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August 26, 2011 4:09:45 AM

Hi thanks for any response i get, i have a budget eventually of around 500-800 i will be building this piece by piece and just would like any recommendations on solid pieces that arent going to de-value and go out of date. Currently i have a:
Amd x4 925 2.8ghz auto overclocked to 3.1
aftermaket coolermaster heatsink
Nvidia Gtx 260
4gb ddr2 ram
biostar mobo
roswell 550 psu
nzxt case 5 fans temps never go above 40c with full load

Im sry i dont have the specs for everything but it works great except the video card is failing me im going to upgrade that as i have a new mobo with 8 gb ddr3 ram laying around i havent installed becuase i want to new gpu first. Any ideas on a mid range 150$ gpu i can but for my old cpu ? For the new one i really just want a idea of great mid - high range Gpu, processor, mobo, psu, ram, case, everything lol and if any new technology is coming out that will make stuff cheaper but still good or make stuff obsolete. Thanks a million

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August 26, 2011 5:52:40 AM

GTX 460 with rebate. Actually - everything you may find for the price.
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August 26, 2011 6:07:31 AM

Pass on the GTX 460 get the 560 or 560 TI, but honestly if your going to buy piecemeal get the stuff that won't devalue first like HD, PSU if need be, RAM might be a good option and then later in the build get the chipset, MB, and GPU. And keep an eye on deals.
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August 26, 2011 6:19:31 AM

"Pass on the GTX 460 get the 560 or 560 TI..." A 560ti for 150$? Show it to me, please...
He is just asking for a suggestion for a graphics card for 150$, not how to buy a new system for 1500$!
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August 26, 2011 8:15:19 AM

Please get a better brand PSU. Antec, PC P&C, XFX, Corsair, Enermax/Lepa, Silverstone/Seasonic, or newer OCZ units. You might save a bit of cash getting an X3 BE instead if the X4. Pick up a CM Hyper 212+ (~$30), you'll need DDR3 for AM3, and AM3+ too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55 Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$75 AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139 PNY RVCGGTX4601XXB GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 (recertified)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (core unlock too, can upgrade to BD later)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$23 CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
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September 2, 2011 4:10:09 AM

Thank you for all the responses! I automatically went to the 460 but i really dont like nvidia for some reason have always had trouble with their cards so i am going to go amd/ati prob the 6850 or 6950 if i can afford it. will that phenom 2 x3 unlock to 4 cores and overclock to 4.0 like the 955 black edition? was looking at the seasonic 80gold certified fully modular power supply looks sexy but its 130$ lol i already have a newasus mobo am3 and some pny ddr3 ram i bought on impulse...stupid but it will do for now so next imma get a vid card as my gtx 260 just fails hard on everything i play and i really want a ssd. the video card is my biggest issue is it worth waiting for the new ***? will the prices drop and should i just get some old tech that will play everything on ultra?
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September 2, 2011 4:10:50 AM

Best answer selected by sneeks83.
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September 2, 2011 4:11:53 AM

just one other thing i forgot a good solid gaming case with lotsa fans and usb 3 and ssd drive maybe a vent for my new power supply ;o
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