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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 12:00 PM
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The Ivy Bridge allows no bottle-necking on the PCIe 3.0 lane though, and the 640 is future proof in the fact of FXAA, it allows Multi-Sampling be done quicker, so quality over quantity...

The GT 640 has such low performance that it doesn't even come close to being bottlenecked by the old pci-e 2.0 standard. It is the entry level nvidia card, and should not be purchased by anybody who actually wants to enjoy games from the last 3 years.
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I usually don't vouch for a 2500k at a $700 budget given the poor balance and less potential GPU power but given the need to play Starcraft II on which performance heavily favours Intel processors a 2500k seems reasonable.  Just be forewarned that $200 CPUs on $700 budgets throw off the balance, and I normally suggest $100 CPUs such as on AM3 platform (they happen to be going for really low prices at the moment to clear stock and you can pair a future-proof AM3+ board) and a better GPU or an SSD with the cash saved unless the budget exceeds $900-1000.

 

The 640? I don't think it's very good, and you might get better value out of an HD 6870 or so.


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IF for gaming I would also suggest AMD cpu/gpu

But with the desire to fraps and edit photos/videos the 2500k + 6850 will do an admirable job

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I usually don't vouch for a 2500k at a $700 budget given the poor balance and less potential GPU power but given the need to play Starcraft II on which performance heavily favours Intel processors a 2500k seems reasonable.  Just be forewarned that $200 CPUs on $700 budgets throw off the balance, and I normally suggest $100 CPUs such as on AM3 platform (they happen to be going for really low prices at the moment to clear stock and you can pair a future-proof AM3+ board) and a better GPU or an SSD with the cash saved unless the budget exceeds $900-1000.

The 640? I don't think it's very good, and you might get better value out of an HD 6870 or so.

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Here is a couple simulation builds.

If you are going to overclock, go AMD for this budget, the extra cores will help with BF3 mulltiplayer too.
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($115.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $783.82
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
add a cooler (212+ for example) for overclocking

Intel will be better if you do not want to overclock
Intel build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $740.83
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

for budgets under $1000, an i3 is better to get than an i5.

Personally, I would go with the AMD build, you will get very playable frames in SCII and it will have more gaming performance once you overclock it.

Edit: Only get that RAM if you are near a microcenter, if you are not, buy it from newegg or B&H.

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