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January 4, 2013 8:07:54 PM

It's simple I have two builds I am gonna build two computers one for my brother and one for me him and I are both going to be recording Minecraft, DayZ, and Combat Arms maybe. I will be video editing with Sony Vegas Pro and recording with Fraps. My budget is $700-$750 for each computer, don't talk to me like I know computers please talk to me in a way that I can comprehend. I just can't decide which build to get I heard that the 6-cores will help for video editing but I'm not sure if it will make a huge difference and Intel is known for gaming which is something I will be doing a lot. Thanks in advanced if you help me out I appreciate it.

AMD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vJQ4

Intel: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vDxe

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January 4, 2013 8:28:52 PM

sorry to say, those are unbalanced build dude... wrong cpu, low gpu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $631.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:27 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 8:30:41 PM

or nvidia

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $724.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:30 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 8:37:16 PM

if you have $700 to spend get that intel build above. you could swap the 660ti for a 7950. either way its much better.
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January 4, 2013 8:59:55 PM

Go with the Nvidia build
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January 4, 2013 9:23:11 PM

You guys are forgetting the operating system which is $90 is the only thing..
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January 4, 2013 9:25:07 PM

^ thats why i leaves room for you at the first build
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January 4, 2013 9:48:17 PM

Here is another AMD variation:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vUjV

Allows for overclocking when/if you need it plus an HD7850, nice case, and good psu. The Intel builds suggested are good as well, but you are limiting your options with MicroATX boards and cases.
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January 4, 2013 9:51:20 PM

the micro motherboard only really limits you from sli/cf. even then i believe they make some that support sli/cf.
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January 4, 2013 9:54:00 PM

Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card better than MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card?
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January 4, 2013 10:52:47 PM

Alright this is what I think I am gonna go thoughts? Thank you all for your help so far.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vV1b
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vV1b/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vV1b/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G206HLBbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G206HLBbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1001.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 19:51 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 11:30:37 PM

MSI and ASrock blerrgggg

go with ASUS or Gigabyte
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January 5, 2013 1:44:13 AM

Good?
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vWAt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vWAt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vWAt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $970.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 22:43 EST-0500)
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January 5, 2013 1:51:38 AM

1 thing to look at is you got the 3570 non k version so its locked. the z75 is an overclocking motherboard. if your going to get the locked cpu you could save some money on a h77 or b75 motherboard. the asrock h77 is a micro atx board but that wont effect anything.

ASRock H77M - $64.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h77m

that ram is also out of stock, i dont know much a Pareema. id get this ram.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-996995
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January 5, 2013 2:26:58 AM

jonjonjon said:
asus isn't what they were. they had quality stuff a while ago but not anymore. ever wonder why they were rumored to be trying to buy asrock? you either pay $300 or get garbage.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/881-2/components-ret...


Right and you do realize that Asrock was made by the Asus right? So Asus buying Asrock would make sense because it was spun off after it was made. Originally the cheaper and more cost effective motherboard maker than the expensive and high quality Asus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASRock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegatron_Corporation
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January 5, 2013 2:28:11 AM

whats your point? asrock is its own company now. why would you spin off a company and then try to buy it back 3 years later?
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January 5, 2013 2:37:38 AM

Indeed, also asrock doesn't have quality ? look for : asrock x79 extreme 11(puts to shame any asus board)/9/6/4, asrock z77 extreme 4/6/9/11,oc formula, fatal1ty series...
Also they're now in the top 3 motherboard manufacturers for some time...
Also they got the best h77 mobos for value, i don't see any h77(pro 4 and pro mvp) mobo with 8 sata ports, good audio onboard even in the entry z77 level series from asus...
Asus z77 boards are known for being a disappointment in overclocking, and overpriced ones for the features they got, see the entry level of asus b75 and h77 it's a joke compared with asrock.
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January 5, 2013 2:49:02 AM

yea. ill answer my own question you try to reaquire them becuase you realize you made a mistake. asrock's board are better value wise and i can only image they are seriously eating into asus's sales. why compete when you can buy them make sure they dont compete and sell them as a budget board. then you still charge ridiculous amounts for your top asus boards. it would be a very bad thing if that rumor was true. this is the article i read.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asrock-pegatron-acquis...
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January 5, 2013 3:06:13 AM

Planetside 2, Dayz, and Minecraft are the games I will be playing btw

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vXf0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vXf0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vXf0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $932.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 00:05 EST-0500)
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January 5, 2013 3:12:00 AM

It's all good, you can save some $ with the msi b75, but the h77m is slightly better, either of those two boards is fine.
Also if your total budget is 1000$, you can get the 660 ti for more ~50$.
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January 5, 2013 3:24:07 AM

yup. now just get a ssd at some point.
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