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I'd go with Intel atm but if you want to go AMD then 5000+ BE for sure. I'd get this for a video card, great deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127325

For Ram I'd go with the Gskill 2x2GB 1000 kit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

This should be fine for what he/she would be using.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004
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OK new build plan then...
GPU: 8800GTS G92 for ~170. Get the MSI one on Newegg
CPU: Q6600 for ~170 from that deal on Microcenter. Dunno if it ended yet or not, if it did, get it for like 200 at newegg or some other retailer.
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L for 89.99 retail at Newegg.
RAM: GSkill 2x2GB PC8500 1000MHz Kit for 84.99 at Newegg
PSU: Corsair 550VX
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147087 for 39. Or get a RocketFish at BB for 50- if you can find one.
CPU HSF: Xigmatek S1283 for 37 at Newegg.
    
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OK new build plan then...
GPU: 8800GTS G92 for ~170. Get the MSI one on Newegg
CPU: Q6600 for ~170 from that deal on Microcenter. Dunno if it ended yet or not, if it did, get it for like 200 at newegg or some other retailer.
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L for 89.99 retail at Newegg.
RAM: GSkill 2x2GB PC8500 1000MHz Kit for 84.99 at Newegg
PSU: Corsair 550VX
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147087 for 39. Or get a RocketFish at BB for 50- if you can find one.
CPU HSF: Xigmatek S1283 for 37 at Newegg.
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I'd go with Intel atm but if you want to go AMD then 5000+ BE for sure. I'd get this for a video card, great deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127325

For Ram I'd go with the Gskill 2x2GB 1000 kit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

This should be fine for what he/she would be using.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

Would it be a more wise investment to invest in a FAST new processor, over a video card, for gaming?

I was thinking more along the lines of like a FAST video setup like 9800gtx for $300, with a cheaper processor like a 5000+ BE oc'ed as far as possible??

Don't get me wrong, I really haven't kept up on technology past single cores... But I'm assuming a really high end video card is more important then a super high end processor????

Only thing that draws me away from intel, is the fact you can get amd dual cores sooo cheap, and that I always hear about amd dual cores overclocking like crazy really easy..

Also, quad core amd's come in am2 socket right? If so, he was maybe thinking about the possibility of running a cheap dual core for now, and waiting 8-12 months tell quad cores come down in price to around $80-$100, and buying one then??


Again, I really haven't kept up on technology... I'm just guessing, and looking at prices, and basing what I know about single cores from 3 years ago....

edit: btw I'm not a computer builder/oc newbie.. Been doing it for about 9 years now (built all my own pc's since age 12, and built my friends pc's for the last few years) But I haven't been into new technology recently.. Don't ever have the money to upgrade, and not many friends wanting computers... So I never read up on building pc's, or new technology..
    
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post #14 of 15
5000 BE is a great processor with good overclockability. However, intels currently own the performance market. The 5000 BE is definitely a great processor as well though and should work fine and save money for what your friend wants to do. Dont bother with spending $300 on the 9800 GTX, go with MSI NX8800 GTS, its a great card. I own one and love it. There is really less than 5% performance difference between the 9800 GTX and 8800GTS and for $170 thats a great price. RAM and PSUs listed above both look good also.
    
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For gaming, definitely GPU > CPU.
    
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