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I'm working on getting a new rig.. can you guys help me out?

I hear the GTX 260 CORE 216 DX10[$300] beats the 5870 DX11 [$400-$500] so should i get a TX 260 CORE 216 OR just get a GeForce GTS 250 [$110] witch i hear thats all i really need, it can play all call of Duty's and all Battlefield's... I only play Call of Duty 1 and uo (I have Call of Duty 2 but this computer can't run it) I also play Battlefield2 (computer doesn't meat the system requirements but i play it anyways with MAX of 20FPS and adv of 11FPS).. so i'm kinda thinking all i really need is that GTS 250... whats your input?

for cpus i was thinking of the Intel Core i5-655K 3.2GHz Dual-Core Unlocked[$210] I really want the Intel Core i7-875K 2.93GHz Quad-Core Unlocked[330], or AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition[$180](thats all i really need...)


EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Video Card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcvGXPaQg-8

Intel Core i5/i7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s1n3eTl-0g

either CPU i'm getting i'm going to get:
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
COOLER MASTER v8
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

I just don't think i'll have that kind of $...... I think i'll be fine with that PNY GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16....
PNY GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133322

thanks for your time, and hope you can help me out....

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For an nVidia card get something with GTX in it.
Memory for new INTEL system should be ddr3, so dimms need to be in triplets or about 6gb.
You can go with 2 dimms and 4gb with an AMD system

Give me your budget and I'll design you a system.
Just three questions.
Are you upgrading an existing system and reusing the motherboard or other parts in your new system?
Are you going to overclock?
If you are overclocking, how will you cool the system? Water or air?

I just ordered parts for my new system and my bill is 4k. I went absolutely ballistic. 6-core, dual sli, etc. I'll post specs and pics when I get it all together.

I also may have a q6600 ddr2 system with 2-4gb of ram going up for sale soon ( if I don't make a media server out of it first ).

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well i don't really know what my budget will be, dad doesn't want to spend a lots, i told my dad that $850 would be kinda OK he thought i was polling his lag and i was like, no am not..

if i go with an AMD, cpu $180 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727 motherboard $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130236 2x2GB DDR3 1600 $98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409 CPU cooler (CoolerMaster v8) $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055 +case $30 + Windows 7 pro 64-bit $75. ... have CD/DVD drives, have HD BUT might get a new1 320GB $48 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098
if i go AMD $650 WITHOUT Vid card and WITHOUT powersupply

if i go INTEL, corei7 875k $330 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116368 motherboard $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188064 2x2GB DDR3 1600 $98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409 CPU cooler (CoolerMaster v8) $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055 +case $30 + Windows 7 pro 64-bit $75. ... have CD/DVD drives, have HD BUT might get a new1 320GB $48 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098
Intel $730 WITHOUT Vid card and WITHOUT powersupply

But you might find something better and or cheaper... i kinda know Brands ..

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I'm hitting $900.00 on this build. You need to check your PSU stats and make sure you can support this video card.

You can probably save some money on the motherboard. You need to find one that has the features you want. I found some for $100 bucks. Do you want to go crossfire or not? how many ethernet ports? etc. The MB you picked has tri pci-e16x. Are you gonna run three video cards?

Win7 Pro 64 - $140.00 and yes you want win7 pro 64 and not home or ultimate or whatever or 32bit. Always get the full version and never an upgrade.

You picked a boxed CPU so u don't need an aftermarket fan unless you are going to overclock. I picked the 955 and not the 965.

For ram try a better brand. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263

And try this video card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490

And don't skimp on the case. You need some good cooling power. This is the insurance portion of your investment. You don't want to cook your new parts.
Try a coolermaster HAF 922. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product


If you insist on going Intel then these are the main parts to pick. This is a rock solid combo! People are overclocking to 4ghz with this setup. You may have to get a good fan though.

Asus P6T motherboard.
i7 930 CPU w/fan
3x2gb (1600) sticks of ram for a total of 6gb. Corsair or G.Skill etc. no cheap crap.
if you overclock you can get this fan on the net for $30. It kicks ass in cooling.
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

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And btw. A properly set up gtx260 can spank most of the newer video cards today. It just won't do it in dx11 or on the latest and greatest games.

edit:
It meant to say a gtx295 will spank...

