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Old October 28, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 $150 at memoryexpress right now
Phenom 2 X4 955 $120
Ripjaws 8GB mem kit $51 go DDR3 1600 so you can upgrade processor later.
Radeon 6850 for about $150 with Rebate right now or 6870 for $170 with rebate...If you like Nvidia better best bet is probably a 460 at around $150

Puts you a touch over the $500 with tax and shipping.

I realize buldozer is relatively bad, but this system should give you a decent upgrade path in that direction, SLI and Crossfire capable and will run everything you throw at it now. You can't get very far into SandyBridge for $500
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Old October 28, 2011, 04:08 PM
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I have decided to get an i5 2500k, 8 gb of ram cause it's on sale lol. Just wondering since I'm already over budget is there any video card around 130-160 that you can recommend?
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Old October 28, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Well, in a few weeks there is gonna be Black Friday and there are possibly going to be some stellar sales on components. But not sure how long your willing to wait.

For that money probably a used 460
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Old October 28, 2011, 04:44 PM
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awesome man, the i5 is super sexy for gaming!
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Old October 28, 2011, 05:52 PM
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IMO you made a good call. Its overbudget, but now you won't feel the need (maybe) to upgrade the CPU/RAM as soon. They should last you a while. Don't upgrade the CPU/ram at the expense of the video card though. That is whats going to give you the eye candy...actually you are at a very low resolution, so a gtx 460 1gb/768mb (preferably not an SE model) would likely serve you very well if you can find a good price on one (they seem to be slowly disappearing and going up in price).
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Old October 30, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for all the input! I figured I might as well spend the money on a processor that will give me the results I need for awhile, rather than settling for something cheaper that will become outdated.

As for video card.

Is this the one you guys are talking about?
Newegg.ca - ZOTAC ZT-40408-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Is zotac any good? Or should I got for the evga one?
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