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April 30, 2010 8:20:15 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month.
BUDGET RANGE:-$850CAD After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Browsing, Movies (Watching) Very minor picture and video(camera 640x320 videos) editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Video Card (XFX 5850) Power Supply (hec XPOWER780]http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339036]hec XPOWER780) 600W Continuous and OS.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.NewEgg.ca/
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Fanboy :) 
OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have grown accustom to 1920x1080.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I currently have an MSI-790X-G45 Motherboard, Athlon II X2 250 Regor @ 3.510GHz, 6GB DDR3 PC3 8500 (1066) RAM @ 1200, XFX 5850 1GB, WD Caviar Blue 320GB HDD, SAMSUNG something or other DVD/ CD Drive all being displayed on a Hanns G 23" 1920x1080 monitor. Hard drive size is no real issue, I have a few External Hard Drives (640GB, 1TB, 1.5TB) This will go with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

This will be my second Build and I would like to get the best out of what I do. Games I play: Battlefield 2+ Expansions, Call of Duty series (exempting MW2)

The processor I was looking at was the X3 720 BE, but any other suggestions would be appreciated. I was also looking at an Apevia case with a 25cm fan on the side panel, which I liked.

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April 30, 2010 11:47:31 AM

Don't forget that Games dont really use multi core CPU's so if your looking to spend money elsewhere you should think about maybe buying an

ATHLON X2 BE or a PHENOM II X2 BE Perhaps they will cost less and will be more suited to the usage of your pc.
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April 30, 2010 6:50:05 PM

jasobnd said:
Don't forget that Games dont really use multi core CPU's so if your looking to spend money elsewhere you should think about maybe buying an

ATHLON X2 BE or a PHENOM II X2 BE Perhaps they will cost less and will be more suited to the usage of your pc.


Agreed. Check out Tom's guide to Best Gaming CPUs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu,259...

That should help you figure out what you can get in your pricerange. If you already have a 5850 and 1920x1080 monitor you should be pretty set for handling most games and good settings.
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April 30, 2010 9:43:35 PM

I definitely need a new CPU and Games are starting to utilize Multi Core CPUs, as the Dual Core I have right now struggles with Bad Company 2 OC'd.

I'm selling the set up I have right now, but with my old 4770 and 500W Power Supply in it and keeping the 5850 and 780W Power Supply.

Thanks for the link letsrahk.
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May 1, 2010 2:13:42 AM

So if all you need is CPU, MOBO, Ram then I would recommend Intel Core i5 750 as the best bang for the buck gaming CPU out there right now. It also happens to be what I just built. HT you get in the i7 series doesn't help much with gaming. And if you are comfortable overclocking it's even more valuable of a CPU.

Cost wise you're looking at around 200 for the CPU, then 190 for a good MOBO such as the Asus P7P55D-E Pro, and then 120 for good ram such as these G.Skill: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

That should also leave you budge for other peripherals and a decent aftermarket cooler.

If you prefer newegg, if you have the time you want to wait around for deals and combos. When I bought mine about 2 weeks ago I got the Core i5 750 combo'd with the Asus P7P55D-E pro board shipped for 365 for example.
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May 2, 2010 5:51:45 AM

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