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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
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
Not bad but for $1500 he can do better then a 2500K and a 6950.
A 6950 isn't very impressive by itself.

If you have the money to get the superior product with smoother/better drivers, more features etc get a GTX. Radeons are good for saving money or trying eyefinity setups.
Edited by amstech - 5/7/11 at 10:47am
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post #32 of 51
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to tell you the truth i really don't know what he games now.

good call on the sound card
You don't need a sound card unless you have decent speakers/headphones and/or can tell the difference.

That said, you can get an XtremeGamer for ~40$ on eBay. Used to be the best sound card available, now it's ripe for the pickens.
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post #33 of 51
Intel i5 2500k
Gigabyte P67A-UD4
G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1600 RipJaws X
2x Sapphire HD6950s in Crossfire
Corsair H70 CPU Cooling
Antec TruePower New 750W (Blue)
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 2.5" SSD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDDs
Cooler Master HAF 922 (Blue)
Lite-On DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe
Total: $1,440 + Tax and Shipping

I chose the 2500k because it overclocks very well, but wanted to put some more money towards the GPU and SSD instead of upgrading to the i7 (both will impact gaming performance more anyways than HT).

I chose the motherboard because I've good experience with Gigabyte, and this board OCs well and of course comes with USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GB/S, like most modern boards do.

The H70 performs well, and while there are better heatsinks for less money, I decided to go with the H70 in case you're going to ship this computer out. The H70 is much lighter than traditional heatsinks and I think is better suited for the rigors of shipping an entire PC out.

The 8GB of RAM should be more than enough for anything he does, and should perform well with OCing.

The two graphics cards should give you excellent performance in gaming in Crossfire. I'm not sure though if these ones can unlock or not.

The SSD will decrease load times for W7 and his most played games substantially. It's a huge performance boost over a traditional HDD. Unfortunately I couldn't go for the newer/faster Vertex 3 because of budget limitations. The 1TB HDD F3 also performs well and should be lots of room for him to save anything else he may want.

I tried to build as much of a balanced PC as possible, taking into consideration CPU power, GPU power, RAM, and load times. Comes out to $1,440; hopefully shipping will keep it under budget still.
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I'm starting to feel like no one is listening to me.

Forget the PSU debate. Get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-043-_-Product
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post #36 of 51
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Don't recommend an X6, please.

And a single HD 6970? Why? That's so useless.
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I was gonna suggest a really good build.... but then I realized I'm not a guru
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post #38 of 51
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I'm starting to feel like no one is listening to me.

Forget the PSU debate. Get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-043-_-Product
750W ATPN is enough to power his rig, and that Silverstone, while a very nice PSU, goes over budget in my build

Man I can't think with this headache. Disregard; and add that PSU into my build.
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by 45nm View Post
x6
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x6
It fit well within the budget. a 2600K Build with those specifications would exceed the budget.
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