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Hello everybody, I have poked around the forum for a while now and decided to sign up because I have decided to take the leap into building my own gaming computer (paying a manufacturer $400-600 to do something fairly easy is hard for me to do)

That being said, I am starting at square one. I am trying to find a good, up-to-date online reading source to get me familiarized enough to go ahead and dive on into this project. Does anybody have any suggestions?
(this is the most popular forum, so I figured I would shoot this question out here)

Thank You!
post #2 of 7
Welcome! You can head over to the Intel or AMD sections and ask for advice there. Just list your budget and requirements and they'll help you out. Also, check out the Site Features guide in my signature for site info. smile.gif
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Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
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Thread Starter 
Awesome, thanks, this forum has a lot of different levels to it. Wasn't sure as to where to post. I'm headed over to intel section. wink.gif thanks again
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Welcome to OCN!
post #5 of 7
Welcome to OCN Mate. I hope you find everything you need. Currently Intels are the processor to grab though, 2600Ks are pretty kewl.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have definitely decided on an intel i5, I was looking at the 2500k for my situation. I don't know a lot about this, what's up with the 2600k?
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Originally Posted by Kaygee View Post

I have definitely decided on an intel i5, I was looking at the 2500k for my situation. I don't know a lot about this, what's up with the 2600k?

The big different is hyperthreading (8 cores vs 4). You should post a thread in the Intel CPU section since this new member section doesn't get much technical traffic (nor should it). Both are great chips but if you do any rendering or calculation intensive stuff, hyperthreading in the 2600K can be very helpful. Gaming, not so much.
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ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
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HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
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Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
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