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Intel or AMD build? (Gaming 1,000-1,200)

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February 1, 2010 11:44:09 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 Months. Budget 1,000-1,200$. Price can go over slightly.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(MMO's, RTS, Rpgs), Surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/Mouse, OS, Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg(US), TigerDirect.

PARTS PREFERENCES:

OVERCLOCKING: Possibility if I need to. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION:

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm just using this as layout so I would know what to but when the time comes. I also know some of these prices might change during the duration of when I might buy the parts. Some parts are the same. And I'm not sure about the USB 3.0 and SATA 6gbs. And with each one, I want to make sure I don't need to make an major upgrades within 1.5 years.
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Intel Build Layout

CPU
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
Mobo
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power
VGA
ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CD/DVD
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
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AMD Build Layout

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Mobo
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
PSU
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
VGA
ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CD/DVD
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
February 2, 2010 3:15:49 AM

^ IMO both are very good for your needs...but the i5 750 would be faster than the 955...
And some mobo options to reduce the cost...
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 - As your wont be doing Crossfire, this mobo will do...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But then again do post when you buy the components as things will certainly change...
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