Replacing my old computer and need help

Approximate Purchase Date: next week or two


Budget Range: around 700$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, movies...)


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


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg etc.


Country of Origin: Usa


Parts Preferences: I like AMD better, but it is OK to go wit intel if it offers better performance.


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: not likely


Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)


Additional Comments: here is what i want. I will move out of town in a while, but will not take my old pc with me. So i decided to build new one. Hope you can find me good computer that is as cheap as possible and will play all new games, as i like to play games in free time. (but i don't need high end gaming rig because i do not need to play on ultra high settings, just that game runs ok, with solid fps on normal detail settings is fine with me :) )

This is my soon be old computer:

Intel core2duo e6750 2.66 Ghz
gigabyte GA-945gcm-s2c
2Gb RAM ddr2
2x160GB WD caviar blue (7200rpm)
Nvidia geforce 8800gts
lc power 450W psu
regular case

So cheap as possible and better than my current computer, is what i am looking for .

Thanks
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  1. CPU+Mobo combo: i5 2500k + MSI P67A-G43 $329.98 ( before $20 MIR )
    Memory: Gskill 2x2GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz $34.99 (after coupon code )
    GPU: Sapphire 6870 $174.99 ( before $20 MIR )
    DVD: Sony 24x DVD+/-RW $18.99
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $64.99 ( might be cheaper again elsewhere as the $49.99 sale is over )
    Case: Antec 300 Illusion $69.99
    PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 $89.99 (before $15 MIR)
    HSF: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ ~$30 from amazon and comes with thermal paste

    Total: ~824 before rebates ( ~$775 after )

    If you go for AMD instead you can get Phenom II x4 955BE and a suitable AM3+ mobo for about $220-$270.
    So you can get it closer to $700, but the intel will OC and perform better.

    Also if you have a microcenter nearby www.microcenter.com, they are running a great deal on i5 2500k and LGA1155 mobo's until the end of the month i think. ( $40 off of the mobo, and the cpu is $180:ish, but of course you have to pay tax )

    It should pretty much run circles around your old computer. CPU will be maybe 3 times as fast and the GPU will be between 2-4 times as fast depending on game
  2. +1 to rvilkman . Incase its possible get CPU from microcenter :-
    i5 2500K ($180): http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

    Here's a slightly altered build to fit your budget.

    CPU & Motherboard: $333- i5 2500K & MSI P67A G45

    HDD & Optical Drive :$72- Seagate Barracuda 1TB & LiteOn

    RAM: $32-Gskill NS(2X 2GB)

    PSU: $55- Antec Neo Eco 520 (Sufficient for your needs)

    GPU: $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870(Same)

    Case: $65- Xclio NightHawk

    Total: 732 USD

    Rebates: 40 USD

    Possible downgrades would include :
    1. Dropping the case to NZXT Gamma Classic worth $36. Save 30 USD.
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