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February 19, 2013 9:02:10 PM

I started a thread a couple weeks ago but it got locked due to other people's heated arguments over power supplies :( 

I want to build a new system including a monitor at least 20" and OS- here is what I came up with- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EyJs

I want to do some gaming ie L4D, L4D2, Skyrim, Portal; as well as web browsing, listening to music and watching movies on DVD and Netflix.

The AMD quad core made sense to me over intel at this price due to performance, and I dont plan to upgrade for a few years (upgrade path being a big selling point for socket 1155).

I chose the hd 7750 based on reviews, as well as it does not draw power directly from the PSU, allowing me to use a less expensive unit.

Please let me know what you think, I should be ordering this week. :D 
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February 19, 2013 9:08:49 PM

LOL, i remember that.. That guy was such a noob, lol. Here is a great build. A lot of people on Tom's like this build I made; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ECaO
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February 19, 2013 9:22:49 PM

djangoringo said:
I would get the pentium, it's still faster than the old athlon II x4 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ECet
The motherboard is actually 58$ in newegg.
You can get cheaper parts here :
Ram : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321
PSU : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62331
HDD : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57878&promoid=1139


Thanks amigo, but I want to confirm the pentium outperforming the the athlon IIx4, since this is the article I based that choice- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

"With modern games able to take advantage of more than two processing cores, AMD's old quad-core chips, such as the Athlon II X4 and Llano-based A6 and A8 APUs, look better now compared to Intel's dual-core models than they did before.
As a result, we're cutting the Pentium G860 from our recommendation list. The Athlon II X4 640 takes its place.

Running at 3 GHz, this CPU performs roughly on par with the A8-3870K for less money"

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February 19, 2013 9:31:24 PM

The pentium g2020 is an ivybridge cpu, it's slightly better than the g860, the g860 is still a better cpu overall than the athlon II x4, see a comparison, and this one is with the pentium G850 and the X4 465 : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=404
Also i wouldn't recommend the board you had for the amd cpu, it's a cheap no good motherboard.
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February 19, 2013 9:35:46 PM

Man, I wouldn't touch those monitors. You'll almost assuredly regret it. I get you're trying to get everything in a cheap package, but it'll cost you more in the end.

You missed out on the BenQ deal on Woot.com.
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February 20, 2013 2:37:28 AM

Best answer selected by hurv.
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February 20, 2013 2:42:13 AM

djangoringo said:
The pentium g2020 is an ivybridge cpu, it's slightly better than the g860, the g860 is still a better cpu overall than the athlon II x4, see a comparison, and this one is with the pentium G850 and the X4 465 : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=404
Also i wouldn't recommend the board you had for the amd cpu, it's a cheap no good motherboard.


Good info, thank you sir- and good call on NCIX, I didnt know about them but will be ordering the exact parts you recommended from there.

Thanks to you, I'm getting a better CPU and graphics card from my initial list, and coming in $15 under budget. :bounce: 

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