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I'm looking for a quad core machine, around $1,200. I'm unsure on which graphics card to go with, as of now I've only used nVidia.
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i5 2500k P8P67 EVO MSI GTX 770 Gaming Edition 8GB Corsair Dominator GT 
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500GB F3 500GB F3 CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ archlinux 64bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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500GB F3 500GB F3 CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ archlinux 64bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #2 of 6
$1200, there is a huge amount you could get with $1200. This is more of a $900 suggestion but nontheless:
Phenom II x6 1055T + Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870: $415, $395 AR
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + Antec Earthwatts EA750 - $179, 165 AR
G.Skill Ripjaws 7-8-7 $70
Samsung F3 1TB, $60 shipped @ Superbiiz
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB - $130, 110 AR
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W - $70
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD drive - $17
Corsair A50 - $32.50, $22.50 AR
Promo FBXMAS10 - -$10
x6 1055T gift card - -$10
Total cost before rebates: $953.50
Total cost after rebates: $888.50
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Gaming PC
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[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
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[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
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[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
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[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
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[Asus][Xonar DG] 
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[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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[Seagate][750GB] [DVD+/-RW] [Win7][Home premium] 
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[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
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[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
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[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
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[Asus][Xonar DG] 
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[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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Do not waste your money on an 950 rig till Sandy Bridge benchmarks are released.
    
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
Do not waste your money on an 950 rig till Sandy Bridge benchmarks are released.
this

plus dont get regualr HDDs and raid 0 them... get a solid state drive for games and the project you are working on at the moment, then get drives and raid 1 them for data security.
Unnamed Build
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Intel Core i7 3770k MAXIMUS V GENE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Hydro Copper Vulcan 
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Samsung 1TB 840 SSD Koolance CPU-380i XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator 
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XSPC EX120 120mm Radiator Silverstone AP181 Fan Gentle Typhoon AP15 Windows 8 Professional x64 
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HP LP3065c DasKeyboard Ultimate Model S Seasonic X650 Silverstone TJ08B-E 
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Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 Audioengine D1 USB DAC Parasound 2125 Amplifier 
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Intel Core i7 3770k MAXIMUS V GENE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Hydro Copper Vulcan 
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Samsung 1TB 840 SSD Koolance CPU-380i XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator 
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XSPC EX120 120mm Radiator Silverstone AP181 Fan Gentle Typhoon AP15 Windows 8 Professional x64 
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HP LP3065c DasKeyboard Ultimate Model S Seasonic X650 Silverstone TJ08B-E 
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Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 Audioengine D1 USB DAC Parasound 2125 Amplifier 
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
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plus dont get regualr HDDs and raid 0 them... get a solid state drive for games and the project you are working on at the moment, then get drives and raid 1 them for data security.
Seconded, if you go Intel. If you do go AMD, what xd_1771 said, except maybe picking up a mobo from the 800s chipsets for some up-to-date/futureproof functionality.
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