500-600 dollars to spend on ram, mobo and cpu

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  1. You have the asus mobo listed 3 times, so im not sure what ram you were intending for the i7 build. What are you planning to use this system for? In a few days the 955 might be back in stock with a couple good combos but right now there is a combo on the ram and mobo for the amd build
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.234608
  2. yeah thats the combo i have set up now. all the other things in the first post are now fixed. Thanks!
  3. Since its a mere $45 price difference, i would go with the i7 since that $45 difference isnt going to affect your graphics budget so it should give you superior performance in everything.

    If you are intending to OC i suggest getting the core contact freezer at the same time as the upgraded motherboard, its easier to install a cooler when you are first building.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207005
  4. hunter315 said:
    Since its a mere $45 price difference, i would go with the i7 since that $45 difference isnt going to affect your graphics budget so it should give you superior performance in everything.

    If you are intending to OC i suggest getting the core contact freezer at the same time as the upgraded motherboard, its easier to install a cooler when you are first building.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207005

    alright ill do that, but what are your thoughts on the ram/mobo for that i7 build? anythign for the same price better?
  5. Gigabyte makes pretty good boards, even the cheaper board i would normally suggest like the ASUS P6T SE are more expensive so its a pretty good value, and that ram has moderate timings while not being super expensive. To get tighter timings on the ram its going to cost you an extra $13
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381
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