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February 4, 2010 3:13:28 PM

Hi guys.
I'm going to finally build my own PC and dump the 6 year old Dell i have.
I want to use my 40+ inch 1080p screen as my monitor so 1920 x 1080.
I don't need keyboard and mouse.

SLI or Xfire- probably not
OC- i am open to the idea if i need to.

I will do some light gaming, maybe WOW or some older FPS like Half Life 2, i also want to play Diablo 3 when it comes out.
I mainly want to watch downloaded HD content smoothly, photo, music and surf the web.

I have pretty much decided on the HAF 922 case and a 600 watt OCZ mod stream PS.
And i'll need a OEM windows 7 64 bit OS.

Those 3 items are about $270.00
My budget is $800 to $1000.

Going AMD looks like it would keep me at about $800, but i came up with a i5 build for just under a grand.

Is it worth the extra money for the i5?
Any advice or other ideas would be welcome, thanks.

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February 4, 2010 3:30:37 PM

tecmo34 said:
Is this your build...

If so...

Add this combo for the PSU and Case...
Add this combo for the CPU and OS...
Also, I would go with this RAM instead...
Yes, that it, sorry i fixed the link.

Yea thanks, the combo deals look really good, the i5 build is very tempting.
February 14, 2010 1:21:22 PM

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