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Here's a rig for $640 that might work for you:

CPU + Motherboard: i5-3570K + Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ($320 combo deal @ Newegg)
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus ($20 AR $10 @ Newegg)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 ($47 @ Newegg)
HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX ($67 @ Amazon)
DVD: LG GH24NS95 ($18 @ Newegg)
PSU: Rosewill Capstone 450-M ($76 @ Newegg)
CASE: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ($82 @ Overstock)
Edited by svenge - 4/23/13 at 8:39pm
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

This would be a better build for your money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.12 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $684.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-23 23:21 EDT-0400)

I would keep most of these parts, but swap the CPU/Mobo, PSU, and add a Sandisk Ready Cache, if you'll be running Windows.

CPU- Phenom II X4 965 BE- $79.99
Mobo- Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3- $105.96
Sandisk Ready Cache- $47.98 (Have seen it for ~$35 every now and then)
PSU- Rosewill Capstone Gold 450M- $69.99

Total- $573.21 maybe $10 less if you spend some time searching for memory on Amazon, or $30 less if you only need a 1 TB HDD
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Originally Posted by btupsx View Post

I would keep most of these parts, but swap the CPU/Mobo, PSU, and add a Sandisk Ready Cache, if you'll be running Windows.

CPU- Phenom II X4 965 BE- $79.99
Mobo- Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3- $105.96
Sandisk Ready Cache- $47.98 (Have seen it for ~$35 every now and then)
PSU- Rosewill Capstone Gold 450M- $69.99

Total- $573.21 maybe $10 less if you spend some time searching for memory on Amazon, or $30 less if you only need a 1 TB HDD

He explicitly said he wanted a i5-3570K build.
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

He explicitly said he wanted a i5-3570K build.

Agreed. I don't know why some AMD fanboy would even bother recommending a Phenom when the 3570K was in play to begin with.

If there were only charts to illustrate how grossly inferior that AMD chip is compared to the i5... Oh wait, there is!
Edited by svenge - 4/23/13 at 8:56pm
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Originally Posted by Jameg1011 View Post

Im looking for some idea's for a new build around 600$, maybe 700$. I already have a 6870 which ill use for the time being. I will pretty much need everything else. Im leaning towards a 3570k as I really just do gaming and don't feel i need to spend the extra money on a 3770k. Any help is appreciated.

A little sensitive there fellas, who's a fanboy? Let's try reading that again. He said "leaning". I don't see the words "explicit" or "3570k ONLY" anywhere, do you? I know it's in an Intel forum, and def not arguing the merits of the 3570k vs. the 965, but the 965 build saves a good chunk of change, lets him improve other components if desired, and will be very adequate for 98% of games (which is his primary use).
Edited by btupsx - 4/23/13 at 9:16pm
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A little sensitive there fellas, who's a fanboy? Read again. He said "leaning". I know it's in an Intel forum, but the 965 build saves a good chunk of change, lets him improve other components if desired.

Its just that CPU has no chance keeping up with the 3570K... smile.gif He could only improve his other components so much, until the CPU becomes necessary for an improvement. That would likely happen quicker if opting for that AMD chip to start with...
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A little sensitive there fellas, who's a fanboy? Read again. He said "leaning". I know it's in an Intel forum, but the 965 build saves a good chunk of change, lets him improve other components if desired.

Yeah, leaning towards a 3570K versus a 3770K, not some already-obsolete 4 year old CPU from a second-rate company.

No right-minded AMD enthusiast (were such a thing to exist) would recommend such a chip, as illustrated by the graphs below:

Phenom II x4 965 BE = Blue; i5-3570K = Red.


Edited by svenge - 4/23/13 at 9:14pm
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A little sensitive there fellas, who's a fanboy? Let's try reading that again. He said "leaning". I don't see the words "explicit" or "3750k ONLY" anywhere, do you? I know it's in an Intel forum, and def not arguing the merits of the 3750k vs. the 965, but the 965 build saves a good chunk of change, lets him improve other components if desired, and will be very adequate for 98% of games (which is his primary use).

To be fair the ones on the table are all already better. thumb.gif
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To be fair the ones on the table are all already better. thumb.gif

No one is arguing otherwise *cough* svenge *cough*.... it's just a different o.p.t.i.o.n. biggrin.gif
Edited by btupsx - 4/23/13 at 9:21pm
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No one is arguing otherwise *cough* svenge *cough*.... it's just a different o.p.t.i.o.n. biggrin.gif

Though not a particularly good one frown.gif
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