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I've been away for a looong time with training, enlisted in the Marine Corps January of last year so I've been out of the scene for a while. Before I left I was looking at a build around a Q6600 but now that the i3/5/7's are out and pretty well revised I was curious to see how anyone likes them compared to some of the older and more famous processors to build around. Buddy told me the i5's are a really good bang for your buck right now. I'm talking for a sub-$1000 build. Preferably much less so that I can leave room for monitors/sound system and periperhals.

I'm just looking for some personal opinoins on things to get me back up to speed or at least a good idea of what I should do. Any input is appreciated!
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I've been away for a looong time with training, enlisted in the Marine Corps January of last year so I've been out of the scene for a while. Before I left I was looking at a build around a Q6600 but now that the i3/5/7's are out and pretty well revised I was curious to see how anyone likes them compared to some of the older and more famous processors to build around. Buddy told me the i5's are a really good bang for your buck right now. I'm talking for a sub-$1000 build. Preferably much less so that I can leave room for monitors/sound system and periperhals.
I'm just looking for some personal opinoins on things to get me back up to speed or at least a good idea of what I should do. Any input is appreciated!

i5 is better!
cooler , more efficient, more powerful ( a old i7 extreme killer )

anyways:

a i5 gaming build will land you around 600-700 for modern day gaming.
a i5 casual browser will land you around 500-600

leaving you 300~500 lead way for peripherals.

Although, if you were buying a computer alone without monitor and stuff, thats ~ 1000 will get you a really good build. thumb.gif

i will gladly be your consultant if you need one. wubsmiley.gif
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I´d Wait for Ivy bridge 3rd Gen of Core i5 Intel CPUs less TDP(Quad Core 77w), more OC capacity(5200mhz+), same as SB with more performance(from better 10 to 20% in general performance), more porwerful graphics(199% better than i5 2500k graphics), native USB/PCIe3.0 Support, about same price(225$ i5 3570k vs i5 2500k 229$), P67/Z68 motherboard are compatible with bios update(I´d get z75/z77 if it performs better w/ oc),etc

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This motherboard is Good for SB and very complete

http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-Motherboards-PRO-REV-3-1/dp/B004ZJ14NE/ref=sr_1_61?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1325955752&sr=1-61

Here 980x vs 2500k

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=288

Here Q6600 vs 2500k

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/53?vs=288
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/7/12 at 10:57am
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i5 is better!
cooler , more efficient, more powerful ( a old i7 extreme killer )
anyways:
a i5 gaming build will land you around 600-700 for modern day gaming.
a i5 casual browser will land you around 500-600
leaving you 300~500 lead way for peripherals.
Although, if you were buying a computer alone without monitor and stuff, thats ~ 1000 will get you a really good build. thumb.gif
i will gladly be your consultant if you need one. wubsmiley.gif

Haha I'd love to spend the $1000 out right for hardware, but I have no monitors, sound system or anything. I'm actually looking at 2 or 3 Acer 21.5in 1080p monitors to mount side by side. They're $120 each on newegg so I still want to be left with some cash to put towards that. i5 it is then, now I just need to start putting everything else together. Any video card suggestions? The only big games I play are Call of Duty, CS, Runescape... any maybe a few others but I don't play them often and anything else I would play isn't going to be anymore demanding than those. Haven't really gotten much into Crisis or Bioshock. any of those really damnding games.. so we can keep it pretty moderate.
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I´d Wait for Ivy bridge 3rd Gen of Core i5 Intel CPUs less TDP(Quad Core 77w), more OC capacity(5200mhz+), same as SB with more performance(from better 10 to 20% in general performance), more porwerful graphics(199% better than i5 2500k graphics), native USB/PCIe3.0 Support, about same price(225$ i5 3570k vs i5 2500k 229$), P67/Z68 motherboard are compatible with bios update(I´d get z75/z77 if it performs better w/ oc),etc
This motherboard is Good for SB and very complete
http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-Motherboards-PRO-REV-3-1/dp/B004ZJ14NE/ref=sr_1_61?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1325955752&sr=1-61
Here 980x vs 2500k
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=288
Here Q6600 vs 2500k
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/53?vs=288

ivy bridge is forever away.

If not he can just get Sandybridge E, 283 for a 3.3ghz with 3.9 turbo with a clock range of 5200mhz too. not like hes gotta OC that high anyways -____-
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Haha I'd love to spend the $1000 out right for hardware, but I have no monitors, sound system or anything. I'm actually looking at 2 or 3 Acer 21.5in 1080p monitors to mount side by side. They're $120 each on newegg so I still want to be left with some cash to put towards that. i5 it is then, now I just need to start putting everything else together. Any video card suggestions? The only big games I play are Call of Duty, CS, Runescape... any maybe a few others but I don't play them often and anything else I would play isn't going to be anymore demanding than those. Haven't really gotten much into Crisis or Bioshock. any of those really damnding games.. so we can keep it pretty moderate.

haha, thats kinda ancient. tongue.gif sorry.

would you like to have my suggestion which will probably run rings around crysis? or do you just want casual gaming?

yeah those monitors sound nice, can you link me up?

also do you care if the case looks nice or not?
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If those are the types of games you're playing, you won't need much in the way of graphics. Look for at least an HD 5770.
If you want a card that will be pretty future-proof, I'd look into an HD 6950.

You'll want a 2x2GB Ram kit for gaming, but if 2x4GB isn't much more money, I'd say go for it.
HDD prices are pretty high right now, so you might want to look at used ones with remaining warranties.
    
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ivy bridge is forever away.
If not he can just get Sandybridge E, 283 for a 3.3ghz with 3.9 turbo with a clock range of 5200mhz too. not like hes gotta OC that high anyways -____-

away? April is away?LOL
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If those are the types of games you're playing, you won't need much in the way of graphics. Look for at least an HD 5770.
If you want a card that will be pretty future-proof, I'd look into an HD 6950.
You'll want a 2x2GB Ram kit for gaming, but if 2x4GB isn't much more money, I'd say go for it.
HDD prices are pretty high right now, so you might want to look at used ones with remaining warranties.

velociraptor is only 100 dollars @ 300GB
2TB is 100 w/ 64MB catch and SATA 3
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away? April is away?LOL

ask your self. does he really need all that power to play, call of duty, runescape, etc, and browse the webs?rolleyes.gif

and thats 2500, not 2500k
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