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tyler94

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Hey guys I am looking to build my first desktop computer and I am wondering for my 300-400 price range would it be better to buy a i7 2600k or wait for a ivy bridge cpu I want a powerful gaming machine without having to pay 1k for the cpu any input greatly appreciated.
 

jsc

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And at that point, there will be something else to wait for.

At some point you will need to decide to build something.
 

Zenthar

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Most of the time the GPU makes most of the difference, not the CPU; therefore I also think the 2500k is the best value. AMD CPUs also offer great value, but until recently, none of their chipset had SLI support.
 

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If you want Quick Sync, then the Asus P8Z67 would be a great choice. If you don't care about Quick Sync then a P8P67 series would be fine.
 

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