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what do you guys think of this build

#1ShurikoPosted 6/4/2012 5:35:44 AM
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Idk if I want to upgrade to an i5 or not
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#2r0ge00Posted 6/4/2012 5:52:21 AM
I would swap out the monitor for the Asus one below. Really solid gaming monitor and should allow you to pick up a Z77 board and an Ivybridge i5.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
#360secondAssasinPosted 6/4/2012 6:03:49 AM
^ nah. he should get a 2500k and a 6870. it's easier to upgrade/sell/swap the gpu later. or just go with that.
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#4Shuriko(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 6:17:00 AM(edited)
From: 60secondAssasin | #003
^ nah. he should get a 2500k and a 6870. it's easier to upgrade/sell/swap the gpu later. or just go with that.

how useful would a 2500k be over a dual-core though

i mean like

i heard diablo 3 doesn't even support quad-cores for example

and my old phenom II x4 didn't really bottleneck me (my performance in games was limited by GPU features, not CPU features) and apparently the sandy bridge i3 is stronger than that
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#5jas1222Posted 6/4/2012 6:17:48 AM
r0ge00 posted...
I would swap out the monitor for the Asus one below. Really solid gaming monitor and should allow you to pick up a Z77 board and an Ivybridge i5.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059


Whats wrong with them monitor he chose? its a great IPS screen.
#660secondAssasinPosted 6/4/2012 6:23:33 AM
i5 is better now and will be much better going forward. more threads plus overclocking. i3 is solid now, but he will definitely need to upgrade it at some point. may as well remove that need from the start. graphics cards come quick and easy. if tailoring this build for diablo 3, a $100 gpu would suffice.

http://media.bestofmicro.com/F/S/336232/original/high%201920.png
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#7r0ge00Posted 6/4/2012 6:25:27 AM
jas1222 posted...
Whats wrong with them monitor he chose? its a great IPS screen.


There's nothing wrong with it at all. I was stating what I would do to squeeze out a Z77 board with an i5 without increasing cost by much.
#8Shuriko(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 6:59:12 AM(edited)
From: r0ge00 | #007
jas1222 posted...
Whats wrong with them monitor he chose? its a great IPS screen.


There's nothing wrong with it at all. I was stating what I would do to squeeze out a Z77 board with an i5 without increasing cost by much.


What would be the benefit of a Z77 board?

From: 60secondAssasin | #006
i5 is better now and will be much better going forward. more threads plus overclocking. i3 is solid now, but he will definitely need to upgrade it at some point. may as well remove that need from the start. graphics cards come quick and easy. if tailoring this build for diablo 3, a $100 gpu would suffice.

http://media.bestofmicro.com/F/S/336232/original/high%201920.png

So would an i5-2500k with a 6870 give me better performance overall in games?
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#9Shuriko(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 7:08:13 AM
Was able to come up with this but it's 30 bucks more:

http://i.imgur.com/PiBKw.png

Would that be better?
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#10Shuriko(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 12:19:38 PM
bump
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