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February 23, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
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That setup goes over my $800 budget.
My girlfriend is actually getting my HDD for me. She wants to help a bit, which is nice.
That build was just to show you an alternative. I realize it was over but there are further cuts you could make.
e.g. drop the GPU to a 7850, get a cheaper PSU (Corsair CX500 or similar)
I likes considerate girlfriends, mine brings me some of my fave stuff from home when she visits (I'm from Ireland but working in Kiev, Ukraine)
Another alternative is to go with something along the lines of what I posted (z77 based) but have an i3.. then in a few years when you want an upgrade, you can buy a 3770k or something for a drop in performance increase in the CPU department.
As far as I'm aware (I'm no guru on them) SSD's are much better under Intels than AMD's.. But AKG or someone else will be able to show more on that.
AMD Vishera FX-6300 & FX-4300 Review
That said the AMD will be much better at highly multi-threaded tasks. The Intels are much better at single threads (and you haven't mentioned anything that needs more threads anyway)
I have nothing against AMD and if thats the route you want then of course thats fine, I only intend to present alternatives.
Last edited by Dzzope; February 23, 2013 at
My System Specs
MSI MPower Z77
I7 3770k under a Corsair H110
2* 8GB Gskill RipjawZ 1866
SLI Stock 780's
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB WD Black 1TB, WD Black 2TB
XFX 1000W Platinum
NZXT Phantom 630 White
Dell U2713HM and U2311H
Win 7 64 Ultimate
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