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Here are the two builds that I have come up with. One is AMD and one is Intel. The intel build is a tad over budget, but I took into consideration the upgradability. If you guys think that it is worth the extra money for the i5, please let me know either way. Any AND all suggestions are wanted. Thanks a lot.

AMD: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sam62996/saved/2iXp

Intel: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sam62996/saved/2j1z

Budget: $700

Aim: Latest and greatest games->Web Browsing->General office usage

Monitors: 1x 1680x1050 monitor (Upgrading to 1080p very soon)

-Sam
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Originally Posted by samE1231 View Post

Here are the two builds that I have come up with. One is AMD and one is Intel. The intel build is a tad over budget, but I took into consideration the upgradability. If you guys think that it is worth the extra money for the i5, please let me know either way. Any AND all suggestions are wanted. Thanks a lot.

AMD: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sam62996/saved/2iXp

Intel: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sam62996/saved/2j1z

Budget: $700

Aim: Latest and greatest games->Web Browsing->General office usage

Monitors: 1x 1680x1050 monitor (Upgrading to 1080p very soon)

-Sam

The link to the AMD build is dead so i couldnt see it.
As for the intel one, it should serve fine for playing latest games at 1080p. I would recommend spending a little more and getting the 3570k for the ability to overclock since you were considering upgradability.
   
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zwaR
its a bit over $700 but the gpu is nice and all the other parts are too!
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