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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Sc1mitar, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Sc1mitar New Member

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    Currently running an OC'd Q6600 and a 4870 with some DDR2-800. I figure its had its 4 year run, time for an upgrade. Ive been out of the computer/gaming scene for the past couple years, and im not current on the latest and greatest hardware.

    I need a bleeding-edge CPU, Mobo, ram, gfx card, possibly a SSD if its worth it for gaming performance. Budget 800-1000 dollars, but its flexible. Resolution 1920x1080. I was thinking an i7, 8GB DDR3, preferably an AMD gfx card. Any advice??

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    Ivy bridge is around the corner (New Intel) But I just did an upgrade so check out my specs. The i7 only has Hyper Threading over the i5 so no real benefit for gaming. As I opted for the i5 2500K. And the AMD 7970 would be your bleeding edge
     
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    wait til amd new brand hd7970 comes out, cuz half of your budget will go there right now if you choose a gtx580,
    if youre planning just a gaming rig go i5 2500k $220
    , save for a ssd.
    mobo asrock z68 extreme4 gen 3, lot of people here have it and recommend this board. $185
    8gb gskill $40/$50
    want to go OC, grab a corsair likuid cooler,h60,h80,h100.
    cheap cooler CM 212 hyper evo, you can add an extra fan later.. $30/35
    luck on your build.
     

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