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May 18, 2011 8:04:19 AM

I posted in the other forum about rebuilding my current system and was told i should just start over anyways heres a link to my current system and the other forum thread

Purchase Date: Sometime in the next 3 months.. no huge rush


Budget Range: ummm >500 - <1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing, watching shows

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drives, Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anywhere with the best prices.. but i usualy shop newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None really usually run AMD due to price/performance.. but thats changed recently

Overclocking: Maybe, dont mind as long as i can keep it cool/stable and not rick blowing anything up lol

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (2 of them but only game on 1)

Additional Comments: quite would be nice... but my current case is pretty quite now..

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May 18, 2011 8:09:41 AM

Something along these lines maybe.
CPU:
  • Intel Core i5-2500K -$225-
    MOBO:
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 -$145-
    RAM:
  • G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB -$80-
    GPU:
  • XFX Radeon HD 6870 -$193-
    PSU:
  • Corsair TX650 V2 -$90-

    That comes to around $700 since you originally were planning on $500 for the upgrade.
    You could keep the PSU if it is a reliable one... See if you can find out what model it is.

    Edit: forgot to link mobo.
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    May 18, 2011 8:21:50 AM

    LOL was just getting ready to say "what about a mobo" lol
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    May 18, 2011 6:56:23 PM

    I would up the M/B a little, you can get a combo with the UD3P or UD4 version saves you 25.00 on the cost and these boards have a better power phase design. And they look better too.
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    May 18, 2011 7:05:42 PM

    Here is what I would go for:

    OC GTX 560 $204.98:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Ram 8GB ddr3 1600Mhz $75.99 (with promo code):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Antec 750w PSU $89.99:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    i5 2500k and gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 combo $369.98:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

    Total:
    $740.94

    The PSU is a bit overkill for a single graphics card. And the HD 6870 is just as good maybe a little better since it has eyefinity, maybe you should stick with it over the gtx 560.
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    May 28, 2011 12:00:42 AM

    Best answer selected by darkane64.
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