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~$1200 Budget; My total is ~$1700

post #1 of 86
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Hey everyone at OCN right now I am going to start a new build over my previous Q9550.

Now my projected budget is around $1200, but what I have added to my shopping cart/excel spreadsheet is around $1700 not including tax/shipping.

I video edit a lot in games like Counter Strike: Source, Call of Duty: BO, and hopefully BF3 soon (Programs : Vegas and After Effects). Obviously I also play games hoping to hit Max on BF3 or Ultra (even better).

I am trying to go with a Black/White theme but if I have to sacrifice looks (form<function) then I'll do it.

So here is my list of what I have so far anything I can change please let me know:


CPU- INTEL i7 2600K = $314.99

CPU Cooler-CORSAIR H80 =$93.99

GPU- ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II = $499.99

PSU- CORSAIR AX750 = $169.99

Motherboard-ASUS Sabertooth P67 = $199.99

Case-CORSAIR 600T SE White = $169.99

CD/DVD/Bluray- ASUS CD/DVD = ~$19.99

HDD/SSD- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB = $59.99

RAM- CORSAIR Vengence 16GB = $104.99

Estimated Total (Of what I have) : $1,633.91


If possible any way to hit around $1200, while maintaining the case, cpu, and gpu would be great.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 86
8GB RAM would be fine for you. No more than 12GB.
post #3 of 86
cut down on the case, get a 570 go 2500k and cut the ram in half.
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post #4 of 86
go with a DH14 vs that H80, Get the ASUS p8p67 Deluxe or Pro vs that saber, everything else looks fine

But the only way you are going to get anywhere near 1200 is if you down grade that GPU to a 570 or a 6950. 8gb of ram should be ok even if you video edit
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Okay, thanks for suggestions so far, I am aiming at the GTX580 because of the upcoming BF3/Skyrim games too, I just want to handle those games at the highest settings possible, or at least maintain a smooth framerate to play on Max minimum.
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post #6 of 86
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Originally Posted by d3310n View Post
cut down on the case, get a 570 go 2500k and cut the ram in half.
REPLY: (Before you changed your post) Gaming / Video/Photo Editing
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post #7 of 86
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Originally Posted by trinh View Post
Okay, thanks for suggestions so far, I am aiming at the GTX580 because of the upcoming BF3/Skyrim games too, I just want to handle those games at the highest settings possible, or at least maintain a smooth framerate to play on Max minimum.
Then get Crossfire 6950s for the same price as a single 580.
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post #8 of 86
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Originally Posted by trinh View Post
REPLY: (Before you changed your post) Gaming / Video/Photo Editing
Changed it cuz i read the post more (skimmed it first time )

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post #9 of 86
Get less ram, not an h-series cooler and get a used 580 on the ocn marketplace.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChiliCheeseFritos View Post
Then get Crossfire 6950s for the same price as a single 580.
It will actually be more expensive then a single GTX 580, and he is trying to cut down on costs rather then increase .

So bud your really only options are, wait until you have 1600 or

Cut back on the GPU/case/RAM/CPU cooler/ CPU (a 2500k will still get that job done but if you reallly!!! need that performance then it is up to you)
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