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I'll admit, several months ago I would've suggested anyone with an AMD AM3 rig to upgrade to a 1090t. But after reviewing countless benchmarks of the i5 2500k, hell, even I'M jumping ship to intel this year.
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intel i5 2500k
an asus board,
decent drive for storage, try and get a 7200rpm drive
then either a 6970 card
or a GTX 570ti (or if you can wait id get the new gen cards in the next few months!)
600w+ PSU(gold certified or better)
a decent case dont skimp out. a nice coolermaster/whatever preference
then if you still got some wonga floating about a crucial M4 SSD or another video card.


optical drive ie dvd/BD optional, i dont use any sort of media anymore so i dont have one.
post #53 of 117
2500k + ASRock Z68 Extreme3 gen3
6950 2Gb
2x4GB 13mhz cl9
650-700W psu for crossfire
+ Big enough HDD for your needs and a case you like

A single 6950 2gb won't play BF3 all maxed @60fps but it will be enough for good frames on good settings. Or save up a little/rob a bank and buy a 7950 when they're out, that's what I'm planning to do.
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Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post

intel i5 2500k
an asus board,
decent drive for storage, try and get a 7200rpm drive
then either a 6970 card
or a GTX 570ti (or if you can wait id get the new gen cards in the next few months!)
600w+ PSU(gold certified or better)
a decent case dont skimp out. a nice coolermaster/whatever preference
then if you still got some wonga floating about a crucial M4 SSD or another video card.
optical drive ie dvd/BD optional, i dont use any sort of media anymore so i dont have one.

This. It's pretty easy to create a very powerful rig. Now, I would personally wait for some of the new cards, at least so prices drop. Took me 10 minutes to hit 1024$ with a 2500k, a 6970 2GB, a WD caviar black, and the rest. Some overclocking on the 2500k, along with the graphics card should let you play pretty well smile.gif
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is it a big no no to buy used parts such as CPU, psu, etc. from you guys?
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I think CPUs are more risky. PSUs, GPUs, are fine as long as you buy them from a reputated seller, it should be fine. Of course, stuff that are not complicated like cases, CPU heatsinks, RAM, can be bought 2nd hand without problem most of the time.
    
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Now that world war 3 is over..BTW I got a lot of advice from it so no biggie, ill ask one more question to kick start world war 4..is it a big no no to buy used parts such as CPU, psu, etc. from you guys?

If it's in good condition and the seller is good (trader rep, postcount and regular rep (or if staff member) says much about the seller), then why not. I wouldn't buy CPU's that have been running on high overclocks for extended periods of time or used in suicide runs, but other than that CPU's ought to be pretty safe as is RAM, heatsinks, fans, cases etc. PSU I wouldn't buy and I'd be a tad more careful when buying mobos and GPU's (same as with cpu's but more parts that can go bad).
edit: PSU's ought to be okay if they're still sealed and aren't old and/or damaged, but I still wouldn't buy 'em. Just my opinion.
Edited by Blizlake - 1/24/12 at 5:50am
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Now that world war 3 is over..BTW I got a lot of advice from it so no biggie, ill ask one more question to kick start world war 4..is it a big no no to buy used parts such as CPU, psu, etc. from you guys?

I would only get a used GPU I wouldn't trust a used PSU.
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Well here's my edited build so OP can see.

CPU: i5 2500k

GPU: MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III + Free Dirt 2

PSU: Corsair Gaming 600W

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) + Free G.SKILL 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card

MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth P67

Case: NZXT Gamma

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

HDD: Seagate 500GB

DVD Drive: ASUS DVD Burner


Total: $979.91


You can always buy an extra 6950 in the future (that's what I plan to do with my phantom build) or you can switch the GPU with 2 MSI 6850 Cyclones and the total would be $1,095.90. This is better then the single 6950 but you can add another 6950 in the future and that would be better.
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^ 2Gb 6950 is A LOT better than 1Gb. Like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127588
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