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post #1 of 19
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Hey everyone just got my tax back and decided to spend iton a new computer build for all the new games that i plan to play. I got roughly $800usd to spend and this is what i came up with..

CD/DVD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Computer Case: or anything cheaper that you guys would recommend??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102909

RAM: don't know much about RAM.. so i choose these..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423

CPU: Picking up from local Micro center for only 200!
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0346210

I already have the rest HDD (WD Caviar Black), Power supply (OCZ modxstream 650w), Monitor, Keyboard, and mouse.

Please tell me what you guys think. What i can improve on and what can i save money on.. and also if everything is compatible. i would like this build to be semi future proof.

Thanks guys for reading and for the help
post #2 of 19
I'm very new to all this computer building stuff, but I'd recommend getting a 5870 over a 6870. It's a little cheaper and faster than the 6870.

Edit: Just saw that the 6870 is $10 cheaper after mail-in-rebate. Although, I'd still go with the 5870 for the extra 10 bucks.
Edited by Max FPS - 3/16/11 at 2:22am
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post #3 of 19
would recommend a 2500k over that 950.
Of course will have to change mobo but the asus p67 pro goes for like 180
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post #4 of 19
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a friend was saying that if i was to crossfire it that two 6870 would scale much better than two 5870. is that true?
post #5 of 19
I don't mean to be rude but. You should go buy a Sandy Bridge system
    
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i am sorry but i am not up to date with new computer technology but what is sandy bridge lol and is it worth it? the 950 is only 200 and the 2600k is $328.99
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Originally Posted by Insan3tegra View Post
a friend was saying that if i was to crossfire it that two 6870 would scale much better than two 5870. is that true?
Yep they scale better than the 5870, but as a single card they are better by about 10%.
As for the rest go the i7 2600k sandy bridge with a P67 Mobo.
If you can stretch it maybe go a 6950.
Edited by Doom - 3/16/11 at 2:52am
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i am sorry but i am not up to date with new computer technology but what is sandy bridge lol and is it worth it? the 950 is only 200 and the 2600k is $328.99
You may save almost all of that on the P67 Mobo and RAM.
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post #9 of 19
Good points so far.The 5870 is a better deal-however the 6 series is way better in crossfire.i7-950 is still relevant-but for this budget SB makes way more sense.
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post #10 of 19
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now that you got me going with the 2600k...
how about this deal that i found on micro center?

intel i7 2600k: $279.99 !
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354587


and for the motherboard + ram.... what would you guys choose? i am looking for something to crossfire with in the future..

you guys are great thanks for the help
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