APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 Weeks or so. BUDGET RANGE: 600-700 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or tiger direct OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1400x900 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Taking advantage of the weekend deals independence day sales and or combo deals
Anyone up for the challenge?
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If' it goes over 800 i'll consider it and if it's impossible just say so ^_^
It's not a challenge, it's stupid. Intentionally picking a $200 CPU with higher cost associated hardware is dumb.
Best thing you can do is go AMD and get a 5850.
For 700 bucks and an i5 you're looking at MAYBE a 5750. aka craptastic lopsided build for no good reason.
At this price, you will be much better off going for a 955 (unless you're not looking into any graphics performance, like if you don't play any games or anything like that, but if you don't want graphics, it's a different story)