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Old 03-14-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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so i read all the review bout different processor etc and i still love the i7 2600k
over the new AMD FX series

what do you all think

now i want to build a pc base on that price range and need help from you guys i will buy them from amazon

i am looking a a gigabyte board much cheaper than asus and great quality
rip jaw ram to me looks cool cheap and has good reviews so 4gb is enough for me

i also want an external usb HD

not sure which graphic card but ATI is much cheap and these days are beating the Nvidia with performance

so help me out guys

list out the parts and models so i can search for them on amazon

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If you're in USA, Newegg.com is recommended over Amazon. Nothing wrong with Amazon, Newegg is just usually better

For gaming, there's little incentive to go with Zambezi/FX. Compared to the Phenom IIs, they deliver fewer frames per second with higher Ghz. The FX-4100 is a good deal for gamers, but that's the end of the line for the new FX processors and gaming performance.

That said, there's nothing wrong with a solid Phenom II right now. Mine games great. I only experience a small bottleneck on Skyrim, and only because I completely max that game out.

I say this because at the $700 price range, you're not going to fit a 2600k in. What you can realistically do is build with a socket-1155 i3 and be ready to upgrade to a 2600k in the future. The $800 Intel list in our suggested build sticky is a great place to start and see where we can trim costs to bring it down to $700.

Here's a sample list I would start with:
Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

The 650w PSU is a little overkill, but it leaves you the option to upgrade to something better than a 550 Ti in the future.

That motherboard has some excellent features for its price. If down the road you want to rock a RAID setup, a pair of SLI'd video cards, and an overclocked 2600k, that motherboard will do it all just fine. Also ready for Ivy Bridge.

Realistically, there's no way to fit a 2600k into this budget and get a gaming graphics card.

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not sure which graphic card but ATI is much cheap and these days are beating the Nvidia with performance
Im sorry but i have to disagree with you there, ATI cards are good but there DRIVERS are what let them down .

I agree with what's already been said in the above post I suggest you take the advice.

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The i5 2500K is the best deal, games do not now and will not in the near future need the hyper-threading ability of the i7 CPUs.

Looks like you may not be in the U.S. if not check the shipping and any duties/importrestrictions before buying.
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i like what you guys said, i forgot to mention that with the 800 price that doesnt include a screen or case or speakers those will be bought separate

and my current system i have now is over 9 years old so bout time i upgrade and i still love and i7 but i dont know

which do do you all think is better i7 2600k or the amd fx 6100 or 8120
they are cheaper than the i7 but are they really better

so i am not sure which to use i have buy stuff based or ratings and reviews since i dont live in the usd and consider shipping fees so thats why cant buy cases etc online the weight will kill me
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For gaming, none of the FX processors are worth buying except for the FX-4100, and the FX-4100 is only a good deal because it's so cheap ($110).

Also, if your only concern is gaming, save yourself $100 and pick the i5-2500k instead of the 2600k. There is not $100 worth of performance between the two.

If your price range is now $800 then you can afford a 2500k and a better video card. Here's one I would recommend:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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You appear to be located outside the US so look over our suggested build list for a guide and find those components in your area. All of out builds use top quality known compatible components.
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i live in the caribbean, so with the usd currency i stil have to multiply 800 x 6.35 in my own money

and locally for me here they still sell all those items alot more expensive so its cheaper to buy online thats why i posted the question here i know you guys game alot and are better are picking this stuff since you are around it

so it helps in my choice as to what to choose cant deny the i7 is great just to much i 5 is a boss
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Use your favorite online supplier and use our build list for a guide.
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well i should prob upgrade the price to 850 usd i will be buying the screen and speakers in my country

so i want a 32bit system rite now
4gig ram - i checked ripjaw web site with the heatsink at it looks to be the cheapest btw cosair n the other

