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    I'm currently in the process of putting together a system for me and my old system is even weaker than the OP one's.

    I'l just post the setup I'm planing on putting together and a few comments on why I chose this setup.

    My new Setup will most likely look like this:
    HDD: 1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB, SATA 6Gb/s (ST500DM002)
    SSD: 1 x Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB, 2.5", SATA 6Gb/s (MZ-7TD120BW)
    CPU: 1 x Intel Core i5-3470, 4x 3.20GHz, boxed (BX80637I53470)
    RAM: 1 x G.Skill DIMM Kit 8GB PC3-10667U CL9-9-9-24 (DDR3-1333) (F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT)
    GPU: 1 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7850, 1GB GDDR5, 2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, lite retail (11200-16-20G)
    Mainboard: 1 x ASUS P8B75-M LX, B75 (dual PC3-12800U DDR3) (90-MIBJ20-G0EAY0KZ)
    DVD: 1 x Samsung SH-224BB, SATA, retail (RSMS)
    Case-Fan:1 x Scythe Slip Stream 120 800rpm (SY1225SL12L)
    CPU-Cooler: 1 x Scythe Katana 4 (SCKTN-4000)
    Case: 1 x BitFenix Merc Beta (BFC-MRC-100-KKX2-RP)
    PSU: 1 x Thermaltake Germany Series Hamburg 530W ATX 2.3 (W0392RE)

    I'm currently thinking avout spending a bit more and getting
    1 x XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 1000M Double Dissipation Edition, 2GB GDDR5, 2x DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini DisplayPort (FX-787A-CDFC)
    as graphicscard.

    (European here so the prices in the links are in euro, should be around 500$ to 600$ and you should ba able to find the components or similar ones on for example newegg)

    - I opted for an Intel i5 CPU as those are a bit more powerful for gaming due to most games only using 2 to 4 cores and Intel CPUs having more IPC (Instructions per Cycle) giving them more operations per second even with a lower clock rate compared to similar AMD CPUs.
    Originaly I opted for the i5 3570 but was convinced that the i5 3470 is just as powerful for games, but is slightly cheaper.

    - the mainboard is in µATX giving me a smaller board with less slots for cards, but as everything I need (LAN, Sound ...) does not need an extra card, I don't care and µATX boards are normally cheaper than ATX ones. B75 chipset, as I just don't need the utilities a Z77 chipset brings (I don't intend to overclock anything, for ex.).

    - DDR3-1333 RAm instead of DDR3-1600 as it is cheaper and the difference is not noticeable in gaming. But with the shifting prices 1600s RAM my be cheaper next week so I'll go with what has the best price when I order.

    - the 120GB Samsung SSD is for the operating System and frequently used programs (as for ex. WoW). I found only tests saying how good the 830 and 840 series of Samsung are.

    - As said I am a bit unsure about the graphics card. My budget opts for the 7850 one but the 7870 one is clearly better (having not only the stronger GPU but alos 1GB more VRAM) for only about 50€ (~38$) more so I do consider it. If I had more money to blow I would for sure get a stronger GPU.
    Last edited by Rincy; 2013-01-03 at 10:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincy View Post
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    You should really make your own tread And euro = dollar, so no need to convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    You should really make your own tread
    Why? I am not looking for help here, I just posted my setup to give the OP an(other) example of a system that would fit his budget.
    And euro = dollar, so no need to convert.
    I just went over to google and saw 1€ = 1.3185$ don't know how accurate that is but since it was not 1:1 i thought I'll convert ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincy View Post
    Why? I am not looking for help here, I just posted my setup to give the OP an(other) example of a system that would fit his budget.

    I just went over to google and saw 1€ = 1.3185$ don't know how accurate that is but since it was not 1:1 i thought I'll convert ^^
    It's 1:1 when you buy hardware, due import taxes & so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincy View Post
    Why? I am not looking for help here, I just posted my setup to give the OP an(other) example of a system that would fit his budget.
    Ah ok, wasnt really clear for me. Sometimes people do that tho, so thats why i reacted like that

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    I appreciate all of the feedback/suggestions/input here.

    I have made the purchase already with everyone's help, and here is what the end result was.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3
    GPU: XFX Core Radeon 7850 2gb
    RAM: 2x4gb Ripjaws X
    PSU: Corsair CX600
    OS: Win7 Home
    Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 Black Steel

    The total including shipping and discounts was $705.

    I really wish a microcenter was near me, I could have potentially gotten a nice i5-3570k/mobo combo from them. But considering my current specs, I am hoping this new budget rig will take some strain from my 800x600 eyes and allow for a much better gaming experience.

    Thank you all again

    mash

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    You will be amazed :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    Ah ok, wasnt really clear for me. Sometimes people do that tho, so thats why i reacted like that
    no problem


    Quote Originally Posted by Mashbuttons View Post
    I really wish a microcenter was near me, I could have potentially gotten a nice i5-3570k/mobo combo from them. But considering my current specs, I am hoping this new budget rig will take some strain from my 800x600 eyes and allow for a much better gaming experience.
    Have fun and now get gaming

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