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November 6, 2011 12:14:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date:soon as i can this week


Budget Range: 700 as close as i can

I would like a smooth running online gaming system


Parts Not Required: mouse or keyboard will upgrade monitor later just using 17"lcd now


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any with rep for delivering ok


Country of Origin: usa califonia


Parts Preferences: was looking at phenom2 black 955 or I5 2500



Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

was looking at radon6870 or gtx560ti

More about : 700 gaming system

November 6, 2011 12:31:24 AM

big differnce between AMD and i5
youll have to sacrifive some GPU for i5
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November 6, 2011 12:32:11 AM

go lower on the Graphics card
maybe a GTX 460 or a 6790
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November 6, 2011 1:07:04 AM

Eh, here's a system I made for myself entirely from newegg.com I wont be getting a HD yet because the're stupid expensive right now.

It includes a 20 inch ACER LED monitor (1600x900) that you can subtract $100 bux

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November 6, 2011 1:29:23 AM
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November 6, 2011 1:51:10 AM
November 6, 2011 3:28:04 AM

just to remind you guys. Try to use an OLD hd or find a HD you can buy for cheap from a friend until HD prices go back down. HD prices are up over %100 and is not worth buying one right now.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2011 4:01:54 AM

Phenom II 955 BE $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek ASGARD II $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Two SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB in CF ($149.99 x 2) 299.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer (not dual layer) $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Giving you a total of $692.93. If you need an OS you could drop the 6850s to go with a single 6870, GTX 560, or even 560Ti and get a separate OS as in Windows 7 Home Premium. Alternatively you could simply use the current build of Windows 8 (a little unstable) for free until Windows 8 comes out and you buy a copy or if you just buy a copy of Win 7 latter.
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November 6, 2011 4:04:40 AM


i will also stay away from hd as suggested thanks.
looks like mos tlike msi motherboards too
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November 6, 2011 4:10:26 AM



whats the difference in video cards u list

megamanx00 said:
Phenom II 955 BE $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek ASGARD II $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Two SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB in CF ($149.99 x 2) 299.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer (not dual layer) $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Giving you a total of $692.93. If you need an OS you could drop the 6850s to go with a single 6870, GTX 560, or even 560Ti and get a separate OS as in Windows 7 Home Premium. Alternatively you could simply use the current build of Windows 8 (a little unstable) for free until Windows 8 comes out and you buy a copy or if you just buy a copy of Win 7 latter.

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November 6, 2011 4:26:16 AM

I would look somewhere where there is free shipping or no taxes deal or crazy combos. For me it's amazon, tigerdirect and microcenter.
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November 6, 2011 5:30:57 PM

The 6850 CF is a great bang for the buck, they perform practically at the level of a single 580. The issue here is though, you're going to need to pay a lot upfront. The PSU (As Megaman didn't include) would cost at least $100 for a 750w. Maybe you stretch it with the Antec 650w coming at about $70. But still The end price is much more than your intended budget.

The build I suggested would give you a pretty solid CPU (Better than the 955) The 560 Ti OC performs at the level of a 570 but cheaper, cooler and quieter.

Edit: As stated, I'd stick with old HDDs until prices calm down.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2011 2:34:34 PM

roachgod said:
whats the difference in video cards u list



Well 6870s start at $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

While 6950s start at $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

on the nVidia side you have GTX 560s at $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and 560Tis starting at $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the older 460 (same as the 560 except the clock speeds) starts at $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd say the 6870 is the best value, or the GTX 460 if you overclock it. Two 6850s in CF generally beat any single GPU card, but I forgot to include RAM in that build. Ooops. So yeah I'd say go with a single 6870 or nVidia GTX 560 (or 460 1GB if you OC it).
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November 11, 2011 3:35:33 PM

thanks all
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November 11, 2011 3:38:12 PM

one last question i have achance to buy Phenom II 960T X4 $120 would this be better than the 955 black
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a b 4 Gaming
November 11, 2011 3:57:16 PM

Either is good, if you plan to unlock the 960T would be a bit better, not guaranteed 6 cores but a chance that's pretty good.
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November 21, 2011 12:53:49 AM

Best answer selected by roachgod.
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November 22, 2011 6:46:45 PM


If I get this do i need a certain type motherboard to unlock it

aznshinobi said:
Either is good, if you plan to unlock the 960T would be a bit better, not guaranteed 6 cores but a chance that's pretty good.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2011 3:10:30 AM

No any would work but it's not guaranteed.
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