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Thanks for the info, still putting stuff together have no idea which way to go on CPU still..
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Actually I have an intel build put together as well...
1x COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply (Model:SGC-1000-KWN1)
$89.99

1x GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (Model:GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3)
$117.99

1x EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:02G-P3-1568-KR)
$279.99

1x COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS600-PCARE3-US 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply (Model:RS600-PCARE3-US)
$69.99

1x Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K (Model:BX80623I52500K)
$224.99

1x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (Model:F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
$46.99

1x Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST500DM002)
$84.99
$813.99
So I guess outta the 2 which would you guys go with?
the total is 913$ buddy have a look and recalculate it
if you are ready to spend 800$ then i would suggest you
25ook 180$
New 500GB HDD 68$ shipped
480
Total 808$ Before rebate
in storage you have choice your can either go with 500GB HDD and a 30GB SSD or 2TB HDD 120$
and if you want to spend 900$ just go for a Corsair A70 30$ and a 6950 2GB 270$

Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #33 of 39
I strongly recommend the 2500K.
If you were on a budget, AMD would be a good idea.
But with ~$1000 budget, spend that money wisely. smile.gif

I've used both Phenom II X4 955BE and a 2500K.
The i5 @ stock beat the Phenom @ 4.0Ghz.
The i5 can overclock even higher with ease.

Also-- the Phenom @ stock ran about as hot as the i5 @ 4.5Ghz.

Don't depend an an AMD FX to do that good of a job.
It'll run fine, but hardly even compares to it's predecessor's per-clock.
Not to mention the fact that every 2 cores share resources within their module.
So the "8-core" is no better than 4-cores with Hyper-threading, anyways.

With the 2500K, you have a platform with a future.
Sometime down the road,
you could look into a one-piece upgrade with an Ivy Bridge processor. thumb.gif

BTW - My vote is for the Ripjaws X RAM.
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post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

the total is 913$ buddy have a look and recalculate it
if you are ready to spend 800$ then i would suggest you
25ook 180$
New 500GB HDD 68$ shipped
480
Total 808$ Before rebate
in storage you have choice your can either go with 500GB HDD and a 30GB SSD or 2TB HDD 120$
and if you want to spend 900$ just go for a Corsair A70 30$ and a 6950 2GB 270$
Hope that helped thumb.gif

Thanks Tarun, Well I have moved the budget to $1000 so either one would work thumb.gif also are the SSD drives that good? Never used one but heard of them, should I have one for loading windows etc?
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by Rezard View Post

I strongly recommend the 2500K.
If you were on a budget, AMD would be a good idea.
But with ~$1000 budget, spend that money wisely. smile.gif
I've used both Phenom II X4 955BE and a 2500K.
The i5 @ stock beat the Phenom @ 4.0Ghz.
The i5 can overclock even higher with ease.
Also-- the Phenom @ stock ran about as hot as the i5 @ 4.5Ghz.
Don't depend an an AMD FX to do that good of a job.
It'll run fine, but hardly even compares to it's predecessor's per-clock.
Not to mention the fact that every 2 cores share resources within their module.
So the "8-core" is no better than 4-cores with Hyper-threading, anyways.
With the 2500K, you have a platform with a future.
Sometime down the road,
you could look into a one-piece upgrade with an Ivy Bridge processor. thumb.gif
BTW - My vote is for the Ripjaws X RAM.

This is what I was looking for, someone that has used both.. I guess Im leaning 70/30 to the 2500k now.. Just seems like a good all around chip.
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Amdguru View Post

Thanks Tarun, Well I have moved the budget to $1000 so either one would work thumb.gif also are the SSD drives that good? Never used one but heard of them, should I have one for loading windows etc?
ya mainly for the OS and specially if a 30GB ssd then strictly the OS biggrin.gif
and we have got a problem the rates of 7950 shot up by 20$ from 450$ to 470$ so u got to go with a 4 GB kit or pay 20$ extra frown.gif
so here it goes
25ook 180$
New 500GB HDD 68$ shipped
HAF912 54$
480
Total 1015$ m sorry could not fit a SSD in 1000$ frown.gif i tried my best buddy but you have to spend 50$ extra for a SSD frown.gif
extend it to 1050$ and go with a 8GB samsung RAM kit and a better PSU
total ~1055$
Hope that help redface.gif
post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

ya mainly for the OS and specially if a 30GB ssd then strictly the OS biggrin.gif
and we have got a problem the rates of 7950 shot up by 20$ from 450$ to 470$ so u got to go with a 4 GB kit or pay 20$ extra frown.gif
so here it goes
25ook 180$
New 500GB HDD 68$ shipped
HAF912 54$
480
Total 1015$ m sorry could not fit a SSD in 1000$ frown.gif i tried my best buddy but you have to spend 50$ extra for a SSD frown.gif
extend it to 1050$ and go with a 8GB samsung RAM kit and a better PSU
total ~1055$
Hope that help redface.gif

I could probaly spend $50 more...thumb.gif
post #38 of 39

$1055 eh?
See, just as I told you: if you want to premium for the better CPU which will make much less of a difference over that SSD, you're going to go well over budget.

 

Whereas you could take a 960T based build with an equally future-proof AM3+ socket board (which will support the next generation of AMD processors based on the upcoming Piledriver core that will debut in Trinity APU and make some serious improvements over both Bulldozer and K10) at significant cost savings.  That will not only free up enough money for that SSD, it will free up enough money for a larger, much faster SSD (i.e. Sandforce based).  An SSD improves system-wide loading times and application response by attenuating what is the largest bottleneck in a PC, and can even improve the minimum FPS on some games (such as Crysis in particular).

 

Does OP even have a Microcenter nearby? Then that deal might not apply.  And if there is a nearby Microcenter, an FX-8120 with a quality overclocking-ready 970 or 990X chipset both can both be had for exactly $200.  That is a great deal.


Edited by xd_1771 - 2/23/12 at 5:45pm
post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

I like the idea of a Phenom II x4/x6 + 990X board + 6950 + 120GB SSD + 2TB HDD build at this budget....... it's doable

960T is really the best option if going for a phenom build isn't it?


*edit*
Looks one post up.
I really need to finish reading all posts before I comment on a previous post.
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 2/23/12 at 5:48pm
     
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 250GB 850 EVO Samsung 250GB 850 EVO Corsair 64GB M4 CORSAIR H110i 
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