? you are using 5770 :)
Originally Posted by Paradigm ShifterError: first page - the Palit Sonic you linked to on Scan is not the massively overclocked Sonic Platinum. The Sonic has a 25MHz overclock, which is less than the 715MHz on the £187 Gigabyte card. :)
Originally Posted by brave758What issues with the gigabyte UD3R board ?????
Originally Posted by ClaaveWe meant our actual HTPCs at home, rather than a bit-tech recommended system! There's no specific plans for a HTPC building article, apart from an entry on our ever-longer to-do list. [sighs]
One important conclusion to take away though is that you don't need a 6-core CPU. They do nothing for your games, so unless you already find a quad-core slow in other applications or your day-to-day PC use, don't upgrade for this reason.
While wed all like to have a i7-980X in our PC, the extra four cores over the i7-930 only help in certain applications
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