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[Homebuild] Budget Gamer 500-700

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October 12, 2011 10:14:14 AM

Currently this is what I'm looking at so far.

GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

I currently have a 9800gt which I am going to use for now til my birthday/Christmas time. I plan to get a gtx 560 or something around that then. I also have a case picked out already. I also thought about going from the price range the build is at and stepping up to a intel 2500 processor and a fitting mb if someone could suggest a system around that to compare. Thanks

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October 14, 2011 7:40:52 PM

Case (you decide)
Optical Drive (You decide)

I would suggest

Intel i7 2600k
Gigabyte Ga-p67a-ud7
ddr3 any brand just 1600 or higher
GTX 590 3gb

when you go for amd go with a radeon gpu

And intel go for Nvidia
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October 14, 2011 11:05:08 PM

night_wolf said:

when you go for amd go with a radeon gpu

And intel go for Nvidia


completely incorrect, go for the best video card you can afford regardless of CPU make
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October 14, 2011 11:14:09 PM

night_wolf said:
Case (you decide)
Optical Drive (You decide)

I would suggest

Intel i7 2600k
Gigabyte Ga-p67a-ud7
ddr3 any brand just 1600 or higher
GTX 590 3gb

when you go for amd go with a radeon gpu

And intel go for Nvidia

I'd love to see a build with a gtx 590 and 2600k for less than 700 dollars
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October 14, 2011 11:15:49 PM

i think it's a little kid, his other posts make just as little sense
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October 14, 2011 11:26:31 PM

I would look at an I3 or 5. With a 560 gtx you may go over budget, a 460 may suit your needs just fine.
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October 14, 2011 11:37:19 PM

themog said:
I would look at an I3 or 5. With a 560 gtx you may go over budget, a 460 may suit your needs just fine.


why?
at this budget a phenom kicks butt dollar for dollar .

The OP should buy a 955 instead of the 965 though since its simple to overclock to even 980 speeds . One change in BIOS .
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October 14, 2011 11:44:01 PM

Outlander_04 said:
why?
at this budget a phenom kicks butt dollar for dollar .

The OP should buy a 955 instead of the 965 though since its simple to overclock to even 980 speeds . One change in BIOS .


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=289

Look at the gaming section, at the bottom. The 2100 beats out the 955.
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October 15, 2011 12:17:39 AM

farsuka said:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=289

Look at the gaming section, at the bottom. The 2100 beats out the 955.


Im aware of the anandtech benchmarks . They are meaningless to a $600 budget because of the system set up .

A real system built to that budget performs quite differently

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock...
The Phenom kicks sand in the face of the i3 2100 everywhere except gaming at stock speeds , and when moderately OCed it leaves the the i3 behind there as well .

The $500 build needs to be modified to include an AM3+ motherboard , some nice gSkill RAM and maybe a better case . Once you have done that the budget hits $600 .
And it still spanks the i3 2100
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October 15, 2011 12:21:09 AM

Outlander_04 said:
why?
at this budget a phenom kicks butt dollar for dollar .

The OP should buy a 955 instead of the 965 though since its simple to overclock to even 980 speeds . One change in BIOS .


last week newegg was selling the 965 cheaper then the 955, but basically they are all the same CPU
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October 15, 2011 9:10:07 PM

dirtyferret said:
i think it's a little kid, his other posts make just as little sense


Look I don't appreciate being attacked on a forum, firstly I find it extremely disrespectful, Secondly everybody is entitled to give their own opinion without having to deal with Internet libel.

Is this not a forum for advice?

The last time I checked this wasn't a chartroom, where people personally attack each other.

Thank you and id appreciate it if you keep your negative comments to yourself in the future, as it is not helping anyone on this forum that has got actual questions and solid advice.





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October 15, 2011 9:35:54 PM

sorry, i seriously thought that based on some of your previous posts.
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October 15, 2011 9:47:07 PM

dirtyferret said:
sorry, i seriously thought that based on some of your previous posts.


So based on your "opinion", do you believe that all your previous posts were flawless?

I give advice to other people on this forum based on my experiences and knowledge
and I just do not understand why you would personally attack someone for giving advice to others

Enough said, I do not see a reason to waste any more of my time on this longer than i already have.

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October 15, 2011 10:41:01 PM

night_wolf said:
So based on your "opinion", do you believe that all your previous posts were flawless?

I give advice to other people on this forum based on my experiences and knowledge
and I just do not understand why you would personally attack someone for giving advice to others

Enough said, I do not see a reason to waste any more of my time on this longer than i already have.


Your advice in this thread should also have considered the OP's budget
Suggesting a top end cpu , and a graphics card that [ alone] cost more than the entire budget without even asking about the games and/or resolution the OP wants to play at was ill advised .

Other aspects of your advice seem somewhat lacking too . There is , for instance, no need to use an nVidia graphics card with an intel processor . There is no technical reason for this , no opinion given about why you think this and usually its bad advice at the OP's budget range
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October 16, 2011 8:48:25 AM

I understand what you are stating,although i suppose we all come from different countries in the world and where i am from, with just a few $ more you can afford to buy those parts,etc with the budget that was stated

Isn't it worth it to put in a bit more $ to get a more future proof system?
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October 16, 2011 12:29:43 PM

something that will last longer and perform better in the future.
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October 16, 2011 4:47:25 PM

night_wolf said:
I understand what you are stating,although i suppose we all come from different countries in the world and where i am from, with just a few $ more you can afford to buy those parts,etc with the budget that was stated

Isn't it worth it to put in a bit more $ to get a more future proof system?



current prices on newegg
phenom II 965 + gtx560ti = $350
i7-2600k+GTX580 = $870 or basically the same price as his stated build, that is beyond a "few $ more"

I would also state you are wrong on the future proof as the OP can upgrade both his CPU and GPU 2-3 years down the line when his current set up no longer performas up to par for far less then the $500+ premium you tagged on and get better performance especially in the GPU department. The nvidia GTX 285 launched in early 2009 at $325, less then three years later I can pick up an AMD 6850 for $150 at equal performance.
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October 16, 2011 6:53:36 PM

Lol too bad the 580 is going out in like 2 months (7xxx series and Kepler in like 5) plus BF3 already pushes the 580 to a certain extent, you would gain nothing by getting on of the those when a 560 Ti OC'd is a little better than a 570.
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