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post #1 of 11
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I'm downgrading from my current rig so I can afford a DSLR camera I want. It isn't really a big deal though considering I only play Counter-strike 1.6 and Day of Defeat 1.3

Any suggestions for core components (cpu, mobo, gpu, ram) within this price range?

I already have a case (Antec df-85) so that won't be necessary.

Thanks!
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i7 950 @ 3.06GHz EVGA x58 SLi 3 MSi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
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850W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Qck Heavy 
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post #2 of 11
What I have for you might actually be considered a slight upgrade, but about $15 over budget

Intel Core i5-2500K + GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

XFX Radeon 6870 1GB


Otherwise, you might as well keep your GTX 460 cuz that would probably be the next card I'd suggest to you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130570
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Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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post #3 of 11
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Oh sorry. I meant $550 for the total of the complete rig, not the total of the core components :x

I was looking at the i3 2100 Sandy Bridge for the price..
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i7 950 @ 3.06GHz EVGA x58 SLi 3 MSi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
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850W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Qck Heavy 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by i7-950 View Post
Oh sorry. I meant $550 for the total of the complete rig, not the total of the core components :x

I was looking at the i3 2100 Sandy Bridge for the price..
You don't want an i3.
The HAF 2600k
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Core i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x GTX 460 2GB 8GB 1600 G-Skill RipjawzX 
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64gb Crucial M4 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 640GB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 27" ASUS Corsair AX750 750Watt 
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HAF 932 
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64gb Crucial M4 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 640GB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 27" ASUS Corsair AX750 750Watt 
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by WuLF View Post
You don't want an i3.
I would get previous gen i3 and OC it like the i3-540...
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by i7-950 View Post
I'm downgrading from my current rig so I can afford a DSLR camera I want. It isn't really a big deal though considering I only play Counter-strike 1.6 and Day of Defeat 1.3

Any suggestions for core components (cpu, mobo, gpu, ram) within this price range?

I already have a case (Antec df-85) so that won't be necessary.

Thanks!
cpu- i5 2500k
mobo- msi p67a c43
gpu- hd6870
ram- 4+4gb gskill ripjawsX
Hope you like my suggestion.
Cyrus
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #7 of 11
This won't be too much of a downgrade. You really shound't see any difference in your gaming performance (for the games you play i mean). If I were you, I'd get an even cheaper system since the games you play aren't really demanding...but that's me.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7-950 View Post
Oh sorry. I meant $550 for the total of the complete rig, not the total of the core components :x

I was looking at the i3 2100 Sandy Bridge for the price..
In that case, this will do...

Intel Core i3-2100 + GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3-B3 LGA

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

500GB Western Digital Caviar Black

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W

ASUS DRW-24B1ST

SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB

Under $550, but before shipping.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by polm View Post
This won't be too much of a downgrade. You really shound't see any difference in your gaming performance (for the games you play i mean). If I were you, I'd get an even cheaper system since the games you play aren't really demanding...but that's me.

I like that build a lot, but I replaced the PSU and HDD with the following

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152035
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136770

Just saves a few bucks
Taylor's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 3.06GHz EVGA x58 SLi 3 MSi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Qck Heavy 
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Taylor's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 3.06GHz EVGA x58 SLi 3 MSi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Qck Heavy 
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
If I wanted an even cheaper rig, what would be the next step down for my video card? A $187 GPU seems like a lot for a $100 processor..
Taylor's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 3.06GHz EVGA x58 SLi 3 MSi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Qck Heavy 
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Taylor's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 3.06GHz EVGA x58 SLi 3 MSi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Black Caviar 7200RPM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 23" Acer GD235HZ SteelSeries 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Qck Heavy 
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