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What is your existing computer? There are some interim solution scenarios possible...
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update i have computer case i forgot to add it to the list. would i still be able to go with the i5 and 6850?
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Do you have the operating system? You know that also costs money..

Go back over your list and see what you REALLY do and don't have. An Operating system (legit) is going to cost you $100

But for $600 you can build a decent system of a computer 1-2 years in parts being aged

You can't build a strong system for that budget with the latest tech, but always remember hardware is always ahead of Software... just because it's not the latest hardware doesn't mean it won't run 95% of the games with decent to great FPS regardless
     
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Im building my wife an I3-560 Clarkdale on a gigabyte board that is expected to hit 5ghz with the 212+ thats $280 in new parts. Leaving $320 for a PSU and Video card. i would highly suggest you ponder (this) intel dual core for its high overclockability if you just wanna game on it. Depending on what games of course...

this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128421

ARGH they deactivated it already! oh well ill eBay it later
Edited by XiDillon - 1/29/11 at 7:18pm
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Im building my wife an I-3 Clarkdale on a gigabyte board that is expected to hit 5ghz with the 212+ thats $280 in new parts. Leaving $320 for a PSU and Video card. i would highly suggest you ponder (this) intel dual core for its high overclockability if you just wanna game on it. Depending on what games of course...
or get a PHIIx4
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Recent posts highlight why knowing what you're starting with... People here will know what is actually possible with non-current hardware.
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AthlonIIx4 640 99USD
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO 90USD
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 250USD
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 50USD

Total 500 with 100 to spare. This assumes you have a case, monitor, OS, and HDD. Could swap the 640 for a 955 though.
     
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post #18 of 54
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AthlonIIx4 640 99USD
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO 90USD
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 250USD
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 50USD

Total 500 with 100 to spare. This assumes you have a case, monitor, OS, and HDD. Could swap the 640 for a 955 though.
i got windows 7 bootlegged
post #19 of 54
well, the video card will run you ~$300. If you use a piece of cardboard and a nickel as your case, boot into a live-USB distro of linux, get a used motherboard and processor and power supply you're all set.
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AthlonIIx4 640 99USD
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO 90USD
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 250USD
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 50USD

Total 500 with 100 to spare. This assumes you have a case, monitor, OS, and HDD. Could swap the 640 for a 955 though.
wat about cooling, and power supply?
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