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February 15, 2013, 12:02 AM
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About the best "value" you'll get is buying something that will last a long time and give you good performance throughout it's life.
That said I've gone over your budget by $80 (there is also $30 of MIR)
Intel Core i5-3570K, XFX Radeon HD 7870 - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada
When you EVENTUALLY need more processing power, you drop in a custom cooler and OC that chip for a SIGNIFICANT boost. It's easy to do and there are plenty of guides.
As said above there are significant gains to be made from an SSD. The one specified is from a good company and you should see good performance.
I didn't skimp on your GPU as you'll want good graphics when your dropping this much on a build / refresh. (You also get tomb raider and bioshock with this card which you can use, sell or give as a gift, saving you some of the over-spend)
There are a few things I'd like to ask though.
What PSU have you currently got?
What resolution is your monitor?
What games do you play?
What are you doing with your old components? (you should be able to sell them to make up for the over-shoot of the budget)
Lastly, would you be better off selling the whole machine and dropping the extra budget on an entirely new build?
Shop around even more than pcpart-picker and you may find some better deals and as said above, price-match it and get it all from 1 place to save the shipping.
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I7 950 @4.2gig / Noctua NH-D14
3X 2gig OCZ Gold
Asus GTX 670 DCII
Corsair Performance Pro 128GB SSD, WD Black 640 gig, WD Black 1TB
CM 750 watt
CM 690 II
Asus Xonar D1
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