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Thread Starter 
Been peeping these forums for years and finally got around to making an account thumb.gif

Hoping to get some feed back on here for my next build. What sub-forum would be appropriate for getting advice on parts, specifically for gaming?
 
Budget Build '12
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom xII 965 Black Edition MSI 970-40a EVGA GTX 560 G. Skill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracudda 7200RPM  OCZ Agility 3 SSD Cooler Master 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu  Hackintosh 42' TCL LCD 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23' Acer LCD 1920x1080 Microsoft Sidewinder Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply Haf 912 
Mouse
Deathadder 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-4250U Intel HD 5000 4gb  256gb SSD 
OS
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Budget Build '12
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom xII 965 Black Edition MSI 970-40a EVGA GTX 560 G. Skill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracudda 7200RPM  OCZ Agility 3 SSD Cooler Master 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu  Hackintosh 42' TCL LCD 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23' Acer LCD 1920x1080 Microsoft Sidewinder Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply Haf 912 
Mouse
Deathadder 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-4250U Intel HD 5000 4gb  256gb SSD 
OS
OSX 10.8.5 
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post #2 of 5
Welcome to OCN mate thumb.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770K Asus P8Z77M-Pro Zotac 670 Amp! Corsair Vengeance LP 8Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 500Gb Blue WD 160Gb Blue LG DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Chimei 23LH Seasonic X760 Gold Fractal Arc Midi (Soon Fractal Arc Mini) 
OtherOther
Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Creative PCWorks LX520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL Pro Palit 9800GT Super+ Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 
Optical DriveMonitorPowerCase
LG DVDRW NEC CRT 17in Acbel iPower 560 Ferrari Case (Soon Fractal Arc Midi) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2430M Lenovo 20078 (G470) AMD Radeon HD 6370M Kingston 4Gb 
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WD 750Gb Matsushita  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Brown Beard
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770K Asus P8Z77M-Pro Zotac 670 Amp! Corsair Vengeance LP 8Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 500Gb Blue WD 160Gb Blue LG DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Chimei 23LH Seasonic X760 Gold Fractal Arc Midi (Soon Fractal Arc Mini) 
OtherOther
Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Creative PCWorks LX520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL Pro Palit 9800GT Super+ Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 
Optical DriveMonitorPowerCase
LG DVDRW NEC CRT 17in Acbel iPower 560 Ferrari Case (Soon Fractal Arc Midi) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2430M Lenovo 20078 (G470) AMD Radeon HD 6370M Kingston 4Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD 750Gb Matsushita  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #3 of 5
Welcome to OCN! I would be glad to help you with any decision you may be making. But be forewarned, I do not fight endless tides of bickering so I may bow out if this thread breaks down to AMD vs Intel or anything of the like.

But in general, We prefer several things when questioned about a build;

1- Your budget
2- Your exact planned usage (as small subtleties in usage may deliver very different optimal outcomes)
3- Extreme patience (sometimes a know-it-all will come ruin your thread by out-ranting everyone else.)

Good luck, and BTW your rig seems pretty decent for a small to medium gamer so upgrades will most likely be very manageable.
Blue
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Dirty 6
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930k @ 4.5ghz HT  Sabertooth X79 2x Asus DirectCU 7970 @ 1200/1600 16gb Gskill 2400 @ 10-12-11-30  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
2xCorsair Gt 120gb Raid 0 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB 2tb HDD (2x1tb [ Raid 0 ]64mb cache) 500gb HDD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Custom Watercooling Loop XSPC 750 XSPC Raystorm Alphacool WHITE 360mm Monsta 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
7 x Artic F12 Case Fans Custom Sleeved in White... Win10 64bit 3 x 21.5in Led 1080p Eyefinity Corsair K90  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750 Evo Blue Haf 932 Func MS3^2 Ikari Laser & Rat 7 & Deathadder & L... Func XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd 8350 @ 4.5 stock voltage MSI 890GXM-gd65 Asus DCII GTX 660 16gb Gskill DDR3 1600@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
120GB revo drive None Sycthe Big Shuriken 2 Modded Titan TTC-HDC4 HDD 
OSPowerCase
Window 7 64bit  750w Evo Blue Modular PSU White Silverstone Sugo sg02 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930k @ 4.5ghz HT  Sabertooth X79 2x Asus DirectCU 7970 @ 1200/1600 16gb Gskill 2400 @ 10-12-11-30  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
2xCorsair Gt 120gb Raid 0 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB 2tb HDD (2x1tb [ Raid 0 ]64mb cache) 500gb HDD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Custom Watercooling Loop XSPC 750 XSPC Raystorm Alphacool WHITE 360mm Monsta 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
7 x Artic F12 Case Fans Custom Sleeved in White... Win10 64bit 3 x 21.5in Led 1080p Eyefinity Corsair K90  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750 Evo Blue Haf 932 Func MS3^2 Ikari Laser & Rat 7 & Deathadder & L... Func XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd 8350 @ 4.5 stock voltage MSI 890GXM-gd65 Asus DCII GTX 660 16gb Gskill DDR3 1600@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
120GB revo drive None Sycthe Big Shuriken 2 Modded Titan TTC-HDC4 HDD 
OSPowerCase
Window 7 64bit  750w Evo Blue Modular PSU White Silverstone Sugo sg02 
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Actually, my intent was to sell the budget build; either by parting it out to friends or selling it as a whole, and then use those funds to put toward my new(er) build.



