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What are you using now?
Can you wait?
Will you be able to get some more money in a few months?
If you can wait a bit for Ivy then that's your best bet(depending on there cost), if you need one now 2500k or an I3 until Ivy comes out(same socket 1155).But that only if you really want intell, it is better than amd but as said above also more expensive.

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Stock HP case
AMD Anthlon2 640 x4 3.0 GHz
Galaxy GTS 450
4 gigs of ddr3 ram
1tb hard drive
windows 7 Home Premium

The money is coming from a summer job so the Build will probably be in November
    
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post #12 of 43
OP at that budget I would say a 2500k and GTX 570/6950(unlocked or 6970) is what you should go with. most of the other parts are standard: dvd drive ($20), case (up to you), windows 7 ($100), 8gb ddr3 ($35), 500-700w psu depending on price ($80), 212+ ($30), go for a motherboard that has the capabilities of sli/crossfire x, just remember not to rule out mATX because it's small.
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OP at that budget I would say a 2500k and GTX 570/6950(unlocked or 6970) is what you should go with. most of the other parts are standard: dvd drive ($20), case (up to you), windows 7 ($100), 8gb ddr3 ($35), 500-700w psu depending on price ($80), 212+ ($30), go for a motherboard that has the capabilities of sli/crossfire x, just remember not to rule out mATX because it's small.

This is exectly along the lines of what I was thinking (plus a HAF 912 for the case) Should I even consider bulldozer?
    
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post #14 of 43
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This is exectly along the lines of what I was thinking (plus a HAF 912 for the case) Should I even consider bulldozer?

no. plain and simple. gaming will not utilize 8 cores (or 6 for that matter) and 4 is the sweet spot (even dual is still alright.) you could go in with an i3 2100 if you really wanted, but a 2500k will have you set for some time.
post #15 of 43
If your HP came with windows there should be an option to restore to factory condition without the drivers. You would need to remove the bloatware but that would save you $100, and I would highly recommend the HAF 912(big enough for any gpu) for $60. That would give you more for other components, and if your build wont be for a while you should wait for Ivy to come out and see if it's in your budget. After Ivy the sandy chips will be cheaper if you want more of a budget system. Also by November the Nvidia 6 series gpu's should be out(not sure when there release is, 3rd quarter I think) and you will have more choices.
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If your HP came with windows there should be an option to restore to factory condition without the drivers. You would need to remove the bloatware but that would save you $100, and I would highly recommend the HAF 912(big enough for any gpu) for $60. That would give you more for other components, and if your build wont be for a while you should wait for Ivy to come out and see if it's in your budget. After Ivy the sandy chips will be cheaper if you want more of a budget system. Also by November the Nvidia 6 series gpu's should be out(not sure when there release is, 3rd quarter I think) and you will have more choices.

Ahhh, ok I keep getting mixed signals on whether windows will carry over, and I defiantly like the HAF 912. Ivy bridge probably and I'll have to compare the 7000 series with kepler(should be out by november)
    
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post #17 of 43
OP here is my final list smile.gif

Asus DVD Burner - $20
HAF 912 - $60 ($50 after MIR)
EVGA GTX 570 (reference design, not HD) - $340 (probably going to be different in about 9 months, kepler/amd equivalent)
Corsair TX650M - $110 ($100 after MIR)
G.Skill Value Ram 8GB - $37
Hyper 212+ - $30
HDD - you have a 1TB, let's hold off on that until prices go down
Processor - 2500k or Ivy Bridge equivalent, around $230-$250, depending on when you buy and what's available
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 - $180

rough total before MIR (the MIR won't be relevant then, I doubt.) - $1000, there is still alot of speculation because of the unreleased stuff, and 9 months is alot of time to cover for smile.gif
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OP here is my final list smile.gif
Asus DVD Burner - $20
HAF 912 - $60 ($50 after MIR)
EVGA GTX 570 (reference design, not HD) - $340 (probably going to be different in about 9 months, kepler/amd equivalent)
Corsair TX650M - $110 ($100 after MIR)
G.Skill Value Ram 8GB - $37
Hyper 212+ - $30
HDD - you have a 1TB, let's hold off on that until prices go down
Processor - 2500k or Ivy Bridge equivalent, around $230-$250, depending on when you buy and what's available
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 - $180
rough total before MIR (the MIR won't be relevant then, I doubt.) - $1000, there is still alot of speculation because of the unreleased stuff, and 9 months is alot of time to cover for smile.gif

Ok that seems solid, do you think windows will carry over on the hard drive?
    
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post #19 of 43
Nice case (I have a 912 advanced for my wife's new build) and just reinstall windows to find the option. If I remember right, it's right after you start the restore process(it was an HP). Good to do once in a while to keep your system running as fast as it can. Not sure if you can put it on another hdd or sdd though.

Oh, and be sure to back up everything before hand lol.
Edited by john1016 - 1/30/12 at 2:39pm
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120gb sandisk ssd 750 gb caviar black hyper 212plus win7 home premium 
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Dell SE198WFP X3 surround Logitech G710+ 750w seasonic gold coolermaster HAF 912 advanced 
Mouse
G700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930k Asus rampage extreme 4 2 290's 16gb 2133 quad channel 
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post #20 of 43
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I think the 7850 looks promising, but I'll have to wait for benchmarks to make sure. I don't think windows 8 is significant enough to be a vital upgrade.
    
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