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March 10, 2012 11:04:51 AM

I have a budget of $900 and i all ready got 2 HD radeons 6970s and 3 mointors. But everything else in my computer is a little old and very outdated (still using ddr2 ram)

So i am looking for advice on a new build for $900 using my 2 current video cards. Needs to be able to handle gaming pretty decently with eyeinfinity if possible.
a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2012 12:29:19 PM

What you else you can reuse from your old PC ? ( HDD , PSU ,CASE)
March 10, 2012 12:32:34 PM

I would go with the I5-2500k:


Seagate Barracuda 1 TB

Rosewill case

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W

Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback

You could also go with the I7-2600k if you want to use 8 threads. With these components you also might want to invest in water cooling.
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March 10, 2012 12:37:40 PM

Well, the only parts that i would like to reuse would be my harddrive maybe, But the rest of the parts are slowing burning away and dying.

The psu fan stopped working and all the case fans no longer work. My old CPU is really outdated q6600 quadcore 775 socket, and that brings me to my old motherboard which only uses DDR2 and a 775 socket. Basically none of those parts are really worth reusing beside maybe my harddrive.

The build up above looks pretty good, not sure if i would really need the blueray player though. I am thinking maybe if i keep my old 500 gb HD i could probably roll with a small SSD to put my windows on and use my old harddrive for everything else.

Has far has water cooling goes, i have never done that before and it scares me a little. I wouldn't want to mess around with it unless i had someone who has done it multiple times with me.

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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2012 12:53:11 PM

CPU : I5 2500K
SSD : Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 120GB SATA III
PSU : CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular
CASE : Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming
DVD-RW : ASUS 24X DVD Burner
TOTAL : $903.92 and 894$ after rebates + 10$ gift card from Newegg.
I put a 120GB SSD for OS some aplications and games , and you can reuse your HDD for media and other programs.
March 10, 2012 1:00:28 PM

Wow yea that build looks beastly, that motherboard has some bad reviews though but seems like some people were just unlucky. Would need some RAM also though haha. Was looking at the G.SKILL Sniper series, they seem pretty solid.
March 10, 2012 1:10:30 PM

O nice its all good, that build is really solid though. Thanks a ton for the advice man.
March 10, 2012 1:10:43 PM

Best answer selected by Isirus.
March 10, 2012 1:16:42 PM

If your old hard drive works , go with it it will have plenty of space. The 120 gb ssd is a good idea. you could save a tiny bit on the dvd player with
Also the mobo is more expensive than it needs to be because sandy bridge cant use pcie 3. However, if you can wait until April, you will be able to buy the I5-3750k which will support pcie 3.0.
March 10, 2012 1:20:08 PM

If it is worth waiting till April then i would most likely do it, i am in no hurry to get this computer up and running. How much will the i5-3750k cost exactly, and i am assuming prices will drop when it comes out to.
a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2012 1:21:54 PM

Wait and see how the prices will be.
March 10, 2012 1:28:52 PM

alright cool. Gonna keep this build for future reference but gonna wait till April and see what the deal is with the ivy bridge stuff before i start buying.

Once again thanks for all the help, might be hearing from me again when i5-3750k drops. My budget will probably be bigger the longer i wait to hah =D.