NEWbie builder need help!!

I am interested with an amd processor and the gtx 560ti graphics card or
the I5 2500K with a cheaper graphics card, maybe the 550ti


Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 600-650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, Video Editing, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com amazon.com )

Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled


Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
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  1. I would say that the i3-2120 and 560ti is better than both of your options.
  2. azeem40 said:
    I would say that the i3-2120 and 560ti is better than both of your options.

    wouldn't the i5's 4 cores be better? ( i have no clue, i am just asking)
  3. Sadly, at your budget, you will be sacrificing performance going with a quad core and then getting a bad video card.
  4. you didn't list a country... a city would be helpful too. (you listed NCIX are you Canadian?)

    you list multiple monitor resolutions, please state the native resolution of your monitor (usually the highest that it will display)

    what kind of games do you play (RPG/FPS/Strat/ online Multi player BF3)?

    you might be able to squeeze a i5 2400 or 2300 quad core and a good gpu into $650. I would need to know your country and city though.
  5. with out know a little more on your location, this is what I came up with:

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    $17.99

    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
    Item #: N82E16811146075
    $39.99

    Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Driv
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    $79.99


    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664
    Item #: N82E16814130664

    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $179.99

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    Item #: N82E16817139027
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $69.99
    $59.99

    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394
    Item #: N82E16820231394
    $22.99

    ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315
    Item #: N82E16813157315
    $54.99

    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

    Item #: N82E16819115074
    $189.99
    --------
    $645.92 + $14.21 Shipping and has +$35 MIR


    combo HDD and PSU saves you $10
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.936980
  6. jerreddredd said:
    with out know a little more on your location, this is what I came up with:

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    $17.99

    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
    Item #: N82E16811146075
    $39.99

    Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Driv
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    $79.99


    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664
    Item #: N82E16814130664

    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $179.99

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    Item #: N82E16817139027
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $69.99
    $59.99

    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394
    Item #: N82E16820231394
    $22.99

    ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315
    Item #: N82E16813157315
    $54.99

    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

    Item #: N82E16819115074
    $189.99
    --------
    $645.92 + $14.21 Shipping and has +$35 MIR


    combo HDD and PSU saves you $10
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.936980



    Thank you for the options! I am going to make another post shortly of specific details.
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