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post #1 of 31
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Ok so I am simply looking for another project. But i also would like to test the skills of the members of this site. I dont foresee my task being too difficult since im pretty much a noob. What I am looking for is the design for a new rig but the catch is i want it to surpass my current computer and stay with in the price range give or take 50$. The price for my current rig or "My First Born" was roughly 725$ also i think i would like this computer to use a radeon unless someone has a reason i should stay with nvidia. I havent ventured far from nvidia with this being my first real build that wasnt a stock pc
 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
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ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
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i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
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Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
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Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
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post #2 of 31
I could spent the next half an hour coming up with a build that is 5%-10% faster,...but why? Your computer is not that old, and building a new computer on that budget is not going to get you anything noticeably faster.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 11/9/12 at 9:32am
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post #3 of 31
You want a worthwhile upgrade to your current system that costs less than $725? That's easy - get a GTX 670/7950/7970 and a Samsung 830 SSD. Anything else isn't worth the money.
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

You want a worthwhile upgrade to your current system that costs less than $725? That's easy - get a GTX 670/7950/7970 and a Samsung 830 SSD. Anything else isn't worth the money.

It looks like he is wanting to build a new rig, not upgrade his old one.
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post #5 of 31
I've had this feeling before of wanting to build a brand new rig when mine wasnt really too shabby. One thing you should look into is doing case mods and aesthitics to build your current hardware in. I have been doing research on case mods, paint schemes, sleeving, etc that really gives your rig that custom fancy look, but is also fun. I've found that I don't really use my rig enough where I really need the hardware inside, so I have turned to the aesthetic side. You could also incorporate water cooling into your current rig to add to the look. If you are looking to do something just to do it, that will give you more joy than buying more parts you dont need, IMO.
post #6 of 31
Under 725?

Upgrade the Mobo, get a SSD, a 7970, and a new PSU. Everything else looks decent / good.
post #7 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post

It looks like he is wanting to build a new rig, not upgrade his old one.

I know what he wants, but what he wants makes no sense. Why upgrade a 2500K and Z68 system? To get 5% better IPC from an Ivy chip which normally washes out in overclocking anyway? If he wants to improve his system, the way to do that is to improve the GPU and get a SSD. Anything else is just spending money to spend money.
post #8 of 31
Thread Starter 
well actually i was gonna give this one to my brother and i was looking for a new one
 
My "First Born"
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSOSPowerCase
Windows 7 Windows 8 Corsair cx 750 Haf xb 
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My "First Born"
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSOSPowerCase
Windows 7 Windows 8 Corsair cx 750 Haf xb 
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post #9 of 31
Well, that's totally different from just wanting to upgrade the one you have, you should have put that in at the beginning. What are you going to be using it for, just gaming?
post #10 of 31
Thread Starter 
i did say i wanted a new one? id use it for everything but i would like to game on it
 
My "First Born"
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSOSPowerCase
Windows 7 Windows 8 Corsair cx 750 Haf xb 
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My "First Born"
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSOSPowerCase
Windows 7 Windows 8 Corsair cx 750 Haf xb 
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