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Old 01-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i have really been procrastinating lately with the holidays and all. finally getting ready to spend the money for the upgrade. are these recommendations still good? or has something better in my $700 budget come out?
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Something much better has come out.

* Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
* ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
* Intel Sid Meier's Civilization V Free Game for CPU promo Free with purchase!

Combo Price: $389.98

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
$49.99

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$149.99 w/$20 MIR

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
$99.99 (cheaper than the upgrade)

Total: $690 w/free shipping on it all
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I would change the video card to this
Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-40404-10P SYNERGY GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$154.99 ($124.99 after mail-in rebate)
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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so trotter's suggestions with the gtx 460 graphics card is the best way to go?
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Yes. The 460 outperforms the 5770. Plus it Folds well (hint, hint).
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:01 AM   #16 (permalink)
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thanks for the help guys, im ording all the parts now but it seems the ram is sold out. any good alternatives?
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It is back in stock now.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

still showing out of stock
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no it isn't?...
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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thanks for the help everyone. have it ordered and cant wait til i get it. u guys are awesome!
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