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$950 Budget for GPU, CPU, and Motherboard - Help Me Waste My Money!

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March 26, 2012 12:34:47 AM

I have $950 to spend on a gpu, cpu, and motherboard for my gaming build. This includes tax. Also, this will be paired with 8gb 1866 ram and the corsair 600T case which i have already purchased. I want the mobo to match my red ram :) 

Please help!

edit: monitor is 1920x1080 23.6 inch
March 26, 2012 1:21:05 AM

bump, please help!
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March 26, 2012 1:33:36 AM

Dang you ITpenguin.. I was gonna link that exact motherboard and CPU, Great minds think alike I guess...
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March 26, 2012 1:34:23 AM

ltpenguin said:
Why did you have to buy red ram... boards with a nice red carry a big price tag....

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gpu:( just to stick with the black an red)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what kind of ram do you have btw?


Ewwwww power color. He could always just paint the plastic heatsink cover on the card. That's what I'm doing.
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March 26, 2012 1:44:33 AM

jrwizbang said:
Ewwwww power color. He could always just paint the plastic heatsink cover on the card. That's what I'm doing.


i agree power color sucks but he was so vane as to make a computer around ram sticks :I

here is another gpu but it isn't black and red, the msi one is sold out right now and i usually recommend that
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

AlderonnX said:
Dang you ITpenguin.. I was gonna link that exact motherboard and CPU, Great minds think alike I guess...

Damn it's Ltpenguin but i regret not thinking of ITpenguin D:
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March 26, 2012 4:18:24 AM

ltpenguin said:
Why did you have to buy red ram... boards with a nice red carry a big price tag....

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gpu:( just to stick with the black an red)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what kind of ram do you have btw?


haha the board doesn't have to be red, i know red usually signifies high end mobos, i just don't want a blue mobo
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March 26, 2012 6:40:52 AM

bump, maybe z77 asrock ext 4 and i5 3570k and 680 if i wait
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March 26, 2012 8:21:18 PM

Hysteria said:
bump, maybe z77 asrock ext 4 and i5 3570k and 680 if i wait


i would have recommended a 680 but it would have brought you over budget and it is not in stock. If you wait for ivy bridge there would be more availability, but there isn't a set launch date most rumors i hear put it late april?
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March 27, 2012 1:09:57 AM

ltpenguin said:
i would have recommended a 680 but it would have brought you over budget and it is not in stock. If you wait for ivy bridge there would be more availability, but there isn't a set launch date most rumors i hear put it late april?


z77 at $150 ivy at $225 and 680 at $500 fits my budget roughly

although, does new tech like this usual have problems when it comes out?
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March 28, 2012 12:15:04 AM

Hysteria said:
z77 at $150 ivy at $225 and 680 at $500 fits my budget roughly

although, does new tech like this usual have problems when it comes out?


I'm 99% certian the cpu wouldn't have a problem, but the board might have a problem. You can stick to the board we all recommened since it supports pci-e 3.0 the only thing is you can miss out on any new features from the z77 chipset(does anyone know what they are?)
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March 28, 2012 12:26:48 AM

ltpenguin said:
I'm 99% certian the cpu wouldn't have a problem, but the board might have a problem. You can stick to the board we all recommened since it supports pci-e 3.0 the only thing is you can miss out on any new features from the z77 chipset(does anyone know what they are?)


check out the asrock z77 series they look pretty cool, and I'm planning on spending around $175 for a z68 extreme 4 or z77 extreme 3 or whatever is at that price
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