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Should I buy or build.? AMD or Intel?


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Hi Everyone. :happy:

I am looking to purchase or build a new system . I have been looking at a few prebuilt desktops at TigerDirect but unsure which might be for me.

I am an avid gamer of online games such as the former City of Heroes, EQ2, Star Wars etc. In addition I play Sims 3 and any other forms of Sim type games. The ability to multi task with it is a must because I enjoy listening to music and do some video and sound editing.

So Video and Sound are important to me.

I am hoping to find a system that I do not have to much in right after purchasing it.

It has been several years since I bought a PreBuilt PC,I have in the past built at home because of many things including all the technology out there learning all the new processors, motherboards etc can be an experience lol. If anyone would like to help me with a new build I would be open to it.

To date I have been an Avid AMD user but again not adverse to Intel if I can exceed with a better desktop over an AMD in prices.

I also have been seeing a lot of CyberPower PC's lately but I have never seen or heard anyone I know owning one.
Looking to spend like all as low as possible like everyone best bang for my buck.

Budget 700.00 to 800.00 (do also want to find a reasonable 27" monitor)


A few I have looked at on Tiger Direct:



At $850.00 after rebates. Sold out currently online but returns often and I do have a Tiger Direct Store locally.


http://www.tigerdire...2&sku=A50-13000

ASUS Essentio CM6870-US-3AD Desktop PC - 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz, 16GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 620, Blu-ray ROM/DVDRW, Keyboard/Mouse, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


At: $788.00
http://www.tigerdire...9024&CatId=1887

CyberPowerPC GU6029 Gaming PC - ATX, AMD FX 6100 3.3GHz, 16GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, DVDRW, 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7750, Keyboard/Mouse, Windows 8 64-bit


I have also been shown this built


http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/p/xRIW

SO thank you in advance for any thoughts ideas etc.
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Hi Everyone. :happy:

I am looking to purchase or build a new system . I have been looking at a few prebuilt desktops at TigerDirect but unsure which might be for me.

I am an avid gamer of online games such as the former City of Heroes, EQ2, Star Wars etc. In addition I play Sims 3 and any other forms of Sim type games. The ability to multi task with it is a must because I enjoy listening to music and do some video and sound editing.

So Video and Sound are important to me.

I am hoping to find a system that I do not have to much in right after purchasing it.

It has been several years since I bought a PreBuilt PC,I have in the past built at home because of many things including all the technology out there learning all the new processors, motherboards etc can be an experience lol. If anyone would like to help me with a new build I would be open to it.

To date I have been an Avid AMD user but again not adverse to Intel if I can exceed with a better desktop over an AMD in prices.

I also have been seeing a lot of CyberPower PC's lately but I have never seen or heard anyone I know owning one.
Looking to spend like all as low as possible like everyone best bang for my buck.

Budget 700.00 to 800.00 (do also want to find a reasonable 27" monitor)


A few I have looked at on Tiger Direct:



At $850.00 after rebates. Sold out currently online but returns often and I do have a Tiger Direct Store locally.


http://www.tigerdire...2&sku=A50-13000

ASUS Essentio CM6870-US-3AD Desktop PC - 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz, 16GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 620, Blu-ray ROM/DVDRW, Keyboard/Mouse, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


At: $788.00
http://www.tigerdire...9024&CatId=1887

CyberPowerPC GU6029 Gaming PC - ATX, AMD FX 6100 3.3GHz, 16GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, DVDRW, 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7750, Keyboard/Mouse, Windows 8 64-bit


I have also been shown this built


http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/p/xRIW

SO thank you in advance for any thoughts ideas etc.



If you should go with your first one on the list go with the i7 3770k...a lot of gamers use this configuration . and if you go with your parts picker i would suggest you go with an i5 3570k also you will need a 500 watt PSU for that card....a lot of gamers say this performs as good as an i7 3770k and is cheaper..

Edited by Veeg, 23 January 2013 - 08:58 PM.

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