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post #11 of 32
You can get away with CFX 6970s and a 2600k on a quality 750.

Edit: With good overclocks on them too.
post #12 of 32
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Ugh I'm in a catch-22.

> Try to get better video card that can play basically all games up to date with "good enough" graphics.

> Pay more but sacrifice other stuff.

I'm also thinking of starting MAYA work, so maybe a 2600k would be better?

PS: I'm sort of leaning more towards Nvidia in terms of GFX....unless you can convince me ATI is hella worth it.

Sadface.
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post #14 of 32
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I don't really like monitor + speakers, I find it too fat :<

As for gfx, that seems like a decent card....though no reviews

PSU same

Like the ram better, so edited it in my first post.

Like the case too.

Like the CPU...

lol*** 100$ cd drive sadface
post #15 of 32
Here is a review of the 6950 1GB: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6950_1_GB/

Edit: Where are you located at? You could save on shipping and tax from other sites depending where you are at.
Edited by answ3r - 5/19/11 at 10:48am
post #16 of 32
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Holland 'o lakes
Edited by Derpes - 5/19/11 at 12:00pm
post #17 of 32
For a budget gaming rig you are usually better off going with AMD a phenom II B.E. would be great for gaming and with a $60 cooler you should be able to push out 4.0 on a 955 or 965. That would allow you a 570.
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For a budget gaming rig you are usually better off going with AMD a phenom II B.E. would be great for gaming and with a $60 cooler you should be able to push out 4.0 on a 955 or 965. That would allow you a 570.
*Braces for flaming since he's in the Intel CPU section*
Post Build with links (like answ3r) or mine and I might get won over to the AMD side....for now.
post #19 of 32
Was looking through motherboards and found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229

Its alright, its not the greatest, but it has decent reviews and will get the job done. Also, it can do dual cards at x8 which is a plus. AsRock = Asus for the most part.
post #20 of 32
Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-646-_-Product $230
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849 $120
Cooling http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h70 $105
Mem http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314 $95
HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-793-_-Product $120
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-048-_-Product $156
Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236052 $180

Leaves ~$600 for your choice of keyboard case and brutal GPU
You could also pickup a x6 Phenom II or a higher binning x4 for more overclock head room


Note: with a smaller form factor case that H70 is nicer as well since you don't have a monster coming off your mobo, it performs similar to the higher end air coolers

Also the stock TIM on the H70 is Shin Etsu, a little more than I like but a verrrrrrry nice TIM none the less.
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