Solved What to choose?? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: April 29, 2011 9:32 AM in Systems Share littlesam95 April 28, 2011 7:17:08 AM To start off, HELLO!!! well m am soooooo sooooooo new to this and a recieving mixed messages about the following issue. I am going start my first build but dont know which system to choose, either: PC Case- NZXT Guardian 921 RB, $69.99 Motherboard- ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, $149.99, CPU- AMD PHENOM II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition CPU, 3.4GH, $159.99 GPU- SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6850, $169.99 RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 1600, $89.99 Hard-drive- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 3.5 Internal,$55.99 or PC Case- NZXT Guardian 921 RB, $69.99 MOTHERBOARD- Gigabyte 6 Series GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 Intel H67 Motherboard, $132.99 CPU- Intel i5 2500K 3.3GHZ Quad Core, $217.99 RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 1600, $89.99 Hard-drive- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 3.5 Internal,$55.99 Which one would be better for Movies, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and maybe a little gaming? Should i change anything, anything to overkill? I do want this to last a while. I appreciate the help! More about : choose littlesam95 April 28, 2011 7:22:25 AM Oh and for the Intel i am thinking of the GeForce GTX 460 XLR8 OverClocked Video Card - 1GB GDDR5. Best solution rolli59 April 28, 2011 8:28:20 AM I would go with the Intel build but change the motherboard to the P67 chipset board, so you can reap the benefit from the unlocked multiplier on the K CPU, like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The Intel system will run equally good with either the HD6850 or GTX460 but neither will be required if you are only gaming a little. I do not see a PSU in your builds but this Antec BP550 would be plenty http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources What path do I choose ? - Forum What to choose between these 3? - Forum What Raid0 STRIPE SIZE should I choose ? - Forum What to choose ? - Forum What graphic card to choose ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer littlesam95 April 28, 2011 8:46:55 AM Yep sure I, have just seen a really goo mobo. I'll write it down when I get home. Thanks for the psu tip, I wasn't sure which wattage to go with! littlesam95 April 28, 2011 1:44:50 PM Its some gigabyte one for like $189.99 rolli59 April 28, 2011 3:14:16 PM Gigabyte is good Asus is good and Asrock is good for the price. The main thing is that if you are spending the extra money on the K CPU the P67 motherboards are the only ones that allow for overclocking the CPU. littlesam95 April 29, 2011 6:44:54 AM Oh im sorry the motherboard i am thnking of is: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 is it overkill or should i go for something like: GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 rolli59 April 29, 2011 8:40:10 AM The asus board is very popular P67 board and can run two GPU's in SLI/CF. The Gigabyte board has the H67 chipset and will neither allow for overclock on the K CPU nor will it support dual GPU's. littlesam95 April 29, 2011 9:07:36 AM But which is better amd or intel for my needs? rolli59 April 29, 2011 9:13:31 AM AMD does not have anything at the moment that competes with the I5 2500 in performance. littlesam95 April 29, 2011 9:27:25 AM Cool thanks, I really hope it will last a few years! littlesam95 April 29, 2011 9:32:18 AM Best answer selected by littlesam95. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp me what to choose for my gaming pc [only from the list] ForumWhat Should Choose Nvidia 660 or AMD 7870? ForumBest 670 card, please help! I don't know what to choose . ForumStuck, don't know what to choose ? ForumWhat to choose ? ForumWhat voltage ram do i choose ? ForumWhat Would You Choose ? - GTX 680 vs Radeon 7970 (MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte) ForumWhat would you choose FROM THIS 2?? ForumWhat to choose ForumWhat choose ? 670 AMP or 680? ForumWhat CPU to choose ForumWhat RAM to choose ? ForumWhat cpu would you choose for me? please help? ForumNew gpu dont know what to choose ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !