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So my bro and I are getting my nephew a little gift to steer him away from his Xbox 360 that he plays black ops all day on. We want to put together a good budget gaming rig but I can't figure out if it would be worth it to go SB or buy some used x58 stuff here on OCN. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 32
Either one will be more than overkill for him - it's really going to matter on how much $$ you have to spend on components. If you can buy some cheaper X58 stuff and get a better graphics card, that would be the route I would go down. There are some pretty great deals on some high end 1366 stuff in the market place.
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post #3 of 32
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Yeah that's what I thought. I know it will be overkill but I'd like it to last for as long as possible with little or no upgrades to it at all. Also, you'd be surprised how much games he likes to play lol. They start out young these days, haha.
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post #4 of 32
At this time, get SB. Possible upgrade to IB if he gets addicted like all of us

The i5 is the best bang for buck right now.
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post #5 of 32
I would go the "more" future proof route and get 1155. You can build a very nice budget system around an 2500k that will leave him plenty of room to play around once his uncle teaches him to overclock :-)
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So close to Bulldozer though! Just wait for its release, it'll drive prices down
    
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I'd grab him an i5 2500k, he will be the happiest kid in the world.

What GPU are you planning to get him?
    
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post #8 of 32
Another vote for 1155 SB system here. Even lower end SB is pretty legit. I still dig my 1366 i7, but all those SB's out there leave me in a state of envy.
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post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
I'd grab him an i5 2500k, he will be the happiest kid in the world.

What GPU are you planning to get him?
Thanks guys, +REP to all!

@kcuestag

I've been looking at the MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack on Newegg. It's like $135 after MIR.
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