1. #1

    you guys are the best!

    little out of the loop looking for some advice on a new build

    my last build was great but i ran into a little money issuse and had to sell it beside the point

    CPU: FX 6100 3.3Ghz
    MB: M5A88-M
    GPU: gts 250
    RAM: G SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1333MHz
    HDD: 1TB Barracuda SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
    PSU: Fatal1ty Series 550 Watt Modular Power
    CASE: Z9 Plus Case


    rebuild or go new?

    1200$ budget lets see what you guys can come up with i have a case and screens already

  2. #2
    you really want a AMD build?

    just asking cause some people prefer AMD and others like intel i've only ever went with intel cause of what i read and benchmarks/reviews.

    can get a pretty good build for a 1200$ budget but are you just using this for gaming?

    also i see your location is calgary is there a site you rather use to order from?

  3. #3
    With that budget ditch everything but the HDD and PSU. Small upgrades will only bring small benefits.
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
    Trolling should be.

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  5. #5
    Don't need, as the OP already has exactly same HDD.

    Plenty of money left in the budget for much better card.
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
    Trolling should be.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    Don't need, as the OP already has exactly same HDD.



    Plenty of money left in the budget for much better card.
    yep just seen that will edit now
    You Can't C Me!!


  7. #7
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK-140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($116.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1044.75
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-05 06:57 EDT-0400)

    Assuming you're reusing the HDD, PSU and case. If not, these three are the one's I recommend:
    HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black/Blue
    PSU: Seasonic M12II Modular 520W PSU
    Case: Fractal Design Arc midi or Corsair 400R
    Last edited by Anderzon; 2012-05-05 at 10:58 AM.

  8. #8
    for hdd just get a Samsung Spinpoint F3

    30 bucks more can get one of the newer chips i5-2550K

  9. #9
    No point in taking 2550K over the 2500K, only change is that you lose the integrated graphics which may be useful in some cases, for an example if your GPU breaks.

    He already has a HDD; no point in buying a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suggar View Post
    little out of the loop looking for some advice on a new build

    my last build was great but i ran into a little money issuse and had to sell it beside the point

    CPU: FX 6100 3.3Ghz
    MB: M5A88-M
    GPU: gts 250
    RAM: G SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1333MHz
    HDD: 1TB Barracuda SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
    PSU: Fatal1ty Series 550 Watt Modular Power
    CASE: Z9 Plus Case


    rebuild or go new?

    1200$ budget lets see what you guys can come up with i have a case and screens already
    If i were you, i'd keep the ram+hdd+case and update these items in.

    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H – $170
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k – $220
    GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 7950 – $420
    PSU: Seasonic M2II 650W – $120
    Heatsink: Thermaltake Frio – $52
    SSD: 128GB: Crucial M4 128GB – $160
    =1142$ From newegg.

    This beast would run everything at max graphs!

  11. #11
    ebah, I would not go with that to be honest. Z68 mobo when you can get a Z77, getting a PSU with more power than needed, but not enough to SLi in the future. Also, why not add $8 over the Frio to get a Havik?

  12. #12
    OP, do you have Windows key for the machine you'll be getting?

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    OP, do you have Windows key for the machine you'll be getting?

    right now i have nothing with my old computer the only thing i picked out was a case everything will be new

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by suggar View Post
    right now i have nothing with my old computer the only thing i picked out was a case everything will be new
    Not even peripherals? (Mouse & keyboard.)

  15. #15
    i did keep those cause i do have a laptop

  16. #16
    Any reason for not keeping the HDD and PSU?

  17. #17
    A shopping list I have now reads:

    Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
    CPU: i5 2500k + Corsair H60
    RAM: Mushkin Blackline 1600 MHz 4GB x2
    GPU: XFX Double D HD 7850
    HDD/SSD: Crucial M4 256GB / Crucial M4 128GB + Spinpoint F3 1TB

    Price: 1167 dollars / 1157 dollars
    Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2012-05-05 at 10:07 PM.

  18. #18
    sold the computer for the laptop to travel with


    sick i like it

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