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May 13, 2013 1:31:55 PM

So I've been putting together a few build options for when I build my gaming rig. (Primarily that, might also a little video rendering, and a decent amount of audio recording)

AMD Build(s)

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Thrashaholic/saved/1AFU

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Thrashaholic/saved/1AMf

Intel Build

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Thrashaholic/saved/1ALx

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May 13, 2013 1:36:12 PM

go Intel and if you need power socket 2011 with 32GB of DDR3 1.5V
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May 13, 2013 3:02:51 PM

Go with the Intel build. You don't need the Sound Card as there should be onboard audio. Then, you can use the money saved to get a GTX 660ti.
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May 13, 2013 3:17:38 PM

l0v3rboi said:
Go with the Intel build. You don't need the Sound Card as there should be onboard audio. Then, you can use the money saved to get a GTX 660ti.


Is the Ti really worth it, for the extra $90?
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May 13, 2013 3:49:42 PM

Sorry, missed the part where you are doing audio rendering. Unfortunately, I have no clue about sound cards. I'm assuming you care a lot about sound quality so a sound card is a good idea.

Also, sorry, I was thinking backwards. The GTX 660 is better in terms of performance/dollar. You're right. :) 
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May 13, 2013 4:04:07 PM

On the intel build. I would move up to the Pro series 840 TLC isn't a strong flash over time the MLC flash of the 840 Pro will prove to have longer lasting performance over time.

Also, unless you have specific audio needs I would stick to your onboard audio. Reason being is unless you are using anything with a s/pdif connnection or RCA then it would make sense otherwise the onboard has enough.

Also you can save a bit on the PSU. XFX makes seasonic OEM based PSU's.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also don't have an issue with the keyboard although I personally prefer a mechanical keyboard. But I also understand they are normally a bit more expensive I got my 710+ plus on sale for around 100 dollars.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In terms of memory I'd say you are fine you can always in the future purchase more I'd say 16 would be a good spot for you. And beyond 16 you would need pro of ultimate of windows 7 assuming that is what you have.

AMD build

I would say the same sorts of things I see you went with the 660ti which is a stronger card however I still feel the intel build is stronger. And in terms of cases that is a personal choice on your part I would get the fractal design define r4 because I feel like you get a lot of premium case design for a fraction of the price plus it looks really classy and clean but again I'm not you :) 
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