Originally Posted by RedScorch
Go for a 960T, 2500K, or 8120. It might be a good idea to get the 2500K, it destroys anything AMD has for gaming. The 960T would be a great deal, it's inexpensive and it has crazy OC'ing capabilities, you can go from quad core at 3ghz to a hexacore at ~4ghz if it unlocks right.
Newegg doesn't carry them anymore, but amazon still has a few in stock, my only problem with the 2500k is that it and a comparable mobo would be a pretty large increase in price if I didn't drop anything else to compensate. I am open to it though, who knows maybe in a month I might have an extra hundred bucks laying around to add on to my build for upgrades.
Originally Posted by Redwoodz
Take a look at this mATX rig I recently priced. Just substitute full size ATX mobo and case if desired.
To the door price of $1082.
That is a perfect combo deal, i just gotta wait for payday before I can buy anything.
Originally Posted by kaivorth
Well why bother with these threads until you have the money? Prices change constantly, along with new releases of products... your just going to make a new thread when you have the money
I know that prices change constantly, but barring an event like the flooding that drove hdd prices up - most of my build's prices will be pretty close to what they are today. the main point was just for me to get some feedback, and some helpful advice maybe. I've never had to put my own build list together before, and there are things that newegg reviews and even places like tom's hardware don't tell you about the products. Looking over the recommendations in this thread has helped me make some decisions I wasn't certain about.