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August 26, 2010 3:47:04 PM

Hi all,

Trying to put something together here. I have an old xps 710 sitting here and I love the monstrous metal case. Hoping I can manage this on a budget



APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Early September if possible

BUDGET RANGE: 700ish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Lots of games (FFXIV/TOR and lots of FPS games) Plus some fanvids

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Saving my 1000w psu that came with it. Cant see a reason to upgrade. Also have a galaxy gts250 in there now if theres money left over I might get another for sli

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: normally newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: prefer intel but, am not a diehard fanboy

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: wishlist is affording 6gram and a tb good hdd to go with the mobo/cpu


Addons from newegg i found these deals
i7-870 2.93 Lynnefield with a ASUS P7P55D-E LGA for $409
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or this one
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz with a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



Like above would like to get a goodly amount of ram and decent sized HDD in there. Any help appreciated


Thanks from a long time lurker first time poster


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August 26, 2010 11:40:33 PM

For gaming there is no point going past the i5 760.

Asus or Gigabyte P55 motherboard with USB3

All p55 motherboards use dual channel RAM so you will get a 2x2GB DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600 Cas7 kit. Geil, Gskill, Mushkin, Corsair are good brands.

Samsung F3 1TB HDD

Windows 7 64bit is the OS you want.


I wouldnt bother getting a second 250. The performance increase would barely put it above a single 5770, which is not much more expensive than a 250. If you decide you need a boost you are going to want to move up to a 5850, 5870 or 470 ($300+) to double your graphics performance.
August 26, 2010 11:47:09 PM

dndhatcher said:
For gaming there is no point going past the i5 760.

Asus or Gigabyte P55 motherboard with USB3

All p55 motherboards use dual channel RAM so you will get a 2x2GB DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600 Cas7 kit. Geil, Gskill, Mushkin, Corsair are good brands.

Samsung F3 1TB HDD

Windows 7 64bit is the OS you want.


I wouldnt bother getting a second 250. The performance increase would barely put it above a single 5770, which is not much more expensive than a 250. If you decide you need a boost you are going to want to move up to a 5850, 5870 or 470 ($300+) to double your graphics performance.


actually for gaming there is always a point in having more awesomeness in your cpu...and if he doesnt SLI some old nvidia card (as he should not) then he may have the cash for it.
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August 26, 2010 11:59:35 PM

No, there's not. The i5-760 offers 90% of the 980's performance for 20% of the price. It also offers 104% of the i7-930's performance for 60% of the price.
Anonymous
August 27, 2010 1:39:45 AM

Thanks the whole shootin match for 512.99! Now I just get it all together in this farkin big tin can of a case. Thanks all.
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