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Future proof - hah! If that were the case, my old 486 from high school would still be good.

This rig is showing signs of struggling, 3 years after I built it - and I added another 2nd hand 4870 a year ago.

Get an SSD, best CPU and GPU that the $800 will stretch, and call it a day. In a year, you will be running games at medium, but still having fun. PC gaming is best.
 
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Ok, let me clarify a little bit, of course nothing is future-proof. My customers idea of future proof is basically not having to buy additional hardware anytime in the next 3 years in order to still have an awesome PC (by average consumers standards, read: sheeple).

Yes, the Blu-Ray drive is a must. And as noted, at this price point, the SSD actually makes alot of sense since the CPU will be last generation and the SSD would lend to making a better overall machine given the limitations.

I knew this could be done and both Tarun and XD have come through in spades, and I thank you. I am going to present a build sheet to my customer based on your work here, while also letting him know that changes may need to take place depending on when he actually decides to pull the trigger based on market pricing.

My day (night) job is a 12 hour factory job, so I dont get alot of time to do this sort of thing but I was pretty confident there were still a few folks around that actually get a kick out of doing performance bargain shopping.

Again, excellent feedback from all and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    
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thanx XD i though you would come with that wink.gif anyways let the OP select the things now between both the configs we suggest OP has everything just a few parts now my suggestion and some from your and other as aways is OP choice tongue.gif POST UPDATED wink.gif

Well I hate to break it to you again but the 960T in your suggestion is out of stock (page leads to "No such product!").  The only other alternative is TigerDirect where it is $125 + $4 shipping or so.  Taking the 1045T I suggested at Superbiiz for $138 shipped then the $10 off site-wide promo code would cost less.

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thanx XD i though you would come with that wink.gif anyways let the OP select the things now between both the configs we suggest OP has everything just a few parts now my suggestion and some from your and other as aways is OP choice tongue.gif POST UPDATED wink.gif

Well I hate to break it to you again but the 960T in your suggestion is out of stock (page leads to "No such product!").  The only other alternative is TigerDirect where it is $125 + $4 shipping or so.  Taking the 1045T I suggested at Superbiiz for $138 shipped then the $10 off site-wide promo code would cost less.


oh god XD the newegg has it for the same price just 40 cents more tongue.gif check it out anyways we can live this one thing upto OP a 960T or a 1045T smile.gif what do you say XD ???
post #45 of 52

But on Newegg the 960T is also out of stock :/
Neweggg's 1045T is $150 vs $128

 

Both processors are based on Thuban cores and should generally overclock as well as the other.  If you pair a 1045T with DDR3-1600 (a given considering that the cheapest 2x4GB kit available right now is a DDR3-1600 kit) you will be able to take it to at least 4Ghz easily by using a 300Mhz bus clock, which is pretty much the same kind of expectation you'd get from a 960T.  Except with a 960T, you can't expect 6 cores.

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For future proof you need atleast an i5 2500k. The 960t is already showing its age and then some, I have had the 960t for a year and its holding me back quite a bit here and there. Get the i5 2500k or ive bridge this month.
I seriously cant believe you ask for a future proof system then go for a proccesser thats already out of date and lagging behind how does that make any sense.
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Great video.. It was actually pretty funny. It is always interesting to see what people recommend at different price points.
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post #49 of 52
a 960T is available @ newegg pls look before u post XD and it was in stock when i posted my last post
375960T can be overclockted to 4.3Ghz thats what i have seen it clocks the same as X6 as its s thuban and there are 77% of unlock of the CPU check the 960T club rolleyes.gif
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It says right below the product name: OUT OF STOCK tongue.gif

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