I went originally in selecting the parts the intel route and here is the total build, was suppose to be a budget build and it turned into this. I dont really per say have a budget, but I would like to get it cheaper if I can. I have just heard that AMDs run hot, and are obsolute to the intels which give me a futureproof quality. Just wondering based on my needs and the type of games I am playing which is primarily the F2P market competitively (so doesnt have to be ultra settings)
Asus p8z77-V LX $140
Corsair Cx600 600 watt v2 $75
Sapphire AMD RADEON HD 7850 2GB $200
WD 1TB $75
GSkill (2x4) 8GB RAM $50
Samsung Internal DVD write $20
Cooler Master TC-102 Mid ATX HD Audio w/500W PSU Black $42.99
Total $924 (+tax)
I am primarily going to be playing F2P games like BlackLight, Alliance of Valiant arms, might venture into BF3 and COD but seems unlikely.
Also would be recording game play, editing in Cinema4D, Adobe, Vegas and than hi-def rendering to put on youtube. Also was thinking of starting up photography, and than video editing would come into play.
So what do you think? Should I go over to the AMD route (in which I would switch to the AMD phenom II 965 and Asus sabretooth for the mobo) and keep everything else.
Help would be appreciated. I am a Senior in University and all that was said above is just stuff I do for fun/hobby, beats jerking off all day.
"the non-k version is only 10 dollars cheaper, so i dont really see the point in terms of saving money."
see the effect? hehe.. thats how you'll save money. its not just because they have $10 difference. But ill agree if the he wants to OC, then i'd certainly recommend the same instead of getting the non-k version. Peace ^^,