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I was given a budget of $1000 to build a rig based off Newegg. I haven't been keeping up with the latest news about computer recently, so I don't know what's the best and fastest. Can you guys help me out? Thanks

EDIT:

It's a brand new rig, not an upgrade to my current system. This means it need to have everything, excluding peripherals, from Newegg (not anywhere else). It CAN BE Intel or AMD, doesn't matter. Primary use is for gaming.
Edited by FearSC549 - 3/28/11 at 3:57pm
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post #2 of 19
Get an i7-2600...
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"Case:
none"

Wouldn't it be a good idea to purchase a mighty fine case to put all the new shiny stuff in?
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post #4 of 19
You should go for -
I5-2500k (no need for HT unless you fold)
P8P67 PRO/Deluxe
4gb DDR3
coolermaster elite 330
gtx560

The rest you can salvage from your current rig

EDIT: Ok you will need a new PSU, HX650W
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bad time to buy a computer because AMD bulldozer is around the corner. Once its released, you can either build a AMD bulldozer PC or a Intel Sandy Bridge PC (intel sandy bridge processors will be cheaper once bulldozer is released) According to AMD, bulldozer will be faster than all the i7 quad cores.
the best one will have 8 cores and wont cost more than a i7 so waiting is the best thing to do.
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post #6 of 19
I'd suggest u get the I5-2500k too:
Cpu: 2500k around $179.99 + tax if u could find a Microcenter
Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 $155
Ram: 4GB DDR3 1600 $50
GPU: 6950 2GB (Used or OB prefer MSI/Gigabyte brands since they still have warranty) around $230-240
CPU Cooler: Your choice.
PSU: 650W is enough ...around $60-$70
Case: Your choice.
HDD: Something for now around $60-70
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
I was given a budget of $1000 to build a rig based off Newegg. I haven't been keeping up with the latest news about computer recently, so I don't know what's the best and fastest. Can you guys help me out? Thanks
get this:
cpu- i5 2500k
mobo- asus p8p67 evo/p67 sabertooth/p8p67 pro
ram- 2x4gb corsair vengeance/gskill ripjaws x 1600mhz
gpu- hd6870/hd6950 2gb(better option if u can afford)
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint f3
optical drive- asus 24x dvd burner
cpu cooler- noctura nh d14
pc case- antec 600
ssd- mushkin callisto deluxe 60gb
its a very good rig for your budget,
Hope u like the setup
Edited by Aniket - 3/28/11 at 9:48pm
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post #8 of 19
Could we get a few details about what you like to do? Are you primarily a gamer? Do you use programs like Photoshop, do you do video rendering, anything like that?

Do you need operating system or monitor?
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by SC2pro View Post
bad time to buy a computer because AMD bulldozer is around the corner. Once its released, you can either build a AMD bulldozer PC or a Intel Sandy Bridge PC (intel sandy bridge processors will be cheaper once bulldozer is released) According to AMD, bulldozer will be faster than all the i7 quad cores.
the best one will have 8 cores and wont cost more than a i7 so waiting is the best thing to do.
^^ wait for bulldozer if u can
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by SC2pro View Post
bad time to buy a computer because AMD bulldozer is around the corner. Once its released, you can either build a AMD bulldozer PC or a Intel Sandy Bridge PC (intel sandy bridge processors will be cheaper once bulldozer is released) According to AMD, bulldozer will be faster than all the i7 quad cores.
the best one will have 8 cores and wont cost more than a i7 so waiting is the best thing to do.
Alas! you then get stuck into the cycle of "Oh wait there is something around the corner".
Just get what is the best right NOW else you get stuck in said cycle.
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