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If you're on a $1000 budget, there's absolutely no reason for you not to get a 2500K. There are two microcenters in Georgia (not sure how close to you), you should go and pick up a 2500K+$100 mobo for ~$250-300 after tax.
Yea I am pretty far away from them I live close to Albany.
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You can upgrade to that motherboard if you are willing to sacrifice the 1.5 inches of screen and go with the acer monitor I suggested. I took that into account. If you put all the stuff I suggested in the cart it will be same price.
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believe me that monitor is awesome and it is LED backlit so it won't dim as fast and it has higher contrast ratios.
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You can't get the 212+ because it is socket intel not amd
Get this it's an amazing cooler. AND it's compatible.
PSU?It's OK
212+ are amd and intel compatible
also to the above post going from a 21.5" to a 23.6" monitor is a huge diference, but not worth the extra $70 in this build.
Edited by 855211 - 7/26/11 at 9:54am
    
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You can upgrade to that motherboard if you are willing to sacrifice the 1.5 inches of screen and go with the acer monitor I suggested. I took that into account. If you put all the stuff I suggested in the cart it will be same price.
I will think about changing my monitor to that but I would prefer something that's a little bigger than that I will give it some thought.
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I will think about changing my monitor to that but I would prefer something that's a little bigger than that I will give it some thought.
24" is the perfect size for gaming IMO. You won't really need anything bigger.

Also if you can spare a little extra money you can get a cheaper LGA 1155 mobo and a 2500k.
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It is 1.5 inch difference. Take a ruler out and look look at how big it is... My biggest regret in building my system was skimping out on the motherboard. It gave me hell when I was trying to OC plus it is a 4+1 phase board(which for overclocking is bad) The one I gave you is a 6+2, its a little better and it may relieve some hard ache, it took me a month to finally get a stable overclock and figure out what my board wanted with me. If I had spent an extra $60 on the motherboard I wouldn't be looking to upgrade and have to spend 150-200 now, I'm just trying to look in the long run for you, something I am sure you are capable of, I just know I wasn't.

Edit: I can send you some photos when I get home in a couple hours of my monitors as compared to like a DVD. They are pretty nice IMO $200 for a 24" monitor that isn't LED back lit and has contrast ratios that low isn't worth it.
Edited by caleb - 7/26/11 at 10:01am
post #18 of 48
Ah, that sucks.
It's your call OP, but in general right now there's almost no reason to still get an AMD chip. If you can sacrifice a couple of things, still go with a SB chip - they're much more powerful in every way, and more future proof as Ivy bridge chips will reportedly fit on a 1155 socket.

If you truly can't squeeze the extra $100 and get it from Newegg, consider getting a 2100. It's at the same price point ($125 from newegg) as 965BE and has very similar benchmarks.
    
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post #19 of 48
one thing. Swapp your mobo out with this, its $100, 6+2 phase and more sata ports
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131767
$100, 6+2 phase and enough sata ports
    
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post #20 of 48
That is a better board but he said he might want to CF later...
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