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February 5, 2012 6:25:55 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: February

Budget Range: $1150ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the internet, and iTunes

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: In the Future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: 120GB SSD

Please help me pick out the parts!!!

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February 5, 2012 7:14:50 AM
February 5, 2012 3:32:23 PM

Save some money on the i5 2500 and go with the i5 2400. the 2400 is $20 cheaper and gives similar performance (FPS diff is like 1 FPS with i5 2500k OCed to 4.0Ghz)

i5 2400 $190:

Also, you can go with cheaper RAM:
Team Elite 8GB Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1333HC9DC $37

It's also nice if you told us which was which part like:
Intel i5 2500

It's confusing when you don't know which links you've clicked
February 5, 2012 3:35:47 PM

Save yourself some heart break when the 3570K and z77 motherboards comes out in April. I suggest waiting for the new 22nm CPU's as tomshardware has them performing about 17% above the SB models.