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New budget gaming rig, need advice

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July 16, 2011 7:08:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week

Budget Range: 900-1000$ (if possible much lower)


System Usage: Gaming only

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, Optical Drive, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Prefer AMD but open for suggestions

Overclocking: Yes, but not extreme (around 4 Ghz)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014240&cm_re=24-014-_-24-014-240-_-Product


And this is what i have in mind:

AMD system:

Cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 955 ($119.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=AMD_Phenom_II_X4_955-_-19-103-808-_-Product]
Mobo: ASRock 880G Pro3 ($99.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157243&Tpk=ASRock%20880G%20Pro3]
PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ($99.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023]
GPU: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC ($249.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565]
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($69.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428]
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ($64.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185]
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ($59.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233]
Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($49.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065]
TOTAL: $815

OR Intel system:

Cpu: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge ($219.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072]
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Pro3 ($119.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157251]
PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ($99.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023]
GPU: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC ($249.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565]
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($69.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428]
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ($64.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185]
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ($59.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233]
Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($49.99) ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065]
Total: $935

Well i know that intel system is way better than amd. But Amd is cheaper. And i would like to know if is worth that 100$+ difference for not demanded gamer?

Any advice or critique is appreciated.
a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2011 9:54:55 PM

Just add a case to this build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $454.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $434.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $65.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $54.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

Total: $804.44 *not including shipping, mail in rebates, etc..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 FREE SHIPPING
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible
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