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Need Advice on AMD or Intel Build < 1000$ Newbie

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October 2, 2012 12:10:00 PM

Can someone give me an advice? I really want the 660ti so I decided to go AMD...

AMD Build:

CPU: Phenom II x4 965 3.4ghz Black Edition (Going to Overclock)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master (Hyper TX3 Evo)
MOBO: Asrock 990FX Extreme 4
GPU: Palit GTX 660 Ti Jetstream 2gb/192bit
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP (Dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
SSD: OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB 2.5" SATA III
CASE: NZXT Tempest 210 + bought also fans
PSU: already have 650w psu

I'll wait and see AMD's next gen procies, if they're as good as Intel's I'll stay AMD if not change to Intel in future..

If I go Intel

Intel Build:

CPU: Intel i5 3570k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master (Hyper TX3 Evo) maybe none just the stock one
MOBO: Asrock Extreme 4 or Asrock Pro 3 or Asrock Pro 4 M
GPU: Radeon HD 8770 or Palit GTX 660 or GTX 550TI
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LP (Dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
CASE: NZXT Tempest 210 + bought also fans or the one first mentioned in my very first post
PSU: already have 650w psu

I won't be able to buy SSD for intel build, it will take some time.. If i get asrock extreme 4 I'll just get HD 7770 or 550TI if the pro 3 or pro 4 m I can get the gtx 660...


As you can see I'm in a Dilemma, getting a good GPU w ssd or ok GPU with no ssd
Any advice please?
Thank you.
Anonymous
October 2, 2012 12:18:33 PM

you could go i3, i3-2100 is better for gaming then an x4 and still keeps your price down. unfortunately you cannot OC the i3. i would get an i3, a less expensive motherboard [think of the features you absolutely need and the ones that are a maybe or no and thatll help you decide]
Anonymous
October 2, 2012 12:20:22 PM

good processor you can still afford your good graphics card but you might have to scrap an ssd for now.
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October 2, 2012 12:21:32 PM

ok so you already have the psu and picked out the case(could you tell me the price of case+the fans)and no you don't need to go amd also what psu do you have
October 2, 2012 12:24:57 PM

What if:

CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 3.3GHz (Dual Core) Ivy Bridge --- New!
CPU Cooler: None since no overclocking
MOBO: Asrock Extreme 4 (for future upgrade)
GPU: Palit GTX 660TI Jetstream
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LP (Dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
CASE: NZXT Tempest 210 + bought also fans or the one first mentioned in my very first post
PSU: already have 650w psu
SSD: OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB 2.5" SATA III

What about this one? I can afford the SSD with i3 :) ) Fortunately


Will i3 really worth it by performace/price? than phenom II x4 965 Black Edition, I've read good reviews about this cpu and overclocking to 4.0ghz or more...

October 2, 2012 12:28:27 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j8oa with an i5 and a 660Ti and just add the price of your case and i can make it cheaper if you are not overclocking and if the price of the case goes over your budget
October 2, 2012 12:28:27 PM

Corsair TX-M 650watts (TX650M v2) 80Plus Bronze

Deepcool Ice Blade 120mm, Black

Case + Fans = 63$ = 2867 Php...
October 2, 2012 12:38:25 PM

I will use it for gaming (Hon, BF3, AC3 when it comes out, Borderlands 2 etc..), video editing, photoshop, movies and entertainment...

My current specs are:

ASUS P5KPLAM-SE
INTEL DUAL CORE @ 1.6GHZ (EACH OR I FORGOT WHAT THIS THING'S MODEL IS)
GEFORCE 9500GT
2GB RAM
500GB HDD
ETC..
October 2, 2012 12:41:21 PM

borderlands 2 is out? but the system that i built is your best bet because it has an i5 and a 660Ti
October 2, 2012 12:42:02 PM

AMD also hasn't released new processors... LOL, THERE'S NO PALIT BRAND IN US... I WONDER WHERE IN ASIA THAT 660TI JETSTREAM WAS MADE..

will it be bad if i get a h77 mobo? and increase SSD capacity?

if not, what H77 bords can you suggest?
October 2, 2012 12:48:11 PM

in my country yes.. [evil smile]

i cannot afford i5 + 660ti given my budget here..

will an i3 do the job? also will an i3 + ssd make my computer boot faster?
October 2, 2012 12:49:19 PM

empty213 said:
AMD also hasn't released new processors... LOL, THERE'S NO PALIT BRAND IN US... I WONDER WHERE IN ASIA THAT 660TI JETSTREAM WAS MADE..

will it be bad if i get a h77 mobo? and increase SSD capacity?

if not, what H77 bords can you suggest?

they are not bad you just can't overclock your cpu at all
and any asus/gigabyte/asrock boards are usually the best brands just don't skimp out on it
October 2, 2012 1:02:08 PM

i wish i live in US.. so easy to buy stuff.. :( 

thnx guy's ill post again later/tomorrow....
October 2, 2012 1:04:19 PM

what do you think of AMD Bulldozer FX 8120 3.1ghz (Black Edition) + Asrock 970 Extreme 4
October 2, 2012 1:07:03 PM

i5 and higher end i3's beat the 8120 the only thing it's good at is at video editing
Anonymous
October 2, 2012 1:31:49 PM

empty213 said:
AMD also hasn't released new processors... LOL, THERE'S NO PALIT BRAND IN US... I WONDER WHERE IN ASIA THAT 660TI JETSTREAM WAS MADE..

will it be bad if i get a h77 mobo? and increase SSD capacity?

if not, what H77 bords can you suggest?


actually trinity just came out a few hours ago, all are up for order on newegg
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