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New build upgrade. Suggestions?

By nirvanafr3ak
Jun 22, 2011
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    I am going to be passing on most of the external hardware from my current setup. The only thing I may be buying extra is another hdd(one of mine died) and maybe a new dvd/rw drive even though my current one works fine. I really want this case, even if its a little expensive(I am really hoping that with this case over heating won't be an issue for the video card). Everything is compatible but I am open to suggestions. My budget range is pretty much what i have here for these parts. (around 1200-1300)
  2. vChRiSv

    vChRiSv TS Rookie Posts: 34

    My desktop is almost completely identical to your build and I can say that it works great with all my games/programs thus far. :)

    The only differences are that I have the Cooler Master HAF 932 Case, Corsair Vengance RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6870.

    The only thing I'd suggest/question is a different CPU. I'm curious as to why you didn't pick a Sandy Bridge CPU, or at least why the i7 950.

    Personally, if I could go back and rebuild my computer I'd have definitely changed the CPU to something else (didn't know too much back then + Sandy Bridge weren't out yet, and I wasn't willing to wait XD). Considering the i7 950 doesn't use the Turbo Boost as well as say the i7-875k, nor does it tend to be a favourite for gaming. Although that depends... what are you using the computer for?

    Just a thought, hope any of my comments help!

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