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post #11 of 52
Reallly? You could be right, but i thought it was closer to 6870 level
post #12 of 52
Post update have a look biggrin.gif
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Reallly? You could be right, but i thought it was closer to 6870 level

no buddy it is slightly better then the 6950 and when overclock well have a look at that yourself smile.gif7850 @ stock (Click to show)
434
436
and when overclocked 7850 overclocked (Click to show)
470
470

Hope that helped thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 4/5/12 at 11:41am
post #13 of 52
Pretty tough for $800 and future proof. I just built a PC for my sister in law for $800 and it was nowhere near future proof. If you mean upgradable in terms of future proof then it is possible.
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i know that you have posted in AMD section but i think this is the best you could get redface.gif
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TP67XE (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video
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($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case
($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $820.20 Shipped and After MIR $810.20
Hope you like it smile.gif


Stock CPU cooler? ph34r2.gif I'd suggest dropping another 20 beans for a 212 Plus


The list is also missing an optical. He wanted a BluRay, but I just don't see it happening without breaking the budget. This $20 DVD burner always seems like a good choice:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


If you want BluRay on a budget, get a player instead of a burner. While I don't like the looks of it, this one is fairly well regarded for 65 beans:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222


That will push you to $900.
post #15 of 52
Wow it does beat the 6950... Thats good. Maybe the 7000 series isnt as overpriced as i thought... You can unlock the 6950 thou, and 2gb of ram would be helpful if you were driveing a multi monitor setup... But its a power sucker. What cables dose the 7850 need?
post #16 of 52
maybe something like this :
Case 40$ / 30$ after MIR shipped
HDD 90$ shipped
DVD 15$ shipped
SSD 85$ shipped
CPU+Mobo 275$ shipped / 265$ after MIR
PSU+RAM 87$ shipped / 66$ after MIR
GPU 160$ shipped

totals : 806$ taxed/shipped , can get 40$ later on rebates so 766$

i think this is as close to future proof as u can get with this budget (can ad another card later for SLI or whatever , PSU will handle it)
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maybe something like this :
Case 40$ / 30$ after MIR shipped
HDD 90$ shipped
DVD 15$ shipped
SSD 85$ shipped
CPU+Mobo 275$ shipped / 265$ after MIR
PSU+RAM 87$ shipped / 66$ after MIR
GPU 160$ shipped
totals : 806$ taxed/shipped , can get 40$ later on rebates so 766$
i think this is as close to future proof as u can get with this budget (can ad another card later for SLI or whatever , PSU will handle it)


I'd rather bag that SSD and get 8 GB of RAM (instead of 4) and the requested BluRay, which will add more functionlaity than the SSD since this is getting connected to a TV.

I'm also not a fan of refurbished HDDs...but I'll concede that it's tough to hit this price without already being able to recycle some components from a previous build. If nothing else, it would be nice if a case and HDD were available. A refurbished GPU is also probably not a bad idea.
post #18 of 52
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Wow it does beat the 6950... Thats good. Maybe the 7000 series isnt as overpriced as i thought... You can unlock the 6950 thou, and 2gb of ram would be helpful if you were driveing a multi monitor setup... But its a power sucker. What cables dose the 7850 need?
a single 6-pine cable and another thing a overclocked 785o is almost or better then the 6970 rolleyes.gif
Edited by Tarun - 4/5/12 at 2:45pm
post #19 of 52
I think future proof concept is not the hardware in it self but in the person choice and urge to upgrade to the latest and greatest. My i7 920 is still going strong and my 4850 still run games like a champ, so go with the hardware you think is powerful enough for what you want to do and run it long enough for it to be future proof. smile.gif
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post #20 of 52
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=23168327
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002J65AHQ/?tag=pcpapi-20
=$770 prior to shipping

Can upgrade to an i5 or i7 at a later date, but honestly I'd drop the SSD and try to squeeze in an 8gb of ram and a slightly beefier cpu or psu. You could try snagging some used items to save some cash from the marketplace here.

Bumped up to an 8gb kit, sad sad realization that only a couple states pay sales tax at the egg.
Edited by bor - 4/5/12 at 4:55pm
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