Need help first time builder.

williamlsu

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I'm wanting to build a gaming computer is it better to go with a AMD processor with higher end graphic card? Or an intel i5 processor with a avg graphic card?

Would i would like to do is spend around 600-700 dollars and build a gaming PC.

Would be nice if somoene could put together a build for me and I could just buy the hardware and install it I'm having a hard to pick out a motherboard.

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I want to go with this processor. Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500.

Can someone help me pickout decently priced motherboard that will fit with this processor and a case and power supply?
 
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Now I have selected these parts because of the good reputation they have around the forums. With this build you can just buy the new Bulldozer CPU when it comes out and install it and your good to go OR you can wait for 2 more weeks and hope that buildozer is released (I'm also waiting for it).

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX [Motherboard] - Price: 149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition [CPU] - Price: $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus [CPU Heatsink] - Price: $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 [GPU] - Price: $169.99 After Mail in Rebate...

beenthere

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The high end GPU is likely to deliver better results with an AMD CPU that the other option.

I always suggest Gigabyte mobos for performance and quaility, having used all of the top mobo brands over the past 20 years. You can compare Gigabyte mobo features and prices on Newegg.
 

williamlsu

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I have two 20 inch monitors. I have 4x 1GB ddr3 at 1066 ram. Is that ram any good or worth using in a new computer I build? Also have a ATI radeon 4850 video card but I doubt this card is any good.
 

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Now I have selected these parts because of the good reputation they have around the forums. With this build you can just buy the new Bulldozer CPU when it comes out and install it and your good to go OR you can wait for 2 more weeks and hope that buildozer is released (I'm also waiting for it).

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX [Motherboard] - Price: 149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition [CPU] - Price: $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus [CPU Heatsink] - Price: $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 [GPU] - Price: $169.99 After Mail in Rebate Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127592

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB [Memory] - Price: $51.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB [Hard Drive] - Price: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W [Power Supply] - Price: $49.99 After Mail in Rebate Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black [Case] - Price: $59.99 or $44.99 before 28 of this month
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

Total Price: $674.92
 
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Mastervivi10

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yeah, The Cooler Master Heatsink will give you enough Cooling capacity for OC that will benefit your gaming and the 560 is a good Card with a lot of OC Capacity. Just check out the forums for guides and programs on how to start.

...Its not that hard.