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Skip on the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The GeForce GTX 460 1GB is better at around the same price levels after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=1GB
The cheapest 460 looks to be about $170, is it really necessary? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130570
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post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by a!!!!1 View Post
Thanks, that looks like exactly what I need. Why did you add the SSD though? I definitely don't need another hard drive.

Another noob question - I'm assuming I can use the same sound card and hard drives I already have, right?

I'm not, I just didn't really look into it because I thought spending part of my budget on a motherboard+memory wouldn't be as useful as spending the extra money on a better cpu+graphics.
Get rid of the SSD if you don't want/need it. May or may not matter to you, but the board in that combo is a Micro-ATX one....figure someone should point it out in case it matters. You can get a better GPU if you don't get the SSD.

CPU+MOBO Combo: 2500K + MSI P67 G45
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CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212+

Should be hovering around that $650 budget. Need a better cooler if you plan to overclock that 2500K, which is a chip meant to be OCed.
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post #33 of 49
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The cheapest 460 looks to be about $170, is it really necessary? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130570
Here's a zotac for 119.99 after MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-202-_-Product
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post #34 of 49
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That looks pretty good, the 9550 seems to be just under $300 so that's about $400 total, I can definitely afford that. Does my motherboard support both of them? (noob here and not sure how to tell if it does or not)
I'm going to be honest; trying to "save" that mobo is downright crazy.

Instead of buying a Q9550, either buy an AMD 955 + a cheap mobo, or stretch a little and get the 2500k and a really cheap mobo.

Why pay 300 for an obsolete chip when you can get an equally performing AMD for 110 and a mobo for 60-70 bucks? You save 120ish and get the same system. Or you can spend the same amount and end up with a FAR superior 2500k and a cheap board. What you're trying to do makes no sense.
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post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by Tig Ol Bitties View Post
Get rid of the SSD if you don't want/need it. May or may not matter to you, but the board in that combo is a Micro-ATX one....figure someone should point it out in case it matters. You can get a better GPU if you don't get the SSD.

CPU+MOBO Combo: 2500K + MSI P67 G45
RAM: 4GB Ripjaws 1600 DDR3
GPU: EVGA 1GB GTX 560 Ti....or...HIS 2GB Radeon 6950
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212+

Should be hovering around that $650 budget. Need a better cooler if you plan to overclock that 2500K, which is a chip meant to be OCed.
I forgot about the CPU cooler. That Hyper 212+ is freakin awesome on the 2500k. Built one for a friend a month ago. no overclock. idles at 28*/29*c Peaks at 44*/45*c. As for the SSD. It came as part of the combo that I posted. So you would have to lose the combo to lose the SSD. And besides. if he did go with the combo I posted he could sell the SSD for some cash back an use the stock Intel HSF until he sold the SSD for $100($119 retail) and then get a H70 or something of the like.
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Sounds like a troll
You do realize the Q6600 is faster correct? Athlon X3 is a horribly slow CPU.
 
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You do realize the Q6600 is faster correct? Athlon X3 is a horribly slow CPU.
guys...catch up we are way beyond that part of the thread LOL
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I forgot about the CPU cooler. That Hyper 212+ is freakin awesome on the 2500k. Built one for a friend a month ago. no overclock. idles at 28*/29*c Peaks at 44*/45*c. As for the SSD. It came as part of the combo that I posted. So you would have to lose the combo to lose the SSD. And besides. if he did go with the combo I posted he could sell the SSD for some cash back an use the stock Intel HSF until he sold the SSD for $100($119 retail) and then get a H70 or something of the like.
If I don't OC it do I need the cooler?
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If I don't OC it do I need the cooler?
If you don't OC it, then no...you don't need a better cooler. Can always get one later if you decide to. The 2500K is a CPU meant for OCers though.

There is also the vanilla Core i5 2500 (non-K) if you think you'll never OC...but we're talking only a $10 difference here. May as well stick with the 2500K.
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Originally Posted by Tig Ol Bitties View Post
Get rid of the SSD if you don't want/need it. May or may not matter to you, but the board in that combo is a Micro-ATX one....figure someone should point it out in case it matters. You can get a better GPU if you don't get the SSD.

CPU+MOBO Combo: 2500K + MSI P67 G45
RAM: 4GB Ripjaws 1600 DDR3
GPU: EVGA 1GB GTX 560 Ti....or...HIS 2GB Radeon 6950
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212+

Should be hovering around that $650 budget. Need a better cooler if you plan to overclock that 2500K, which is a chip meant to be OCed.
That looks like a good setup. I'll go without the cooler for now and see how it performs and then think about picking it up later. And I think I'll go with the EVGA card.

As far as the SSD, what do you think about it? I've never had one before so I'm not sure how noticeable the difference is or if the money would be better spent on the better graphics card.
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