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February 6, 2012 10:20:11 PM
February 6, 2012 10:47:25 PM

Fixed the links. =)
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February 6, 2012 11:34:04 PM

how much of a difference would the i3-2100 compared to the i5-2500
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February 7, 2012 12:53:42 AM

I still need more advice .
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February 7, 2012 1:08:04 AM

help me please. I am trying to keep it as close to $750 as I can.
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February 7, 2012 1:29:31 AM

Is there any chance you have a microcenter near where you live? They sell the i5 2500k for $180
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February 7, 2012 1:52:35 AM

Nope there are no Microcenters where I live.
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February 7, 2012 1:58:34 AM

CPU: i5 2500 ($209.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Gskil Ripjaws X (8gb) ($39.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 80 plus (~$60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Same one ($49.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ($94.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200 RPM ($84.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) ($179.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Same one ($18.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Something I together real quick. It's 798.92 before rebates and PSU promo code and approximately 738 after rebates and PSU promo code.

I think its a decent build. I just threw it together really quick. Hopefully at least you can take something from it or other people can suggest some better options from it and such.
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February 7, 2012 1:58:51 AM

get the 2400 and use the saved money to get a 6870
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February 7, 2012 2:02:53 AM

Thanks for the help.
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February 7, 2012 3:12:29 AM
February 7, 2012 7:20:33 AM

If you want a gaming build, trust me, you'll be way better off with an i3 and a gtx 560 ti. I3 is a dual core beast, meets and beats non-overclocked quad core phenoms. Gtx 560 ti is a very fast gpu, capable of maxing many modern games ( without full anti-aliasing ).
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February 7, 2012 9:07:23 PM

one more question how much of difference is there between the gtx 560 and the gtx 560 ti.
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February 7, 2012 9:55:49 PM

There is a significant amount of difference between the i5 2400 and i3 2100

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/363?vs=289

The 560 is pretty much the equivalent of Nvidia to the Radeon 6870 maybe slightly better here and there. The 560 ti is faster and near the equivalent of the Radeon 6950.

In my opinion I would stick to four cores for future proofing, but thats just me
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February 7, 2012 10:16:20 PM

so if I were to go with the i5 2400 which gpu should I get.
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February 7, 2012 10:19:45 PM

If you can afford it I would stick to the 6870
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February 7, 2012 10:21:54 PM

Best answer selected by lolorne.
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