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Old 04-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Deciding between two builds

Hey guys Im planning on building my first computer soon and I've come up with two builds that I have come up with using guides and advice from other forums. Also is there anything I should take out and replace from the two builds to make them cheaper

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Old 04-05-2010, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Deciding between two builds

if you can afford the i7 build then it shouldn't be too hard to decide.

i7 > pii

what's your budget though? we might be able to get you a better build, or atleast cheaper.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Deciding between two builds

Yeah don't bother with that vapor x card, although it cools slightly better, the reference cooler for 5870 is just fine.
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If you have the money go for the i7 build. But you'll need 3x2GB to take advantage of the triple channel. Get this one instead Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM - Desktop Memory
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