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for gaming and your budget, i'd get an intel CPU and a AMD video card
    
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I would say that you can down size your CPU to a quad core. Most games dont even use more than 2 cores. Intel does have better endurance to heat, but the dicision is up to you. The 660 is great for gaming especially if you have an aftermarket cooler on it. Another thing about building a gaming PC is that it's best to match Intel cards with Intel CPU's. Same for AMD. but there is no real performance issue when it comes to the 600 series.
You should look into getting faster RAM. Especially for Gaming. Remember to match your RAM speeds with the speeds on your Motherboard.
Also, I would say get a higher wattage PSU. You do need to think of the power requirements of all your hardware.

But this is all my personal opinion.
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Originally Posted by Fanman43 View Post

I would say that you can down size your CPU to a quad core. Most games dont even use more than 2 cores. Intel does have better endurance to heat, but the dicision is up to you. The 660 is great for gaming especially if you have an aftermarket cooler on it. Another thing about building a gaming PC is that it's best to match Intel cards with Intel CPU's. Same for AMD. but there is no real performance issue when it comes to the 600 series.
You should look into getting faster RAM. Especially for Gaming. Remember to match your RAM speeds with the speeds on your Motherboard.
Also, I would say get a higher wattage PSU. You do need to think of the power requirements of all your hardware.

But this is all my personal opinion.

You are wrong there:
1) Intel doesn't make dedicated gfx cards
2) AMD gfx cards work better with Intel CPUs, while with Nvidia cards there is less difference between an Intel and a AMD CPU

1600 MHz is fine, and samsung RAM is apparently very easy to overclock.
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You are wrong there:
1) Intel doesn't make dedicated gfx cards
2) AMD gfx cards work better with Intel CPUs, while with Nvidia cards there is less difference between an Intel and a AMD CPU

1600 MHz is fine, and samsung RAM is apparently very easy to overclock.

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even 1333mhz ram is fine, but its only a few $ difference anyway. so yeah get an Intel quad as said above BUT i strongly recommend you get a AMD gfx card such as the HD7870 because the price/performance is much much better at this point in time.
    
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Actually Sisaroth is incorrect. There is no benefit to an Intel or AMD CPU if you're running an Nvidia video card, nor is there a benefit to an AMD or Intel CPU with an AMD video card. Both brands of video cards work equally well on both systems. Well-proven by countless benchmarks, and it's more than a little ridiculous still spreads those rumors.

That said, if you're willing to not-overclock, you can get a better GPU in your budget. Or fit in an SSD. (i5-3470, cheap B75 mobo, drop the cooler, get cheaper RAM, get a cheaper PSU, upgrade PSU or get a more expensive GPU).

If you're interested in that sort of non-overclocking system (well, you can still overclock the GPU if you want), go ahead and post (also include your monitor, other needed details like other equipment you already have) and I'll get more specific.
    
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you can grab a 3570k for the same price at Microcenter
and as someone stated GPU has nothing to do with what CPU you get, Intel Cpu are just better for gaming due to them being stronger at Single threaded.
and atm the 7950 and 7970 are a better value for your money, comparing to a 670 and 680
Edited by daman246 - 1/31/13 at 9:27pm
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Originally Posted by MisterFred View Post

Actually Sisaroth is incorrect. There is no benefit to an Intel or AMD CPU if you're running an Nvidia video card, nor is there a benefit to an AMD or Intel CPU with an AMD video card. Both brands of video cards work equally well on both systems. Well-proven by countless benchmarks, and it's more than a little ridiculous still spreads those rumors.

That said, if you're willing to not-overclock, you can get a better GPU in your budget. Or fit in an SSD. (i5-3470, cheap B75 mobo, drop the cooler, get cheaper RAM, get a cheaper PSU, upgrade PSU or get a more expensive GPU).

If you're interested in that sort of non-overclocking system (well, you can still overclock the GPU if you want), go ahead and post (also include your monitor, other needed details like other equipment you already have) and I'll get more specific.

I didnt mean big differences, just what tom's hardware said:
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Intel Bias is in the (AMD) Cards?

Our benchmark results have long shown that ATI's graphics architectures are more dependent on a strong processor than Nvidia's. As a result, we usually arm our test beds with high-end Intel CPUs when it comes time to benchmark high-end GPUs, sidestepping platform issues that might adversely affect results designed to isolate graphics performance.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-core-i7-3770k-gaming-bottleneck,3407-9.html
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post #10 of 15
I like it up to the GPU. The 660 is not worth the money at all, the same costing 7850 is much better. If I were you, I would save some money on the CPU and get a 6300 but buy a 7870.
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