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I play a lot of CS:S mainly. I also play BF3 as well. Mainly FPS.

Ahh, ok. CPU wont matter too much then. A good GPU will have the most impact.

I would suggest getting a quad core (FX4100 or 960T). There is no reason for you to get a six core cpu. Right now, the 960T will perform better than bulldozer, but with several different updates, bulldozer has been improving, so it might be worth while for you to an FX chip instead. But I would not recommend a 6100, it is overpriced and you would be better off saving money or putting it towards your GPU.
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Ahh, ok. CPU wont matter too much then. A good GPU will have the most impact.
I would suggest getting a quad core (FX4100 or 960T). There is no reason for you to get a six core cpu. Right now, the 960T will perform better than bulldozer, but with several different updates, bulldozer has been improving, so it might be worth while for you to an FX chip instead. But I would not recommend a 6100, it is overpriced and you would be better off saving money or putting it towards your GPU.

I see. Well those are the two games I mainly play but I wanna keep this system for a good 4-5 years so wanna play games that come out in the future. What would you recommend from the FX chip range then?

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you can have that with a mobo that is a AM3+ board that latter when bulldozzer or the new cpu's like pilledriver come out you have the foundation (ie) motherboard all you neew is the cpu and a bioss update and your good Id recomend the Sabertooth mobo comes witha 5 year warrenty
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I see. Well those are the two games I mainly play but I wanna keep this system for a good 4-5 years so wanna play games that come out in the future. What would you recommend from the FX chip range then?
+ rep for help as well :3

If you really want to keep it for 4-5 years, you should grab a 2500k and Gen3 mobo, I cannot guarantee that even Sandy bridge will be good enough in 4-5 years.
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^^^^^^ i agree redface.gif
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You might want to look into a GTX 480 for $210. It is about as good as a GTX 570 and 2/3 of the cost. It is a steal

http://www.overclock.net/t/1226735/newegg-72-hour-sales
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You might want to look into a GTX 480 for $210. It is about as good as a GTX 570 and 2/3 of the cost. It is a steal
http://www.overclock.net/t/1226735/newegg-72-hour-sales

Interesting. I'll update my builds as I go along for decent stuff I find for a decent price. Would be nice for a change from AMD to Intel just to see the difference in performance.
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Right having a good look round so I can finalise what I am going to get, although could change if I get more cash or wait longer because of cash..

I've decided to get these parts and I have a couple of questions afterwards;

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Above you see the print screen of my basket, I know there is two different gpu's.

I was going to ask which one is better? Obviously there are better out there is it worth going for AMD GPU with a intel chip? Also could I get a better 6000 series card around the same price as the 7xxx card?

Also RAM, I don't really know a lot but is this good?
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the 6870 is better then the 7770 BUT I really think you are over spending on the Cabinet when you have that budget redface.gif i would suggest you
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Total: £696.57
pros
  • you have a 25ook the "k" series overclocks to minimum 4.5Ghz - 5.2Ghz+ with a decent HSF
  • Motherboard is CF and SLi supported so you can CF and can overclock that CPU to 4.5Ghz with ease biggrin.gif just make sure you are using a F2 version of Bios redface.gif
  • 8 GB Low profile RAM which performs good and you will not have problems adding a Huge HSF like a D14 or a Silver Arrow as the RAM is Low Profile biggrin.gif
  • 7850 2GB firstly its a 2GB Vram which helps in high resolution and a secondly its much much better then the 6870 which you have in mind
  • the PSU is 650w with which you can CF in future if you need more Graphic performance
  • the case is simple and sober which i guess it of your type
  • 1TB 7200 RPM HDD as you wanted

Cons
  • you did not get the Case you wanted frown.gif thats all i can think of OCN member you are needed in this redface.gif

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and this is when you go with you select of case redface.gif
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Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.00 @ Maplin Electronics)

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£76.92 @ Scan.co.uk)

Video Card:
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card (£155.62 @ Ebuyer)

Case:
Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case (£129.99 @ Dabs)

Power Supply:
OCZ 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.55 @ Ebuyer)

Total: £693.88

Pros
  • you have a 25ook the "k" series overclocks to minimum 4.5Ghz - 5.2Ghz+ with a decent HSF
  • Motherboard is CF and SLi supported so you can CF and can overclock that CPU to 4.5Ghz with ease biggrin.gif just make sure you are using a F2 version of Bios redface.gif
  • 8 GB Low profile RAM which performs good and you will not have problems adding a Huge HSF like a D14 or a Silver Arrow as the RAM is Low Profile biggrin.gif
  • GTX 560 Ti which performs better 6870
  • the PSU is Modular
  • the case is of your choice
  • 1TB 7200 RPM HDD as you wanted


Cons
  • to go with that case you are losing a lot of Graphic performance
  • the PSU is modular BUT can run only a single card frown.gif

Choice is yours buddy you want a case you lose on performance you need the best performance then you lose you choice of case mad.gif make a wise decision buddy Good luck and post you though about my suggestion so that i can improvise on it next time i make a config for someone redface.gif this apples to other OCN members to feel free to comment or make an changes in the above config to improvise on it
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