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post #11 of 30
Last build by yumyyums is pretty good, but not great. I'd suggest this instead:

Samsung SH-S223C DVD+RW Drive: $20

LIAN Li Lancool PC-K58W Case: $70

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB: $65

MSI GTX 560 TwinFrozr II : $250

Antec TruePower New 650W: $80

G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V: $48

Intel Core i5 2500K + MSI P67A-G43: $330

Subtotal: $863
Total: $874

The GTX 560 TwinFrozr II OCs extremely well and is very reputable not to mention it's priced $25 lower than the least expensive reputable reference Radeon HD 6950, which is the one you wanna go with if you want to unlock, so it gets my vote. The 560 Ti can reach 570/6970 performance when you OC and the TF II version will run much cooler than reference GTX 560s or 6950s. The mobo+CPU combo is one you shouldn't miss. It over-clocks the 2500K to at least 4.6GHz easily and allows you to SLI the 560 later on. The PSU is the absolute best for under $100 and will handle the system even if heavily over-clocked easily. The case, IMO, will be preferred by most people rather than the HAF 922, which only some like its looks. I chose 1.5V 1600MHz RAM because it allows for higher over-clocks than RAM already rated at 1.65V.
    
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well... an amd phenom II x4 955 overclocked to 3,7+ ghz should do the job.
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well... an amd phenom II x4 955 overclocked to 3,7+ ghz should do the job.
MOBO suggestions? From what I'm reading, it looks like 2500k might be more than what I need for basic gaming. Would switching to phenom II x4 955 hurt the performance I would get with the MSI GTX 560 TwinFrozr II or Radeon HD 6950?
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MOBO suggestions? From what I'm reading, it looks like 2500k might be more than what I need for basic gaming. Would switching to phenom II x4 955 hurt the performance I would get with the MSI GTX 560 TwinFrozr II or Radeon HD 6950?
If you have a budget of $750 or higher there's no sense in going AMD for gaming. Intel will give you higher performance. Again, if you have more than $750, go Intel.
    
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If you have a budget of $750 or higher there's no sense in going AMD for gaming. Intel will give you higher performance. Again, if you have more than $750, go Intel.
I can spend a little extra, but I wouldn't mind spending that money on other things if I can save it
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I can spend a little extra, but I wouldn't mind spending that money on other things if I can save it
Do you want to change your budget? To what amount, if so?
    
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Do you want to change your budget? To what amount, if so?
Would $750 be dropping it too much? The reason I'm questioning my budget is because I don't spend more than 10 hours playing games / week. So, I don't know if I should spend that much money on a system.

I also change my mind about crossfire. Let's throw out the crossfire option. Now I can get a cheaper mobo and psu, right?
Edited by externe - 4/24/11 at 1:58pm
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Would $750 be dropping it too much? The reason I'm questioning my budget is because I don't spend more than 10 hours playing games / week. So, I don't know if I should spend that much money on a system.

I also change my mind about crossfire. Let's throw out the crossfire option. Now I can get a cheaper mobo and psu, right?
What resolution is your current monitor?
    
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For 1080p you're better off going Intel and getting a GTX 560 Ti or an HD 6950.
    
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