I am building out a new system and want some feedback on this setup. I am not set on AMD or set Intel. I have had both in the past and worked well. I have seen many posts about the I7 and PhenomTII X4 and to be honest I fell asleep reading some because they are so repetitive..
Soooo what do you guys think? Any improvements that can be made any place?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week
BUDGET RANGE: about 1400 bucks
SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming, Surfing the internet, Watching movies)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Nothing preferred, I just don't want it off the back of the truck.
PARTS PREFERENCES: No pref, just want reliability.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Oh it's 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet is always better.
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Wow did meant to reply to your thing exactly, but if your really looking for value, definately go to Newegg and check out their combos it's a real easy way to save a couple bucks. I was recently checking prices, and you can put in quite a bit with $1,400. If your not going to over clock I wouldn't even worry about a after market cooler. And depending on what you'll use it for, definately pick the stronger processor. The i7 920 is no doubt the better processor, you can overclock it on air easily to 3.8 ghz. For applications you'll usually want a more CPU powerhouse. You can find graphics for a pretty good price but I'd leav it open for either Crossfire or SLI. Future proof your system while you can and if you got i7 get 6Gb. It's tons better. Hope I helped