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post #31 of 77
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I wanted to swap the i3 duo core for the i5 quad! its only like 60 more bucks! and where you had me at in prices id be closer to my 500 with the i5! haha
post #32 of 77
If you can go $32 over budget........

Asus P8P67 Pro
AMD HD6970
Samsung DVDRW
Logisys Case
Corsair CX500 (not much if any better than the 430, but it has dual PCIe connectors which you'll need with the 6970)
Team Elite 8GB DDR3-1333
Core i3 2100
Total = $531.14 Shipped. Don't forget the two promo codes, one on the RAM the other on the PSU.

You can always upgrade to the i5 later. wink.gif With this setup, you should max out just about every game on the market at 1080p with reasonable framerates, or lower AA settings (only needed on super demanding games) and have 60+ FPS at all times. This setup is an absolute little monster with a ton of upgrade room in the future.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 8/19/12 at 10:42pm
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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post #33 of 77
Wow, with a 6970 now! That is a very powerful card even by todays standards, it will run pretty much any game on highest settings, because my 6950 does. smile.gif
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post #34 of 77
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When you say upgrade you mean buy a whole new processor right? Wouldn't it be better to just upgrade now and save some money?
post #35 of 77
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I might be able to get this from a friend for cheap.

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX HD-675X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support

Logisys CS888UVBL Clear UV Acrylic ATX Computer Case

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX


Whats your take on this build? It was built last year, all parts new.
post #36 of 77
how much is cheap?
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post #37 of 77
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Maybe FREE, maybe a couple hundred bucks. It's in the family and there's no use for it so I have yet to talk to the owner. Still a couple hundred bucks is a steal eh?
post #38 of 77
ya that would be a nice PC for free haha u could then spend some $$$ on s GPU and a different PSU
even for a couple hundred bucks it would still be a nice PC
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post #39 of 77
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OK GUYS! HERE IT IS! THE FINAL BUILD! AND PRICE!

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 $124.99
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB DDR5 PCI Express (PCIe) Dual DVI Video Card w/HDMI, Dual Mini-DisplayPorts & HDCP Support - $199.99
SPU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $59.99
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO Intel P67 SLI/CrossFireX Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard w/Audio, GbLAN, RAID & Bluetooth - $59.99
RAM: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model - $38.99
CD DRIVE: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model - $16.99
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $49.99

TOTAL PRICE OF!!!!! - $557.77 After Mail In Rebates!

THANKS ALOT EVERY 1!!!! Is everyone happy with this system for a "bang for your buck gaming PC" around $500?
post #40 of 77
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Originally Posted by Jaimbi View Post

OK GUYS! HERE IT IS! THE FINAL BUILD! AND PRICE!

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 $124.99
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB DDR5 PCI Express (PCIe) Dual DVI Video Card w/HDMI, Dual Mini-DisplayPorts & HDCP Support - $199.99
SPU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $59.99
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO Intel P67 SLI/CrossFireX Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard w/Audio, GbLAN, RAID & Bluetooth - $59.99
RAM: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model - $38.99
CD DRIVE: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model - $16.99
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $49.99

TOTAL PRICE OF!!!!! - $557.77 After Mail In Rebates!

THANKS ALOT EVERY 1!!!! Is everyone happy with this system for a "bang for your buck gaming PC" around $500?

I think you're missing some promo codes, because for me that build came out to $531 and some change shipped.

But seriously though, for a gaming rig...you will NOT beat that for the price unless you find a killer deal used. Now your friend's build that you said you could possibly get for cheap is a solid option, so long as you upgrade the motherboard and the graphics card. If you can get that build for free or EXTREMELY cheap (as in $100 or less), then do it, and use the rest of your budget to upgrade the snot out of it. It has potential.

If all else fails, the system I linked you to above (in the quote here) would easily wipe the floor with your friend's build as is for gaming.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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Junkyard
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NAStradamous
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HTPC01
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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