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    Help me build a new PC!

    Hey guys,

    I haven't been around here in forever.

    The last system I built I am still using is in my sig.

    I'd like to definitely update my system, since I think my board is dying. I could get it replaced, but not sure how long that one will last at all.

    Anyway!

    I'm going to set a budget of 500-ish. I have most of the components still that I can use.

    Does anyone still use IDE DVD Burners anymore? Or have they gone extinct and everyone moved to SATA?

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    I'd definitely like to use an i7 CPU, at least 4 or 6GB's of memory, and a board that can utilize SLI. (Either X58 or something cheaper from eVGA preferably).

    Looking forward to your suggestions!

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    I don't know that you can get all that on a $500 budget. And yeah ide burners aren't used that much anymore. Heck, I don't even have a DVD drive installed..
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    for a core update i would go with a 2500k or 2600k (the 2500k is an i5 but its the same just no hyperthreading and u dont enable that on a gaming box,) then for ram it dose not matter much anymore as its all good so long as its 1600mhz it will clcok reasonably well since there is just psc and elpida in that market ATM.

    also the x58 sucks the 1366 chips are slower than the 1156 or 1155 clock per clock and core per core and the pci-e is even slower on the x58 and u dont need more than 16x pci-e unless u want 3 or more gpus so there is really no point in the x58 unless u want to bench.
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    Mainboard: Asrock P67 Extreme4 (very awesome board, see sig for linky and more details)
    CPU: i5 2500k
    RAM: 4/8GB G.Skill Ripjaws CL7
    GPU: GTX560 1GB or better.
    Optical: Any DVD-RW that ISN'T IDE
    Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus at least, preferably Corsair H50

    With that setup you are sorted for a very long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ket View Post
    Mainboard: Asrock P67 Extreme4 (very awesome board, see sig for linky and more details)
    CPU: i5 2500k
    RAM: 4/8GB G.Skill Ripjaws CL7
    GPU: GTX560 1GB or better.
    Optical: Any DVD-RW that ISN'T IDE
    Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus at least, preferably Corsair H50

    With that setup you are sorted for a very long time
    +1 only thing i'd change is grab a 6950 and flash the sucker, that or the asrock 6

    Another thing I find funny is AMD/Intel would snipe any of our Moms on a grocery run if it meant good quarterly results, and you are forever whining about what feser did?

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    Thats why I said GTX560 or better OP didn't say what his budget is I still have no problems recommending a GTX460 1GB for 95% of people as once its OCd it still churns out decent FPS. I don't think theres really going to be a GPU worth upgrading to from a GTX460 1GB for another year or so. The GTX560 is a good performer, but usually its price doesn't justify its performance (only 20% faster than a GTX460 at best and average price is about £210) while a HD6950, good a card as it is, ATI have some serious driver issues to sort out before I can confidently recommend ATI again. All the driver issues is why I switched to NV. System is stable as a rock since I did, no random BSODs where the driver borked itself or VPU recovers for no reason.

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    Your old rig can probably max out Crysis 2 xD

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