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with the money ur saving id look at that 7850..... bunch of performance and uses no power... its on par with a gtx 570 with much less power.

yeah thats true. so far, im at $826, id go for the 7850 but im already over budget, and my gf would be letting me borrow $70 because im over budget (and shes a saint) hahah
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after all my suggestions ur at 826?
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after all my suggestions ur at 826?

dang, forgot to add ram in there, $866 actually.
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I would drop the i5 2500k for now... and grab this little beast for about 110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077 and if u need to upgrade later then u can along with ur z77 board


And i would also order from amazon. No tax and free shipping.
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I would drop the i5 2500k for now... and grab this little beast for about 110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077 and if u need to upgrade later then u can along with ur z77 board

how does that fare compared to my fx4100 at 4.5ghz?

and i think i might go with an xfx 6870 instead of the 560 ti.
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how does that fare compared to my fx4100 at 4.5ghz?
and i think i might go with an xfx 6870 instead of the 560 ti.

For outright gaming? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-9.html

The test is with an AMD 7970. With a 6870 or 560 Ti you're just throwing money out the window on a faster CPU, unless you need the raw power for something besides gaming (note the negligible difference between i5 2400 vs. i5-2500k at 4ghz even). *Personally* I'd pocket the extra $100 in lieu of a 2500k or get a more expensive GPU.
 
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post #17 of 38
exactly ^ grab the i3 2120 and buy a nice GPU.. The 7850 is perfect like the one i linker earlier.... 2gb of vram, gtx 570 performance, and lower power consumption! U can save another 10 bucks and just grab the rosewill 530 I linked earlier also.
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post #18 of 38
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im down to $708 =0

thats with the core i3
wintec ram
xfx double d 6870
H67M-ITX/HT
the rosewill psu
antec kuhler 620
2 medium yate loon
LIAN LI PC-Q08B

and with the sapphire 7850 instead of the 6870 im at $795
Edited by ajslay - 4/9/12 at 12:03am
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post #19 of 38
Im telling u... grab the 7850 along with this power supply instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=cx%20430 and call it a day. The 7850 only takes 1 6-pin connector. You can grab the rosewill 530 or 630 just in case u want to put a beefier video card in the future.
Edited by Quesoblanco - 4/9/12 at 12:06am
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post #20 of 38
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im down to $708 =0
thats with the core i3
wintec ram
xfx double d 6870
H67M-ITX/HT
the rosewill psu
antec kuhler 620
2 medium yate loon
LIAN LI PC-Q08B
and with the sapphire 7850 instead of the 6870 im at $795

No need for the Antec Kuhler, silly! The i3 might put out 45W of heat during gaming; stock cooler would suffice, or (depending on heatsink clearance), I'd go with something like this to keep it quieter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100

For reference, the Gemini II S performs roughly the same as my ThermalTake Maxorb. Now, it's not the best cooler but it keeps my Phenom II X4 955 at stock (puts out ~100-110W) around 55-60C max, and I have the 120mm fan manually set to the lowest speed, 1500rpm. And there's literally only 3mm or so between the heatsink and my PSU (I have 95mm of clearance for the heatsink frown.gif ), AND I only have 2x 60mm 1500rpm fans for exhaust. Well, now I also have a Noctua NH-B9 taking some heat off the GPU.. but I took the temps before that.

edit: Gemini II S height is 88mm with the fan, and the Lian Li Q08B has 100mm of clearance for CPU heatsink so it'll work.
Edited by jrbroad77 - 4/9/12 at 12:12am
 
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