Mainstream gaming system for 2012

shadowschild

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Feb 27, 2012
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Approximate Purchase Date: within 1 month
Budget Range: $500 (no mail in rebates)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming only
Parts Not Required: TBD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX.CA
Country: CANADA
Parts Preferences: No Asus / Prefer Gigabyte
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: NO
Monitor Resolution: 1360x760 (40" lcd) & 23" lcd
Additional Comments: Looking for price/ performance knockout.

Current Specs (Pc purchased dec 2009)
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc SATA 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L mATX LGA775 G31 DDR2 1PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.5GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail Box
G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
Samsung SH-S222A/BEBE 22X Dual Layer DVD Writer Black IDE OEM
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4670 1GB GDDR3 PCI-E DVI-I CrossFireX HDMI Video Card
 

QuietPC

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Feb 10, 2012
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Assuming you can and will resuse certain items from the old system my comments are below. If you do NOT want to resuse then the recommendations change


Replace with a 6850 or 6870 AMD depending on your budget:

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Model #:100315L Item #:N82E16814102908 $149.99

 

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