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@warmonger,

Not to offend. But when you come onto a board, asking for input on a build, then refuse to listen to any advice given. What's the point? If you we're already pre-set on your ideal build, then why ask for input? That's just silly. Xd has alot of experience, and if he's given suggestions, I'm bound to take it to heart over alot of others (No offense guys, I still listen!) But that's just me.
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@warmonger,

Not to offend. But when you come onto a board, asking for input on a build, then refuse to listen to any advice given. What's the point? If you we're already pre-set on your ideal build, then why ask for input? That's just silly. Xd has alot of experience, and if he's given suggestions, I'm bound to take it to heart over alot of others (No offense guys, I still listen!) But that's just me.
I totally agree. If the OP is going to ask for suggestions here at OCN, i suggest he do so without the notion of bashing over the advice given, which looks out for the benefit of the members AND guests alike. One thing I did take offence to was the OP bashing over what xd had to say. Heck if it wasn't for xd, i probably would have gone in for an MSI board that would have had blown VRMs by now. So your not the only one who takes his advice into serious consideration . Just a reminder, OCN is not a facebook alternative where qualifications are to be listed, if anything it sounded like the OP was bragging. If the OP thinks the community here is "poor" hardware-wise, with all due respect i suggest he use his qualifications to give himself advice. A difference of opinion is a healthy form of contradiction, not to disregard advice given and call the community "poor".
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I didn't imagine this community being that so poorly experienced in performance computing. The three hundred has superior airflow for its price range.
There are cheaper cases with better features. Take it or leave it. Nothing wrong with the one you have selected, but if you tweak your selections you can get more performance into the build.

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I'm not looking for to spend $150 on a case when you only have a $800 budget to start with. The 650w are plenty to power the machine even with a bulldozer dropped in. I don't plan on ever plan on CrossfireX but it could happen sometime in the future... way way into the future. By then I will just buy a bigger PSU. To be honest I don't ever plan on buying an upgrade for this rig. After 5-8 years from now I will just ****-can it and get another, just like I am now.
If you're not likely to ever go to a dual GPU solution, then I suggest spending less on the MOBO and less on the PSU and more on either the CPU or GPU now.

Let me ask you, are you intending to overclock the build or leave it at stock clocks?

I suggest the following build:

CPU/GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.749690
MOBO/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.742183
Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.742876
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441
Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
2 fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103022

2500K is a solid 50% faster than the 955, not counting single operations that take advantage of that turbo core, where the 2500K will be yet again faster. The 2500K can overclock higher, and uses less power. As you can see I have found a combo special for it with the 6870 you were eyeing.

The MOBO/RAM combo selected is just a better allocation of funds for the build. The memory in that combo special is just as good as the G.Skill, but $15 combo savings makes it the clear choice. No reason to spend $150 on a SLI capable board for a build that will likely never be SLId.

That case is every bit as good or better than the 300 for less cost. Comes with 1x140mm and 2x120mm already loaded, so you just add 2 more 120mm fans and you are set. There's no reason to buy a 600+W PSU for a single GPU build. The 530W in that combo is well made and will deliver enough clean power for any single GPU build imaginable.

I've kept the SSD and optical you liked, I think they are good choices.

That's $770 shipped.

If you don't care much for overclocking, swap the CPU/GPU combo to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.749248, and swap the RAM/MOBO combo to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.741256

That's a i5-2400 w/GTX560Ti in the build. $787 shipped.

So yes, you can have a better CPU and a better GPU in your build inside of that $800 budget no problem.

Eric
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There are cheaper cases with better features. Take it or leave it. Nothing wrong with the one you have selected, but if you tweak your selections you can get more performance into the build.



If you're not likely to ever go to a dual GPU solution, then I suggest spending less on the MOBO and less on the PSU and more on either the CPU or GPU now.

Let me ask you, are you intending to overclock the build or leave it at stock clocks?
Good point, why get overly defensive towards the 650w when X-firing isn't even an option...ever. He's better off just going in for the PSU xd listed, efficient and cheaper.
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There are cheaper cases with better features. Take it or leave it. Nothing wrong with the one you have selected, but if you tweak your selections you can get more performance into the build.



