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aw it's nothing special! tongue.gif your rig looks good, i just think you can get more bang for your buck. like i said though, i would wait for prices to go down to buy a hard drive, or find one laying around, or even open up an external hard drive. you could always save the money too smile.gif an i3 and 460/550ti/560 would be fine at that setup. you might be able to find some of this stuff used around OCN for even cheaper, i3 2100's go for $80-$90 thumb.gif

i have 3 old dell's laying around, maybe i could steal an hdd from one.
how is OCN's marketplace?
i'm kinda on the fence for buying used parts.
post #12 of 18
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i have 3 old dell's laying around, maybe i could steal an hdd from one.
how is OCN's marketplace?
i'm kinda on the fence for buying used parts.

I'd trust someone on here with good seller rating and you can look at their past sales. btw, i wouldn't be TOO worried about buying a cpu second hand, as it usually comes with a 3 year warranty (intel i3 afaik) and if the mobo has something wrong with it, work it out with the seller. i haven't used ocn marketplace just because i bought my rig all new when i built it cause i had money to blow (best and worst idea ever.)
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I'd trust someone on here with good seller rating and you can look at their past sales. btw, i wouldn't be TOO worried about buying a cpu second hand, as it usually comes with a 3 year warranty (intel i3 afaik) and if the mobo has something wrong with it, work it out with the seller. i haven't used ocn marketplace just because i bought my rig all new when i built it cause i had money to blow (best and worst idea ever.)

i'll take a look at the marketplace,
i can probably wait until the end of march to buy my hdd.
idk, my dell is from the 90's so it's most likely an ide.
considering all of that i'll probably buy a new hdd.
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post #14 of 18
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i have 3 old dell's laying around, maybe i could steal an hdd from one.
how is OCN's marketplace?
i'm kinda on the fence for buying used parts.

I know you will be gaming at a lower resolution bit a good monitor can be had for around $100 new and I might be better to build for a higher resolution. Why let a $100 monitor hold back a $900 rig ?

Not too throw monkey wrench in it all but its something to thing about.

I nearly suggested a 2500k because of its long life span it might seem. A first gen i5 is still quite viable in todays gaming market.
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post #15 of 18
I have yet to get bad hardware from someone on the marketplace here and I'm sure if there was a person who sold repeated bad hardware they would have the negative ratings to show for it.
    
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post #16 of 18
i5-2500k is where it's at son. Get that and then upgrade your monitor to 1080p.
post #17 of 18
I would personally not be afraid of the asrock mobo's. they have made a pretty good name for themselves. and i have to agree with everyone saying go 2500k. i know its like a broken record, but the damn thing is an amazing gaming processor, its so far on top of everything else for price/performance newegg cant even keep it in stock. I'm actually gonna be getting one soon.
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post #18 of 18
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changing my cpu to an i5...
idk, the i3 2100 beats the phenom ii x4 980,
according to anandtech.
i think my theme is silent ninja. (idk, i think it sound's cool)
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