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ctshnic

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Heres what i bought so far

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000I5JHB0 got it for 78 on ebay

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136296 got it for 58 on ebay

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153106 got it for 72 on newegg

befor i spend any more money would like to get some advice

i was thinking about getting AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103913

and idk much about motherboards or video cards
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Hi ctchnic.

Would be happy to help but first.

The HDD was incredibly cheap so I think you should try to find out if it is a genuine product. Register it on the WD website and see if you can get warranty and support for it.

What will you mainly use the PC for?

Have you a budget?
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i most want to for games i would not like to go over 400 for the cpu and motherboard but willing to spend a little more if i have to. After i did some reading i dont think i will go with the Phenom II X6 1100T BE.Now am thinking Phenom II X4 Black Edition 975 or spending a little more and getting Intel Core i7 2600. What do you think Intel Core i7 2600 or Phenom II X4 Black Edition 975.
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I am a AMD person and just looking at the description of the two cpu's I see this.

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W

AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core


Native the AMD is faster but the Intel uses less wattage.
AMD uses 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache
Intel uses 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache

AMD uses more L2 cache then the Intel but has less L3 cache.
The big difference for me is the price.
AMD is 189.99
Intel is 299.99

Now the opinions of each person will differ and always have been between Intel and AMD but I prefer the AMD for gaming. I would suggest looking at the motherboards and try to find one manufacturer that makes the same board for Intel and AMD. That way you can see the price difference there. The boards will be identical except for which CPU it will accept.
Hopefully this helps a little in your decision.
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i bought a intel Core i7-2600 for 270.50 now i need a motherboard any suggestions
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I was thinking MSI P67A-GD65 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard

http://www.tigerdire...5&Sku=M452-6209

What you guys think
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From your other post you are getting info about the Sandy Bridge PSUs but will give some info here. >
http://www.bit-tech....bridge-review/1

The integrated graphics will not give you the best game play experience.

I would swap the 2600, (no good for overclocking) for a 2500K, (very easy to overclock) and spend the savings on a decent video card.

For the Mobo I would look for the Asus, socket 1155, Pro or Deluxe.
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I am going to buy a video card.I dont know it came with the integrated graphics.So all i need now to put it together is motherboard and memory.I will worry about video card after i get them.What motherboard and memory should i get.Will i still need a Sound Card, Networking Card?
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You are asking the same questions in your other post. To save getting confused I would stay with that post.
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I just bought a MSI P67A-GD65 motherboard.I need a Graphics card.I realy dont want to spend more then 150 but i could go up to 200.What card should i get?
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Will i still need a Sound Card, Networking Card?


NO. Sound and LAN are intergrated on the Motherboard.

Did you bother to read my Post #8 here, >
http://www.geekstogo...49#entry1986049 ???
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