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post #1 of 10
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I have listed builds consisting of components which really give you the best bang for the buck when it comes to gaming performance. The builds will just include the tower, no OS/Software or peripherals. I will list the best build you can get for the following price points... $500, $750, $1000, $1250, $1500, $1750, $2000... So nevertheless I will start posting them up...

$500
AMD Athlon II x3 445 + Biostar TA870+
Geil Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W
Cooler Master Elite 430

$750
Intel Core i5-760
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
Geil Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Antec Plus 550W
Cooler Master Elite 430


$1000
Intel Core i5-760
Asus P7P55D-E
Geil Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
EVGA GeForce GTX 470
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 60GB
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Antec Plus 550W
Cooler Master Elite 430
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

$1250
Intel Core i7-870
Asus P7P55D-E
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
EVGA GeForce GTX 470
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 60GB
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Corsair TX 750W
Cooler Master HAF 912
Noctua NH-D14

$1500
Intel Core i7-950
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
Asus GeForce GTX 570
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 60GB
2 x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB in RAID 0
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Corsair TX 750W
Cooler Master HAF 912
Noctua NH-D14

$1750
Intel Core i7-950
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6970
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 60GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
LG WH10LS30K
Corsair HX 850W
Lian Li Lancool PC-K62
Corsair H70

$2000
Intel Core i7-950
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
MSI GeForce GTX 580
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 120GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
LG WH10LS30K
Corsair HX 850W
Lian Li Lancool PC-K62
Corsair H70

I am also going to post some other builds that I have put together, that I think are quite nicely crafted...

The AMD SLI Build ~$1100
AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
Asus M4N98TD Evo
Geil Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
2 x Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 768MB in SLI
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 40GB
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Cooler Master Storm Scout w/ Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W
Corsair H70

The LAN Party Build ~$2240
Intel Core i7-950
Asus Maximus III Gene
Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
2 x Asus GeForce GTX 570 in SLI
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 120GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
LG WH10LS30K
Corsair Professional Series 850W
Silverstone TJ08-B
Corsair H70

The True Build of 2010 ~$2400
Intel Core i7-950
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3/1600
2 x Asus GeForce GTX 570 in SLI
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 120GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
LG WH10LS30K
Corsair Professional Series 850W
Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P50WB
Corsair H70
Edited by stinky - 12/24/10 at 2:26am
post #2 of 10
nice thread

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post #3 of 10
You might want to specify WHERE you're getting these and link to each part..
Also, there will likely be plenty of debate what's the 'best' for the price range.
A combo deal at any time or parts you haven't taken into consideration can make your post inaccurate.
Edited by beers - 12/23/10 at 2:22am
Waiting on X399
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
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Plantronics Gamecom 788 
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AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
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post #4 of 10
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You might want to specify WHERE you're getting these and link to each part..
kk
post #5 of 10
1500 dollar build and no 950?

    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I7 2600K - 4.8Ghz 1.324v Gigabyte P67 UD7 EVGA GTX 570's In SLI 4GB Corsair Dominators DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Corsair F60, WD Black 500GB Asus 27" MT276HE XFX 850W Black Edition Antec 1200 
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Core I7 2600K - 4.8Ghz 1.324v Gigabyte P67 UD7 EVGA GTX 570's In SLI 4GB Corsair Dominators DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Corsair F60, WD Black 500GB Asus 27" MT276HE XFX 850W Black Edition Antec 1200 
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
1500 dollar build and no 950?
This.
Also the green drive makes me weep.
As well as opting for 6870's in a 1.5k+ build when you can easily factor in 6970's instead..
Edited by beers - 12/23/10 at 3:10am
Waiting on X399
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
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Waiting on X399
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
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post #7 of 10
Why are they all socket 1156. 1366 is much better and I can't think of any reason not to have a 930+ in any 1k+ build.
post #8 of 10
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I have accommodated my builds to all of your recommendations... So I hope you enjoy the newly refined builds
post #9 of 10
I believe for the $1000 build we could go with a power supply with less wattage (either 550 or 650w corsair), a cheaper CPU cooler (maybe hyper 212?), a 1TB drive as opposed to a 2TB, That would probably allow us to slide that mushkin SSD into the $1000 range!

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New i7 950 build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Crossover 1440p OCZ ZX850W Lian li Pc-x2000f 
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New i7 950 build
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i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
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Crossover 1440p OCZ ZX850W Lian li Pc-x2000f 
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by strap624 View Post
I believe for the $1000 build we could go with a power supply with less wattage (either 550 or 650w corsair), a cheaper CPU cooler (maybe hyper 212?), a 1TB drive as opposed to a 2TB, That would probably allow us to slide that mushkin SSD into the $1000 range!

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hmmm... sounds good
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