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I have been outta the game for a while as far as PC's go. I haven't been on OCN as much since I was busy at school. I sold off my sig rig when I moved back to MN a couple summers ago. So look at my sig rig now, it needs some updating.

If I were to build a new system what would you guys recommend. I would keep my case, hdd's, PSU, optical drives for now. So really just buy a new CPU, mobo, ram. Maybe a graphics card or maybe keep mine, depending on how much gaming I would do.

What would you guys recommend for CPU, mobo and ram for a great gaming experience. No set budget, but lets play around $600ish unless that's way too low, idk. Thanks
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post #2 of 6
If you can I'd wait for Bulldozer to come out or at least see accurate benchmarks. Otherwise Sandy Bridge is the way to go with a nice 2600k.


Also btw, love you case painting guide. Used it many months back and love the way my case came out

Edit: Don't forget a SSD. Best bang for the buck I've ever noticed...
Edited by bfreddyberg - 5/29/11 at 11:30pm
 
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i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe EVGA 780ti 8GB Muskin 
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Yeah maybe I'd replace the Raptor drive with an SSD. When is Bulldozer supposed to come out, because I am in no hurry at all, probably would even wait a few months.

Your welcome for the guide. Used the same steps on my old Antec 300 back in the day and it came out very nicely too.

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post #4 of 6
For gaming an i7 2600k is a waste, just get an i5 2500k with a P67 or Z68 motherboard, if you are waiting a few months I would also suggest holding off on the video card, GTX 600 and ATI 7000 series should be coming out soon.

I would suggest:
i5-2500K -$225
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 - $220
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB - $95

Total: $540 before tax/shipping

(If I could sell my cpu+mobo, I would get this! )

If you want to get a video card now, the GTX 560 Ti is currently the best bang for your buck @ ~$250
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 5/30/11 at 8:14am
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[256GB Samsung 840 Pro] [2x 3TB Green WD30EZRX JBOD] [Corsair H100i] [Windows 7 Pro 64-bit] 
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[23.6" Asus VE247H] [Razer BlackWidow] [Corsair HX850] [Corsair Carbide 500R White] 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech G400] [SteelSeries QcK+] [SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset] [Zalman ZM-MIC 1 Microphone] 
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[Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker] [Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker] [Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller] [TRENDnet TEW-684UB] 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
[AMD A6-3400M 2.35GHz @ 1.0875V] [AMD HD 6650M] [2x4GB Corsair Vengence 1333MHz 9-8-8-8 @ 1.5V] [500GB Seagate 5400rpm] 
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Audio
[Nokia Mini-Speakers MD-8] 
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[500GB WD Blue] [LG 24X DVD-Writer] [Hyper TX3] [Windows 7 64-bit] 
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Look at my sig rig.
Z68X UD5 269
2500K $190
MUSHKIN 996997 $150
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post #6 of 6
As the others have stated noahmateen1234, if your just looking for quick cpu that will game id go for a 2500k.

Id go with these parts:

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
i5 2500k CPU

I wouldnt normally recommend 8GB of ram just for gaming, but for the price its extra $30 for extra 4Gb...you cant go wrong. Total for those 3 parts is $500 mark.
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