This is a screen shot from an excel function I was using to play with pricing. I already have the CPU, Mobo, and PSU listed. I'm entirely open to opinions on the rest of it.

It'll be used mostly for Steam Big Screen on a single 42' TV @ 1920x1080 with a side Acer 23" at the same resolution. I don't mind putting a little extra into the GPU to "future proof" it as much as I can while staying in the general budget. Playing Skyrim with a ton of mods is certainly a potential too (my thought process for the 3 GB 660 Ti).

And of course, I would love to get into overclocking some more. I think I've pushed my 965 as far as it can go, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how far I can push that 3770k.
 
Budget Build '12
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom xII 965 Black Edition MSI 970-40a EVGA GTX 560 G. Skill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracudda 7200RPM  OCZ Agility 3 SSD Cooler Master 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu  Hackintosh 42' TCL LCD 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23' Acer LCD 1920x1080 Microsoft Sidewinder Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply Haf 912 
Mouse
Deathadder 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-4250U Intel HD 5000 4gb  256gb SSD 
OS
OSX 10.8.5 
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Budget Build '12
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom xII 965 Black Edition MSI 970-40a EVGA GTX 560 G. Skill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracudda 7200RPM  OCZ Agility 3 SSD Cooler Master 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu  Hackintosh 42' TCL LCD 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23' Acer LCD 1920x1080 Microsoft Sidewinder Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply Haf 912 
Mouse
Deathadder 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-4250U Intel HD 5000 4gb  256gb SSD 
OS
OSX 10.8.5 
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post #5 of 5
I would recommend a 7950 at that price. It beats the card down and is the same price.
Blue
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Dirty 6
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930k @ 4.5ghz HT  Sabertooth X79 2x Asus DirectCU 7970 @ 1200/1600 16gb Gskill 2400 @ 10-12-11-30  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
2xCorsair Gt 120gb Raid 0 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB 2tb HDD (2x1tb [ Raid 0 ]64mb cache) 500gb HDD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Custom Watercooling Loop XSPC 750 XSPC Raystorm Alphacool WHITE 360mm Monsta 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
7 x Artic F12 Case Fans Custom Sleeved in White... Win10 64bit 3 x 21.5in Led 1080p Eyefinity Corsair K90  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750 Evo Blue Haf 932 Func MS3^2 Ikari Laser & Rat 7 & Deathadder & L... Func XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd 8350 @ 4.5 stock voltage MSI 890GXM-gd65 Asus DCII GTX 660 16gb Gskill DDR3 1600@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
120GB revo drive None Sycthe Big Shuriken 2 Modded Titan TTC-HDC4 HDD 
OSPowerCase
Window 7 64bit  750w Evo Blue Modular PSU White Silverstone Sugo sg02 
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Blue
(20 items)
 
Dirty 6
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930k @ 4.5ghz HT  Sabertooth X79 2x Asus DirectCU 7970 @ 1200/1600 16gb Gskill 2400 @ 10-12-11-30  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
2xCorsair Gt 120gb Raid 0 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB 2tb HDD (2x1tb [ Raid 0 ]64mb cache) 500gb HDD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Custom Watercooling Loop XSPC 750 XSPC Raystorm Alphacool WHITE 360mm Monsta 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
7 x Artic F12 Case Fans Custom Sleeved in White... Win10 64bit 3 x 21.5in Led 1080p Eyefinity Corsair K90  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750 Evo Blue Haf 932 Func MS3^2 Ikari Laser & Rat 7 & Deathadder & L... Func XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd 8350 @ 4.5 stock voltage MSI 890GXM-gd65 Asus DCII GTX 660 16gb Gskill DDR3 1600@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
120GB revo drive None Sycthe Big Shuriken 2 Modded Titan TTC-HDC4 HDD 
OSPowerCase
Window 7 64bit  750w Evo Blue Modular PSU White Silverstone Sugo sg02 
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