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thanks mdocod for linking to the 1 terabyte hard drive i was going to link to. i would agree with xd, get the an fx 4 core and a solid board for overclocking and beat down some games. the 7770 is a solid card for the price but to be honest if your willing to buy used theres some people selling 570s for under $200 on here. and then youd truely have an amazing gpu. i know because i sport 2 of those bad boys biggrin.gif
 
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Ironman,

I wouldn't bother trying to debate XD on CPU selection issues. For XD, AMD is the only answer. Look at his posting history. He's clearly in the bag for AMD. The way he's always going on about "enhanced multi-tasking" and "balanced approach" like right out of the AMD playbook has me thinking that it would be a shame if he isn't making money on the deal. If he's not making money, then he's just a fanboy, either way, his vision on the issue is clouded by favoritism. With the exception of the top tier $1000 intel "enthusiast" chips, it's pretty hard to get a bad deal on a CPU these days. Every price point from ~$50-300 has good competition from each side of the isle.


Baskerville,

Here's another build idea that will help scale back the budget while retaining plenty of solid performance and the ability to overclock...

CPU/MOBO/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1102160
This overclocking capable motherboard comes with a free 2x4GB RAM kit. The combo with the CPU saves an additional $10. The reason for the APU selection here is that you will be able to use the stock cooler to overclock on when you disable the integrated GPU. This $110 trinity chip performs basically the same as the $130 FX-4300, so this is a better value IMO. The L3 cache latency of BD/PD is so bad anyway that having L3 is almost pointless. Very little performance difference with or without it so take advantage of this route to get the better deal and the free memory.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402
Alternatively, you could consider just using the integrated GPU in the APU for a couple months and save up about $200 for a proper discrete GPU. Something like an HD7850 2GB, or GTX660.

Snag the same Case/PSU/HD as I suggested in my build recommendation above and that's $446 shipped, leaving plenty of remaining budget for windows. Or $321 if you skip the GPU for now and start saving.

Eric
Edited by mdocod - 11/15/12 at 6:56pm
     
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Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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