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#1fuzzymanPosted 8/22/2013 12:16:35 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1v29h

$630
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#2fuzzyman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 12:19:17 PM
btw a Bluetooth usb adapter is 10 bucks but I forgot that
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#3fuzzyman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 12:20:07 PM
and you could subtract $30 and use a 500GB HDD but I chose the SSD because you can add that HDD later
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#4Snuckie7Posted 8/22/2013 12:22:48 PM
But consoles don't come with SSD's or Windows.
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Intel Core i7 3820 | EVGA X79 SLI K2 | MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III | Samsung / 840 120GB / 8GB RAM | 1TB WD Caviar Blue | Corsair / 550D / H70 | Silencer MKIII 600W
#5fuzzyman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 12:23:31 PM
yeah the point is to rub salt in the wound
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#6jessevalePosted 8/22/2013 12:25:17 PM
Damn those powercolors
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#7fuzzyman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 12:28:43 PM(edited)
I run two of them myself (6850)

I had to RMA an older variant but they came through (2 years warranty) and both PCB match now

I like that they offer silent no-fan variety of the 7850

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/powercolor-hd-7850-sc3-passive,22505.html
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 8/22/2013 12:49:42 PM
Personally I'd go with that $220 (was 178 after rebates the other day) 7950 and an HDD.
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#9fuzzyman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 12:52:31 PM
Well the 7950 would be a good deal but you'll need a better PSU too, a better ventilated case, and an $800 budget

I was aiming for $600 and met that if you consider an HDD is $60 vs $90 SSD
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 8/22/2013 1:05:10 PM
500 is plenty for a 6350 and a 7950, pcpartpicker estimated it at a hair over 400 and they're usually a good bit higher than what actually ends up being used. And I'm sure that case would be fine as well, if not there's still plenty of others to choose from in that price range. I have a teensy weensy little case and it handles my OCd 3570k and 670. I did add several fans to it though which would add up a bit ($20 for a 4 pack, nothing special)
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