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I used to tread the OC forums a few years ago. Was on and off but never really went anywhere. Sort of used it as my little guide/source to any quick questions I had. I recently purchased a NZXT Tempest 210 to build a mild gaming rid.

Some questions (since I was really in computers, a lot has changed and I have no idea who's good or what's good):
- Motherboard. Read some things about which motherboards are good these days and was wondering which I should go with around the $100-$150 range for a gaming/graphics rig.
- CPU. I've always been an AMD guy but has INTEL stepped their game up in the last couple of years? Which one is best for my purposes?
- Graphics card. These things can be bought at Wal Mart for cheap. Which one is worth it and if I could have it my way, I'd like to run 2.

Everything else is pretty much simple and I'll go with whatever those 3 things above, including the hard drives and fans need as far as power.

Thanks and it's good to be back.
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We aren't allowed to ask questions in the New Members forum. So I recommend making some threads to address these questions because they all won't fit together in one thread in any forum we have on here (no, not even General Processor Discussions because that is for discussing CPUs only and in a very general sense that isn't specific to any brand).

The first thing you need to figure out is whether to go with AMD or Intel. So, start a thread in General Processor Discussions to receive help with that so that you can make an informed decision. You can also have another thread going in the "Graphics Cards - General" forum for help with selecting a video card.

As for the motherboard, you will have to wait until you decide between AMD and Intel.

You will also need help with selecting a power supply once you figure out what you want to do for a video card (or video cards if you decide to have more than one). So wait until you figure that out first before shopping for a PSU.

So, that's how we roll on here. I hope you end up with a build that you're very happy with!

Also, welcome to OCN!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Makes sense. I posted during my lunch break and did t have enough time/make out which section it would be best to post in. Now I know, also, that a bit of helpful tips as to which route I should go.

I've always admired AMD but back then, some of the pieces deemed the best were best kept through Intel so I hope that's not so much the case this time around.

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770K Asus P8Z77M-Pro Zotac 670 Amp! Corsair Vengeance LP 8Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 500Gb Blue WD 160Gb Blue LG DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Chimei 23LH Seasonic X760 Gold Fractal Arc Midi (Soon Fractal Arc Mini) 
OtherOther
Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Creative PCWorks LX520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL Pro Palit 9800GT Super+ Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 
Optical DriveMonitorPowerCase
LG DVDRW NEC CRT 17in Acbel iPower 560 Ferrari Case (Soon Fractal Arc Midi) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2430M Lenovo 20078 (G470) AMD Radeon HD 6370M Kingston 4Gb 
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