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After going back and forth from Intel and AMD, I decided to switch back.
Currently, I don't have a PC.
I do have a few parts that will be re-used, Antec 300 case.
Anyways, if someone can take a look at my build, I would appreciate it.
CPU & Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.593639
SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550
Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181013
Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021
Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435
HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181
Total - $1068.50

I would like to keep the price below $1100.00 since I'm on a budget.
Also, I will be order all the parts in two weeks (March 16th, 2011)
I will be using this rig for all purposes; homework, photo editing, video editing, and gaming.
If anyone has any other suggestions on lowering the price, my ears are open. Please use the zip code 91710 to calculate the tax + shipping.
Edited by michintom - 3/1/11 at 4:42pm
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post #2 of 15
nice would get this ssd much better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550
and this hdd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product
post #3 of 15
For gaming as a primary use, I'd go with a Phenom II X4 965. If you google some gaming benches on both, you'll see the quads actually perform better in games. Plus, it has an unlocked multiplier.

Everything else looks pretty decent, though.
Edited by returned4good - 3/1/11 at 3:29pm
post #4 of 15
Here's an example. Notice the hexa in question is a 1090t, faster than the 1055, and still below the 965 in scores.
post #5 of 15
If you were using it as gaming mostly, definitely go with quad as they are clocked higher and games still only use about 2 cores. But since you are doing all those other things like editing, the hexacore might be the better choice.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by fazio93 View Post
If you were using it as gaming mostly, definitely go with quad as they are clocked higher and games still only use about 2 cores. But since you are doing all those other things like editing, the hexacore might be the better choice.
I won't be gaming too much. Starcraft 2 once in a while.
I just don't want a rig that will bog it down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by returned4good View Post
Here's an example. Notice the hexa in question is a 1090t, faster than the 1055, and still below the 965 in scores.
I'll look into the 965.

Quote:
Originally Posted by returned4good View Post
For gaming as a primary use, I'd go with a Phenom II X4 965. If you google some gaming benches on both, you'll see the quads actually perform better in games. Plus, it has an unlocked multiplier.

Everything else looks pretty decent, though.
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Thank you for the suggestion. Changes made.
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post #7 of 15
That samsung HDD isnt sata 6gb.

Also I would take a black edition processor over a non.
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sata 3gb vs 6gb makes virtually no difference in performance for hard drives
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I would stick with the WD hdd, personally. I have 5 (4 in raid 10 and 1 in another system) of them total and they have never let me down.
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post #10 of 15
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Alright, I'll switch the hdd back to WD.
As for the Quad vs Hexa, would the hexa-core benefit from other applications other than gaming?
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