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Passmark? Horrible benchmark to compare with. 2100 quite easily beats out the X6 and X4 in a lot of cpu demanding games because of it's superior IPC






Look above. If you play WoW.. You want Sandy Bridge
That game is coded more for intel based chips even blizzard have stated that about WoW so all wow tests are going to faver Intel better.

Anyway I wouldn't do a build just yet I would lay off a build and wait for the new AMD & Intel stuff to hit.
Edited by arranmc182 - 8/20/11 at 10:52am
    
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i like being color-coordinated in my case...
so these are the parts i think i'm gonna go for.

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108383

POWER SUPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016

MOTHERBOARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138296

PROCESSOR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115077

MEMORY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231426

VIDEO CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

HARD DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795

this look good for under $700?

i'll eventually upgrade to a 2gb video card when they go down in price a bit, and i'll also upgrade to a ssd for a boot drive. would a ssd for game storage be a good idea as well???
Edited by mchlmacdonald - 8/20/11 at 11:03am
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i5-2500k- $210
xfx hd 6870- $155 after rebate with free dirt 3 or shogun 2
ocz 700w + FREE DVD burner - $59 after rebate
Samsung F3 1tb- $60 (less expensive than caviar black but same performance)
8gb ddr3 1600-$45(i know i know it's as cheap as it will get so who cares)
vulcan case- $70
MSI P67S-C43- $79

TOTAL: $680 SHIPPED (you can get a hyper 212+ if you want to further your overclock ) this build will pwn any other builds that have been suggested so far.
Edited by robwadeson - 8/20/11 at 11:23am
    
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i like being color-coordinated in my case...
so these are the parts i think i'm gonna go for.

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108383

POWER SUPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016

MOTHERBOARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138296

PROCESSOR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115077

MEMORY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231426

VIDEO CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

HARD DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795

this look good for under $700?

i'll eventually upgrade to a 2gb video card when they go down in price a bit, and i'll also upgrade to a ssd for a boot drive. would a ssd for game storage be a good idea as well???
OCZ sucks for PSU's
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OCZ sucks for PSU's
you can say that again... Then somehow the 500w ocz modXtreme made its way into OCN's recommended psu list . OCZ's modxtreme line is very reliable and I personally have used many of these in my client builds without issues. Everyday we learn something new
    
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CASE & POWER SUPPLY = Rosewill w/ 450w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147091

$49.99 with "RWCASEAUG" coupon

MOTHERBOARD = Biostar H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138313

$49.99

CPU = i3 2100
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...155-CPU-Retail

$102.99 with "DEALMONGO" coupon

RAM = 4GB DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161279

$25.99

HARD DRIVE Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

$59.99

GPU = EVGA GTX 560



$184.88

This would be an outstanding gaming PC that would easily play BF3 and any game out there.

all for $474
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i5-2500k- $210
xfx hd 6870- $155 after rebate with free dirt 3 or shogun 2
ocz 700w + FREE DVD burner - $59
Samsung F3 1tb- $60 (less expensive than caviar black but same performance)
8gb ddr3 1600-$45(i know i know it's as cheap as it will get so who cares)
vulcan case- $70
MSI P67S-C43- $79

TOTAL: $680 (you can get a hyper 212+ if you want to further your overclock ) this build will pwn any other builds that have been suggested so far.
He won't need a 700 watt psu..as that motherboard doesn't do CF/SLI.... also that motherboard doesn't fit in the Vulcan case as its mATX case only.
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post #28 of 45
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He won't need a 700 watt psu..as that motherboard doesn't do CF/SLI.... also that motherboard doesn't fit in the Vulcan case as its mATX case only.
he can change the case around. there are many slim portable ATX case like the inWin.
    
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You can, just not much. The i3-2100 is also more powerful than the i3-540.
At stock yes, but not when you can overclock the 540.
post #30 of 45
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i like being color-coordinated in my case...
so these are the parts i think i'm gonna go for.

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108383

POWER SUPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016

MOTHERBOARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138296

PROCESSOR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115077

MEMORY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231426

VIDEO CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

HARD DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795

this look good for under $700?

i'll eventually upgrade to a 2gb video card when they go down in price a bit, and i'll also upgrade to a ssd for a boot drive. would a ssd for game storage be a good idea as well???
Find a P67 board ... so in future if you want to upgrade to Ivy Bridge it will handle it better.

For $700 you can build a i5-2500k machine...
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