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I wouldn't recommend getting an i7 CPU if you're just going to game. There aren't any games out yet which utilize 8 cores. You're better off with something like an i5 3570k. It's last you longer than you might think. 12-16 Gigs of RAM is not really required either, but RAM is dirt cheap anyways, so why not just go for it smile.gif Although they'll be even cheaper if you decide to buy them later on too.

I'm pretty sure that some games CAN use more than 4 threads but you are right that the performance difference between i5 and i7 is generally negligible and would very rarely be a bottleneck. Better use of your money would be to buy an i5 instead of an i7 and use the money saved for a better GPU (or a new monitor, as shilka mentioned).
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Well, *THIS* was unexpected!

I just got off the phone with my brother, and he went ahead and ordered some PC parts for a new upgrade! He's ordered a Geforce 670 GTX, a 3.4 i7, a 1 Terabyte hard drive, and 2 8 Gig memory chips. And, of course, a new motherboard to fit all this in. Instead of using the funds we collected together for a new PC upgrade, he decided to pay out of his own pocket. "I just got a bit impatient" he said. So I guess we'll be using the funds we collected together nor another PC upgrade a few years down the road (well, assuming our currency doesn't collapse. wink.gif )

I guess my brother's "revelation" sort of makes this thread a bit....pointless now. arrowheadsmiley.png
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Well, *THIS* was unexpected!

I just got off the phone with my brother, and he went ahead and ordered some PC parts for a new upgrade! He's ordered a Geforce 670 GTX, a 3.4 i7, a 1 Terabyte hard drive, and 2 8 Gig memory chips. And, of course, a new motherboard to fit all this in. Instead of using the funds we collected together for a new PC upgrade, he decided to pay out of his own pocket. "I just got a bit impatient" he said. So I guess we'll be using the funds we collected together nor another PC upgrade a few years down the road (well, assuming our currency doesn't collapse. wink.gif )

I guess my brother's "revelation" sort of makes this thread a bit....pointless now. arrowheadsmiley.png
Just get a 1080p monitor! That should be a priority wink.gif Good luck with the new build.
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Well, *THIS* was unexpected!

I just got off the phone with my brother, and he went ahead and ordered some PC parts for a new upgrade! He's ordered a Geforce 670 GTX, a 3.4 i7, a 1 Terabyte hard drive, and 2 8 Gig memory chips. And, of course, a new motherboard to fit all this in. Instead of using the funds we collected together for a new PC upgrade, he decided to pay out of his own pocket. "I just got a bit impatient" he said. So I guess we'll be using the funds we collected together nor another PC upgrade a few years down the road (well, assuming our currency doesn't collapse. wink.gif )

I guess my brother's "revelation" sort of makes this thread a bit....pointless now. arrowheadsmiley.png

Since you are building a whole new rig from scratch, I would highly recommend getting 2 SSD drives (at least one). You can use one for windows and the other for games. You can also keep that 1TB for simple storage. You would be able to boot/load programs in just a few seconds. I wish I got at least one for my windows drive when I build my last computer. Its a lot more of a headache to to add one later, especially for your main windows drive.
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