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He got his 2700k for uber cheaps via Intel holiday sale brah.

Can you give me a link? Never heard of that sale before smile.gif
    
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1164588/intel-retail-edge-holiday-deal-retail-only-announcement
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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post

Can you give me a link? Never heard of that sale before smile.gif

The link is http://retailedge.intel.com

You have to work for certain companies to take advantage of the deal but if you do it is a wonderful deal. I think it goes until Jan. 5th
post #14 of 18
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He got his 2700k for uber cheaps via Intel holiday sale brah.

greatest deal evah
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post #15 of 18
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Unfortunately yes,
I assume you're just using this for gaming, if so you should have gone with the i5 2500k and dropped a bit more on the GPU
The motherboard isn't amazing, for that money you probably should have had a look at the MSI board (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130621) which was $125 but is now $99.
16Gb of memory is a waste of time, 8gb is more than enough for gaming and light rendering.
You dropped $90 on a case that you could have spent $50 on and got something just as good (Rosewill Challenger) and then spent more on the GPU.
Also, for this setup, I'd seriously consider getting a GTX560Ti 448 core, if you can't afford after the changes i've made then go wth the standard 560ti.
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This guy chooses an MSI motherboard.<---That explains everything.
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greatest deal evah

Great deal, for sure.

Evah? Questionable thumb.gifwink.gif
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Nice price for your proc fella thumb.gif
jelly frown.gif i paid £231 uk pounds for mine) but you won't be dissapointed and you have some future proofing over the 2500k with Ht and all.

Also stick with the gigabyte board- asus if you can fit one in your budget.
MSI hmmmmm great GPU's but not so great boards from my experiance.

I would also look at the 560 ti 448 core though thats some nice shizz there and giving out good numbers:) ohhh and and drivers that work biggrin.gif

Build looks good, essencially though build YOUR rig as you want it.thumb.gif

Enjoy:)
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nyne7lac View Post

Thanks for your input. it's not really for heavy gaming but I do plan on trying a few more games. I must admit I went with the case cause it looks good to me and not really for functionality. Not sure if you read the original post but I got the 2700k for a total of $111, that's cheaper than the i5.
I do plan on editing HD video, should I still not go 16gb of RAM?
I was definitely looking at the 560 ti ask I have read that it does pretty good on most games. I'll keep researching my GPU options.
Once again thanks for your input. I really appreciate it!

You don't have to but yes it could be usful and that is an epic price
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Originally Posted by wongwarren View Post

This guy chooses an MSI motherboard.<---That explains everything.

There is nothing wrong at all with MSI motherboards now, they are very reliable and come with great functionality :-p

Nice one liner, pity it was pointless.
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