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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

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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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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.
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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...
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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!
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April 28, 2011 1:44:50 PM

Its some gigabyte one for like $189.99
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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.
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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

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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.
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April 29, 2011 9:07:36 AM

But which is better amd or intel for my needs?
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April 29, 2011 9:13:31 AM

AMD does not have anything at the moment that competes with the I5 2500 in performance.
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April 29, 2011 9:27:25 AM

Cool thanks, I really hope it will last a few years!
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April 29, 2011 9:32:18 AM

Best answer selected by littlesam95.
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