New rig nd Wait for directX 11 ?

flashfire208

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Hi all , there are two parts to this post :
Part 1
im going to be upgrading at the end of next month this is what it looks like currently :

CPU-AMD phenom 2 940 - R2100
GPU-nvdia gts250 1 gb -R1850 or Amd 4870 -R1900
PSU-Vantec Ion2+A 550 W (its 80 plus and cheap with 40 amps on 12 v rails ) -R739
RAM-4 Gb ddrII 800/1066 - ???
MOBO-asus m3n78-cm -R769
CASE-coolermaster elite 334-R442
HDD-seagate 500gb hdd -R630
optical drive -R263
mouse-Microsoft sidewinder -R500 ( any other suggestions , it needs to be big )

Total Around R7700

Any suggestions ? Comments ? the pc is mainly for gaming , but also video editing and transcoding and of course work :( .I am on a budget and dont want to spend more than i am allready.

Part 2


Should i wait for DirectX 11 Gpu's to come out , will they be affordable ,or will current gen gfx cope ?

Thanx in advance
 
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Do you remember what DX10 was like when it first came out? Exactly... so rather get a DX10 graphics card and wait until DX11 has enough games that support it.
RAM: Unless you can get 1066 for marginally more than 800, rather get 800 as there is not much of a performance increase.
I'd suggest that you maybe get like a Logitech G5 or G7 mouse? It's an awesome mouse and is perfect for every use.
 

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i took a look at the g5 and g7 and have only heard good things about them , but i cant find their measurements online so i dont know their size ( i have big hands so a nice big mouse is what i need)
 

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i took a look at the g5 and g7 and have only heard good things about them , but i cant find their measurements online so i dont know their size ( i have big hands so a nice big mouse is what i need)
They are quite "spacious". It's almost a one size fits all, seeing as it allows me to keep my whole hand on the thing, to limit friction whilst playing.
 

flashfire208

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im gonna have to try one out in store , FROOT could you tell me the length of your mouse ( i take its a G5 )
ill have to see on 260 , damn budget !!!
 

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Just get a 4870 or Xfire some 4850s, dx11 is so far out of the picture and not really worth thinking about right now.

Besides you'll still be able to sell off the 4870 when a decent DX11 comes along.
 

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Do you remember what DX10 was like when it first came out? Exactly... so rather get a DX10 graphics card and wait until DX11 has enough games that support it.
RAM: Unless you can get 1066 for marginally more than 800, rather get 800 as there is not much of a performance increase.
I'd suggest that you maybe get like a Logitech G5 or G7 mouse? It's an awesome mouse and is perfect for every use.
thing is, the DX 11 cards are gonna be monsters, so if you wait a bit they should be able to obliterate the current gen cards :)!
 

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thing is, the DX 11 cards are gonna be monsters, so if you wait a bit they should be able to obliterate the current gen cards :)!
DX11 cards are only releasing sometime at the end of the year (from ATI afaik), I highly doubt they'll be able to make much of an impact, being First-Gen and all. Although we might see some DX11 games faster than when DX10 came out.

As a rule I always skip first-gen, to allow the tech to sort itself out. :cool:
 

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oh yeah, know about them, but they out of stock
The 4870 1gig is also at prophecy for R2400.

DX11 cards are only releasing sometime at the end of the year (from ATI afaik), I highly doubt they'll be able to make much of an impact, being First-Gen and all. Although we might see some DX11 games faster than when DX10 came out.

As a rule I always skip first-gen, to allow the tech to sort itself out. :cool:
How did that work out for you with the first dx10 cards? I'm pretty sure the 8800 gave the biggest performance jump ever.

Also the 9800 is an 8800.

So why do you have this rule again?

I'd say get a dx10.1 card as quite a few features of dx11 will be backwards compatible.
 

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There's nothing wrong with force3d, that freezer cooler is one of the best on the market.
 

flashfire208

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wow so jury seems to be split on the graphics card :) but looks like the ATI cards are best bet , BTW saw a review for the cooler of the force3d cards it scored really high for good OC'ing . but other than the GFX and mouse is everything else a good choice ?
thanks for the help so far everyone
 
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