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post #11 of 15
This looks remarkable similar to my sig rig....

I spose it will do then. XD
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post #12 of 15
At this point with Ivy bridge just around the corner there's no reason not to wait a month or two. Yes an i5-2500k handles all current games without a problem and will still be viable for years to come, but why not grab the ivy bridge equivalent and help extend the life span of his rig. Not to mention by that time we might finally have some concrete info on what Nvidia's next series of cards are going to look like, and even if that doesn't mean buying one it definitely means lower prices on whatever you'd probably be buying for him now.
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post #13 of 15
^This.Get everything else except mobo,CPU and GPU.By that time we will all see if upgrade is worth it or not and at the same time prices should come down on sandy,well hopefully biggrin.gif
post #14 of 15
Ask local smaller computer shops for prices on their HDDs. I found WD Caviar Black 500gb for $60 by just shopping around. Some smaller stores don't sell that many HDDs in the first place so have never really had to bump up the price. Or 128GB SSD like the Crucial M4 with careful management (no movies or music really) will be more than enough space for a gaming rig.
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post #15 of 15
You have to select a store to get the -50 off.
They have had it going on all month and I know for fact that it will not end until the.... 2nd I think? Somewhere around there, just go to their add on the website and you will see a list of qualified mobos.

As for the GPU, it's overkill but also future proof... all depends on which games you intend on playing.
The only real suggestion I would make is to get a different SSD, I have heard that the corsairs have a lot of issues for one reason or another, but this may have been resolved in the mean time.

Hope this helps!
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