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800 - 900 - 1000 Dollar (gaming) Build

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January 28, 2011 2:47:50 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today.


Budget Range: I would like 3 different builds or the best build for the buck between $800-$1000 (after rebates)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, etc

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon, whatever is cheapest and legitamate


Country of Origin: U.S.A.


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference AMD or Intel, ATI (AMD) or Nvidia


Overclocking: Probably not


SLI or Crossfire: If it fits within the budget and offers the best performance


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Would like to be able to run the mmorpg Aion at Max settings



I am thinking i can probably get a better video card(s) if a go for a phenom ii x4, but i'm not really sure what will provide the best performance for this price range.

Thanks for the help guys,

-einhander
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January 28, 2011 9:34:59 PM

A Stock GTX 560 Ti looses 1-2fps on the 6950 1 GB.
It's more like comparing a GIGABYTE GTX 560 Ti almost the equivalent of a GTX 570 to 8 6950 1 GB.
It beats it. at a lower price.
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January 28, 2011 9:58:12 PM

Ok, that's because the Gigabyte is OC'd stock. While you could easily do the same for a 6950 to get it to a 6970's performancce at which the 560 does lose to.
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January 28, 2011 10:00:53 PM

Thats the 2gb variant not the 1gb.
you can't flash the bios of a 6950 1gb to a 6970
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January 28, 2011 11:20:30 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $309.98
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AS-GTX570&titl... $346.99 FREE SHIPPING
Asus nVidia GeForce GTX570 1280MB DDR5 2DVI/ Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5

Total: $898.88 *not including shipping
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January 28, 2011 11:27:30 PM

Why_Me said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $309.98
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $349.99 FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $901.88 *not including shipping



He wins.
Cept that RAM is meh.
CAS 9.
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January 28, 2011 11:32:41 PM

HeyImGodly said:
He wins.
Cept that RAM is meh.
CAS 9.

Take another $3 off that total... I found a better deal on an Asus gtx 570 + free shipping @ superbiz. :p 
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January 28, 2011 11:53:57 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-CAB9) 750W ATX12V v2.2 & ESP12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total 999.93$




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January 29, 2011 12:02:34 AM

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-CAB9) 750W ATX12V v2.2 & ESP12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total 999.93$


Where's your media drive ?
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January 29, 2011 12:10:38 AM

Quote:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-CAB9) 750W ATX12V v2.2 & ESP12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total 999.93$


What's the point of the K? he's not gonna overclock.
That HDD doesnt compare to the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Sabertooth is unnecessary
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Anonymous
January 29, 2011 5:06:57 AM

He didnt write no and its probably not.
So he may need to overclock to play @1080p in future

Samsung Spinpoint and WD Caviar 750GB both have the same features
but the WD has 5 year warranty compare to samsung's 3 year warranty

He can choose the ODD he wants thats his suggestion since all the ODD's have approximately equal features and performance in a specific price range
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January 29, 2011 5:41:14 AM

Quote:
He didnt write no and its probably not.
So he may need to overclock to play @1080p in future

Samsung Spinpoint and WD Caviar 750GB both have the same features
but the WD has 5 year warranty compare to samsung's 3 year warranty

He can choose the ODD he wants thats his suggestion since all the ODD's have approximately equal features and performance in a specific price range

So are you saying your going to post a build on here so we have a better idea of what your trying to tell us ?
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January 29, 2011 7:02:06 AM

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Samsung Spinpoint and WD Caviar 750GB both have the same features
but the WD has 5 year warranty compare to samsung's 3 year warranty



Youre telling me even though both drives are reliable and the Samsung is a 1TB Drive the 750GB is better because it has 2 years?
okay.
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January 29, 2011 7:28:29 AM

Too much hate in this thread already...lol...
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January 29, 2011 9:52:45 AM

Kaori Cpu said:
Too much hate in this thread already...lol...

not hate, aggressively attempting to see reasoning in something we view as flawed.
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January 29, 2011 10:03:55 AM

HeyImGodly said:
not hate, aggressively attempting to see reasoning in something we view as flawed.

+1 :) 
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Anonymous
January 30, 2011 12:23:06 AM

HeyImGodly said:
Youre telling me even though both drives are reliable and the Samsung is a 1TB Drive the 750GB is better because it has 2 years?
okay.

Just Compare it on Newegg and see
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Anonymous
January 30, 2011 12:25:25 AM

i didnt say its better but it goes head to head with the spinpoint f3
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January 30, 2011 1:02:47 AM

aznshinobi said:
^ uhhh not? I agree with everything except the GPU. That GPU lacks performancce in any resolution above 1680x1050. So I don't recommend go with the Ti. Go with the 6950 1GB. Better performance at that resolution.


The reference GTX 560 Ti loses by a tiny bit to the 6950 1 Gb... But when Hardwarecanucks Overclocked the reference GTX 560 it beat the 6950 2Gb!
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
And we all know that EVGA 560 is made to be OC'ed
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