What to choose??

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
RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 1600, $89.99
Hard-drive- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 3.5 Internal,$55.99


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!
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  1. Oh and for the Intel i am thinking of the GeForce GTX 460 XLR8 OverClocked Video Card - 1GB GDDR5.
  2. Best answer
    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
    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
  3. 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!
  4. Its some gigabyte one for like $189.99
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. But which is better amd or intel for my needs?
  9. AMD does not have anything at the moment that competes with the I5 2500 in performance.
  10. Cool thanks, I really hope it will last a few years!
  11. Best answer selected by littlesam95.
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