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post #21 of 29
Why hasn't anyone mentioned anything about the video card???

If you have $1800 to spend on your computer and you're a gamer, you REALLY SHOULD use some of that money on a high end video card. Save money and stick with the i5-2500k if gaming is all you're doing, or wait for the Ivy Bridge counterpart of the i5.

And don't give up on AMD. They may not be dying out in the CPU market, but hell they're really doing well in the APU and GPU market!

Ok...I can't seem to edit my second post to "double post" for some reason. Just ignore the post below this one.
Edited by Bitech - 2/21/12 at 10:58pm
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^Agreed on the video card.
    
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Well I'm always open to new ideas. I'd hate to say it, but in the last 5 years I've fallen behind on the GPU market. More and more I'm fallin disinterested in the built-for-you version and more inclined to assemble it myself. Though I hate sounding inexperienced, I've never set up a system that included liquid-cooling. I'm sure the is a LOAD of experience in here soooo... how difficult would it be to DIY this build? Last time I built a rig from scratch was around 15 years ago or so.
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I suggest you an i5 2500k. If you just game, an i7 won't bring you more. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the tips guys. Since this is just a new build to get me back into the game, a 2500k or 2600k sounds like it will serve as a good start platform. I still want to get the Biostar Tpower x79 mobo. Only problem that I am running into is that it's not offered where I am trying to buy and I'm just a little nervous about doing this build as it has been at least 15 years since my last success and a LOT has changed. That and I won't have much free time at all.
post #27 of 29
a 1090t or 1100t overclocked thumps very well for amd. If your gonna game id suggest a 570 GTX classified or at least a 570 GTX and skip the 560 series altogether. if you really want to go with intel thats your deal, but by fall or before amd should be releasing piledriver which should be alot better then bulldozer so dont count amd out just yet.
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

aww dude..the new fx cpus thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
If you want to stay AMD..get all the amd stuff
..and a 960T zosma>1090T>1100T
and see what kind of cpus they bring to the table this year
tbh you can do a socket 2011 build with $2000
:thinking.gif: Gaming may not be your thing..or is it?
doh.gif and a gigabyte motherboard..
look to Asus for amd mobo whistle.gif

^this. as you can see Schmuckley owns both. save your money and just get the 960T, since you only have the 560 as a gpu. just do not expect it to unlock. $1000 tops. donate or put the other half in the bank.thumb.gif
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Come on guys SB it is common knowledge that SB is better, Doomers you shouldn't have posted in AMD Section lol. rolleyes.gif
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