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Thoughts on these builds?

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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  1. go Intel and if you need power socket 2011 with 32GB of DDR3 1.5V
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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. :)
  5. Best answer
    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=N82E16817207013

    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=N82E16823126299&Tpk=logitech%20mechanical&IsVirtualParent=1

    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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