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farid

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#1
Heya all! I would like to buy a new PC, since the one that Im using right now it's like 3 years old.

I've been using Intel and nVidia all the time, but I don't know if right now AMD might be the best bang for the buck (for CPU & GPU) so im open to advices!

So, here's the build:
CPU: Core i5 2500k
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP UD3
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD
Patriot Pyro SE PPSE120GS25SSDR 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Basically, that's what I picked, I would like to know if going for a 750W Corsair PSU is more than enough for that build. I already got a 1TB HDD SATA III 6.0. Also, I might be able to get an i7 2600 for the price of the i5, the thing is that I don't know if it's worth since the i7 isn't unlocked and I would like to OC. Also, I choose Gigabyte MOBO, but again, if theres something better (ASUS, EVGA perhaps?) im open to advices!

Thx a lot for your help guys! :D
 

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i7 has no benefit in gaming and that build looks great. except. get the gtx 560 ti 448 core. or if u can afford it newegg is having a sale on the zotac gtx 580, $380 free ship no tax.

also the asus vs248h-p is really the best asus monitor in that price range. and a corsair 650w bronze is plenty for that setup.

i5-2500k is plenty for gaming though. if you plan to do video editing grab a 2600.

also 1866 speed ram has no extra benefit in gaming. i mean if the ssd is going to be your ONLY hard drive, then yeah it would help make everything all around snappier. but if u plan to have your games on a regular 7200rpm hard drive then 1333 ram is just as good as 1866 for gaming. again if multitask then 1866 is fine.
 
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The power supply is more than enough.
 

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I would change the board to the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3

I have this board and I love it, has TONS of features and the sound is something I am most happy with

Also Phusius Please do not double or triple post.
 

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farid what did you end up deciding on?

also sorry brandon, i am new to these forums and i keep forgetting
 

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also sorry brandon, i am new to these forums and i keep forgetting
I understand but the mods HATE double/triple posting and you could end up getting infracted if you continue, thats why I asked you to please stop. I would hate to see you get in trouble. If you click advanced when you edit, you have the option to delete your posts.
 
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if poss, id try and hold out till may on the gpu in hopes of savein some money but nows good too":) nice rig
 

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#9
Wait til next month and get a 3570k and z77 combo
 

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I really advise getting at least a 2GB card. A 7870/7850/6970/6950 maybe
 
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Wait til next month and get a 3570k and z77 combo
yep z77 is good too but ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z is nice too and the price is under $180
:toast:
 

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Well, I'll be buying the PC probably in the next 2-3 weeks, maybe I could get the new for the z77 and 3570k, what do you guys think? Also, I forgot to mention that I will use that PC mostly for gaming and work on AUTOCAD sometimes.

Thx A LOT for your help guys! :toast:

EDIT: BTW no amd for GPU/CPU then?
 
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Well, for the most part AMD CPUs can't compete against the i5-2500k in gaming. AMD's 8 core CPUs are okay for multitasking, rendering, encoding and the like where all 8 cores get used, but it looses to a Pentium in old single/dual threaded games, an i5 in most modern games, and loses to an i7 in just about everything. There is the bright side that there is a chance that the socket will be supported longer, but no guarantee, so unless you just strongly prefer AMD, Intel is a better option.
GPU wise, the newer AMD GPUs have a much better performance/ watt than most nvidia GPUs( save for the 680) and support more features, overclock well, and are good, given the price drop on the gtx 500 series it is much up to preference and whether you will OC your GPU.
 

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Well, for the most part AMD CPUs can't compete against the i5-2500k in gaming. AMD's 8 core CPUs are okay for multitasking, rendering, encoding and the like where all 8 cores get used, but it looses to a Pentium in old single/dual threaded games, an i5 in most modern games, and loses to an i7 in just about everything. There is the bright side that there is a chance that the socket will be supported longer, but no guarantee, so unless you just strongly prefer AMD, Intel is a better option.
GPU wise, the newer AMD GPUs have a much better performance/ watt than most nvidia GPUs( save for the 680) and support more features, overclock well, and are good, given the price drop on the gtx 500 series it is much up to preference and whether you will OC your GPU.
So, you think in the next weeks the price of the GTX 580 will go down a bit? Maybe I could afford that. Right now Im not able to spend 300 bucks on a GPU :shadedshu .

I probably will wait the next 2-3 weeks since the new stuff is coming, right?

Thx a lot!!!!
 
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Well, I'm not sure it will hit quite that low but the Radeon HD 7850, gtx 570 are around there I believe, and you might find a good used card
 

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Heya all! I would like to buy a new PC, since the one that Im using right now it's like 3 years old.

I've been using Intel and nVidia all the time, but I don't know if right now AMD might be the best bang for the buck (for CPU & GPU) so im open to advices!

So, here's the build:
CPU: Core i5 2500k
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP UD3
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD
Patriot Pyro SE PPSE120GS25SSDR 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Basically, that's what I picked, I would like to know if going for a 750W Corsair PSU is more than enough for that build. I already got a 1TB HDD SATA III 6.0. Also, I might be able to get an i7 2600 for the price of the i5, the thing is that I don't know if it's worth since the i7 isn't unlocked and I would like to OC. Also, I choose Gigabyte MOBO, but again, if theres something better (ASUS, EVGA perhaps?) im open to advices!

Thx a lot for your help guys! :D
Your component selection looks great to me ! maybe the PSU could be better, but it looks good !
 
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Although new to the forums myself, I would add that while the 560Ti 448cores is a phenomenal card, especially at the price (performance on par with a stock 570), you may be limited to one card as I have heard many places that it is considered limited edition, so finding a second one down the road for SLI may be impossible... Something to consider.