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January 29, 2011 9:29:24 PM

I'm building a gaming rig for maybe April. My max budget for now is 700$ with taxes, ordering from Canada. Sites to use : NCIX, Newegg, Tiger, Amazon.

I've got OS, Mouse, KB, Monitor, Speakers. Still wondering between AMD or Intel. i5 vs Phenom II x4 955 BE, or even wait for the new bulldozer AM3+ that should come out in april. Give me a few ideas of builds I could make.
January 30, 2011 12:08:18 AM

you should get a new i3 which comes out next month, they game just as well as the i5 750 and the Phenom II x4 955, not to mention they will be less than $150.
January 30, 2011 12:32:22 AM

You mean the i3 SandyBridge?
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January 30, 2011 5:17:28 PM
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greenhold said:
You mean the i3 SandyBridge?


correct.

From Tomshardware themselves.

"The Core i3-2000 processors won't be available for purchase until next month, and will cost an estimated $125 to $150. The one potentially exciting characteristic of these processors is that preliminary testing suggests they can stand toe-to-toe against AMD's fastest Phenom II X4 models and Intel's own Core i5-760 in gaming environments, despite their locked clocks."
February 5, 2011 11:38:11 PM

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December 23, 2011 4:35:14 PM

greenhold said:
I'm building a gaming rig for maybe April. My max budget for now is 700$ with taxes, ordering from Canada. Sites to use : NCIX, Newegg, Tiger, Amazon.

I've got OS, Mouse, KB, Monitor, Speakers. Still wondering between AMD or Intel. i5 vs Phenom II x4 955 BE, or even wait for the new bulldozer AM3+ that should come out in april. Give me a few ideas of builds I could make.


13-2100
8GB DDR3-1333
500GB HDD
Nvidia GTX 550ti
600 watt psu
NZXT source 210 chassis
Gigabyte Z68 mobo
plextor cd/dvd drive
oem copy of windows -or- use linux

This is close to what maximum pc built for $700, and it games very well for it's price range. Hell save up after this and get an i5 later and still have a kickass build.
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