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Old June 21, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Default Gaming Rig Overhaul

Hey guys,

I am planning on overhauling my gaming rig. Currently running an i7 920, HD6950 6GB RAM.

I am planning on tearing the guts out and getting new ones.

What I am planning to buy:
- Motherboard and CPU: prefer Intel. Not sure whether 1155 or 2011. Not even sure whether i5 or i7. Was considering i7 3770K. i5 3570K is also not bad. Is there something from AMD to consider?
- RAM: want at least 8GB. Kingston HyprX, Corsair Vengence, not sure. Prices are good so I am flexible.
- GPU: I am deciding between 7970 or 680. 680 will cost about little more, but performance might be worth it.
- SSD: So far I've decided on the Crucial m4 128GB. Seems like a solid choice.
- Monitor: Considering the Asus PA238Q from Futureshop. I have a gift-card from Futureshop, so I think that monitor is a good choice. Looking at 23, max 24 inch monitors.

So my main concern is which platform to start with. 1155 or 2011? Maybe AMD?

My budget is about $1200 to $1400. I don't need the case, HDD, PSU, OS, ODD since I am keeping those.
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