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PITN LAN_WROTE ...
Win7 Pro 64 - $140.00 and yes you want win7 pro 64 and not home or ultimate or whatever or 32bit. Always get the full version and never an upgrade.


I can get W7 Pro 64-bit for $75

PITN LAN_WROTE ...
You picked a boxed CPU so u don't need an aftermarket fan unless you are going to overclock. I picked the 955 and not the 965.


i don't plan on overclocking but i'm going to go with CoolerMaster v8

PITN LAN_WROTE ...

You can probably save some money on the motherboard. You need to find one that has the features you want. I found some for $100 bucks. Do you want to go crossfire or not? how many ethernet ports? etc. The MB you picked has tri pci-e16x. Are you gonna run three video cards?

that board may SHOW 3 But can only handle 2 2.0 x16 (runs @ 16,16,0 OR 16,8,8)

PITN LAN_WROTE ...

You need to check your PSU stats and make sure you can support this video card.


i have a 300w i'm getting a NEW power supply, sorry forgot to put that into first topic (new i was misting something, lolz)

PITN LAN_WROTE ...

And don't skimp on the case. You need some good cooling power. This is the insurance portion of your investment. You don't want to cook your new parts.
Try a coolermaster HAF 922. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product


i know BUT i'm not rich, and if it come down2 it i can get a case for $50 and its kinda just like that1

PITN LAN_WROTE ...
And try this video card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490


I have heard a lot of Very Very mad things about MSI

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thanks PITN
How is this? http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13276685
+ 750w $70 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276567&CatId=2533
+ Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit $75

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Your motherboard has an nVidia chipset. The radeon will work but you can't go crossfire later on. Tthere may limit it's full potential and I am worried about unforeseen conflicts between the vid card and the motherboard.

Try an AMD chipset or if you like that board we need to find you a nVidia gfx card.

Here is a MSI board that has the latest AMD chipset and can support 6-cores so you can upgrade later.
MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


Bump up to a 500gb hard drive. It's only $10 more. Get 1tb if you can swing it. Or if you are not worried about losing data. Go with two 500gb drives and run them as RAID 0 for a nearly 2x performance boost on read/write speeds.

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Just saw your PSU. JUNK!

Let me look for one.

okay. I can't find a really good one for less than $120.
I recommend 550w for single vid card and 750w for 2 vid cards.
I also recommend modular plugs.
Go name brand like Thermalake and Corsair, etc.

This is a non-modular and I'm not sure of the company but it's 750w with decent reviews and in your price range.
KINGWIN ABT-730MM 730W ATX 12V Ver.2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Otherwise try this one which is modular. i.e. removable cables.
Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE

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Pain in the ass, isn't it. I surfed for a month while building and rebuilding my new system on paper. I was triple checking compatibility and all that BS. I've built enough systems by now to know that if you don't check everything that fancy new feature will nott work to it's full potential unless you get the compatible part.

It used to be that just the CPU and memory needed to be checked for compatibility. Now you have to make sure the PSU, video card, and MB can all play nice together as well. The only shit truly plug and play anymore are the USB devices.

On a side note: I finally ordered my crap and now I just received a notice that UPS is gonna delay delivery for another day. Grrrrrrrrr.

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sorry to hear about that... question how are Ultra X4 Modular Power Supply Lifetime Warranty :-)
500w http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4242584&CatId=1079
600w http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4558897&CatId=2496
750w http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4558896&CatId=106

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The case and power supply came in yesterday so I put it all together, Was NOT happy that I did not get my Mail-in-Rebate Paper to print, an was not happy that the top fan was Broke, Emailed thermaltake, Hoping I get a New fan. That fan is $25
Here are some Pics



I know Wiring needs work, I'll do that when i get my replacement fan. thinking about getting a Thermaltake Frio, OR faster ram, I have 2GB DDR2 533 MHz in there now, the MAX of my motherboard is DDR2 667 MHz
this is my Motherboard
: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00757531&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3245027#N1097

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