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post #11 of 31
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Wouldn't be 20 bucks, I am looking at a combo that shaves 40 bucks off the price.
Besides, is the difference in the 975 really noticeable from the 965?
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post #12 of 31
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Wouldn't be 20 bucks, I am looking at a combo that shaves 40 bucks off the price.
Besides, is the difference in the 975 really noticeable from the 965?
Nope. Not when they overclock pretty much the same
post #13 of 31
for 1k why not buy an intel build?
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Nope. Not when they overclock pretty much the same
Good to know. And good find on that combo deal.
    
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I would stay away from that board, this review on newegg raises some caution

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollHelpful1

Besides that if you are spending $1000 on a new build it would make more sense to have USB 3.0 and Sata III. Gets something with an 800 series chipset, If you are single GPU get the board in my sig rig.
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From what i've heard a SSD does not make a big difference other than load times, may i suggest 2 500gig hdd's and then put them into RAID0 some say that gives a 30% increase in performance.

The noctua cooler is pretty big, but what are your intentions? A crazy overclock or something mild? cause i can tell you that my 555 dual core even at stock speeds plays all games well...so you can scrap the noctua and get the hyper 212+ and put more money into a higher end gpu...power supply seems good, 3 12v rails all averaging 22amps on each would be enough to run even power monger graphics cards, maybe just get a PSU that has 700watts so you will be a bit future proof.
i have to disagree, the load times that are diminished with a ssd are totally worth it. i have 2 64gb ssd's in raid 0 and am completly happy with the ssd purchase. besides a new gpu or cpu, a ssd is one of the best purchases that can be made.

The only thing i would suggest is a bigger power supply. maybe a 650w or 750w if you can afford it. the xfx black edition from newegg is only $138 with a $30 mail in rebate.
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for 1k why not buy an intel build?
With the egg pulling all the 2500/2600k's off it's site along with the mobos, what are my alternatives?

I mean, the CPU and Mobo are ~240 bucks, what intel combo could I use that would beat that?
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i have to disagree, the load times that are diminished with a ssd are totally worth it. i have 2 64gb ssd's in raid 0 and am completly happy with the ssd purchase. besides a new gpu or cpu, a ssd is one of the best purchases that can be made.

The only thing i would suggest is a bigger power supply. maybe a 650w or 750w if you can afford it. the xfx black edition from newegg is only $138 with a $30 mail in rebate.
I couldn't agree more. More important than load times, though, with an SSD is the random access. Loading programs is a zip!
    
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I couldn't agree more. More important than load times, though, with an SSD is the random access. Loading programs is a zip!
now, with 2 ssd's in raid....TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! best $150 i have ever spent
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I would stay away from that board, this review on newegg raises some caution

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollHelpful1

Besides that if you are spending $1000 on a new build it would make more sense to have USB 3.0 and Sata III. Gets something with an 800 series chipset, If you are single GPU get the board in my sig rig.
True, but that is a couple of years old and it was mainly a BIOS problem which has been fixed by now.
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