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A 500W Corsair would be perfect for that rig. Maybe look at an factory OC'd 5770 as well, as you should be able to fit it into your budget.
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I actually don't recommend downgrading the CPU. The Phenom II X2 955 can be had for $120. That's a really good value and it would offer slightly better longevity than a Phenom II X2 or Athlon II X4 particularly when overclocked.

However, I do recommend getting something like the HD 5750/5770 ($100~120) or HD 5830 ($110) instead.

why a 5 series?
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Originally Posted by MET4LH3AD Omega View Post
Im on an Athlon II x4 right now, with 6gb of ddr3 ram, trust me it wont cut...
i need atleast a quadcore at 3.0ghz with L3 cache, the 6670 seems pretty good for me, runs mw2 at what i want, and even crysis 2... Just wondering if i should step on to the 6770 or 6850....
Now oc it to 3.6ghz or higher and a 6850 is about the same as a 5850. Plus 67** is a little stronger than the 57**.
Edited by dixson01974 - 6/1/11 at 8:00am
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Keyword gaming pc.


Most of budget should be geared towards the GPU.
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post #15 of 33
if you're gonna OC, ditch the MSI board. 1.) 4 phases for cpu, 2.) VRM's are not cooled.

I'd say get a 6850. and

have you thought of buying a sandy bridge i3? they perform great for cheap, in spite of non-overclockability.
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Now oc it to 3.6ghz or higher and a 6850 is about the same as a 5850.
so why not just get a 6850 instead, and oc the phenom II x4 to 3.8ghz? not too much extra money.... im not a fps crazy person..... i just do some gaming, and the rest is os creation, and customization, video editing, ect.
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if you're gonna OC, ditch the MSI board. 1.) 4 phases for cpu, 2.) VRM's are not cooled.

I'd say get a 6850. and

have you thought of buying a sandy bridge i3? they perform great for cheap, in spite of non-overclockability.
my i7 caused me to almost lose my eye....
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post #18 of 33
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why a 5 series?
You mean HD 5000? Because they offer better performance at around the same price as that HD 6670 (~$100). Heck, I've seen the Sapphire HD 5850 for $120 when they were phasing it out. Now that's great value.

The HD 6670 really is more of a high-end HTPC GPU than a gaming GPU.
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post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by MET4LH3AD Omega View Post
Don't like nVidia, you do know there drivers cramp everything to fit threw the streams to get it to work as good as they do right?
Hey, just wondering what you meant by that. Since I'm looking to build a new PC as well, and would like to know more about the video cards so that I can make an informed choice. Thanks.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127554

im just gonna go for 2 of these....
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