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June 1, 2012 4:29:05 PM

Hi this is my first time building a new computer. What i am looking for in this new build is playing games like league of legend, maple story, WoW, etc, (diablo 3), I want to play them in high quality.

So far i am looking at the dell New Xps 8500
(http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-8500/pd?oc=dxdwps2&model_i...)

i want something similar to that, but as i was reading the forum, i can build something as strong at the XPS 8500 for a cheaper price.

so my budget will be around$900-$1000.

*here what i want in my computer*
minimum ram is 8gb highest 12gb
hard drive at least 1tb
A good graphic card to play my games in high quality.
A good sound card with an optical sound digital or already on on the mother board.

oh and i will you my computer for gaming, surfing the web, and something HD.

I want something similar to the Dell XPS 8500 but stronger and cheaper lol xD

thanks for the help


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June 1, 2012 4:33:25 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $900-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, skype, watching movies.

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: United states

Parts Preferences: A good reliable brand

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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June 1, 2012 5:40:37 PM

Thank you for the suggestion, i was wondering what is the difference between the 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450S and the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor 3.40 GHz
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June 1, 2012 5:46:24 PM

zoidx1 said:
Thank you for the suggestion, i was wondering what is the difference between the 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450S and the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor 3.40 GHz


For what you need it for, the i7-3770 will not be of use. It's made for multimedia intensive applications like Adobe CS5/CS6, games currently do not use the hyperthreading technology in the 3770 and it will be several years before they catch up.
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June 1, 2012 7:08:58 PM

G-unit I'm sure you didn't mean to recommend a low power underclocked S series cpu right?

You need to decide if you want to overclock or sli/xfire BEFORE anyone can suggest anything because you need an unlocked cpu which costs more to overclock, you also need a more expensive motherboard for overclocking or sli/xfire and you'll also need a more powerful psu for sli/xfire.

Maybe doesn't cut it and if you buy the Dell you won't be able to overclock or sli/xfire. Also the setup G-unit suggested will not allow overclocking or xfire/sli either.
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June 1, 2012 8:15:23 PM

thanks for the reply, i am probably not going to be overclocking or sli/xfire. i just want a good computer to play online games like Wow, Tera online. League of Legend, etc.

oh can you explain who overclock, sli/xfire work?
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June 1, 2012 8:29:29 PM
June 1, 2012 9:43:05 PM

geekapproved said:
G-unit I'm sure you didn't mean to recommend a low power underclocked S series cpu right?

You need to decide if you want to overclock or sli/xfire BEFORE anyone can suggest anything because you need an unlocked cpu which costs more to overclock, you also need a more expensive motherboard for overclocking or sli/xfire and you'll also need a more powerful psu for sli/xfire.

Maybe doesn't cut it and if you buy the Dell you won't be able to overclock or sli/xfire. Also the setup G-unit suggested will not allow overclocking or xfire/sli either.


OK I fixed that. OP indicated that they were most likely not going to overclock which is why I recommended the 3450 and H77 instead of the 3570K and Z77. If they want to SLI/Crossfire I'll adjust the motherboard accordingly.

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oh can you explain who overclock, sli/xfire work?


That means if you're going to be running an additional GPU or not. If you are then you will need a different motherboard than the one I recommended.
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June 2, 2012 4:46:52 AM

can you give me the difference, pros and cons between these two CPU and which one should i go with
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz
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June 2, 2012 12:46:28 PM

i7 = 4 cores plus hyperthreading (4 more virtual cores)

i5 = 4 cores w/o hyperthreading

K indicates it's an unlocked multiplier for overclocking

You can overclock the Non K some. I'd hold out for the i5-3470, should be out any day now and it easily overclocks to 4ghz.
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June 2, 2012 2:17:55 PM

so wouldn't the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz be better then the i5
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June 2, 2012 2:33:28 PM

ok can you give me your opinions on this build

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

(http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-Z68XP-UD3-1155-Intel-...)


Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz

(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA

(http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...)

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3

(http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-1600MHz-PC3-12800...)

psu corsair modular

(http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp...)

fan/heatsink cooler coolermaster v6gt

(http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-V6GT-220-Watt-RR-V6...)

ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB

(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
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June 2, 2012 3:43:56 PM

zoidx1 said:
so wouldn't the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz be better then the i5


better at what?

Not gaming, no.
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