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Thanks so much guys for all the good input! I'm looking online right now for parts and such. I'll put up my findings here to see what you guys think. More insight would help me out a lot!
What's your budget so I can help out?

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post #12 of 54
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$300
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Intel Core i5 4690k @ 3.5GHz ASUS Z97-A Radeon HD 6870 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 2x8GB RAM 
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Intel Core i5 4690k @ 3.5GHz ASUS Z97-A Radeon HD 6870 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 2x8GB RAM 
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525 GB SSD Minteral Oil Cooled Windows 10 pro 64bit Neovo 22" 
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post #13 of 54
Try and find a good deal on a 6850, they're usually the best at around the $150 mark.
 
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Dell Vostro 3300
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.8GHz 1.28v 24/7 MSI P67A-GD55 PowerColor Radeon 7870 PCS+ 1350/1550MHz 24/7 Crucial 12GB 8-8-8-22 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 2.5" RAID 0 (1000GB) LG DVD-RW DL Dwood Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S23A700D 120Hz Microsoft Sidewinder X4 OCZ ModXStreamPro 700 Watt Corsiar 400R 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAT 3 Wooden Desk On-board 7.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.9Ghz Trigem Cupertino Geforce 2 MX400 @ 185MHZ 512MB DDR @ 133MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40Gb @ 17Mb/s 2x DVD Burner Windows XP Home Edition x86 16" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
OEM 300 Watt OEM OEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
520m 2.4GHz Dell 05JR09 310m (GT218m) 4Gb DDR3 
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500Gb Win7 Prof 64BIT 13.3" 90Watt Power adapter. 4 Cell Battery 
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Dell Vostro 3300
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.8GHz 1.28v 24/7 MSI P67A-GD55 PowerColor Radeon 7870 PCS+ 1350/1550MHz 24/7 Crucial 12GB 8-8-8-22 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 2.5" RAID 0 (1000GB) LG DVD-RW DL Dwood Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S23A700D 120Hz Microsoft Sidewinder X4 OCZ ModXStreamPro 700 Watt Corsiar 400R 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAT 3 Wooden Desk On-board 7.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.9Ghz Trigem Cupertino Geforce 2 MX400 @ 185MHZ 512MB DDR @ 133MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40Gb @ 17Mb/s 2x DVD Burner Windows XP Home Edition x86 16" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
OEM 300 Watt OEM OEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
520m 2.4GHz Dell 05JR09 310m (GT218m) 4Gb DDR3 
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500Gb Win7 Prof 64BIT 13.3" 90Watt Power adapter. 4 Cell Battery 
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post #14 of 54
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Changed some specs on my current machine including what motherboard I have. Been doing a lot of research on this, I'm determined to get the best for what I have.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4690k @ 3.5GHz ASUS Z97-A Radeon HD 6870 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 2x8GB RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
525 GB SSD Minteral Oil Cooled Windows 10 pro 64bit Neovo 22" 
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Intel Core i5 4690k @ 3.5GHz ASUS Z97-A Radeon HD 6870 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 2x8GB RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
525 GB SSD Minteral Oil Cooled Windows 10 pro 64bit Neovo 22" 
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post #15 of 54
MOBO: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 - $64.99
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 Processor 545 AM3 - $75.99
GPU: MSI Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB - $114.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $23.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1066 - $19.99

Reuse everything else

Total: $299.95 - $15.00 MIR = $284.95

If your willing to spend $50 more definitely get a MSI Cyclone 6850 1GB its well worth the performance gain.

Hope this helped thumb.gif
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 2/23/12 at 6:38pm
post #16 of 54
^^^^as i said in my previous post the i3 would perform much much better then the X2 and if OP is planning to invest 300$ for the upgrade thumb.gif
and i would not go with that motherboard a Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Rev 3.1 60$ is a lot better motherboard for the same price thumb.gif
Core i3 2100 100$
Foxconn H67M-V 68$
8GB 1600Mhz RAM 36$
6770 100$
Total 304$
and if OP wants to overclock then
Phenom II X4 960T 115$
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ 60$
8GB 1600Mhz RAM 36$
6770 100$
Total 310$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #17 of 54
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

^^^^as i said in my previous post the i3 would perform much much better then the X2 and if OP is planning to invest 300$ for the upgrade thumb.gif
and i would not go with that motherboard a Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Rev 3.1 60$ is a lot better motherboard for the same price thumb.gif
Core i3 2100 100$
Foxconn H67M-V 68$
8GB 1600Mhz RAM 36$
6770 100$
Total 304$
and if OP wants to overclock then
Phenom II X4 960T 115$ $135.98
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ 60$
8GB 1600Mhz RAM 36$
6770 100$
Total 310$ $330.98
Hope that helped thumb.gif

Problems:
- Those mobos only support 1333/1066 speed ram, Rams listed are 1600
- cpu cooler?
- MSI 5770 hawk is better then a 6770: 875MHz , +1 DP, eyefinity capable, 3-2 yr warranty and better cooler. All the rest is the same.
- Need a MC near you if you want to i3 2100 for $100 instead of $125, If you have one near you great.

