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Intel Core i7 950 3,06GHz Socket 1366 box

DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL7 or 8 3x2GB, Corsair, OCZ

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

or

Intel Core i5 760 2,8GHz Socket 1156 Box

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 or Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4

DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL7 or 8 2x2GB, Corsair, OCZ

same for both

Noctua NH-D14 Cooler (BIG) or Noctua NH-U12P

nVidia 460 or Ati 5850 or better

Intel SSD or Samsung F3 1 TB as first drive for game and Windows

Windows 7 64-bits Home Premium or better

an DVD burner

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Or an AMD Phenom II X4 965 which performs about the same as the i5 750 but for a lower price...

With Asus Crosshair IV Formula and Corsair Dominator GT 2x2 GB 1600.

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You're getting a new computer because your HD failed? Uh... Yeah.. That is 10% of a computer's cost right there so....

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when a hdd dies... if its an old computer, you've lost you info anyway.. your gonna be replacing hardware anyway. may aswell update your comp.

give us a price range and we can help you more.

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Or an AMD Phenom II X4 965 which performs about the same as the i5 750 but for a lower price...

With Asus Crosshair IV Formula and Corsair Dominator GT 2x2 GB 1600.

DO NOT GET AMD or ATI!!

Intel and Nvidia are the way to go, AMD is getting their heads kicked in by Intel and Nvidia (although some heat and power issues) is better than ATI gear now.

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DO NOT GET AMD or ATI!!

Intel and Nvidia are the way to go, AMD is getting their heads kicked in by Intel and Nvidia (although some heat and power issues) is better than ATI gear now.

Good grief. Nothing wrong with AMD/ATI, at the same price points you wont see any difference.

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Go with a Intel system if you got the money.

I recently built a AMD Phenom II X4 965BE system but that was only because I didn't want to spend too much money. Intel is top of the line and noone can argue bout that. If you want pure performance no matter the cost you go with a intel i7 CPU and a enthusiast grade MB. Only reason to go with AMD is if you're on a budget.

Edit: When it comes to CPUs Intel is simply dominating AMD when it comes to performance.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

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But that performance comes at a cost as well.

A Phenom II 965 performs about the same as an i5 750 but costs a bit less than the intel.

Both of those, whichever you chose, is enough to play this game with good performance right now.

True, if you spend that extra and get an i7 it will perform a bit better but it won't perform as much better as the higher price suggests it should.

Remember that this game only uses 1 core, with some minor use of a second. Benchmarks says nothing since those take advantage of all cores. Relying on passmark is not a good thing if you're gonna buy a cpu that's good for this game.

I'm not saying get this or get that, I just want everyone to know it's not quite as simple as getting the "fastest" cpu.

As an example: In the Passmark list that lure linked to the Phenom X6 1035T performs better than the X4 965 but in this game it won't stand a chance, the X4 will be a lot better.

I wish there were a similar list with tests on how they performe core against core, that would be much more reliable for how they handle BE.

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DO NOT GET AMD or ATI!!

Intel and Nvidia are the way to go, AMD is getting their heads kicked in by Intel and Nvidia (although some heat and power issues) is better than ATI gear now.

The Radeon 6000 series graphic cards (thats 1 full generation ahead of nVidia) are coming out October (mid range)/ November (High end).

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well my AMD X4 955 BE @ 3.8Ghz / ATi 5770 @ 1011/1400mhz gets a steller 2fps less then Bud420's Core i7-920/ GTX260-216 at lan parties in the same room in the same town in the same spot looking at the same thing on the same internet connection.

And my set up costs 280$ less.

280$ for an additional 2fps....diznayum!!11

To be fair though, it does do better then my system on some other games, especially older ones and GTA4.

But that performance comes at a cost as well.

A Phenom II 965 performs about the same as an i5 750 but costs a bit less than the intel.

Both of those, whichever you chose, is enough to play this game with good performance right now.

True, if you spend that extra and get an i7 it will perform a bit better but it won't perform as much better as the higher price suggests it should.

Remember that this game only uses 1 core, with some minor use of a second. Benchmarks says nothing since those take advantage of all cores. Relying on passmark is not a good thing if you're gonna buy a cpu that's good for this game.

I'm not saying get this or get that, I just want everyone to know it's not quite as simple as getting the "fastest" cpu.

As an example: In the Passmark list that lure linked to the Phenom X6 1035T performs better than the X4 965 but in this game it won't stand a chance, the X4 will be a lot better.

I wish there were a similar list with tests on how they performe core against core, that would be much more reliable for how they handle BE.

True on that, next time we're all together (the 420's) at a lan party, ill take the camera and make a ww2ol youtube video showing the performance differences between his i7-920 and my X4 955 overclock, and probably other games in general.

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You know whats strange, my front light changes to 12 different colors, but it seems its always on light blue when ever i take a picture....?

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Thanks for the replies, I have a budget between $1,500-2,000.

My computer was almost 5 years old. I figure it is better to get a new one instead of putting more money into the old one

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Thanks for the replies, I have a budget between $1,500-2,000.

My computer was almost 5 years old. I figure it is better to get a new one instead of putting more money into the old one

oh for 1500~2000$ you can pretty much get the best of everything you want.

are you wanting a new monitor as well? what about a new keyboard or mouse?

but in that budget i'd sure go with a Core i7 series and a good cooler to match it. and a high end 5000 series ATi card or a Geforce 400 series from Nvidia.

here is what i'd look at for a system

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz - 289.99$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665

ASUS Sabertooth X58 - 199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220503

Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 134.99 (X2) (so 12GB total system memory)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194080

ENERMAX MODU87+ EMG900EWT 990W E80+ GOLD 279.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476

Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 -379.99$

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127513

GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 - 349.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 89.99 (might pick up two of those)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181

LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray/DVD/CDBurner 109.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010&Tpk=Corsair%20H50

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series H50 77.99

I highly recommend purchasing one of these,

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9337/bus-199/AeroCool_Touch_2000_Fan_Controller_Touch_Display_Temp_Sensor_-_Black.html?tl=g34c17s286

AeroCool Touch 2000 Fan Controller / Touch Display / Temp Sensor - Black 64.99

I think thats everything, comes out to 1922.99$ so enough left for S/H and it'll equal 2000$ even and be a deluxe computer with everything you want or need and be damn sure to last in the performance area for quite a long time with room to expand in the future, its all the best of the best parts you can pretty much find, and with the hydro cooler you can easily overclock your processor upto the 3.6Ghz range with out a single issue and really f@#king fly through ww2ol, and completely trample any other game at the maximum settings.

The touch sensitive FP LCD screen will monitor your components temperature and fan speeds, adjusting them automatically as needed, and set off a audio alarm if anything reaches a temperature that isn't acceptable, pretty much like buying insurance for your computer, it also makes your computer look ridiculously cool in a "My computer is so bada@# its got a LCD screen in the case itself bada@#" way.

If its to expensive i can adjust it with some cheaper parts and maybe drop some of the parts with the deluxe features, but they are pretty sweet. and the new SATA 6 drives are supposed to be wickedly fast, and that mainboard supports the new USB 3.0, so when those devices roll around your set for it.

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