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*** are you smoking? You did not select Sandy Bridge!
lulz
 
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post #32 of 58
Your dad sounds like a lot of fun.
    
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post #33 of 58
Take note, Sandy Bridge boards aren't in full supply; at least at the egg. that GB was one of the few it let me add. May be because of the recall; Vendors are restocking.
Edited by gre0481 - 3/13/11 at 10:26pm
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Tell him he is next
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post #35 of 58
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Tell him he is next
Your just creepy... I like how everyone crowds around the lets build this 1000$ computer =) Think there is enough viable builds on ehre now for him to pick and choose... and not check out my dead computer =\\

Lian Li case at least tho =)
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post #36 of 58
just wondering... what is your dad goin to be doing that he could possibly need an I7 for? its not going to be usefull for Emails and lolcats.
    
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post #37 of 58
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just wondering... what is your dad goin to be doing that he could possibly need an I7 for? its not going to be usefull for Emails and lolcats.
But you're not factoring in that he'll be emailing the lolcats. TWO THINGS AT ONCE.

Needs hyperthreading imo
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post #38 of 58
FYI, you can save about $40 if u get the cpu from MC, and Provantage has the best price on atleast Gigabyte boards. That should save you between 60-100.

and if your dad is never gonna OC it, then a non-k vs will be decent, save another $30-50 there.
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post #39 of 58
Definitely get sandy bridge.If you have a use for hyper thread like in video rendering get the i7 2600k but if you don't do video rendering then the i5 2500k would be the same power and save you a hundred bucks.
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So my dad wants an i7 rig but the problem i see is his budget. He is only looking to spend around a grand(ish) a little more with shipping to 50125.

He says he wants the i7 but not the top of the line nor bottom of the line mainly just wanting and i7 for 1. quad core and 2. because "its the best" he says lol so if anyone can help me out there will be rep given for a solid build within budget.
get this:
cpu- i7 2600k ($280 microcenter)
mobo- asus p67 sabertooth ($220 newegg)
gpu- gtx460 1gb ($150 newegg)
ram- 2x2gb corsair xms3/gskill ripjaws 1600mhz ($60 newegg)
psu- corsair tx650 ($70 newegg)
pc case- cooler master haf922 ($90 newegg)
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint f3 ($70 newegg)
cpu cooler- cooler master v6gt ($50 newegg)
optical drive- asus 24x dual layer ($20 newegg)
total- $992
hope u like this setup.
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