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Old 09-19-2011, 12:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Everything but the motherboard would stay the same with a switch to Intel.
+$88 Intel i5 2500k + Win7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM.
+$5 Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3.
Rebate stays the same, so +$93 overall.

Also if you want the GTX 560 Ti I would go with one of these since they come with better coolers and a factory overclock:
$245 MSI GTX 560Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 880/1760, $20 Rebate + 2 Games.
$235 Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 900/1800, $30 Rebate + 1 Game, $7.56 shipping.

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I actually think I found the rite CPU to fit my build .. now do not be shocked.. I still want your honest opinions... I believe I may go with the i3 2100. In the testing against the AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE it beat it .. and I can upgrade later to the i7 when the price is more reasonable to my budget...

AnandTech - Bench - CPUhat do you guys think ?

Also if I get this I would splurge more on the graphics card and may get the 570 hd

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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you could go to a dual core, but i think future games will like the quad core a lot better.
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I have the i3 2100 myself. It's good for what I do, surfing the net, playing MineCraft, CS5, and running a lot of gadgets and progs that run in background.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Upon further research I have decided to go with the i5 2500k ... I am going to use the 560 ti GPU ... can anyone help me create the rest of my build.. remember I dont need a large hard drive.. I have never used more than 50 gbs.. Remember I am still trying to stay within budget and the i5 + GPU is ~ 400 ... that gives me 300 - 400 to play with ..
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@ k20a2typer, please don't double post, if you have something else to add to the conversation and no one has posted a reply since your last post (within a 24 hr. period), please use the edit button (looks like a pencil) to add it to your previous post.

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