New Build.

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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  1. hellfire24 said:


    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)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-9.html

    i5 2400 $190:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    Also, you can go with cheaper RAM:
    Team Elite 8GB Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1333HC9DC $37
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086

    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
  2. 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.
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