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Hi everyone, wondering if I can build a nice gaming system that will be better than this one here for $600?

My Current system:
CPU: AMD FX8150
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212
VIDEO: Sapphire HD6950 2GB
MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth FX990
RAM: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB 1600Mhz(2 x 4GB)
FAN: 10x 120mm Fans
Case: ENERMAX FULMO
PSU: NZXT 800watt
Edited by ITAngel - 3/12/13 at 1:53pm
     
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Originally Posted by ITAngel View Post

Hi everyone, wondering if I can build a nice gaming system that will be better than this one here for $600?

My Current system:
CPU: AMD FX8150
VID: Sapphire HD6950 2GB
MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth FX990
RAM: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
FAN: 10x 120mm Fans
Case: ENERMAX FULMO
PSU: NZXT 800watt

Why build a "new" rig when you can just buy new parts and upgrade?
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Yes you can, but it is going to be for gaming only.

quad core with 7870
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Change the 8150 for an 8350. Overclock the hell out of it.
Change the 6950 for a 7950. Overclock the hell out of it.
Sell 8150 and 6950.
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I just want to see what I can build with $600.00 because I guess I want to do a different system. smile.gif If there is a better combo I would want to see what I can make. Currently my system is a bit loud and I plan to move it to a room were I don't want to much noise for Audio Recording and Gaming plus those movie times.

Also someone is interested in my system for $600 local and just want to make sure I cam build something decent with that.
     
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Yes you can, but it is going to be for gaming only.

quad core with 7870

Ic, will have to look at what I cam build at newegg using the 7870 and the quadcore cpu like the FX4170?
     
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I think you will end up with an similar computer, just a little better, probably not noticeable.

If the real problem is it being loud, just update your current rig with some water cooling or better quieter heatsink, fans, case.


OHH... SSD makes a big improvement.


Edit 1: Stupid quote thing messed up.
Edit 2: Added SSD COmment
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Originally Posted by ITAngel View Post

Ic, will have to look at what I cam build at newegg using the 7870 and the quadcore cpu like the FX4170?

does the entire system have to be new?

x4 965 $99
XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $199
corsair PSU 650 $90
Cheap case $50-100
asus mobo $80
CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB $37
HDD Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM $60

I would try to buy some items used to keep cost down if you only want to spend $600
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I think you will end up with an similar computer, just a little better, probably not noticeable.

If the real problem is it being loud, just update your current rig with some water cooling or better quieter heatsink, fans, case.


OHH... SSD makes a big improvement.


Edit 1: Stupid quote thing messed up.
Edit 2: Added SSD COmment

Yea you do have a point. If you don't mind me asking what combination will be a little better than what I have?
     
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