If you're not likely to ever go to a dual GPU solution, then I suggest spending less on the MOBO and less on the PSU and more on either the CPU or GPU now.

Let me ask you, are you intending to overclock the build or leave it at stock clocks?

I suggest the following build:

CPU/GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.749690
MOBO/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.742183
Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.742876
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441
Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
2 fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103022

2500K is a solid 50% faster than the 955, not counting single operations that take advantage of that turbo core, where the 2500K will be yet again faster. The 2500K can overclock higher, and uses less power. As you can see I have found a combo special for it with the 6870 you were eyeing.

The MOBO/RAM combo selected is just a better allocation of funds for the build. The memory in that combo special is just as good as the G.Skill, but $15 combo savings makes it the clear choice. No reason to spend $150 on a SLI capable board for a build that will likely never be SLId.

That case is every bit as good or better than the 300 for less cost. Comes with 1x140mm and 2x120mm already loaded, so you just add 2 more 120mm fans and you are set. There's no reason to buy a 600+W PSU for a single GPU build. The 530W in that combo is well made and will deliver enough clean power for any single GPU build imaginable.

I've kept the SSD and optical you liked, I think they are good choices.

That's $770 shipped.

If you don't care much for overclocking, swap the CPU/GPU combo to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.749248, and swap the RAM/MOBO combo to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.741256

That's a i5-2400 w/GTX560Ti in the build. $787 shipped.

So yes, you can have a better CPU and a better GPU in your build inside of that $800 budget no problem.

Eric
Thanks for the actual input (unlike others in this thread except xd_1771). I been browsing and looking at what I can squeeze into my budget. I have came up with this as the i5 2500k still would push me out of my budget range as I would never buy that Biostar board. That's the only flaw.

New CPU => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849
New Mobo => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128519

Stepping into the six core should put me ahead of the 2500k even tho 4 fast cores are faster then six slow cores. The 1090T should last me as long as I will ever need as games utilize more and more cores in the future. Thoughts on these 2 pieces of hardware versus the previous?
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Thanks for the actual input (unlike others in this thread except xd_1771). I been browsing and looking at what I can squeeze into my budget. I have came up with this as the i5 2500k still would push me out of my budget range as I would never buy that Biostar board. That's the only flaw.

New CPU => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849
New Mobo => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128519

Stepping into the six core should put me ahead of the 2500k even tho 4 fast cores are faster then six slow cores. The 1090T should last me as long as I will ever need as games utilize more and more cores in the future. Thoughts on these 2 pieces of hardware versus the previous?
Unless you plan on SLI in the future, [as already mentioned] the 650W is indeed overkill, so that is a definite area where money can be saved. And I currently have an Antec 300, but I got it for $35, for $55, you can do better. Get a Source 210, or NZXT Gamma and save yourself $20 for a better GPU right there.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146075 $40 - 15% off ($6) with promo code.

Edit: You could stick with your original processor, and spend more money on the GPU for better in game performance? Having a beastly CPU doesn't mean a whole lot if your GPU can't keep up.

Also, if you can wait a week (you said you can't, but if you actually find that you can) I would wait for bulldozer and then you'll have new CPU's in your price range to consider.
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What ever you end up buying, at least look into the upcoming FX CPU; this will be available for retail in approx. a week and is already available for pre-order.
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i3-2100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078
Z68: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130612

$20 more for much better performance and x8/x8 PCIe 2.0 slots vs. x16/x4.
    
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i3-2100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078
Z68: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130612

$20 more for much better performance and x8/x8 PCIe 2.0 slots vs. x16/x4.
The Phenom lineup proves better fps in games then the entire i lineup. Idk how many times I have to tell you guys this is solely for gaming. I will be sticking with the 955 because im certain ill get way more performance out of it then the i3-2100. Take a look at my last build, its pretty solid gaming rig for the price. I wont ever be CrossfireX on this rig so I only need the single x16 lane. With the card bumped from the 6870 to the 6950 there should be no game I cant run. I also bumped the memory down to a 2x2gb kit which helps me afford the 6950. I can purchase more memory later its only $28.
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