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What if I told you that there was no budget and to sratch the RAM for now?

Now you have gone and confused me - I can`t shop without funding :lol:

the MB and CPU combo you picked for me before was a total of $209. And RAM im guessing is between $40 and $60 so like $350 :)


The original MB and CPU combo = $209 + circa $50 for the Ram would have come to $259, was the figure you provided above at the time correct or should it have been less.
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What if I told you that there was no budget and to sratch the RAM for now?

Now you have gone and confused me - I can`t shop without funding :lol:

the MB and CPU combo you picked for me before was a total of $209. And RAM im guessing is between $40 and $60 so like $350 :)


The original MB and CPU combo = $209 + circa $50 for the Ram would have come to $259, was the figure you provided above at the time correct or should it have been less.


Lol my apologies. I was throwing in a few extra $ for some wiggle room. But what I meant by no budget was I am not worried about a limit. I thought the amount I might of suggested might have held back some deals that you found that were over my budget. I figured you might find just the MB and CPU combo for close to the price I was asking. :P
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Gotcha :thumbsup:

At the time the 3 items that I suggested were within your budget and suited your requirements, one improvement that I can make for you at present is swapping the CPU to the next best to yours and which is the top of the i5 series the 3570k http://www.microcent...duct_id=0388577 this deal was not available the other day.

FWIW if I was building this for myself at present I would choose the following MB http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
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Gotcha :thumbsup:

At the time the 3 items that I suggested were within your budget and suited your requirements, one improvement that I can make for you at present is swapping the CPU to the next best to yours and which is the top of the i5 series the 3570k http://www.microcent...duct_id=0388577 this deal was not available the other day.

FWIW if I was building this for myself at present I would choose the following MB http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=


OOOH I like that MB and the price... I am going to get that. The ram and CPU you provided in the previous post is compatible with this MB? here is the link to the post http://www.geekstogo...ost__p__2190252

Edited by heartgrave, 14 August 2012 - 12:21 PM.

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Yep all good http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ah2y

PCPartpicker will alert you if parts that you choose are incompatible ;)
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Yep all good http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ah2y

PCPartpicker will alert you if parts that you choose are incompatible ;)


Sorry for all the questions... but the original CPU you found for me was an 8 core and the ones you are showing me now are quad core. Is there a difference? And the CPU you are suggesting now... is it better than the original one you showed me back @ the start of this post that was in the combo, if you remeber what it was?
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Please ask as many questions as you feel you need to :thumbsup:

Yes there is a difference, the average user will not even use all four cores, a multi-tasker such as a video editor, 3D designer or CAD artist will as they will have multiple applications open at one time, the Intel equivalent of this is the i7 CPU as they have hyper threading (HT) capabilities.

Sorry I do not remember the CPU, AMD also make very good and very reasonably priced CPUs they do however have two very good CPU families to compete with, the Sandy Bridge and the newer Ivy Bridge.
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Please ask as many questions as you feel you need to :thumbsup:

Yes there is a difference, the average user will not even use all four cores, a multi-tasker such as a video editor, 3D designer or CAD artist will as they will have multiple applications open at one time, the Intel equivalent of this is the i7 CPU as they have hyper threading (HT) capabilities.

Sorry I do not remember the CPU, AMD also make very good and very reasonably priced CPUs they do however have two very good CPU families to compete with, the Sandy Bridge and the newer Ivy Bridge.


Ok! :P whichever you feel is the best for my desires is the one I will go with. :)
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Was the CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103960

Personally I would go with 3570k if only for the lower power usage, the final choice is yours.
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Was the CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103960

Personally I would go with 3570k if only for the lower power usage, the final choice is yours.


That CPU looks correct. If you feel the 3570K is better then thats what I will go with. I am going to have to buy in multiple orders and its gonna bug the [bleep] out of me seeing this shiny new MB sitting in front of me not able to be used. Im thinking I will buy the MB and RAM first. Then the CPU. Then Windows 7. But at that point Windows 8 will probably be released so I dont know yet :P

LMAO @ H e L L being bleeped

Edited by heartgrave, 14 August 2012 - 02:15 PM.

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In all honesty the AMD CPU will do exactly what you require and more so please do consider it over the Intel CPU that I suggested, I like the new Intel CPUs for their performance to power usage ratio 77W etc as opposed to the AMDs higher 125W TDP.

Would you like me to find an AMD MB and Ram to go with the CPU.
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In all honesty the AMD CPU will do exactly what you require and more so please do consider it over the Intel CPU that I suggested, I like the new Intel CPUs for their performance to power usage ratio 77W etc as opposed to the AMDs higher 125W TDP.

Would you like me to find an AMD MB and Ram to go with the CPU.


I like this MB you suggested http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

and the AMD 8 core CPU and the ram you put in the list... if they are all compatible im happy with it :) Would I again have to upgrade my PSU? I got a 650W.
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Unfortunately the AMD CPU will not fit in that MB as they are different socket (and brand) types.

Intel socket type MBs do tend to be better spec.

AMD items http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eDIl
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Unfortunately the AMD CPU will not fit in that MB as they are different socket (and brand) types.

Intel socket type MBs do tend to be better spec.

AMD items http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eDIl


OK in your ultimate computer genious opinion :) which would you go with? Ignore budget but think of top performance. The AMD package? Or the Intel Package?

I myself like the Intel package's MB due to the SLI and the look of it period... but then again I have NO idea what I am looking at when it comes to terms of performance stats.

Edited by heartgrave, 15 August 2012 - 02:52 PM.

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OK in your ultimate computer genious opinion :) which would you go with? Ignore budget but think of top performance. The AMD package? Or the Intel Package?

I myself like the Intel package's MB due to the SLI and the look of it period... but then again I have NO idea what I am looking at when it comes to terms of performance stats.


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Thank you but I am hardly worthy of such an accolade.

Intel and for the one particular reason that I mentioned earlier, better specs (including future upgrade potential).
The limiting factor in this particular instance is the size of the present case which in turn is restricting you to the Micro ATX size MB, compare the spec of an example Intel mATX MB and then look at an AMD brand board Intel http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= and an AMD type http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

FWIW if you had no interest in ever adding a second video card the above would not matter, I have mentioned this due to your reference to the SLi option.
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