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December 25, 2012 9:23:57 PM
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You have an amd cpu and an Intel based motherboard.. you either need to switch mainboard, or switch Cpu.. personally I would prefer cas 7 ddr3 1600 ram instead of cas 9. but that is personal preference.. I would get the 660ti over the 660 even th OC edition ( but that's me )
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December 25, 2012 10:11:35 PM

ImakeYourStackOverflow said:
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76522&vpn=M5A97%20R2%...
This a good replacement? Why the ti over OC? It's cheaper so it'll be great if I can get it


I'd personally recommend getting the Intel i3-3225 or the i5-3470 and then you can downgrade your motherboard to an Intel H77. If you post your budget that will help to suggest parts.
December 25, 2012 11:22:42 PM

I want to keep it under 700 after taxes. It's not for me, but for a friend. The intel processors are too expensive, even if they downgrade the motherboard
December 25, 2012 11:25:09 PM

I updated the picture with some RAM, because it got removed when I switched mobos. But this will work right? Assuming parts come functional it should all go together like lego?
December 26, 2012 2:57:25 AM

ImakeYourStackOverflow said:
I want to keep it under 700 after taxes. It's not for me, but for a friend. The intel processors are too expensive, even if they downgrade the motherboard


Not true.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $732.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 23:49 EST-0500)

Quad core Intel + Radeon 7870 and it's just barely over the $700 limit.
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