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Starting my Second build ... would like/need help or opinions!

post #1 of 7
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Hey all, well I have finaly decided to rebuild my gaming pc. Everything in my system specs is up to date. Yes I know, it has been several years since I updated anything on this rig. I have an Alienware lapy that's just a few months old but I miss gaming on my big rig.

Budget is now $1000

Below is my previuous first post. Most of you can tell how noob of a brainfart I had thinking I could keep anything from old rig...other than just the case.

"I hope I can keep everything I have now...just update the motherboard, chipset, ram and graphics card and put it in my current case. I will continue to air cool the system. I will also want to be able to overclock it as well. I am just starting the process of researching my new build so I really have no idea what's at there now days to replace my old equipment.
Guess my biggest question is what would you buy with $800 to replace just those 4 items?
Would the new mobo/chip & gpu fit in my oldcase?
I am assuming that my current ram will not work with my new build setup??? Hate to see it go along with my chip cooler...they looked freaking awesome, lol"

Now with that big ignorant wish outta the way...

With a grand for the budget what suggestions would you all have as to where to start building my new rig?? I used newegg, frozencpu, ebay, and a few other sites for my last build so I have no restrictions on where the parts come from...just so long as they have some kind of warranty.

Keep in mind this rig will be used almost entirely just for gaming.

I built the first rig of mine solely from the help of the knowledgeable ppl here on Overclock so I greatly value all your opinions and any and all help will be greatly appreciated. So I welcome any advise you all can give on building my next rig.
Edited by LaZaruS - 12/13/11 at 11:54pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
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post #2 of 7
2500k 190$ at microcenter
P8p67 130$
Radeon 6850 130$
8 gb gskill ram 30$
M4 ssd 130$
Ax 850w 140$
Case, monitor, key/mouse is your preference
Comes to a total of 750$. All these cos were estimated cause im on a nook
Good luck
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot. Certainly got my brain thinking in the right direction!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
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post #4 of 7
1000 for the tower? or do you already have a good monitor?

Part List

Asrock Gen3 Extreme 3, Probably the most full featured board any in its price range. Solid board, looks nice as well thumb.gif

Could probably save a little cash and get the hard drive used from the trade section here to give you room for a small boot drive SSD or a 6970/GTX 570
Edited by Allen86 - 12/14/11 at 1:09am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yeah....$1000 just for the tower. I will keep my monitor, keyboard,mouse, speakers, etc.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaZaruS View Post

Yeah....$1000 just for the tower. I will keep my monitor, keyboard,mouse, speakers, etc.

Right on, see my link above then buddy, it'll hold you over for the next 3 years easily thumb.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
OK, thanks so much for the help bro. I know it took some time to sit down and put that list together...reps all the way for ya!
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
p4 2.8ghz HT/oc'ed to 3.4 ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE ATI Radeon X850XT PE Corsair XMS Pro 2x512 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 200GB ATA-6 XP-90c Windows XP SP3 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS wireless Desktop Elite Ultra XConnect 600w Ultra Dragon MS wireless Explorer 2.0 
  hide details  
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