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Building my first DIY desktop. Could use some advice.

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January 28, 2014 8:08:01 PM

I'm on Newegg looking to build my first DIY gaming desktop and I'm trying to decide on a CPU. I've decided to go with the Intel i5 since I hear it performs almost identical to the i7, and I don't plan to do any video/audio editing. I see that some of these CPUs have integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD 2500, Intel HD 4000). What is the difference between these and do I even need to have it since I plan to buy a graphics card later?
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January 28, 2014 8:12:00 PM

you don't need to worry about integrated graphics since you will be getting a gpu, just ignore them
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January 28, 2014 8:13:07 PM

What's your budget?
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January 28, 2014 8:14:37 PM

If you are going to be using an AMD/nVidia video card from the get go, then you don't need to worry about integrated graphics. I never even installed the drivers for them.
January 28, 2014 8:18:53 PM

Jameson Clark said:
you don't need to worry about integrated graphics since you will be getting a gpu, just ignore them


I put this one in my wish list:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has overclock capability while the others don't. I'm not looking to max out the latest graphics demanding games like Crysis or The Witcher, but I want to be able to play games like Guild Wars 2, and Skyrim on high to max resolution and quality. Is the overclock even necessary?
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January 28, 2014 8:20:44 PM

Right now you really don't need to overclock the 4670k to play anything at ultra detail, graphic cards are what make the difference.
January 28, 2014 8:20:50 PM

sunder25 said:
What's your budget?


I want to spend 600-700 on a mid-level gaming desktop. Only looking to play games like Skyrim, Wildstar, and Guild Wars on the higher end graphics settings. Nothing too crazy.
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January 28, 2014 8:30:09 PM

if your budget is 600-700 a 4670k might not be the right choice for you. I use the 3570k and with an overclock can just about match a 4670k but might still be a bit high for you
January 28, 2014 8:31:37 PM

Jameson Clark said:
if your budget is 600-700 a 4670k might not be the right choice for you.


I'm looking at:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
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January 28, 2014 8:34:26 PM

Judas2021 said:
Jameson Clark said:
if your budget is 600-700 a 4670k might not be the right choice for you.


I'm looking at:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000


Think more like amd fx 6350
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January 28, 2014 8:34:36 PM

I noticed and updated my comment just not quite before you saw it. my advice would be to use pcpartpicker.com to keep your build in one place and to gauge how much you are spending. it may be difficult to get the 3570k and all the other components you want under your budget. an AMD 8320 or 6300 may be more your price range
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