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I've been out of the game for a while now, so i haven't had the chance to play with or overclock any of the new processors yet. I get a call from my buddy in florida and he wants me to build him a gaming computer on ~1500 dollar budget.

What would you guys recommend?
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To wait for bulldozer.
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What's with the gurus only thing?
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Originally Posted by Csquared View Post
I've been out of the game for a while now, so i haven't had the chance to play with or overclock any of the new processors yet. I get a call from my buddy in florida and he wants me to build him a gaming computer on ~1500 dollar budget.

What would you guys recommend?
I5 2500k intel cpu
Asus p8p67 motherboard
Ati hd 6950 gpu
4gb g-skill ripjaws memory 1600mhz 1.5v
hyper 212+ cpu cooler
corsair 650w psu



Best bang for buck build
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post #5 of 51
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Originally Posted by naikee View Post
To wait for bulldozer.
he wants it in two weeks
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post #6 of 51
He can hold off for another 2 weeks. Bulldozer is right around the corner. Doesn't make sense to invest in 890FX/P67
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He can hold off for another 2 weeks. Bulldozer is right around the corner. Doesn't make sense to invest in 890FX/P67
what exactly is bulldozer? a new cpu core that intel is launching?
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post #8 of 51
Do you want just the tower, or does your friend also want monitors included in the $1500?


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Originally Posted by Csquared View Post
what exactly is bulldozer? a new cpu core that intel is launching?
Bulldozer is the new architecture from AMD. Unlike previous chips, this is a completely new CPU architecture.

The new one from Intel is Ivy Bridge, and that's going to be a 22nm die shrink from current Sandy Bridge CPUs.
post #9 of 51
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Originally Posted by Csquared View Post
he wants it in two weeks
In that case, don't wait for Bulldozer
Though, in his place I would wait for it, he might really regret it afterwards.
Unless he is not very technical and just wants a new computer fast.
Edited by naikee - 5/7/11 at 10:14am
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post #10 of 51
I don't think BD will make SB obsolete.

Here's a rig I would build today (me being a Guru):

i7-2500k - 200$
P67A-UD4 - 200$
8GB DDR3 1600/CL9 - 100$
HD 6950 Crossfire - 500$
Silverstone 1000w - 150$
H50 - 75$
60GB C300 - 125$
1TB x2 RAID 0 - 100$

You can choose any case.

Total: 1,450$

And guess what - you have a rig as powerful as mine.
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Crucial C300 256GB LG 6x BD-RW/HD-DVD Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit Dell 'PLP' - 2007FP | 3007WFP-HC | 2007FP 
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