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I see everyones opinions and its reasonable newer parts are decently cheap especially with all the newest recently released parts no bad deals here. Great ideas everyone thanks for he help
 
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post #12 of 24
Cheers man. Good luck!
    
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post #13 of 24
Best get for a gpu is a used GTX 460, they go for as low as $60 on OCN here
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Actually i just upgraded my gpu from a gtx 560 ti to a radeon 7970 so i still have that laying around
 
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RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
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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  
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Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
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Whatever you do, do not get a Sempron processor like some have suggested. That was garbage when it was released.
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post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post

You could always rock an e2100 or the like and see how far you can push those.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-Dual-Core-E2100-2-0GHz-1M-800-775-Socket-SLA8Y-/360500335322?pt=CPUs&hash=item53ef7e92da

These "E-series" chips are actually a lot of fun. I have an E4300, that is now running in my firewall, that I was able to overclock from 1.8Ghz to 3.0Ghz without touching the voltage.

That said, it was most certainly a bottleneck for my 5770 in BF:BC2. frown.gif

I think trying to find basically any quad core is going to be his best bet, based on the games he wants to play.
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I wanted to get a bit of everything with my "cheapo" build.Cheapo and Performance are substitute words for Phenom II.With DDR2 still carrying a preminum. I say a AMD build using socket AM3 and also using DDR3 RAM.Even though this is a cheapo build I want some overclockability (is this even a word).This means (well to me at least) a 8 pin cpu plug. I found a brand new M4A79T-Deluxe,full 3 year warranty intact,cost 112.00 shipped.Couple this with a 955 that you took some time to make your best deal on(perhaps 45.00,if you go 720BE 40.00 for sure) and you have your overclocked 955 that is going to run forever if you do not spill a soda onto the powered up board.A 3.8GHz 4 core (change out the BIOS chip and you are in AM3+ land) has so much potential (this rig could even be a folding rig when it is not gaming).With so many choices for DDR3,just use your bargining skills here.Slap in a 35.00 275 or if you are lucky you find a 285,even a 295 if your power bill is not a concern,I do not know the used market price on a past FPS King of The Hill(the 295) but it would be fun to work with a card that at one time was the pinnacle of performance.All rock solid components,and all pretty cheap.

My personal position has the power supply and cooling covered and I have an open air case available.I think you can go far by picking the best from just a few years ago.My build went heavy on the motherboard because I wanted reliability and flexability.This is a great spot to place a 955 (or a variant).Best and now cheapest from the parts we had to play with from not so long ago.
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post #19 of 24
You can't even launch Battlefield 3 with a single core CPU. Get at least a dual core. *hint hint* G530. Sure it's a small clock rate, but Sandy Bridge clocks are worth about 1.25-1.5x more than K10 clocks.

An alternative, like the guy before me said, is an APU. I'd recommend the A10-5800K, it's fully unlocked and can play most games on medium-high with that awesome graphics core in there. Don't use Hybrid Crossfire, it's terrible. The guy before me was wrong in saying that a quad core would be nice for games. Currently, ALL games besides Battlefield 3 and other Frostbite 2 games can only use 1-2 cores. Frostbite 2 can use up to 6, but you don't really need more than 2-4. In that case, the A10-5800K would be excellent for games in the future, as they will certainly use more than 2 cores.
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Originally Posted by 267267123 View Post

You can't even launch Battlefield 3 with a single core CPU. Get at least a dual core. *hint hint* G530. Sure it's a small clock rate, but Sandy Bridge clocks are worth about 1.25-1.5x more than K10 clocks.
An alternative, like the guy before me said, is an APU. I'd recommend the A10-5800K, it's fully unlocked and can play most games on medium-high with that awesome graphics core in there. Don't use Hybrid Crossfire, it's terrible. The guy before me was wrong in saying that a quad core would be nice for games. Currently, ALL games besides Battlefield 3 and other Frostbite 2 games can only use 1-2 cores. Frostbite 2 can use up to 6, but you don't really need more than 2-4. In that case, the A10-5800K would be excellent for games in the future, as they will certainly use more than 2 cores.

No I'm not. A quad core is very nice for games.

Skyrim and BF3, the two games he listed, are games capable of utilizing 4 cores. In fact, most AAA games that have released in the last year have been threaded enough to utilize 4 cores.
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(2x4GB) Patriot DDR3-1600 (3x) 320GB RAID 5 (1x) 1TB Backup Storage Coolermaster TX3 
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Intel i7-4750HQ Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200  (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 90GB Intel mSATA SSD 
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