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. m 0 l 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... Share Related resources What monitor should I choose for my 3 monitor display? - Forum What power supply should i choose with this build? - Forum Don't know what to choose - Forum What graphic card choose? - Forum What motherboard to choose for my system? - 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! m 0 l littlesam95 April 28, 2011 1:44:50 PM Its some gigabyte one for like $189.99 m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l littlesam95 April 29, 2011 9:07:36 AM But which is better amd or intel for my needs? m 0 l rolli59 April 29, 2011 9:13:31 AM AMD does not have anything at the moment that competes with the I5 2500 in performance. m 0 l littlesam95 April 29, 2011 9:27:25 AM Cool thanks, I really hope it will last a few years! m 0 l littlesam95 April 29, 2011 9:32:18 AM Best answer selected by littlesam95. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat fans to choose in CORSAIR 300R? (120+140) Forum SolvedWhat graphic card too choose?! Forum SolvedWhat OS should i choose for gaming with my rig below? Forum Solvedwhat did i choose after ics??? Forum SolvedGPU; What should I choose? Forum SolvedWhat HDD do I choose for storing? WD Black 1 TB or WD Blue 1 TB? I'll only store my games, music and pr0n Forum SolvedWhat PC to choose? Forum SolvedWhat to choose; i3 4350 or FX6350 Forum SolvedWhat pc should i choose Forum SolvedWhat motherboard should i choose? Forum SolvedDon't know what GPU to choose out of this selection? Forum SolvedWhat game should i choose from the Radeon Silver rewards? Forum SolvedI want to upgrade my graphics card but don't know what to choose Forum SolvedCustom fans for h110 and h105...what to choose? Forum SolvedWhat cases should I choose for a 2000 dollars build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !