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Old April 12, 2012, 04:41 PM's Avatar is offline
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My System Specs


If you want to go with a Core i7 Six Core CPU which is LGA 2011 you will need an LGA 2011 motherboard.

I just priced these parts and it is almost hitting your $500.00 amount. That doesn't include a hard drive, blu-ray drive or case and fans.

ASUS P9X79 ATX LGA2011 X79 - $256.12

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M Modular 750W - $116.12

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 - $52.37

Total: $424.61

I honestly recommend going with an LGA 1155 build. A core i7 2600K or 2700K should do fine for rendering and gaming. That will save you about $300 on the CPU alone.

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