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post #1 of 7
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Thought I'd come for the aid of frugal system-builders in this.

I know a few things I'd change, but lets keep it bang-for-buck here. I could definitely go down for a CM692 or the likes other than a 600T, and a lesser motherboard, but this is what I started with. Budget is a fairly healthy $1500. Show me whatchu got!

Total with my list is $1,388.91


Edited by Nick0matic - 4/2/11 at 8:35pm
 
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post #2 of 7
Great board.

I would move down to a i5 2500k on the CPU and maybe upgrade the video card to a GTX 580 or a 6970.

I also like Corsair Vengeance Ram if you plan on overclocking it.
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He's not going to be doing anything involving serious CPU performance, so I guess a 2500K is a good way to go. I dunno about getting a 580 though, what about two lower cards in SLI/CF? Doesn't plan on any huge gaming, he's coming from a P4 and Radeon X300, so anything is really a ridiculously huge improvement, to begin with

Brings us down to $1239.92
 
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Core i5 3570K - 4.4GHz 1.2V Asrock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 950 SSC Samsung 30nm 2x4GB - 2000 9-10-10-21 
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Hitachi Deskstar 320GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Hitachi Travelstar 320GB Panasonic UJ8C5 
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Hitachi Deskstar 320GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Hitachi Travelstar 320GB Panasonic UJ8C5 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick0matic View Post
He's not going to be doing anything involving serious CPU performance, so I guess a 2500K is a good way to go. I dunno about getting a 580 though, what about two lower cards in SLI/CF? Doesn't plan on any huge gaming, he's coming from a P4 and Radeon X300, so anything is really a ridiculously huge improvement, to begin with

Brings us down to $1239.92
Well if that is true then get a 560 Ti. It is really close to a 570 and way cheaper. I have this one. Will run any game at 1080p at full detail. If you don't care about modular cables either, go with the TX V2 series PSUs from Corsair. They are a great value.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139021
Edited by frycicle - 4/3/11 at 11:57am
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post #5 of 7
+1 560 ti and 2500K are great, they can add a 2nd 560 if they want/need later.

However persuade your friend to fold and then get them the 2600k
     
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post #6 of 7
get a i5-2500k and a HD 6950. Unlock it to a 6970 and you'll save like 160 bucks over the i7 and 570 which wont make a difference since he's just doing some light gaming. Everything else is pretty good. Could get a cheaper PSU too, but the AX-750 is amazing and worth the money. He would be able to keep that PSU for a long time.
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post #7 of 7
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All good possibilities, but I think I'll stick with the 570 considering its a mere $275 after the code. How about bumping the SSD up to 128GB?
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K - 4.4GHz 1.2V Asrock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 950 SSC Samsung 30nm 2x4GB - 2000 9-10-10-21 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi Deskstar 320GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Hitachi Travelstar 320GB Panasonic UJ8C5 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H60 2x Cougar V12HPB PWM Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Samsung 2033 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Quickfire TK MX Red NCASE M1 No. 635 Razer Deathadder Chroma 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz Powertel GMA SGX545 2GB Corsair 1066MHz Samsung 830 64GB 
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Core i5 3570K - 4.4GHz 1.2V Asrock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 950 SSC Samsung 30nm 2x4GB - 2000 9-10-10-21 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi Deskstar 320GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Hitachi Travelstar 320GB Panasonic UJ8C5 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H60 2x Cougar V12HPB PWM Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Samsung 2033 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Quickfire TK MX Red NCASE M1 No. 635 Razer Deathadder Chroma 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz Powertel GMA SGX545 2GB Corsair 1066MHz Samsung 830 64GB 
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