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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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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Green 2TB Intel 520 SSD Samsung SH-224DB DVD Burner Corsair H105 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x Enermax T.B Apollish Twister 140mm 2x NZXT FN 120RB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775W 
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Intel i3 4170 AsRock B85M Pro3 ASUS Radeon R7 370 Kingston HyperX Fury 
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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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Force Touch Trackpad Anker SoundBuds Slim JBL Flip 3 Bose QuietComfort QC25 
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Core i5-6600k Z170i Pro Gaming  HD Graphics 530 XPG Z1 2x8GB 2800MHz 
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OCZ RD400 128GB NVMe Samsung 840 Pro 256GB BarraCuda 2TB Samsung External 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cryorig H7 NZXT Grid Windows 10 Education Asus PA248Q 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP VH240a  Vivo Dual Monitor Mount Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 SuperNOVA 750G3 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolve ITX Logitech MX Master KupX Extended Edition V-Moda Crossfade LP Phantom Chrome 
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