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Building new gaming pc, HELP!

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January 5, 2012 6:14:43 AM

so. im building a gaming pc and i need recommendations on what i should change in my list
budget $700-$1000

Raidmax RX-730SS
Amd FX 8150
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Ati Radeon 4650 HD or Asus EN8600GT
Normal DVD/CD Combo
RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU

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January 5, 2012 7:06:56 AM

For a gaming PC in that budget you are looking for a Core i5 2500K and HD6950/HD6970/GTX560Ti/HTX570.

LOL at the HD4650 and 8600GT. Those things are ancient, and below even the minimum requirements of some modern games.
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January 7, 2012 3:29:18 AM

agreed. i have 2 gtx 570's in mine with a i5 2500k. getting 2 would put you over your budget but one would do you well in most games. you might not be able to max everything out in games like crysis and crysis 2 but it will do well. all depends on the type of games you play. i'd recommend spending a little more money on something that will last a while without needing an upgrade. get a 560ti, 570 or higher now and in the future you can get another one in sli once money comes available. make sure your motherboard can handle sli if thats the route you choose. getting a 4650 would need upgrading soon if not already. hope that helps
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January 7, 2012 4:36:42 PM

I would question the use of a Bulldozer part. Have a look at some reviews...it's not been well received, unfortunately. In some cases, the older Phenom CPUs out-perform Bulldozer! Madness. For a gaming PC build, the i5-2500K is still the best bang-for-buck modern CPU. A 6950 / 560Ti will keep you going on the GPU front also. As has been said, SLI can be used in the future but you need to ensure your motherboard supports it. If not, or if you don't want to pay the premium, go down the 6950 route as more motherboards support Crossfire.
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