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post #11 of 53
Awesome gaming machine then it'd be a combine of SB 2500k or 2600k and probably 6950 2gb unlocked. It would probably right on your budget, and now you have an idea you should start learning how to buy stuffs.
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post #12 of 53
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BTW, changed the budget range to 1300-1500.
post #13 of 53
You will get more bang for your buck going AMD/ATI. Since you have $1300 limit, I would consider going this route.

Intel has the fastest cpu but is quite a bit more expensive.

Newegg has some good deals going on now. look at these-

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $170 with $10 gift card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...19103894-L013D

XFX 650W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Power Supply $50 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...17207002-L012D

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $45 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-11129042-L0D

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $75 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20231314-L018A
or 15% off any desktop ram with promo code DM15MR11US

So thats a case, psu, cpu, and ram for $340.
Leaves plenty for motherboard, ssd, hdd, dvd, gpu, and you could get a different case. I just linked the antec 300 because it's on sale.

Good luck. Be sure to check out the online deals section here at ocn for good deals http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/ along with the for-sale sections http://www.overclock.net/sale-wanted/ . There are always some great deals from fellow OCN members.
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post #14 of 53
what resolution is your monitor? 1920x1080? your resolution will greatly effect what type of graphics card you will need.
post #15 of 53
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Originally Posted by trulsrohk View Post
yeah let us know a bit more on case design...it really is all in the eye of the beholder

anyway through this little setup together for you that should work great for FPS's
This build for sure, AMD dosent even compare to Sandy Bridge Intel atm. So deff go with intel 15 2500k build and etc
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post #16 of 53
Heres a quick one i threw together, it can be optimized


also i wouldnt necessarily get that board its just that most of the good b3 boards are being bought very quickly.(not to say thats a bad board just that there are better ones)

i would have linked to the cart but i couldnt figure out how.
Edited by bak3donh1gh - 3/15/11 at 11:38pm
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Get the 2.5" SSD not 1.8".
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post #18 of 53
I'm not totally up to speed, but I'm not sure if those XFX 6950's are ref cards (unlockable). These MSI cards are probably a better choice. And I know those Vengeance RAM are CL8 @ 1.5v, but these Kingston HyperX are adequate and would be cheaper if you went with 8GB.
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post #19 of 53
To those recommending AMD for a 1300-1500 build:

What are you doing?!

You're going to want to go with one of the 2500K builds being recommended to you. Disregard all AMD Quad-Core builds for this price range.
Edited by DV9 - 3/15/11 at 11:57pm
    
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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy View Post
I'm not totally up to speed, but I'm not sure if those XFX 6950's are ref cards (unlockable). These MSI cards are probably a better choice. And I know those Vengeance RAM are CL8 @ 1.5v, but these Kingston HyperX are adequate and would be cheaper if you went with 8GB.
Yeah i probably should have mentioned the cards may not be refrence. Also i've heard that 1.65v ram is pushing the edge of safety on sandybridge plus with 1.5v ram you can kick the voltage up and do some overclocking.

also you may want to throw a h70 in there. If thats too much i would suggest taking out a gpu since a unlocked 6950 will pretty much rape any game out currently.
Edited by bak3donh1gh - 3/16/11 at 12:17am
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