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Windows 7: Building a High-end to Mid-end PC

02 Jun 2013   #31
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

CPU i would say Intel I5 3570k or a AMD FX 8350

All depends on what you want in your system tho and i would recommend googling look at reviews ya know

MY motto dont bite the bullet by rushing do yourself some looking


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02 Jun 2013   #32
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't really know, what ever you guys suggests would be good for gaming, is fine by me.
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02 Jun 2013   #33
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I read some review seems like Intel i5-3570K is the way to go for gaming.
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02 Jun 2013   #34
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

You can get out cheaper with an AMD system, but an Intel system will perform better in other aspects.
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02 Jun 2013   #35
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I think you'll save some coin and have more to play with with the AMD set up. If not messing with your OC and getting the better benchmarks are more to your style then i5 and then you'll need to choose 2nd, 3rd or brand new today 4th gen i5. This isn't to say the AMD isn't a fantastic chip and an absolute mad dog for gaming and programs.
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02 Jun 2013   #36
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hmmm that is sure hard to choose price over performance. I guess an AMD would be cheaper, and save me money, so I guess I should go with AMD.
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02 Jun 2013   #37
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

But now I have to get a motherboard that would work well with the AMD FX-8350. Someone recommended an ASRock, but I don't think its compatible with the FX.
Newegg.ca - ASRock 990FX Extreme9 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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02 Jun 2013   #38
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Most games today are much more GPU oriented than Cpu. Almost any 4 core CPU will be more than sufficient. I'm not sure of a game out which will use all 4 cores. Concentrate on a good 4 core CPU and spend the money on the best GPU you can afford. Whatever you are seriously considering, find it on Newegg and spend the time to read user feedback. The time you spend will be well worth it. That goes for every component you buy. Don't try to save money on the PSU. It runs your whole system. Newegg is the best place to do research online no matter where you buy it from. As has been said here, the most important thing to do is research.
Other resorces that may be useful PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End
PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards
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02 Jun 2013   #39
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Look here:
ASRock > 990FX Extreme9

It is the first FX in the list.
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02 Jun 2013   #40
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

ASRock is really making waves and rocking ASUS's and MSI's world. I'm still a MSI fan but it would seem that many have had voltage limit issues when trying for the max OC's. The ASUS and ASRock will perform better in that 9/10ths-10/10ths OC situation. The board I recommended and above is crazy !
In the end the last call is your's and I would look for expand-ability and features then value. Have you set a budget for the mobo?
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