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Thread Starter 
Hi.
I'm new here, and that being said I'm not new to drooling over insane rigs..
My question is, can you build a complete tower, (not including os) that will run games like..
Skyrim, Fallout 3, Crysis 2, COD MWF3, GTA4, etc, with all possible settings cranked to max, on a decent sized display, 1440x900+ with 60-100+ fps for under a grand? Better yet under $600 U.S. ?

For example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.770956

Weighty price tag (for me), could it perform?

I'm working with a rig thats pushing itself to it's limits in fo3 and barely hitting 30 fps..

Rig is in my profile.

Opinions? References to builds that bust the fps/resolution/settings and not the wallet?
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https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=18633165

this will do better then what you listed thumb.gif

APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
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Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (with LEDs) Model ...
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HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721050DLE630 (0F13178) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM
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Rosewill RFA-120-K 120mm Case Fan
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XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included LGA 2011 i7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull ...
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https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=26193848

This one 600 and still pretty good

Broadway Com Corp A3728-Series A3728-Red Glossy Black SECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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In Stock
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$179.99 -$10.00 Instant $169.99


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CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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Item #:N82E16817139026
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AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
Model #:FD4100WMGUSBX
Item #:N82E16819103996
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$109.99 $109.99


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HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721050DLE630 (0F13178) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:0F13178
Item #:N82E16822145531
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
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$79.99 $79.99


Update

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM
Model #:GH22NS90B
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Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
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$15.99 $15.99


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COOLER MASTER R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm Case Fan
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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
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Hitachi 1 TB ASUS DRW-2014L1 Cool Master Hyper N 520 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Should I just keep my Rocketfish psu, hitachi 160gb sata hdd, lightscribe dvd rw, and compaq cq5110f case, invest in a new mobo/cpu/ram/gpu? Part out and.sell the olds components or sell the tower as a whole and start from scratch?

My hd4850 started to die, found corrosion which I posted in the ati thread, have a backup (currently not displaying but working on it.) 4650 1gb


The psu is sli ready, but idk about xfire...

I'm. Overwhelmed.
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AMD FX 4350 Black edition  Asus m5a970 SAPHIRE HD 5870 2gb eyefinity edition Gskill sniper 1600 low voltage 4x4gb 
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Samsung 830 64gb ssd Sea gate barracuda 2.5" 500gb 7200rpm Sea gate barracuda 80gb 7200rpm None! 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper d92 Windows 7 ultimate 64bit 2x hp 2009m 20" 2ms EVGA G2 Supernova 1300 
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post #4 of 5
Fill out your sig rig information on what you have right now and we can go from there. but from what I'm seeing I would just reuse some of the parts from your old setup and just invest in the cpu,ram, MB,and gpu
 
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Hitachi 1 TB ASUS DRW-2014L1 Cool Master Hyper N 520 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
20" Vizio OCZ ZT 650 watt Apevia X-Plorer Philips 5.1 Sterio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Phenome II 840 MSI 870-G45 XFX 6600GT 4 Gb RipJaws 
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AMD Phenom II X6 960T 3.4 ASUS M5A97 EVGA GTX560ti 448 classified ultra Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 1600Mhz CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1 TB ASUS DRW-2014L1 Cool Master Hyper N 520 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
20" Vizio OCZ ZT 650 watt Apevia X-Plorer Philips 5.1 Sterio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Phenome II 840 MSI 870-G45 XFX 6600GT 4 Gb RipJaws 
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Thread Starter 
It's this tower: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01742889&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3978596
3gb ram/320gb hdd sata/sata dvd-rw w/lightscribe

With this cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688
AMD Athlon 64 X2 240 2.8 ghz duo core

This psu: http://reviews.bestbuy.com/3545/9648492/rocketfish-500-watt-atx-cpu-power-supply-reviews/reviews.htm
500w sli ready. Not sure about Crossfire

And an ATI Radeon HD 4850 1gb gpu which is acting like it's on it's way out.
I posted over in ati/amd forum about some corrosion http://www.overclock.net/t/1219430/help-my-ati-hd4850-its-corroding
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 4350 Black edition  Asus m5a970 SAPHIRE HD 5870 2gb eyefinity edition Gskill sniper 1600 low voltage 4x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 64gb ssd Sea gate barracuda 2.5" 500gb 7200rpm Sea gate barracuda 80gb 7200rpm None! 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper d92 Windows 7 ultimate 64bit 2x hp 2009m 20" 2ms EVGA G2 Supernova 1300 
CaseAudio
NZXT S340 matte black Boston acoustic sub and stereo speakers 
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NZXT
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 4350 Black edition  Asus m5a970 SAPHIRE HD 5870 2gb eyefinity edition Gskill sniper 1600 low voltage 4x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 64gb ssd Sea gate barracuda 2.5" 500gb 7200rpm Sea gate barracuda 80gb 7200rpm None! 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper d92 Windows 7 ultimate 64bit 2x hp 2009m 20" 2ms EVGA G2 Supernova 1300 
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NZXT S340 matte black Boston acoustic sub and stereo speakers 
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