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As you can tell by my sig rig, I've been out of the game for many years...in fact, that thing just sits in a box in the garage not getting used. Since I got the ps3 and 360, I haven't even bothered. I just use my gateway FX laptop for everything. It's slow, but it works.

Well, I have returned to Overclock.nerd and I'm ready to start building and OCing something. My budget will be about $1500(maybe a bit more if the wife allows). I need to know what parts to get....all of them. Please edumacate me as I feel like a complete noob again. Someone please build me the best bang-for-the-buck rig you can. I will be very grateful. Thanks again.


Forgot to mention a few points/questions:

Are some i5s better performing for the $$$?
I will be gaming a lot with this.
I will be converting/processing a ton of video and photos.
It will be connected to my media center.
Edited by claymanhb - 3/31/11 at 6:57am
     
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Go Sandy Bridge 2600k

Get a SSD for boot drive, you will love it.
Intels or OCz vertex the Vertex 3 just came out, but is hard to come by I assume.
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Thanks. I actually think I'm going to build a clone of this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lock,2893.html
     
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Thanks. I actually think I'm going to build a clone of this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lock,2893.html
I'd pretty much agree with everything they've listed there except, pick up a SSD highly reccomended.

Maybe an H50 with Gentle Typhoons instead of the 212+. They 212 is a great cooler, just H50's have REALLY come down in price recently.

And maybe a F3 1TB.

Edit: That 2GB 6950 is great to, because theres a good chance you'll get an unlock to a 6970
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I'd pretty much agree with everything they've listed there except, pick up a SSD highly reccomended.

Maybe an H50 with Gentle Typhoons instead of the 212+. They 212 is a great cooler, just H50's have REALLY come down in price recently.

And maybe a F3 1TB.

Edit: That 2GB 6950 is great to, because theres a good chance you'll get an unlock to a 6970
I wasn't going to get the cooler. I want something that will allow me to use that massive fan.
     
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I wasn't going to get the cooler. I want something that will allow me to use that massive fan.
Which massive fan
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Thanks. I actually think I'm going to build a clone of this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lock,2893.html
Thats ok....
The case, CPU cooler and mobo need to go.
And you can get 8GB DDR3 for pretty cheap now.

Whats your overall budget?
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Which massive fan
That fan on the case...
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Thats ok....
The case, CPU cooler and mobo need to go.
And you can get 8GB DDR3 for pretty cheap now.

Whats your overall budget?
Whats wrong with the case/mobo?
$1500 including monitor(27"/120hz+).
     
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