If you are willing to spend the extra cash for a much nicer build without any corner cutting then:
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $100
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 - $25
MOBO: ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 - $55
GPU: MSI Cyclone 6850 1GB - $165 -$15 MIR = $150
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $24

Total: $354
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 2/23/12 at 8:34pm
post #18 of 54
the price of 960T is 115$ the offer must have got over bad luck op wait for another week it will be back redface.gif
i personally own a 78LMT and i run my 1333mhz RAMs at 1600mhz 24/7 and for benching and and stuff liek that i have almost touched 1800mhz on that board
2ndly the VRM setup of that motherboard is dam poor only 3+1 phases i would not even dare to overclock a 95w TDP athlon frown.gif
that is a socket AM3 motherboard so no future upgrades to Bulldozers or piledriver frown.gif
i went for a 8GB 1600Mhz RAM over the 1066Mhz 4GB single module so that to go with a that gpu over that msi TFII knowing the fact both are same but its more "futureproof" to go with the 6xxx Series biggrin.gif
lastly i went with a H67 motherboard as the upcoming ivy bridge CPU support the H67 P67 and the Z68 chipset and does not support the H61 chipset wink.gif
as for cooler if the OP is ready to spend 25$to 30$(i would recommend a Corsir A70 30$) then he/she has his option open redface.gif
read it HERE
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

Problems:
- Those mobos only support 1333/1066 speed ram, Rams listed are 1600
- cpu cooler?
- MSI 5770 hawk is better then a 6770: 875MHz , +1 DP, eyefinity capable, 3-2 yr warranty and better cooler. All the rest is the same.
- Need a MC near you if you want to i3 2100 for $100 instead of $125, If you have one near you great.
If you are willing to spend the extra cash for a much nicer build without any corner cutting then:
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $100
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 - $25
MOBO: ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 - $55
GPU: MSI Cyclone 6850 1GB - $165 -$15 MIR = $150
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $24
Total: $354
that went over 350$ eek.gif

hope that answered your queres UltraHoboLord tongue.gif

*edit*
how about 960T for 110$ wink.gif
Edited by Tarun - 2/23/12 at 9:16pm
post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

the price of 960T is 115$ the offer must have got over bad luck op wait for another week it will be back redface.gif
i personally own a 78LMT and i run my 1333mhz RAMs at 1600mhz 24/7 and for benching and and stuff liek that i have almost touched 1800mhz on that board
2ndly the VRM setup of that motherboard is dam poor only 3+1 phases i would not even dare to overclock a 95w TDP athlon frown.gif
that is a socket AM3 motherboard so no future upgrades to Bulldozers or piledriver frown.gif
i went for a 8GB 1600Mhz RAM over the 1066Mhz 4GB single module so that to go with a that gpu over that msi TFII knowing the fact both are same but its more "futureproof" to go with the 6xxx Series biggrin.gif
lastly i went with a H67 motherboard as the upcoming ivy bridge CPU support the H67 P67 and the Z68 chipset and does not support the H61 chipset wink.gif
as for cooler if the OP is ready to spend 25$to 30$(i would recommend a Corsir A70 30$) then he/she has his option open redface.gif
read it HERE
that went over 350$ eek.gif
hope that answered your queres UltraHoboLord tongue.gif
*edit*
how about 960T for 110$ wink.gif

The main thing is a MSI 5770 hawk is better all the rest is fine. The $350 build was with a 6850 instead of a 5770 which would be $300 if you used that.
post #20 of 54
the that price i would say go with a better and greener technology the HD7750 for 110$
have a look here Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
700
and its almost at Par with the GTX550TI Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Crysis 2 better then the 5770 and little under the 6770 i dont know why but the 6770 has the same performance as the 5770 butis performing better in Crysis 2 thinking.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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or if OP is open to Refurbished gpus then he/she should have a look here
Refurnished :MSI R6850 120$
or
GTX 465 105$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 2/23/12 at 10:28pm
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