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thanks! I was planning on getting this around X-mas, so I think I'll wait for the BD and see how it performs. and guys what do you think about the case? too small? or fine?
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Instead of a 2TB HD for $110, get two 1TB HDs (F3s) for $50.

Go for a 990FX Board.

Honestly, if you're going to spend over $1000 on a PC, you really ought to be buying Intel. AMD is for Budget builds, not high-end. I built mine in my rig for $510 and when I put it on water, it will be faster than the PC you have planned.
    
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thanks! I was planning on getting this around X-mas, so I think I'll wait for the BD and see how it performs. and guys what do you think about the case? too small? or fine?
Get a new dress for your new gear. I like the Fractal Design cases, check them out on newegg. 100$ for a bomb silent case ain't bad.

Be careful if you have an OEM computer and are re-using the case, the standoff holes for the MB aren't normally in the same places.
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Instead of a 2TB HD for $110, get two 1TB HDs (F3s) for $50.

Go for a 990FX Board.

Honestly, if you're going to spend over $1000 on a PC, you really ought to be buying Intel. AMD is for Budget builds, not high-end. I built mine in my rig for $510 and when I put it on water, it will be faster than the PC you have planned.
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People are getting tired of waiting on AMD.
A few more weeks will be more than worth it... dont wanna regret anything!

EDIT: Buy newegg open box and look in the For Sale threads here on OCN. That more likely than not how he ^ did it.
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2500k over the 1100T and a P8P67 Pro will get you much more performance for just a few extra bucks. You could also squeeze a 560Ti or 6950 in there for a bit more money and would be meeting the recommended requirements for BF3....
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How the heck in jimmy cricket did you do that?
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...uild-done.html

Economizing.
    
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Im sorry but people need to stop saying this CPU is better than That CPU under all circumstances. The 1100T will stomp the i5 the second a third program is opened up and actively use at least one core+ additional program operations. Plain and simply put, all CPUs have strong points and weak points. Never listen to fan boys say the words this CPU is better than that CPU just because its this manufacturer made it.

The 1100T would be plenty sufficient for what you do. But the real question is how you do it. Massive multi tasking the 1100T will beat the i5, in single or dual threaded apps with nothing else eating CPU core the i5 will beat the 1100T.

Benchmarks are usually done on a primed OS platform with bare minimum running functions to try and test clock to clock speeds. Most of the time this does not reflect core count to clock speed ratios in performance. This in turn favors the i5. Under a properly set up rig the i5 will game better than the 1100T. This is true.

I love Intel, I love AMD. Sick of people recommending something as the end all solution.

Just my rant for the day. Anyhow, you will be best fitted to wait for BD to come out. Its really close, the units are starting to show up in stores but have not hit the physical or virtual shelves for sale yet. Worst case scenario it will drive prices down in one way shape or form.

Good Luck!
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Im sorry but people need to stop saying this CPU is better than That CPU under all circumstances. The 1100T will stomp the i5 the second a third program is opened up and actively use at least one core+ additional program operations. Plain and simply put, all CPUs have strong points and weak points. Never listen to fan boys say the words this CPU is better than that CPU just because its this manufacturer made it.

The 1100T would be plenty sufficient for what you do. But the real question is how you do it. Massive multi tasking the 1100T will beat the i5, in single or dual threaded apps with nothing else eating CPU core the i5 will beat the 1100T.

Benchmarks are usually done on a primed OS platform with bare minimum running functions to try and test clock to clock speeds. Most of the time this does not reflect core count to clock speed ratios in performance. This in turn favors the i5. Under a properly set up rig the i5 will game better than the 1100T. This is true.

I love Intel, I love AMD. Sick of people recommending something as the end all solution.

Just my rant for the day. Anyhow, you will be best fitted to wait for BD to come out. Its really close, the units are starting to show up in stores but have not hit the physical or virtual shelves for sale yet. Worst case scenario it will drive prices down in one way shape or form.

Good Luck!
It isn't about the brand name. It is about the bechmarks. Sandybridge is just faster all around. Even in multitasking, Sandybridge has shown it will most often win. I haven't seen a single benchmark that shows otherwise. Nobody is recommending Intel because it is Intel. They are recommending certain Intel CPUs because at this point in time, they are faster.
    
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Good Luck!
Which is why it would be best to get a 900 series MB if he doesn't mind waiting.
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