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Okay, I've settled on this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5zAn and so problem solved. Thanks everyone for your help, and +REP to the big helpers.
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Okay, I've settled on this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5zAn and so problem solved. Thanks everyone for your help, and +REP to the big helpers.

congrats on finding your parts successfully! I hope it turns out well thumb.gif
Maybe posts pics of it when your done?
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if you do a build log i'll sub!
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post #94 of 106

I really don't consider a 2500k appropriate for this kind of budget. EDIT: See post below


Edited by xd_1771 - 3/10/12 at 9:04pm
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I would go used socket 1366 for all but the gpu.Since SB is so much the flavor of the day there are great deals for socket 1366 hardware.I am talking Intel performance at AMD prices.

EDIT: make that gpu new as there are not many used based on socket 1366:)

EDIT: is that "exceptional" as in good or "exceptional" as in bad?
Edited by PCCstudent - 3/10/12 at 8:54pm
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I'd go with an intel Core i3-2100t with a gtx 560 or radeon 6950. I'd just stay away from all of the AMD cpu's other than the Phenom II line. Zambezi core is a joke.
- chmodlabs
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I'd go with an intel Core i3-2100t with a gtx 560 or radeon 6950. I'd just stay away from all of the AMD cpu's other than the Phenom II line. Zambezi core is a joke.
- chmodlabs

zambezi core is locked thuban cores. and those are exceptional.
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post #98 of 106

The $146 you save by reducing your expenditures by taking on the Phenom II x4 960T (check online deals for where you can get it for $105 shipped) and an ASUS M5A97 ($86 shipped at Superbiiz after a promo code) both of which are not any less adequate for what you want your build to do - as well as taking the Neo ECO 620W PSU for $55 shipped/$30 AR after code for additional $5 savings before rebate and $20 after, the savings will free up funds for:

  • A GTX 560 Ti (this is a step above the HD 6870 - the better GPU will provide a bigger benefit in most games) - $60 extra, $40 extra after rebates
  • OR a larger hard drive (see below)
  • A solid state drive - Mushkin Chronos 60GB SATAIII SSD - $80 shipped - this makes the biggest impact on overall system performance and responsiveness as it attenuates the largest system bottleneck.

 

Total cost before rebates: $729.79 shipped

Total cost after rebates: $699.79 shipped - ACTUALLY WITHIN BUDGET

 

If you still wish to use the $30 of headroom over the previous build and stretch your budget (or you can knock the 560 Ti upgrade altogether since it may not matter depending on your screen resolution), you shoud take on a larger 1TB hard drive at NCIX US for $23 more.  Better yet if you can take on another $20, there is a 2TB 7200RPM drive for $118 shipped - a steal of a deal even at the pre-flooding prices.


Edited by xd_1771 - 3/10/12 at 9:08pm
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The $146 you save by reducing your expenditures by taking on the Phenom II x4 960T (check online deals for where you can get it for $105 shipped) and an ASUS M5A97 ($86 shipped at Superbiiz after a promo code) both of which are not any less adequate for what you want your build to do - as well as taking the Neo ECO 620W PSU for $55 shipped/$30 AR after code for additional $5 savings before rebate and $20 after, the savings will free up funds for:

  • A GTX 560 Ti (this is a step above the HD 6870 - the better GPU will provide a bigger benefit in most games) - $60 extra, $40 extra after rebates
  • OR a larger hard drive (see below)
  • A solid state drive - Mushkin Chronos 60GB SATAIII SSD - $80 shipped - this makes the biggest impact on overall system performance and responsiveness as it attenuates the largest system bottleneck.

 

Total cost before rebates: $729.79 shipped

Total cost after rebates: $699.79 shipped - ACTUALLY WITHIN BUDGET

 

If you still wish to use the $30 of headroom over the previous build and stretch your budget (or you can knock the 560 Ti upgrade altogether since it may not matter depending on your screen resolution), you shoud take on a larger 1TB hard drive at NCIX US for $23 more.  Better yet if you can take on another $20, there is a 2TB 7200RPM drive for $118 shipped - a steal of a deal even at the pre-flooding prices.

in all that you forgot to put in a RAM tongue.gif
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in all that you forgot to put in a RAM tongue.gif

thats not a full build, just editing ops build
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