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Old 03-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Going to be spending $800-900 on PC parts

So in the next few weeks I'll be dropping around $800-900 on parts. I'm looking to make the switch over to intel (looking to do an i7). So this leaves you all the fun, fun task of suggesting parts!

Current build

Ram: 4GB DDR3 (Replace)
CPU: Phenom II X4 945 @ 3GHz (Replace)
Mobo: ASUS M4A78TE 790GX AM3 (Replace)
HDD: Seagate 320GB (Replace)
GPU: MSI GTX 570 OC
PSU: Corsair TX750W
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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well, here's what i go for

processor - i7-2600
motherboard - ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

processor/motherboard combo - 464.99 - (2 listed above) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.840495

ram - 8gig - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (on sale at newegg for 49.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345

totals 514.98+shipping. save some money to get a 600 series video card if they're ever released.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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COOLER MASTER RR-ACCY-2011-R1 Intel LGA2011 Retention Bracket for Hyper 212 EVO & Hyper 212 Plus got this and the cm cooler and your good to go
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:38 AM   #6
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If you have a Micro Center nearby, get the 2500K for 179$
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #7
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Not really related to OP but is that MSI GTX 570 OC and is it the Twin Frozr III edition? Because i'm planning on buying one but theres not really any reviews!
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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Caveman Nice build but missing some minor details IMO
1. the 3.6G quad core is 100 more than a SB I7 2600K and it's locked 3.8G turbo so no faster than the 2600's turbo
2. Quad channel memory wouldn't it be better to use it 4x4G
3. Mobo only has 4 memory slots witch for a quad channel SUCK's IMO

I think the saved money could go else where ie another 570 OC, SSD perhaps..
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
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lol did get my quad and x6 cores mixed there shouldn't have so many windows open

yes what borg said 2600 would be better for this rig
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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lol did get my quad and x6 cores mixed there shouldn't have so many windows open

yes what borg said 2600 would be better for this rig
meh keep up the good build's, I've given up as u usually beat me to it and I seam to have less time to put up parts list now..
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