Originally Posted by shadow19935
Just do an core i7 build.
lol he is going over budget with an amd build i dont think it's possible
at least not from newegg
if you live near a microcenter they have i7 920 for $200.. about what the phenom 955 costs at newegg.
i think the better choice would be the i5 750 though... microcenter has it for 149
unless you just really want a black edition for the unlocked multi i think intel offers better performance at this price level
btw... what is up with newegg being kind of expensive lately... i used to buy from newegg without thinking cus i knew i was going to get a good price.. lately it seems like a lot of stores are much cheaper
oh yeah don't get that ram... amd uses dual channel (two sticks).. if you put three sticks in you will cripple your memory bandwidth. you should just get 2 kits of 4 gigs of 1600... some g skills maybe. that should save you at least 58 bucks and you get more ram. Even the fastest AMD's only hit like 1800 on the ram because you are supposed to keep the ram at 1/2 the NB speed.Edited by thachamp05 - 12/5/09 at 3:08am