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February 27, 2012 4:02:37 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307604-30-dell-dimens...

I just had a question after thinking about it a bit more and seeing some parts I thought I might as well wait for a bit and get a decent tower, for the price its great but after seeing a better GPU I thought I might as well take it up a notch. And save a bit more, my estimated budget would be around $700 to $800.

I found this one and thought if you recommend a better case with power supply that can handle it, also I thought about it and think spending a little bit more on a i5 processor will be worth it, since the computer will be used for gaming more than anything else. And won't really need to upgrade any sooner with a i5 than i3.

The case I was looking at was this one, the reviews on it are great and I really would love to see this as my main pc. Really love the look of it and the future upgrades to would be possible if I ever needed to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also saw this bundle but don't know about the GPU for what I have seen its kinda the same as the R6870 Hawk.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

So I would love to hear on your thoughts and I got time so no rush. For what I have hear though and correct me I am wrong but is the ivy bridge specs that I found kinda showed that the most improvement would be to the built in graphics on the i5, but not much in performance. According to what I understood on the article but to be honest I won't really be using the built in graphics just the HAWk.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Benchmarks-Intel-Ivy-B...

Thanks again for your time and input.

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February 27, 2012 4:08:32 AM

links do not work.
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February 27, 2012 4:10:32 AM

Ahh sorry let me find them again and repost.


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February 27, 2012 4:11:06 AM

Dukemost said:
Ahh sorry let me find them again and repost.

I fixed them. They are good now.
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February 27, 2012 4:12:40 AM

Dukemost said:
Ahh sorry let me find them again and repost.

$800 will get u much better animal : )
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February 27, 2012 4:14:41 AM

First link to what he had posted first for my lower budget pc.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307604-30-dell-dimens...

Second link to the Case that I would want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the bundle I was looking at but don't know about it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Here is the link for the ivy bridge specs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Thanks again for looking.
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February 27, 2012 4:15:09 AM

Ahh lol that's good to know.
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February 27, 2012 4:16:05 AM

Duke, do u know the Right column?
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February 27, 2012 4:18:33 AM

Motherboard could be better, and very bad power supply.
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February 27, 2012 4:19:08 AM

oh yeah I figured it out its way easier than I thought its honestly my first time on any type of forums and this one is really easy to learn how it works.
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February 27, 2012 4:21:51 AM

Ahh that sucks cause I thought it was a good deal.
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February 27, 2012 4:24:00 AM

Well, we can do better than that deal, also the mobo is Micro ATX and u can have ATX, which is better.
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February 27, 2012 4:25:43 AM

nikorr said:
Well, we can do better than that deal, also the mobo is Micro ATX and u can have ATX, which is better.


Good i would of thought it was better to have a normal size one, by the way do you recommend getting a motherboard that support 2 gpus, cause I never looked it up, is two gpu literally 2x better than just one or is just a small performance boost.
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February 27, 2012 4:30:32 AM

Dukemost said:
Good i would of thought it was better to have a normal size one, by the way do you recommend getting a motherboard that support 2 gpus, cause I never looked it up, is two gpu literally 2x better than just one or is just a small performance boost.

Well 2 @ x16 will do a better job than 1GPU, but it will increase the price. The good thing is, it does not have to be done all at once, but it is a great option to have.
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February 27, 2012 4:33:04 AM

OK, first what all do u need and what do u have?

Include all that needed to be purchased so the budget is exact.

Like keyboard, mouse, ....
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February 27, 2012 4:34:02 AM

nikorr said:
Well 2 @ x16 will do a better job than 1GPU, but it will increase the price. The good thing is, it does not have to be done all at once, but it is a great option to have.


That's true well I will stick with one then, and hopefully upgrade later on. So what do you recommend on getting like parts and stuff? For that type of GPU.
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February 27, 2012 4:35:36 AM

Okay the things I have are a keyboard, mouse, monitor display low resolution but have a 1080p hd tv that will be used when gaming. The things I have made my mind up are on the R6870 Hawk and the case from above.
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February 27, 2012 4:37:18 AM

Also forgot but i got a dvd drive so dont need that anymore, just need mobo, power supply, ram, hdd thinking of 500gb, and thinking of geting i5 i believe the 2400 one and I think that is all.
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February 27, 2012 4:46:54 AM

Oh man thats good I kinda have seen what the card was capable of on youtube videos and for the price its great in my opinion.
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February 27, 2012 4:54:31 AM

We should start here...
GPU MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB
$184.99 after mail-in rebate card

CPU 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$224.99
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February 27, 2012 5:10:57 AM

nikorr said:
We should start here...
GPU MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB
$184.99 after mail-in rebate card

CPU 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$224.99


Sweet that is good to know about the processor was reading through it and seeing the specs and for the money its really good, where was that GPU for 189 bucks?
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February 27, 2012 5:23:50 AM

Oh didn't notice about the rebate thanks lol
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February 27, 2012 5:42:58 AM

Oh those are really nice man I will add that to the cart too.
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February 27, 2012 5:58:13 AM

This is great! HDD !!!

Limited Warranty : 5 years
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February 27, 2012 5:59:43 AM

I would go with that one, I know it is little over the budget, I was counting on that.

This is quality build, but we can shave off some $$$.

What do u think?
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February 27, 2012 5:59:45 AM

Dam that is expensive, but seeing the reviews it shows that it is extremely reliable.
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February 27, 2012 6:00:53 AM

That drive is the best in the quality/speed/price/size ratio.

Limited Warranty : 5 years
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February 27, 2012 6:01:05 AM

No your right I really want this investmen to last a long time i don't mind paying a bit more since it will be reliable. I saw that some hdd had trouble the ones at 70 to 100 bucks range.
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February 27, 2012 6:02:46 AM

Dukemost said:
No your right I really want this investmen to last a long time i don't mind paying a bit more since it will be reliable. I saw that some hdd had trouble the ones at 70 to 100 bucks range.

It is also very fast.
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February 27, 2012 6:04:41 AM

yeah i just saw that it was 64mb, and it seems faster than the other ones at 32mb
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February 27, 2012 6:11:29 AM

Oh refurbished? And yeah i was reading the reviews and they said the prices had almost tripled for them because of the flooding that had happened. But they are saying prices will drop eventually? Would you recommend getting a smaller SSD for OS and getting that later on when it drops price?
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February 27, 2012 6:15:28 AM

And those vengeance are really nice I will add those since they are lower than the other ones lol with the big spikes must admit they do look cool, but this will probably never get in the way and match the case too :) 
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February 27, 2012 6:16:46 AM

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February 27, 2012 6:18:17 AM

They just bumped the price ....
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February 27, 2012 6:21:47 AM

nikorr said:
They just bumped the price ....



Ahh that sucks I was looking for it but could only see the same one :(  dam cause the cart is at 950 already with out tax and s&h.
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February 27, 2012 6:22:23 AM

Cause with out the hdd its at $790 with out tax and s&h
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February 27, 2012 6:23:53 AM

What state u have it shipped in?
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February 27, 2012 6:31:30 AM

I live in California, kinda near LA
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