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Hi Bowness,

The Xeon does not suffer from any mystical loss of "responsiveness" because it is not a consumer chip. Under most circumstances, the responsiveness of a machine in day to day operations like opening files and browsing the web will be bottle-necked at the drive speed or web connection. There is no mystical advantage to a particular "i" series chip.
     
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Thanks, i would use this with a SSD from Samsung or Plextor anyway if i did. i heard there was a hyper threading model for this smile.gif
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I see a lot of recommendation for nvidia GPUs. At this point it makes sense to grab a 79xx series because of the awesome 3 free games and that their price/performance beats nvidia. Grab a 7950 or if its in your budget you could go with a 7970.

7950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
     
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I see a lot of recommendation for nvidia GPUs. At this point it makes sense to grab a 79xx series because of the awesome 3 free games and that their price/performance beats nvidia. Grab a 7950 or if its in your budget you could go with a 7970.
7950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

That's stretching the budget a lot.
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That's stretching the budget a lot.
My bad. Well in that case I would defiantly recommend these two due to their price:

7870 @ $230: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131467
7850 @ $185: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473
     
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My bad. Well in that case I would defiantly recommend these two due to their price:
7870 @ $230: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131467
7850 @ $185: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

I can get a 7870 for a price close to a few 7850 models after MIR.

Made a list quickly with PCPartPicker. Ignore the 16GB of RAM. I just threw that in to see if it would push me over $1000.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nb8e

I could switch out a few fans with the remaining money I want or get a good mouse. Savu or the G400 since I switch between palm and fingertip, or sometimes do a palm/fingertip hybrid. The other choice is to get a gamepad because I play mostly twin-stick shooters and other indie/retro games.
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Considering I don't do much except for play a few casual games (EDGE, Waves, BIT.TRIP games, Fez if it ever comes to PC, and other casual/indie games), use some productivity software on behalf of school purposes, watch anime and listen to music, decompress and compress some small files, and use the internet (and experiment with visual styles for Windows 7 and possibly 8), I look back upon what I've been looking at and I'm pretty sure that I can just settle with an i3 and H77 motherboard with a decent graphics card, considering that I merely do any of the secondary uses this machine isn't really intended to do (my dreams of running Dolphin emulator have been crushed due to the high demand on CPU power some games I want to play have that even an i7 Ivy Bridge can sometimes can't handle at stock speeds). Any comments on this?
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Considering I don't do much except for play a few casual games (EDGE, Waves, BIT.TRIP games, Fez if it ever comes to PC, and other casual/indie games), use some productivity software on behalf of school purposes, watch anime and listen to music, decompress and compress some small files, and use the internet (and experiment with visual styles for Windows 7 and possibly 8), I look back upon what I've been looking at and I'm pretty sure that I can just settle with an i3 and H77 motherboard with a decent graphics card, considering that I merely do any of the secondary uses this machine isn't really intended to do (my dreams of running Dolphin emulator have been crushed due to the high demand on CPU power some games I want to play have that even an i7 Ivy Bridge can sometimes can't handle at stock speeds). Any comments on this?
If that is all you do. Why spend $1000 on a rig? Playing driving games like a bauwss does use graphics power if you want some really nice looking enviroment and everything as you said before but for games like those. Not really. Decompress and compress? When compressing a 250MB file, you can wait those extra 10 seconds without dieing right? If no, then onwards to heaven.

Core i5 2500k is being sold for $100 at Micro Center in store pickup only. I am going to NJ next week and will go to Micro Center probably as it is only 20 minutes away from my family's house there.
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If that is all you do. Why spend $1000 on a rig? Playing driving games like a bauwss does use graphics power if you want some really nice looking enviroment and everything as you said before but for games like those. Not really. Decompress and compress? When compressing a 250MB file, you can wait those extra 10 seconds without dieing right? If no, then onwards to heaven.
Core i5 2500k is being sold for $100 at Micro Center in store pickup only. I am going to NJ next week and will go to Micro Center probably as it is only 20 minutes away from my family's house there.

I didn't say I was spending $1000. It's just the amount I have. Stop assuming.
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I didn't say I was spending $1000. It's just the amount I have. Stop assuming.
You did say you were probably going to buy a computer worth ~$1000 many times. You don't need to be spending it but your titlte clearly says $1000 build suggestions and thus I went with the number $1000 of which you may get a $500 subsidy for it. So why not Zoidberg
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