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My Budget I mean tight budget when it was first made
I like it as it is so far. Handles Adobe fairly well and gaming at 1440x900 or 1280x1024.
First crack at overclocking too

(Mobo, 2GB RAM, CPU Purchased in 09)

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Black Edition (AM3 Socket)
, ~3.2GHz (Stock) Soon(Overclock)
Corsair A70 Dual 120mm Fans
Kingston ValueRAM DDR2-800 8.0GB (4x 2.0GB) (Downclocked to 679 to work with Higher FSB)
Western Digital 500GB Caviler Green (7200RPM)
Seagate 250GB (7200RPM)
PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR-3 (256-bit) (PCS+ Cooling)
LG FLATRON L1951S 19" (1280x1024) LCD Display + Acer AL19W (1440x900) widescreen LCD Display
Realtek 5.1 HD Onboard Audio
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4 (AMD 790X Chipset)
Generic MidTower Case (10 Years Old No Fans)
Silverstone Strider Essentials 500W (80+, Active PFC, Multi GPU Ready)


Other:
Logitech Clear Chat Pro
Logitech 2.1 Sound System
Sennheiser HD428
HP KB-0630 Keyboard
Logitech Wireless USB Laptop Mouse


Overclock:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8341344/OCTest02Post.jpg

Work Station:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8341344/IMG_3539.JPG

Computer:
Soon

Current Build Plans:
Working on getting a case and new cooling for this month and BF3. This case is 10 years old and the mobo gets warm.


HAF 912 (49.99)
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ (120mm) (24.99)
Gentle Typoons 120mm Fan (14.98)



ASUS SONAR
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 T109 Black Edition Hex-Core
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 960T Black Edition Quad Core (Hope for the best and unlock to X6)
HD6950 2GB
Eyefinity (1440x900 * 3)

All comments are welcome
Edited by ivr56 - 12/25/11 at 3:20pm
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post #2 of 6
Looks like you are on the right track here for a good budget build. CoolerMaster cases are great, and even at their lower prices the quality is there.

What is your complete budget for a new system/upgrade?

Have you considered upgrading to a Blu-ray drive, or are you going driveless with an external?

(I personally do not see the need for a CD drive anymore if all you do is gaming, between thumbdrives and an external solution, 5.25 bays can be used for other things)
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Thread Starter 
Gaming, Adobe and Autodesk software suites
But no need for a Blu-Ray drive. I use use my Optical for reading Retail PC games or software. Majority of my stuff is digital.

Err depends.
For the current parts. 120 for new Heatsink/Fan, Case and Additional Fan

120-180 for new CPU (Depending on prices) (Late 2011/Early 2012)
300 for Video Card (Mid-Spring 2012) my 4850 has been serving me well and still rocks well.
200 for 2 more monitors (Long Term)
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Crucial M500 250GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 7200RPM Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15  Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Dell P2815Q (3840x2160) Razer Blackwiddow Tournament Edition Stealth or... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider Essentials (ES-500) 500W Phanteks Evolv ITX Razer Deathadder 3.5G  Steelseries 
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Objective 2 Headphone Amplifier VMODA Crossfade M-100 + BoomPro Sennheiser HD600 Logitech G13  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2415 Apple Logic Board Intel HD3000 Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M500 250GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 7200RPM Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD 
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Noctua NH-D15  Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Dell P2815Q (3840x2160) Razer Blackwiddow Tournament Edition Stealth or... 
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Silverstone Strider Essentials (ES-500) 500W Phanteks Evolv ITX Razer Deathadder 3.5G  Steelseries 
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Intel Core i5-2415 Apple Logic Board Intel HD3000 Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 
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post #4 of 6
I'm a little confused by the OP lol. Are you asking for a budget build? Are you asking which of those procesors to get? If you're going to be gaming doesn't really need 6 cores atm so unless you're going to be doing some video editing/encoding, 4 cores may be enough.
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Yeah a bit
This si my current build (Which was built on a tight budget) plus current upgrade plans.
And yes I am doing video editing.
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Silverstone Strider Essentials (ES-500) 500W Phanteks Evolv ITX Razer Deathadder 3.5G  Steelseries 
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Objective 2 Headphone Amplifier VMODA Crossfade M-100 + BoomPro Sennheiser HD600 Logitech G13  
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Updated:

AMD Phenom II(tm) X4 955 Black Edition ~3.2Ghz
Corsair A70

Big performance gains.
A70 working really well. 31C Idle at 2000rpm and 41C at load.
Fans at 1100rpm only 33C Idle
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M500 250GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 7200RPM Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15  Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Dell P2815Q (3840x2160) Razer Blackwiddow Tournament Edition Stealth or... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider Essentials (ES-500) 500W Phanteks Evolv ITX Razer Deathadder 3.5G  Steelseries 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Objective 2 Headphone Amplifier VMODA Crossfade M-100 + BoomPro Sennheiser HD600 Logitech G13  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2415 Apple Logic Board Intel HD3000 Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M500 250GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 7200RPM Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15  Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Dell P2815Q (3840x2160) Razer Blackwiddow Tournament Edition Stealth or... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider Essentials (ES-500) 500W Phanteks Evolv ITX Razer Deathadder 3.5G  Steelseries 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Objective 2 Headphone Amplifier VMODA Crossfade M-100 + BoomPro Sennheiser HD600 Logitech G13  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2415 Apple Logic Board Intel HD3000 Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 120GB Hard Drive Caddy + 320GB Toshiba 5200RPM HDD OSX Mountain Lion + Windows 7 Professional 64-b... 13" (1280x800) Glossy TN 
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