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Hey guys. I've put together 2 sub $500 builds. (On a tight budget) I do game some but nothing too demanding and at 1680x1050. This rig will be used for gaming, photo and video. Which would be the better rig? Thanks in advance.

Mobo:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157188
Cpu:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808
Ram:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820313081
Gpu:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187115
Or I could sub this Cpu and Gpu.
Cpu:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851
Gpu:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519
Which would have the over all better performance? Or if you guys have any better suggestions I would be more than happy to consider them. Must not exceed $500. Thanks.
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post #2 of 13
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And would either be a pretty good performance jump from what I currently have?
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post #3 of 13
not gonna be a large performance jump since ur CPU preaty much can handle most todays games combined with a nice GPU , but if u need to upgrade for video editing x6 is the way to go for sure
Mobo 90$
CPU 170$
RAM 100$ (u gonna want 8GB for video editing)
GTX 460 147$ with a nice 40$ rebate
and call it a day
Edited by RabbitGT - 2/24/11 at 5:37am
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post #4 of 13
Just put the x6 on your mobo: gigabyte cpu support for your board. Will help with the video editing. But, like rabbit said, your x3 is more than enough for most gaming combined with a decent gpu.

Edit: Oh, and add 4 more gigs of ram.
Edited by Badwrench - 2/24/11 at 7:20am
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post #5 of 13
Get two of these: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600CL9 $90, $50 AR for two kits (2 rebates/person) - should be back in stock sometime today.
x6 can work on your board, just refrain from overclocking too far due to the cheap 4+1 phase
post #6 of 13
I assume you intend to transplant the new stuff into that CM case and hold onto your HD/PSU/Optical for now, so it's a 4 component 4 piece build...

I must agree that for everyday gaming and such, a 435/350 combo is plenty for moderate gaming. Have you thought about just upgrading to an AM3 board, X6, and 8GB RAM and just transplanting your GPU as well?

The way I see it:
Option 1: 4 component build, 8GB+1055t+Asus870+6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.599499
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220484

promo codes: HARDOCPX223A, EMCKHHH37

Have to send in 2x$20MIRs to get it under $500 for this build, but it lets you take advantage of 2 great promos and a combo special and covers all the major upgrade bases very well.

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Option 2: 3 component build, transplant current GPU for now, i7-870+8GB+BiostarP55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.603966
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220484

promo code: EMCKHHH37

That's $500 with shipping straight up no MIRs.

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To be quite honest, I would stick with the components you have now, and wait for sandy/bulldozer to be in full swing and re-consider at that time. I think your dollars will go a lot further then.

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yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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Get two of these: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600CL9 $90, $50 AR for two kits (2 rebates/person) - should be back in stock sometime today.
x6 can work on your board, just refrain from overclocking too far due to the cheap 4+1 phase
The GIGABYTE MA770-UD3 board is DDR2. Not going to work!
     
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OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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It's so little!
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4670k Asrock Z87E Asus r9 280x samsung 
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samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li A05FNB (flipped to A05NB) Razer Deathadder Black edt. OCZ behemoth Audio Technica ATH-AD500 
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4670k Asrock Z87E Asus r9 280x samsung 
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samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li A05FNB (flipped to A05NB) Razer Deathadder Black edt. OCZ behemoth Audio Technica ATH-AD500 
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post #9 of 13
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Or just get a 560Ti now and wait for BD?
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Would my cpu bottle neck a gtx 560?
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