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Also, that PSU ain't bad, but you may want to rather look at a Corsair HX750 or an XFX 750w Black Edition.

What's your total budget? Maybe I could prepare a shop list for you so you can have an idea of what you could build.

Don't worry, the Frio is a great cooler too. Seems like Newegg doesn't sell the Silver Arrow, it's hard to find it at least here in Germany.

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I really appreciate your help, I found This, but I can't find the silver arrow. I will definitely be crossing the corsair off my list.


About the ram, you said a "8Gb kit @ 1600Mhz CL7" will be good, but wouldn't the one I chose be better, cause it's 4GB ddr3 2200 dual channel. I'm not a expert so I'm not sure about the difference.
No, wether they have a speed of 1600Mhz or 2200Mhz you won't notice much at all. You rather have 8Gb 1600Mhz than 4Gb 2200Mhz.

Amount of RAM > RAM speed (Always with logic ).

So yeah, 8Gb 1600MHz CL7 > 4Gb 2200Mhz
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Also, that PSU ain't bad, but you may want to rather look at a Corsair HX750 or an XFX 750w Black Edition.

What's your total budget? Maybe I could prepare a shop list for you so you can have an idea of what you could build.

Don't worry, the Frio is a great cooler too. Seems like Newegg doesn't sell the Silver Arrow, it's hard to find it at least here in Germany.



No, wether they have a speed of 1600Mhz or 2200Mhz you won't notice much at all. You rather have 8Gb 1600Mhz than 4Gb 2200Mhz.

Amount of RAM > RAM speed (Always with logic ).

So yeah, 8Gb 1600MHz CL7 > 4Gb 2200Mhz
Ok then, great. I was originally planning on less then $2000 but I can go over if the performance will be noticeably better.
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Ok then, great. I was originally planning on less then $2000 but I can go over if the performance will be noticeably better.
Alright, here are some tips on what I would buy with a budget of approximately that:

CPU - Intel Core i7 2600k (Make sure it has a k in the model, Means it has unlocked multiplier and you can Overclock it in future)
CPU Cooler - Thermaltake Frio
RAM - 8Gb G-Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 CL7
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 PRO B3
Graphic Card - Sapphire HD6970 2Gb
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 750Gb/1TB (Whatever you want, 750Gb or 1TB, also if you want an SSD, you can add a Vertex 2 60Gb for your Windows 7 and programs, or a Vertex 2 120Gb).
PSU - Corsair HX750
Case - It's up to your likings to be honest, I could recommend many, like a Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, a Silverstone Raven RV02B-EW... etc

Now, I don't think I am missing anything, let me know if you need more help!
    
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i think that 8gb is overkill, unless you are doing 3ds max, udk, etc... you know, something where you will notice the difference, although i could be wrong, i do not think you will notice the difference between 8gb and 4gb in games
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i think that 8gb is overkill, unless you are doing 3ds max, udk, etc... you know, something where you will notice the difference, although i could be wrong, i do not think you will notice the difference between 8gb and 4gb in games
While this is quite true, he says he does not want to upgrade in a while.

RAM prices have fallen quite a lot ever since Summer, I think it is the perfect time to get 8Gb and never look back. It is true that 4Gb is more than enough today, but he doesn't want to upgrade in a while, so if he can afford it, it could be a wise choice.
    
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If you are gaming then a i5 2500k is a better choice. It's cheaper and performs better on gaming benchmarks. I'll try to dig up the review though.

-Luxio
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If you are gaming then a i5 2500k is a better choice. It's cheaper and performs better on gaming benchmarks. I'll try to dig up the review though.

-Luxio
Some games like Bad Company 2 now take advantage of Hyper-Threading.

And considering he doesn't want to upgrade for a while, the i7 2600k will be a MUCH BETTER option, as it will provide more future proof.

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It really depends on what needs. Personally I find the i7 2600k to be a bit overkill just for the games. He might as well get a better video card for instance. But if a i7 2600k is what he wishes and he can afford it, then why not ?

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It really depends on what needs. Personally I find the i7 2600k to be a bit overkill just for the games. He might as well get a better video card for instance. But if a i7 2600k is what he wishes and he can afford it, then why not ?

-Luxio
Considering he's got a $2000 budget, we can fit him a great rig with a nice HD6970 and a i7 2600k without any trouble!
    
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I just have a question. Wouldn't a P8P67 > Pro version if he's gonna use one video card ? Also if he can wait, he might wanna get Bulldozer IF AND ONLY IF BD > SB in terms of price and performance. But I have my doubts.

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