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So I'm selling my current RAM/Mobo/GPU (as stated above) for $225 and a sony ps3 and now need to upgrade. I was looking for a mobo with USB3.0 and Sata6, Sapphire 6950 2gb, or some good ram (4gb). I have money on top so If I need to put more on I will.

Was hopeing someone on OCN would be able to help me choose out what i'm looking for (=

Thanks.
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Exactly how much do you have to put on top? The video card itself is $260, 4GB memory is ~ $50 and a decent mobo is going to run about $100, so your looking at a little under $450
Edited by appleg33k85 - 2/8/11 at 10:54am
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Exactly how much do you have to put on top? The video card itself is $260, 4GB memory is ~ $50 and a decent mobo is going to run about $100, so your looking at a little under $450
I got like 250 to throw on top. Any suggestions on what I should get? Id like to stay with asus for the mobo and go with corsair for the ram.
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 2/8/11 at 11:13am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-644-_-Product

..is what I'd invest in. As far as a video card, tough call. I decided to grab a 6870 with the plan of getting another next month.
RAM> dont really have any input on this. My Tridents are serving me well though.
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Get some G.skill for ram, they're an excellent choice when it comes to ram.
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The formula's a great board, but if you want to balance the budget a little more, this would be great too.

Here's some solid RAM.

Which leaves you about $300 bucks for a GPU. On the ATI spectrum id say you should get a 6950. I wouldn't recommend it, as it can likely cause permanent damage to the GPU, but you can flash this to a 6970 if you really want. If it were me i wouldn't, but I mentioned it to tell you that if you do, be sure to return the memory clock to the regular 6950 speeds. This is what causes most of the problems.

As far as Nvidia, you can't go wrong with a 470 or even a 560. The superoverclocked 560 will perform just as well if not better than a 570 in a lot of games and is by far the best possible bang for your buck, however they're hot and outta stock everywhere, so I'd say you should get that slightly OC'd 560 above and try to OC yourself.
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post #7 of 7
I highly recommend you wait a few days for new deals to appear on Newegg. Just yesterday the good deals were still up, today is another case of disappearing Tuesday. If you buy now you definitely won't get the best price-performance.
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