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Old 01-11-11, 01:37 PM   #1
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Going to put one together for a buddy, been out of the loop for a bit..

Right now I'm thinking Intel 950 with the Asus saber x58

EVGA 580 OC for the card

Any thought/suggestions for a build like this? Cooler, ram, HD etc...
Trying to get him the best bang for the buck and stay within his $2000 budget.

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Old 01-11-11, 01:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-11, 01:47 PM   #3
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Just my 2 cents , but the 1356 socket is dead in the water, personally i would go AM3 and 6 core Phenom, there's a lot of life in that format.Buldozer will be a long fairly soon , so the upgrade path is taken care of for some time.
Even Sandy bridge seems to be a waste of time unless you are going to chuck the chip into a laptop. What else is the point of an onboard Graphic chip. Anyone with a gaming rig is going to Install a decent graphics card. Amd is my recommendation.
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Decent build clawbear has. I'd probably change most of what's on there though. That and he's missed a CPU cooler. Might need to get one of those as well...

I need to see if any brackets for the TRUE will fit LGA1155 as a side note.


EDIT: Here is something that I'd probably build right now with $2k. Still needs a case and heatsink though. I'd probably pick up the HSF from elsewhere.

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Old 01-11-11, 02:22 PM   #6
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you should probably go sandy bridge if you are building from scratch, imo.
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Decent build clawbear has. I'd probably change most of what's on there though. That and he's missed a CPU cooler. Might need to get one of those as well...

I need to see if any brackets for the TRUE will fit LGA1155 as a side note.
I went with what he told me. Also, he never said overclocking so stock cooler is fine. Again, I just went within his guidelines.
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best bang for the buck
an unlocked HD 6950 then add another in 6 months or halfway through his "usual" graphics card upgrade cycle.
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I went with what he told me. Also, he never said overclocking so stock cooler is fine. Again, I just went within his guidelines.
Yea that makes sense. I wouldn't touch EVGA but if that's what he already has or wants then that's his choice.
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