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May 14, 2012 7:54:16 PM

Hello so i shall be setting out on building my first pc soon I'm a gamer but as well as this i need to be able to record and edit these games. After alot of looking and two other thread's i think i have decided on intel not AMD mainly because i would like to have a future proof mother board so that I could perhaps upgrade the processor in the future if i ever needed to. While i said $1000 in the title i already have a GTX480 so what i really mean is around $800 to spend on everything but the graphics card. Please any suggestions helpful :) 

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May 14, 2012 9:06:59 PM

If you're going intel, I think the i7 2600k would be a good choice. Here is one possible build:

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 $309
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $89.99 ($79.99 with rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any dvd writer ~$17

Total about $735 , this leaves about $65 to choose a case you want and assuming you already have an OS and monitor.
I put in the larger HDD because you might want that for storing video files.

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May 14, 2012 9:13:35 PM

I'd get a slightly cheaper motherboard, but it's a good build and I'll stand by it anyway.

I might consider a cheaper motherboard, slightly cheaper PSU (though still Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic), and then fit in a decent 60GB or 64GB SSD, if practical. However, I'll admit that that's more of a luxury.
May 14, 2012 9:13:54 PM

tonync_01 said:
If you're going intel, I think the i7 2600k would be a good choice. Here is one possible build:

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 $309
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $89.99 ($79.99 with rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any dvd writer ~$17

Total about $735 , this leaves about $65 to choose a case you want and assuming you already have an OS and monitor.
I put in the larger HDD because you might want that for storing video files.


cheers man only issue was the PSU is more $130 in the UK
May 14, 2012 9:21:14 PM

worldofjonny2 said:
cheers man only issue was the PSU is more $130 in the UK

Okay, $130 is too much, I don't know about UK prices, but I wouldn't spend more than ~$80 equivalent for around a 650W psu.
May 14, 2012 9:35:25 PM

worldofjonny2 said:
Hello so i shall be setting out on building my first pc soon I'm a gamer but as well as this i need to be able to record and edit these games. After alot of looking and two other thread's i think i have decided on intel not AMD mainly because i would like to have a future proof mother board so that I could perhaps upgrade the processor in the future if i ever needed to. While i said $1000 in the title i already have a GTX480 so what i really mean is around $800 to spend on everything but the graphics card. Please any suggestions helpful :) 


The LGA 1155 socket is not "future proof". Ivy bridge is the last cpu that will use LGA 1155. The next generation of Intel, Haswell, will be using a different socket. So if you get an i7-2600K or comparable Ivy Bridge now, you really will never upgrade the processor as there will be nothing left to come out that is worth the expense.

I posted an answer on one of your other threads not knowing you had started a new thread. I hope you will take a look at the post.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/346176-31-pile-driver...
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