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My first build, having a hard decision

Last response: in Systems
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)





Hard Drive:

Optical Drive:

Case Fans (2):




Total: $807.98 (USD)

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

Case: (Same as build 1)



Memory/Ram: (Same as build 1)

Hard Drive:

Optical Drive: (Same as build 1)

Case Fans (2): (Same as build 1)

Total: $751.92 (USD)

My Power Supply and Graphics Card

Power Supply:

Graphics Card:

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:
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.

Get this motherboard instead, you'll have the option to Crossfire later on.

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.
10$ cheaper than Newegg, that's why I suggest Amazon.

May 7, 2011 8:39:35 PM

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