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Old May 6, 2012, 06:40 PM
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My System Specs


If its in the budget then a 3570k would be great, or a 2500k. If you do not plan to do any over clocking, then I would save a few $ and go for a i5 2400/3450/3550. I would pair it with a GTX 560 or 560Ti depending on how much $ is left in the budget. They are both substantially more powerful than a 550Ti, but aren't over kill. I don't see much point in going for anything more powerful than you said they are not extremely demanding GPU games. At this point there is very few scenarios to suggest going with an AMD build. My rig is AMD, but unless they get their desktop CPU sorted out my next computer will be intel.

Tomshardware did a review of CPU for gaming and in the end an i3 2100 had better FPS than any Phenom II or FX CPU from AMD.

Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3770@4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, 4x4gb ram, EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
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