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post #11 of 53
There's no better feeling than putting your own rig together! once you do it once you will never go back. Not only that but it's also cheaper
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post #12 of 53
100% build your own PC! You can ALWAYS get way more for the same money as a pre-built and I can pretty much guarantee you that when it's built and set up to your spec it will run better and be more reliable, especially at your budget range!

I always tell everyone "Do not buy a prefab, let me build it for you" and not one of the people I have built a system for has ever wished they did otherwise.

Home Build = better value, better flexibility, better upradability, better warranty (each part has it's own and PSUs can have up to 7 years or more alone), better satisfaction when it's done and just... better
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post #13 of 53
If you are building a PC its important to prepare yourself for worst case scenarios and decide if you have the time and willingness to troubleshoot potential hardware problems. If you think you do then go for it and have a lot of fun.
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post #14 of 53
Building your own PC is way much better
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post #15 of 53
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Originally Posted by goldskin View Post
thx for the replies so far guys, so yall suggest building my own PC? whats the difference between 2500 and 2600? i play games watch movies and photoshop with my computer do i need 2500 or 2600?
The main differences are:

2600K
hyperthreading - 8 logical cores on 4 physical cores
more L3 cache - 8MB

2500K
no hyperthreading - 4 logical cores on 4 physical cores
less L3 cache - 6MB

There are also some differences in the integrated graphics cores, but if you are going to be using a discrete GPU, you can ignore it. Hyperthreading can give you a moderate boost if you run programs that can take advantage of the extra logical cores, but at the cost of slightly increased temperatures under heavy load. I'm not sure if Photoshop benefits from hyperthreading.
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post #16 of 53
Thread Starter 
ok gentlemen, i am thankful for all the quick replies. now if i were to use 2600k, may be over clocking, do i need water cooling? is water cooling only for processor?
post #17 of 53
You don't need water cooling. It's enjoyable, though, and you certainly can add your video card in a loop with the CPU if you want.
post #18 of 53
you need a really good cooler, people around here are great for offering coolers, it is not always necessary to get a water cooler, unless you want to go overboard on your overclocking, and if you are mainly going to be gaming you don't need to focus on the processor, but 2500k is good for future proofing, although you could go cheaper
Edited by phantasmor - 4/12/11 at 11:07am
post #19 of 53
buy this.
build it.
?????
profit.

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post #20 of 53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by musashin View Post
buy this.
build it.
?????
profit.

damn bro, u put up a set for me, lemme take a look at this
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