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My first build, having a hard decision

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May 7, 2011 6:16:52 PM

I am looking to build a gaming rig. I want to stay under 800 dollars with it. I already have the power supply and graphics card I want, so those arent included in the 800 dollars. One way I was looking to go was a little bit cheaper of a build, but I get the mouse, speakers, and the keyboard I want, and still manage to stay under 800 dollars. The second build I was looking at I dont get the keyboard, speakers, or mouse I wanted, being the items I need to build equal up to 800 dollars already. I do have a keyboard, mouse and speakers, but they arent the best. I will link the two builds I am looking at.

Build 1 (Includes Speakers, Mouse, and Keyboard)

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory/Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case Fans (2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $807.98 (USD)



Build 2 (Not Included: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard)

Case: (Same as build 1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory/Ram: (Same as build 1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: (Same as build 1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case Fans (2): (Same as build 1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $751.92 (USD)


My Power Supply and Graphics Card

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So one of my biggest worries was the difference between the AMD X6 CPU vs the i7-2600k CPU. And for only a $50 difference, I get a really nice keyboard, mouse, and speakers. So what do you guys think, what build should I go for?


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May 7, 2011 7:14:43 PM

Anyone? D:
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May 7, 2011 8:03:38 PM

Get the 2nd build, drop the 2600K for a 2500K. In gaming the 2600K barely beats the 2500K, but you save $100.
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processor-i5-2500K-LGA1155-...

Get this motherboard instead, you'll have the option to Crossfire later on.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd recommend this HDD, but that's just me. Samsung F3's have had great reliability. I've heard Seagate's die fast, but that's just the word.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H...
10$ cheaper than Newegg, that's why I suggest Amazon.



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May 7, 2011 8:39:35 PM

if it's for Gaming u wont go wrong with the i5 2500K.
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