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$400-$440 for cpu + mobo + ram, what do you get?

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Other than AMD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.565896


Something like that for $280 after MIR then some ddr3 2000 cas 9?
    
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i7-950 for $200 from MicroCenter (if one isn't near you, arrange with an OCN member), then any x58 board and 6 GB triple channel ram..

RAM will not affect overall performance of your PC much so it should get the least thought/budget..

I would go i7-950 with + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226063 for example.

That is a high quality setup in that budget, if you could expand budget just a slight bit you'd be in real good shape well.
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bump for basically the same thing im looking for xD
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i7-950 for $200 from MicroCenter (if one isn't near you, arrange with an OCN member), then any x58 board and 6 GB triple channel ram..

RAM will not affect overall performance of your PC much so it should get the least thought/budget..

I would go i7-950 with + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226063 for example.

That is a high quality setup in that budget, if you could expand budget just a slight bit you'd be in real good shape well.
Too much, $400 is ideal, $440 is absolute max.
    
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I'm in the midwest so there are no microcenters - online - tax free is the best I can get.

What is the performance difference between i5 7xx and i7 8xx?
    
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No Microcenter in midwest? I think not! I live in Minnesota we have 1 microcenter xD
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Ok, nothing really close to Iowa

Ok nothing really close to where I am in Iowa - even though Minnesota is our hat
Edited by BallaTheFeared - 12/31/10 at 7:04pm
    
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Quote:
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I'm in the midwest so there are no microcenters - online - tax free is the best I can get.

What is the performance difference between i5 7xx and i7 8xx?
Depends on what you are doing. HT doesn't have as big of a performance increase for games (games are often only 2 or 4 threads) as it does for benchmarking programs.
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Ok, nothing really close to Iowa

Ok nothing really close to where I am in Iowa - even though Minnesota is our hat
True but its only like a 5 hours drive xD Just came back from a road trip to Texas 20 hours in a car
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