320 g hard drive
dvd burner and rom
i am looking at getting a lighted usb keyboard n mouse
a 1gb graphic card possible ati - good prices
a usb 3 type motherboard
and hopefully a i7 processor
and hopefully a 60 gb ssd
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Once you find the components you want, compose a list, post it in this thread and we can advise accordingly.
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lets try this any one of you guys build a i7 system for me which the cheapest board graphic card etc and lets see whats the price will be like
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We have two i7 builds, $1200 & $1500 Intel, here that you can use as a guide: Want to Build a New Intel or AMD System / Revised 2012 and updated regularly

Once again, look over our builds, compose a list of components that are available to you, post that list here by Brand Name & Model and we can advise accordingly.
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$1200.00 Intel Spec 


Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67 @ $199.99
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


CPU: Intel i7-2600K SandyBridge 3.4ghz @ $319.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K


Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560ti @ $249.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 


Ram: G.Skill RipJaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 @ $29.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL


Case: Coolermaster RC-692 Mid Tower ATX spec @ $94.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 


Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX-750 Watt @ $104.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


DVD Rom Drive: LG Black 24X DVD & CD Burner @ $18.99
Newegg.com - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - CD / DVD Burners


CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520 @ $41.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible


Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB 6.0 Gb/s @ $129.99
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 


------> Be sure to connect this drive to the Sata 6.0 ports to achieve 6.0 drive speed otherwise the drive will operate at Sata 3.0 which is NOT a big difference but why not squeeze all you can.


Subtotal: $1190.91




$1500.00 Intel Spec 


Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 @ $194.99
Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


CPU: Intel i7-950 (3.06 ghz quad core) @ $269.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950


Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX570 @ $349.99
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

[note: the EVGA 560ti video card is very close in bench marks with a more attractive cost of $249.99]

Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws (3 x 2gb) DDR3-1600 @ $59.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

Case: Coolermaster HAF-932 @ $99.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window

Power Supply: Corsair Pro-Series AX-850 @ $189.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


DVD Rom Drive: LG Black 24X DVD & CD Burner @ $18.99
Newegg.com - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - CD / DVD Burners


CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler $89.99
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler


Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 2 ea @ $129.99
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Subtotal: $1533.90
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Im sorry but i have to disagree with you there, ATI cards are good but there DRIVERS are what let them down .

I agree with what's already been said in the above post I suggest you take the advice.

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That is not a good argument to make. Technology advances, and they have found fixes to the driver problems. Those problems are mainly true for 6xxx and below..
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I have a HD5770 and only one driver version gave me an issue. Intalled the one below that (at that time) and problem fixed. Both Ati/Amd and Nvidia have had driver issues.
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AMD/ATI seem to have more than their share of driver issues but there are commonly ways around that. Nvidia and AMD/ATI chips are both good but they need to be on a reliable brand of board also.
I primarily use ATI in retail builds simply because they are usually a better bang for buck.
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lets try this any one of you guys build a i7 system for me which the cheapest board graphic card etc and lets see whats the price will be like
If your purpose is gaming, the processor impacts performance much less than the video card. I enjoy excellent quality gaming with a processor that only cost me $112 and a video card that was $250.

But if you just have to have an i7, the 2600K comes with a GPU integrated on the chip. Put it in a z68 motherboard and you will have display without having to purchase a video card.

The Intel integrated graphics are not made for gaming. You can game on it but you have to crank the settings down very low. I actually played a lot of League of Legends on my laptop's i3.

If you want, you could build it without a video card now and then save up and buy a card later. The cheapest I'd go without sacrificing quality anywhere would run a little over $700 and go like this:

Intel i7-2600k
GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) Z68 Motherboard
8gb CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3-1600 (2x4gb)
650w CORSAIR TX-650
Seagate Barracuda 500gb 6gb/s
LG 22x DVD-Burner
Rosewill Blackbone case

This would run about $710 for us in the US. Not sure how much it'd cost you.
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that last post sounded good but as i said i am willing to go 850usd but no more and i am building a 32 bit sys rite now so al i want is 4 gb ram

and the i7 build you guys keep using asus. dont you like gigabyte??

can you all recoment boards that the i7 can work with cause i wil buy a 1 gb card the onboard graphic wont be enough to game ?
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Gigabyte Mobo's are very good and toothman listed one in Post #18.

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