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The AMD cpu is grabbing my attention because it is a quad core, so wouldnt it be more useful in multi threaded applications down the road? Also I have read some bad reviews about the zotac itx board, but the only other choice through new egg is asrock. I have never used an asrock product, so im not sure what to expect from it. If I get an Intel cpu I will get a gtx560 and if I get an AMD cpu I will go with a 6870.

Edit: here are two more ideas

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Edited by nizmotime - 10/20/11 at 2:04am
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If your buying an i3 you dont need a z68 board. Maybe this board instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157238
i'd go SG07 personally. The i3 2100 stock out preforms a 955 stock in gaming. However a 955 wins in video editing ect. This thing that nvidia GPU's are better with intel and AMD GPUs are better with AMD is BS. I'd Choose the GTX 560ti it's the better card. BTW Asrock is the barstard child of ASUS and are making excellent boards lately
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Yeah, go with the AMD processor. It is cheaper and is a bit better than the i3.
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Yeah, go with the AMD processor. It is cheaper and is a bit better than the i3.
I think the i3 would be a better choice, $30 less for MB+CPU combo and a lower TDP plus better stock cooler
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I'm giving up on my itx build after waiting around about a year.
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