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On that note, even at $100 cheaper, it has two extra cores so it should be faster. Also, that chip is older. I would hope the 1090T beats it.
Just cos it has 6 cores doesnt mean its faster , or ur going to use them all to 100% ever .

Sandy bridge is faster , by a mile even with 4 cores / end story .
    
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Sandy bridge is faster , by a mile even with 4 cores / end story .
Ok. Doesn't mean it's easy to build a rig with parts that are no longer on sale, or that it'll even be possible to get it to fit into a $600 budget. Now stop your fanboy rant and try to help the OP.
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Go with a phenom or a Athlon quad core, and a 6850, you can flash his card too a 6870 for him then.
That is only with the 6950 upflashed to 6970 I believe, unless you want the higher clock limits/default clocks and better fan profile of the 6870 the flash will work.

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May I suggest...

Check the price, cuz I'm that pro (sarcasm)
That's a solid rig, and you can Crossfire that 5770 later. Not that one won't be able to max out most everything at 1680x1050 now if you hold off on the AA.
 
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^Looks like a pretty solid build to me. Might check newegg combos, though. You can shave off $50+ if they've got anything you're looking for.

Also, if you aren't at all interested in multi-GPU later then you could drop the PSU to ~550W. That'll cover this build and still be enough for a more powerful single GPU down the road.
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^Looks like a pretty solid build to me. Might check newegg combos, though. You can shave off $50+ if they've got anything you're looking for.

Also, if you aren't at all interested in multi-GPU later then you could drop the PSU to ~550W. That'll cover this build and still be enough for a more powerful single GPU down the road.
Problem is I doubt you'll find a GOOD 550W for less than that Seasonic 620. It won't be but maybe $10 cheaper (likely MIR too, or something else gimmick-y) and that Seasonic will do all but heavy multi-GPU setups in the future.
Also, I don't like giving builds with combo deals because the warranty terms often change to be less favorable to the buyer. Also I don't know when the OP is ordering even if they say now, combos can go and change whereas single parts are rather interchangeable even if they should go out of stock in the meantime.
 
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post #37 of 40
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Problem is I doubt you'll find a GOOD 550W for less than that Seasonic 620. It won't be but maybe $10 cheaper (likely MIR too, or something else gimmick-y) and that Seasonic will do all but heavy multi-GPU setups in the future.
Also, I don't like giving builds with combo deals because the warranty terms often change to be less favorable to the buyer. Also I don't know when the OP is ordering even if they say now, combos can go and change whereas single parts are rather interchangeable even if they should go out of stock in the meantime.
Agreed there eight, your combo seemed to make the most sense. Although I wish you could fit a Gtx 470 in there, you're build is the best overall build for the budget. I might suggest the 550VX from corsair although I don't know much about it, as in what rebrand is it? The usual Seasonic? And what about the Antec earthwatts? That seems like te best budget psu wouldn't you agree? For a little morethan $80 of the Seasonic the XFX could be had which is a Seasonic ... 750? Not sure but heard great things about xfx psus as most of them are Seasonic rebrands, just my suggestion.
     
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Are you open to the idea of buying used from our marketplace?
    
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post #39 of 40
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Problem is I doubt you'll find a GOOD 550W for less than that Seasonic 620. It won't be but maybe $10 cheaper (likely MIR too, or something else gimmick-y) and that Seasonic will do all but heavy multi-GPU setups in the future.
Also, I don't like giving builds with combo deals because the warranty terms often change to be less favorable to the buyer. Also I don't know when the OP is ordering even if they say now, combos can go and change whereas single parts are rather interchangeable even if they should go out of stock in the meantime.
True enough. Found a Corsair 500CX for $20 less. 500W should be good for everything but two-GPUs. I know Corsair is a pretty trusted name, but I don't specifics about that line. I would prefer sticking with Seasonic.

As for the combo deals, I was suggesting the buyer look into them the day of purchase. I should've clarified.

The 470 would cost another $100 over the 5770. That sort of thing would be more like an upgrade down the road when the 5770 just doesn't work anymore or some more cash becomes available.
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He's on a strict budget and he said his friend is going to play only shooters (I imagine CoD?) at 1680x1050. Seriously, he doesn't need a 2600k and a 470.
     
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