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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
Let me tell you one thing, x6 1100T Will OUTPERFORM i5 And its about the same price, if not cheaper.

Let me Build you An i5 Based Pc.
IT depends, x6 1100T only beats i5 with programs what can use all 6cores but most don't. and plus i5 2500k easly gets 5.0GHZ on a good Air cooler..
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post #12 of 23
aw balls. guess i'll try linking the items individually.
chassis: HAF X (for example purposes) $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225
PSU: Corsair HX Series 850w (assuming you want multiple cards in the future) $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131702
CPU: Intel i5 2500K approx $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
GPU: Any GTX 570/580, AMD HD 6970 you want. Approx $360/500/360 respectively.
RAM: Pretty much any 4gb DDR3 1600 kit approx $50-60 or any 8 gb DDR3 1600 kit approx $100
Hard Drives: 64GB SSD for boot approx $130
for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148361
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD for storage $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284
Optical Drive: Something like this $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
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post #13 of 23
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Here it is. i5 Build...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/w...esc=i5%20Build

I tried to keep the price the same. This one is about $1630 i5, 8Gb Ram, SDD Crossfire HD 6850
everything in this build seems good but here something kinda better

cpu: I5 2500k (179) http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589

SSD: OCZ V2 this one a bit better then that kingston SSD and everyone seems to like it better http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...304&CatId=5300

Ram: same brand but 1333 @ 7-8-7-20 has better timings which i heard is better (timing over speed with the new chips) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145290

DVD: i would just get that bluray just in case might have to burn a bluray or read one someday, future proof it since its in your budget but that one is kinda overprice would just this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-346-_-Product

and case it up to you on what you like? i would say the Coolermaster HAF-x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

OR

Antec DF-85(has great air flow)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-087-_-Product
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post #14 of 23
I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to figure out how to send a link to the cart or wish list. So I said screw it and took a picture:



It was very hastily made, but should provide you with a solid start; comes out to $1480 after tax. Case is personal preference, it's just a solid choice. SSD can be dropped to a smaller capacity if you don't see yourself putting many applications beyond the OS onto it; 60GB would be plenty. You can grab a cheaper cooler, like the NH-D14, the H50, etc. Add whatever hard drive you would like; I would recommend the Samsung Spinpoint F3, but Newegg is out of stock on those. If you're feeling dangerous, you can upgrade to the GTX 580 and get a beefier PSU.

EDIT: I'll check back in on this thread tomorrow, need to sleep. Good luck!
Edited by EfemaN - 4/3/11 at 10:25pm
post #15 of 23
I put together what i think is a great build ! Your budget allows you to get high end parts!!!!!! I myself would get a 2600k ( alot more cpu for a little more green) But 2500k is a good cpu .

http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/w...A43&Desc=build 1

this build comes right in at 1641.95 shipped ( with 30.00 of mail in rebates) Puts you at 1614.00 out the door!
Edited by MIKEVALL - 4/3/11 at 11:03pm
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post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I'm really debating between all of the builds on this page. They all are really good builds. I'm really glad I came to this site before buying the parts. All of this is really helpful. This is what I think I'm going to do.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=23259808

It went a little over budget but the i7 2600k cost $296 with tax at a microcenter I have access to which is less than the newegg price but I added it to the list for illustration and I'll have to get the spinpoint f3 from another place since newegg is sold out.

How does that list look?
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Maxing out games on a 1080p can be done cheaper than $1600, I think. Have you looked at Tom's recent builds?
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post #18 of 23
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How does that list look?
The build looks good but for the same price you can get a gtx 580 with an aftermarket cooler (like the asus direct cu one) which will run cooler and quieter.
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
Let me tell you one thing, x6 1100T Will OUTPERFORM i5 And its about the same price, if not cheaper.

Let me Build you An i5 Based Pc.
No.
OP should go for a 2600k, which is much better than even the best amd cpus.
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Maxing out games on a 1080p can be done cheaper than $1600, I think. Have you looked at Tom's recent builds?
Well I'm not one to want to throw money out the window for the sake of it. I really value price : performance ratio. I just want a gaming rig that can last me a decent amount of time and I can upgrade it easily every so often to keep it semi up to date. This is also my first real rig so I figured I should treat myself nicely. The build that I have listed at that budget also seems to fulfill some secondary goals of mine which are to tinker around and overclock and maybe even fold a little. I figure this kind of lets me do a little bit of everything.

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The build looks good but for the same price you can get a gtx 580 with an aftermarket cooler (like the asus direct cu one) which will run cooler and quieter.
Thanks for that catch. I'll be sure to check that out and modify my build to reflect that.
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