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For cases I would still recommend the Coolmaster 690 II Advanced the performance and price it's just to good for it not to be looked at, it might cost you an extra $15-$20 well worth it, i thought this case was a full tower when I first saw it, its that big for a mid size. Plus it has room for full size rad, 8 fans 3 full sized GPUS and a water loop (plus one 80mm on the back blowing directy on the back of the cpu)

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49226&vpn=RC-692-KKN2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER
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For cases I would still recommend the Coolmaster 690 II Advanced the performance and price it's just to good for it not to be looked at, it might cost you an extra $15-$20 well worth it, i thought this case was a full tower when I first saw it, its that big for a mid size. Plus it has room for full size rad, 8 fans 3 full sized GPUS and a water loop (plus one 80mm on the back blowing directy on the back of the cpu)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49226&vpn=RC-692-KKN2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

That's not really in the budget, it's $65 more then the NZXT Source or the NZXT Gamma; which you cant just add in in a $750 build. Besides, I don't think the other components are really 3 GPU material; you'd have to upgrade every thing to get that to work which really isn't an efficient use of the budget in this build.
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 1/26/12 at 6:21pm
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That's not really in the budget, it's $65 more then the NZXT Source or the NZXT Gamma; which you cant just add in in a $750 build. Besides, I don't think the other components are really 3 GPU material; you'd have to upgrade every thing to get that to work which really isn't an efficient use of the budget in this build.

True, :smile.gif
 
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Op, my final 2 cents. Im in a somewhat similar debate. I have around 350 bucks to upgrade my sig rig and want so bad to get a better gpu or go crossfire, but the 6850 I have now is a solid GPU I get perfectly playable FPS in games. So instead of sticking with a dead platform im using my money to convert back to a 2500k. IIRC MMO games can be really reliant on CPU's so your call but 2500k is SO worth it.

P.S. I believe the motto for this forum is "pursuit of performance" not "well...its good enough".
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I still have to agree that a Phenom II x6 1055T + ASUS M5A97 bundle for $210 would leave so much room for a better GPU like the 6950, almost all games require a good GPU and a little on the CPU. Whats that point of having a faster CPU when the software isn't going to use it, especially future games are going to require something better then the 6850 but not better then the 1055T. The difference would be a PC that lasts 1 to 2 years and a pc that last 6-12 months. . You should see the FPS I'm getting out of my 6950 2gb with the shaders unlocked it's insane.
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Op, my final 2 cents. Im in a somewhat similar debate. I have around 350 bucks to upgrade my sig rig and want so bad to get a better gpu or go crossfire, but the 6850 I have now is a solid GPU I get perfectly playable FPS in games. So instead of sticking with a dead platform im using my money to convert back to a 2500k. IIRC MMO games can be really reliant on CPU's so your call but 2500k is SO worth it.
P.S. I believe the motto for this forum is "pursuit of performance" not "well...its good enough".


All you are doing in retrospect is moving the "it's good enough" argument from the CPU to the GPU.  Which, when considering that this is supposed to be a gaming PC for playing all types of games (including future games which will be DX11 coded and which will be exceptionally GPU intensive) is a bit odd.

 

post #77 of 102
End this argument please. A better GPU serves you better in the long run. That is what takes the biggest precedence in games, not your CPU in most games PERIOD.
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He intends to CFX and should invest $200 into an i5-2500K/P67 instead of Phenom II/AM3+. It would cost $100 after rebates.

It would be $225 for i3-2120/P67.

Both options would be better than what AMD has for a little more.
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I read all your replies, thanks for the argument haha.

I scrounged around in my old parts pile and pulled out a couple 5400 hdd's, I think I'll just raid 0 them till prices return to sanity, then grab a 7200.

Eliminating that $160 hdd will let me go with a 2500k, price matched at frys for $180, z68 mobo, and a 1gb 6950.

I think that is the best I can do. smile.gif
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I read all your replies, thanks for the argument haha.
I scrounged around in my old parts pile and pulled out a couple 5400 hdd's, I think I'll just raid 0 them till prices return to sanity, then grab a 7200.
Eliminating that $160 hdd will let me go with a 2500k, price matched at frys for $180, z68 mobo, and a 1gb 6950.
I think that is the best I can do. smile.gif

Cant go wrong there smile.gif

the $750 price range brings out the rage in people here lol.
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