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post #1 of 16
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Hi All,

My current PC is fairly out of date and I am looking to improve upon it. My budget is ~1000$ not including the OS. I want to be able to comfortably stream and play SC2/Diablo 3 when its released with no lag.

This is currently the setup that I have come up with, I am looking to check the quality of the products and any possible savings/improvements I could get with alternative items. Thanks for the feedback!

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139008 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125401

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182132

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231461

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103099

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148697

Current total: $1,004.87

Updated, got a way cheaper case that seems to have really good reviews. Looking into GPU alternatives to balance price and quality.

Update 2: Found a card that balances my needs and price range slightly better based on the suggestions in the thread.
Edited by opisc - 10/24/11 at 9:54pm
post #2 of 16
Your build looks great man. The one thing you could downgrade is the case, as much as I hate to say it because the 400r rocks.

Pick this up: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153

Should bring you in under budget.
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post #3 of 16
Looks great, and you can either upgrade to the 1866 RAM for the same price or downgrade to the Ripjaws RAM for 10$ less.
Maybe go for a 212+and save another 5-10$
Use the Samsung Spintpoint F3... but that's up to you. I personally don't trust seagate after it died repeatedly on me...

None of this should change the performance, except you might not overclock as high with the 212+ instead of 212 Evo
Edited by FyreBurn - 10/24/11 at 7:19pm
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Also, get this with the rebate 560 Ti
Maybe even go over to the Radeon series: XFX 6950 1GB
Edited by FyreBurn - 10/24/11 at 7:21pm
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nice selection and be sure to check out frys.com for some ram deals. they have a few going on right now. i am getting the same mobo and cpu as you so lets keep our fingers crossed.
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post #6 of 16
Dont get the 560 if its not TI a 560 non Ti is slower than a 6870 which is cheaper
Id say go with a 560ti or a get cheap 480 for 250bucks which outperform both of them but the 480 is a hungry beast and tends to get a little hot, or other choices

6870
6950
6970
470
570
post #7 of 16
Also you could get the cpu from micro center or NCIX or sumthin for 30-40$ less
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nice selection and be sure to check out frys.com for some ram deals. they have a few going on right now. i am getting the same mobo and cpu as you so lets keep our fingers crossed.
I'm not sure Fry's is exactly the best place to buy stuff... It looks pretty expensive
Edited by FyreBurn - 10/24/11 at 7:33pm
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Picked out a new case and looking into improving GPU quality and balancing it out with price. Any feedback on the SSD?
post #10 of 16
instead of crucial m4 go for ocz vertex3 or ocz agility3 they are faster than m4 because if the ssd is not the fastest then what is the use of an ssd

and instead of going for gtx560 go for ati hd6850 or ati hd6870 that would be better
    
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