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New Budget Build 700

November 4, 2012 5:01:08 PM

Current PC

CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
RAM 12.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. CM5570 (LGA775)
Graphics 1023MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (EVGA)

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: 700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming Media

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything outside of GPU GeForce GTX 560 Ti (EVGA) might grab another for SLI

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Kansas

Parts Preferences: Asus MOBO

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080@60Hz)

Additional Comments: Games using at this time Skyrim, BORDERLANDS 2, ASSASSIN'S CREED 3, Starcraft 2, Games in the future BioShock Infinite, Hitman: Absolution

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Looking for more fluid graphics, upgrade to DDR3, Future Proofing

Need to decide between i5-3570K or AMD FX-8350 mostly on what will be dominant in the future next 6-12 months

Intel ntel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W

VS

AMD AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W

Thank you guys

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