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2011 Gaming PC Build HELP!

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I'm building my first gaming pc and i need some help deciding on parts and if i should go with intel or save a little money and go with amd. I will list out my parts(cpu,motherboard,ram, and graphic card) and would like to get feed back.
Should i go with intel?
or should i go with amd?
and what part of the set up would you change if any to make it better.

Intel setup
Intel Core i7-950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211

ASUS P6X58D-E: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131641

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224

EVGA SuperClocked GTX 580: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130590



AMD setup
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

ASUS M4N98TD EVO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131636

G.SKILL 4GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189

EVGA SuperClocked GTX 580: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130590
Edited by MR.2CREED - 2/23/11 at 9:53pm
post #2 of 37
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bump
evga gtx 580 vs evga gtx 560 SLI??
post #3 of 37
Go for the Intel setup.
Get this 580 to save some money. You can easily OC it to the SuperClocked version specs and beyond.
Also get this memory if you plan on using an aftermarket heatsink. You'l have clearance issues with the Dominators. It's also a lot cheaper with the promo code and MIR.
Edited by VanillaCena - 2/23/11 at 10:16pm
post #4 of 37
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can you tell me why intel? i know iv heard that intel have better benchmarks than amd but lots of people say that amd game pretty well too and not much different. thanks for the advice.
post #5 of 37
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can you tell me why intel? i know iv heard that intel have better benchmarks than amd but lots of people say that amd game pretty well too and not much different. thanks for the advice.
You really can't go wrong with either one.
I've always just been a bigger Intel fan.
post #6 of 37
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alright thanks, would you go with gtx 560 in sli or singl gtx 580?
post #7 of 37
It depends on the resolution you play at, if you play on a low resolution screen go with the Intel setup or go with the AMD and with the money you save buy a new monitor. Most people won't notice a difference if they played on an Intel pc vs an AMD pc with the same video card at the same settings. Only downside I see for you is using SLI on an AMD board. Even though there is a SLI hack the performance is still lower than what it would be on Intel's x58 chipset. I say go with AMD if your just playing to use your system for gaming.
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alright thanks, would you go with gtx 560 in sli or singl gtx 580?
Unless you're running with more than one monitor, go with a single 580. If you decide in the future that you need more power you can pick up another 580 when the prices drop.
There's an awesome deal going on for a 570 right now, if you're interested in that, $280.99 after MIR.

What's your budget? I could throw a build together for you.
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Hey man, go Sandy Bridge.
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Unless you're running with more than one monitor, go with a single 580. If you decide in the future that you need more power you can pick up another 580 when the prices drop.
There's an awesome deal going on for a 570 right now, if you're interested in that, $280.99 after MIR.

What's your budget? I could throw a build together for you.


i dont think im going to ever do more than one monitor and yea, before i was looking into the gtx 570 instead but some reviews say you dont get the bang for you bucks so i decided to go with the best and im looking to run crysis and crysis 2 on this pc. my budget is 1700.
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