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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4Rp


I will eventually turn this into a gaming rig, but I just need it for school right now (will add more ram and a graphics card within 6 months).
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  1. Well 16GB RAM is overkill for school work or even gaming. go with 8GB. You should get a Intel processor instead of AMD. Intel beats AMD in any benchmark test. I made you a better parts list that is cheaper and better than your last part list. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4W0
    I guarantee this build is better than your last one.
  2. 457undead said:
    Well 16GB RAM is overkill for school work or even gaming. go with 8GB. You should get a Intel processor instead of AMD. Intel beats AMD in any benchmark test. I made you a better parts list that is cheaper and better than your last part list. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4W0
    I guarantee this build is better than your last one.

    Oh, SAWEET.

    I was debating about this actually. My friend keeps telling me AMD (more stable, cheaper, blah blah blah) so I assumed it was cheaper. But thanks. I might go with this.

    Can you overclock Intel processors?
  3. 457undead said:
    Well 16GB RAM is overkill for school work or even gaming. go with 8GB. You should get a Intel processor instead of AMD. Intel beats AMD in any benchmark test. I made you a better parts list that is cheaper and better than your last part list. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4W0
    I guarantee this build is better than your last one.



    yes, a lot better build, but looks like op needs an OS too.

    Add about $90 for the OS.
  4. linkgx1 said:
    Oh, SAWEET.

    I was debating about this actually. My friend keeps telling me AMD (more stable, cheaper, blah blah blah) so I assumed it was cheaper. But thanks. I might go with this.

    Can you overclock Intel processors?



    yes, the K series you can..like the i5 3570K or 3770K
  5. This is about $40 more than your original build, but will game really good. you can always add an ssd and upgrade the CPU later.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5pN
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5pN/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y5pN/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $660.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 13:17 EST-0500)
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