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I've basically lowered everything as low as I can go without losing performance. I'm getting a WD 640GB Caviar Black HDD, which is apparently good and reliable and somewhat cheap for a good HDD, so I don't want to go any lower with that part. I'm getting a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ cooler, which is $40 on newegg, and I'm adding a $12 fan for push-pull on it. I'm getting a CM Megaflow 200MM for the front of the HAF 912 case. The power supply, the Corsair TX650, is without a doubt reliable and I don't want to get anything of lower quality.

I'm trying to get the most reliable stuff for the least amount of money, but it seems like a lot of the lower priced stuff doesn't last that long.
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post #12 of 55
I'd say 2500K because as others stated, it's a newer architecture that is more efficient and has some future in it.
    
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How about listing the parts your getting and the links to where you buying from. Both builds seem unusually expensive.
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post #14 of 55
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Originally Posted by XHolyPuffX View Post
I can't wait any longer than this Saturday. I know it sounds hasty but this has been eating away at my brain for the past two weeks ever since I started getting grad money.


I edited my previous post but I'll go ahead and copy paste the stuff I inserted:

If I wait to get my job and get the i5 one, the AMD $20 promo code might be expired and I will have to pay even more for the AMD build. If I don't get the job by June 6 then I will be stuck with 800 and I'll have to pay more for the backup build.

If I bought the AMD build, would it really be that much worse than the Intel one for $250 less is what I'm asking. Actually...here's a thought. If any of you can put me together an i5-2500k gaming build that costs $850 and will perform considerably faster than the AMD build I mentioned above, I will definitely consider getting it tonight.

The point is: I don't have $1050 right this moment to upgrade to that other build. I don't know about you guys, but I have no income at the moment and I cannot, at this very moment, afford the $1050 rig. I'd get it right now if I had the dough, but I don't. That's why I made this thread.
lol ever thought of mixing and matching?

get 2500K, cheaper video card and same ram as AMD build....
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post #15 of 55
Before I can answer this, I need to know the purpose of your described rig. For instance, if you will be doing graphic design you will want 8GB of RAM. I would also opt for the 560 Ti SC instead of the stock 560.
Back to my original question; are you primarily gaming? Folding? As above, graphic design?
Watching movies?
    
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post #16 of 55
I'd go for 2500k easily over the Phenom II.
   
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post #17 of 55
If you have the money get the Sandy Bridge set up, if not get the AMD set up and it will do everything you want it to in your OP and then more. But the Sandy Bridge set up would be more future ready.
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Before I can answer this, I need to know the purpose of your described rig. For instance, if you will be doing graphic design you will want 8GB of RAM. I would also opt for the 560 Ti SC instead of the stock 560.
Back to my original question; are you primarily gaming? Folding? As above, graphic design?
Watching movies?
I mentioned what I'd be doing in my original post.

Also, I don't want to get a lower video card because that will get much lower framerates in games. The 560 non-Ti is already low for what I want, seeing as the 560-Ti is about 30-50 dollars more expensive depending on the brand / heatsinks.
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post #19 of 55
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Originally Posted by XHolyPuffX View Post
I mentioned what I'd be doing in my original post.

Also, I don't want to get a lower video card because that will get much lower framerates in games. The 560 non-Ti is already low for what I want, seeing as the 560-Ti is about 30-50 dollars more expensive depending on the brand / heatsinks.
That you did, I apologize. I read too fast for my brain sometimes.
    
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post #20 of 55
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AMD Build - $794 (With promo codes, free shipping, no tax, and without rebates)
CM HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233
ASRock 870 Extreme3 AM3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157198
EVGA Superclocked GTX 560 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130661
Corsair TX650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
AMD Phenom 1090T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849
PNY 4GB DDR3 1600 CS8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178265
Western Digital 640GB Caviar Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319
ASUS DVD Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
CM Hyper 212+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
CM Blade Master 120mm Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103069
CM Megaflow 200mm Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103073

The Blade Master fan is to make the Hyper 212+ a push/pull for better cooling, and the Megaflow fan is for general case coolness with lower noise.
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