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Pretty close to my system actually >.> Imagine that 2 systems with a $1500 budget being order just over a month apart having similar specs
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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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Gimme your Graphics and Mobo
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Just a couple thoughts to keep in mind. A solid state hard drive is probably one of the best upgrades to put in your computer. It makes everything load so fast. I just upgraded as well. For the psu is concerned check http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp for whatever specs you think with need in the next year or so. Its not 100% accurate but it will give you a general idea of who much power you actually need. Since your gaming you really dont need hyper threading. I would save 100 dollars and drop to an i5. Since with that cooler you can probably get to 4.5ghz really easy. Just some thoughts.
    
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post #25 of 32
SSDs are still way to expensive.
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SSDs are still way to expensive.
Agreed.


Also initial post was with an i5 and original idea was to OC i5 to 4.5ghz stable on air.


That six-core phenom II DOES look tempting though...


See now I have the intel/amd dilemma:

AMD: Yo I got lotsa cores, decently fast, am cheap but not *that* OC'able.
INTEL: Yo I got a normal amount of cores, I'm fast, not cheap, but really OC'able!


GFX: I've always been an Nvidia liker, but I don't see why ATI wouldn't do the job
Edited by Derpes - 5/20/11 at 8:28am
post #27 of 32
Actually AMD was the easy to OC one until Sandy Bridge and as far as game performance that O.C. really won't matter that much instead where you will really see the difference is if you get a good GPU. True the AMD is slower in calculations but unless you're doing some hardcore rendering you really won't notice much of a difference.
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Actually AMD was the easy to OC one until Sandy Bridge and as far as game performance that O.C. really won't matter that much instead where you will really see the difference is if you get a good GPU. True the AMD is slower in calculations but unless you're doing some hardcore rendering you really won't notice much of a difference.
Was thinking of working with MAYA (rendering software) too so dunno...
post #29 of 32
Instead of a 120 $ keyboard i'd invest in an ssd.

Thats my 2 cents.
The one in my sig. is a pretty good one.
You could get a used one for $100 in the for sale section of ocn.
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Instead of a 120 $ keyboard i'd invest in an ssd.

Thats my 2 cents.
The one in my sig. is a pretty good one.
You could get a used one for $100 in the for sale section of ocn.
I full well plan on getting one but that HD is atleast $150 and estimates say SSDs should really start dropping in price soon and I'd rather have 120GB for Windows, Steam + Games, and word and other applications that I use on a regular basis that take time to load.
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