I am wondering if this build is any good? If you know of anything I should switch please give me a link. Also I have no idea regarding what power supply to use. Please help me so I can have the best possible gaming desktop under $1,000 (including software)
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Josh_rakoons United Kingdom. May 31 2012 08:19. Posts 1157
This is better because currently similar price bracketed intel processors do approximately 1.5x as many instructions per clock as amd's processors in most applications, and the "8 core" crap you hear is really just funky hyperthreading.
This means a 3.0gHz bulldozer is equivalent to ~4.5gHz sandy bridge for games, and for heavily threaded work, 2500k<=8150fx<<2600k. Hence there really is no reason to recommend a bulldozer, especially considering they aren't even competitively priced if you include the difference in motherboard costs. Also, bulldozers take a shitton more power than sandy/ivy bridge.
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iKill[ShocK] Vietnam. May 31 2012 11:05. Posts 1281
You can either get the i5 2500k suggested, or some other Intel. You can even get an Intel G850 + ~$55 H61 motherboard for around ~$150 when all is said and done, that will be better (and cheaper than just the CPU) than the one you posted.
That motherboard you posted is 99.9999% more than you would need.
I also agree with getting a GTX 460 (or an HD 6850) over the GTX 550 Ti.
All that being said, a Corsair CX430 V2 will be sufficient for most single-GPU + Intel CPU builds.
On May 31 2012 12:28 Alaino wrote: iKill thanks a lot for your help. What does unlocked mean. how does it help? Do you know what I would need to overclock the 2500k? Should I get a fan for the CPU, if so which one do you recommend?
Unlocked multiplier means overclockable. You need a P67/P77 chipset motherboard to overclock the 2500k/3570k, you also need an aftermarket heatsink, which i would recommend a Coolermaster Hyper 212+. You can find all of this in the build posted by iTzSnypah, well done by him.
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sGSuperSlinkY United States. May 31 2012 13:34. Posts 71
If you don't even know what overclocking is, and all you want to do is play SC2 and D3, I would just get a locked CPU. You'll save like ~$120 or more. And by the time you actually get around to overclocking it (and learning how to do it properly), there will be better stuff out. Overclocking is nice and all; but really, even with Sandy Bridge, it takes quite a bit of effort and patience. Unless you don't care about being efficient.