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Old June 5, 2011, 09:03 AM
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Q: 1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
A: Gaming and Media

Q: 2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
A: 800-100 bucks

Q: 3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
A: Sweden

Q: 4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
A: Dosent matter, as long as its the best for my budget

Q: 5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
A: None

Q: 6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
A: No

Q: 7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
A: If someone helps me with the overklocking, then yes

Q: 8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
A: November/December this year

Q: 9. What resolution do you use?
A: My screen has 1680 x 1050 so that's the default
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Old June 5, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Hey, what website are you ordering from? If it is a swedish/other site, how much is your budget in their currency? Final Q, are you able to reuse a monitor, keyboard, windows disk, etc, or is that part of the none.

Also, the price may change a lot from now to november. Bulldozer will come out, motherboards and GPUs will naturally drop in price, and RAM may increase/decrease.

For $800-1000 Canadian you can build an PII X6, decent mobo, 4GB of ram, and a 560TI (Nvidia) or a 6950 (ATI), plus all the other stuff required, the build will be a lot better in november though as, again, prices will fluctuate.
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Old June 5, 2011, 02:52 PM
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Hey, what website are you ordering from? If it is a swedish/other site, how much is your budget in their currency? Final Q, are you able to reuse a monitor, keyboard, windows disk, etc, or is that part of the none.

Im ordering from different sites, but Inet and Dustin mostly. The currency is 1USD=6.132 Swedish Crowns. Yes i Will reuse all that :)

Note that i Counted The budget as 1USD=7 Swedish Crowns. The budget Will be 5000-7000 in Swedish Crowns.

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Old June 5, 2011, 03:58 PM
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You need to decide if you will go with an AMD CPU, which is less expensive, but still performs quite decent, or an Intel CPU, which performs better but is more expensive.

- CORSAIR 4GB DDR3 XMS3 INTEL I5/I7 PC12800 1600MHZ CL9 (2X2GB)
- WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE 640GB SATA/300 16MB - 640GB, 7200RPM, Serial-ATA II anslutning och låg ljudnivå
- SILVERSTONE FULLTOWER RAVEN RV03 TOWER EATX BLACK
- CORSAIR GS 700W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V PSU - Nya nätaggregat i Corsairs stabila Gamer Series
- ASUS RADEON HD6950 1GB DCII GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/DP
- COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS S-1155/1156/1366/AM3
- SAMSUNG DVD±R/RW/RAM DL 22X SATA BULK SVART
X2 - SATA/SAS-KABEL VINKLAD-VINKLAD 0.5M

AMD CPU - Total ofabout 6685 with above items
- AMD PHENOM II X6 1090T BE 3.2GHZ 9MB SOCKET AM3 BOX +GAME - Den perfekta kombinationen av lågt pris, prestanda och energieffektivitet
- ASUS M5A99X EVO 990FX AM3+ ATX

Intel CPU - Total of about 6750 with above items
- INTEL CORE I5 2500K 3.30GHZ 6MB S-1155 - Nytt överklocknings monster på 4-kärnor med inbyggt grafikkort
- ASUS P8H67 B3 H67 S-1155 ATX

That does not include shipping, handling and taxes though.

Another point, you can save even more money with the AMD build if you use an 890GX, or 890FX chipset motherboard. The chipset is older, but it is still very good for 6 core processors, like the one I suggested. The reason I have a 990FX chipset motherboard is that it is likely to be more compatible with newer processors as they get released, so in a year or two if you want to purchase a new cpu, you can.

Final note, I listen an aftermarket cooler, so that you can overclock slightly. It is not the best, but it is still very capable.

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Old June 6, 2011, 01:57 AM
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Oh My god, you're a genius! One question though, how much FPS Will i get while playing Today's games with The Intel CPU and the AMD CPU?
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Old June 6, 2011, 05:07 AM
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One thing I should point out, the motherboard I have for the intel build, the second PCI-E x16 runs at x4 speed, it isn't that big of a deal though, just something you may consider.

About intel vs amd, on many games the graphics card is a bottleneck, but even in those games the Intel scores slightly higher. These were tested at your resolution, and high settings.

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