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    I've been struggling along with my laptop for some time now, was looking to replace it with a new laptop, but since my laptop spends 98% of the time sitting on my desk, I figured I may as well get a better spec desktop for the same price.


    I ended up going a little over budget (as usual ), but it should keep going for a long time before I need to upgrade again (I'm fed up with crappy laptops that are basically disposable after 30 months).


    Specs:
    -i5 2500k 3.3GHz (planning to overclock to 4GHz once warranty runs out)
    -4GB 1600Mhz RAM (eventually another 4GB will be needed, but that's only
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    It's a decent PC, but that's about $1500 USD which is pretty expensive for those specs, even with the monitor. That computer + monitor could have been built for under $1000 USD or around
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    • #3
      It's a decent PC, but that's about $1500 USD which is pretty expensive for those specs, even with the monitor. That computer + monitor could have been built for under $1000 USD or around
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      • #4
        Shoulda got the i7...
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        • #5
          Shoulda got the i7...


          Hyperthreading actually reduces gaming performance.
          I'm didn't see any advantage for anything I'll be using my computer for, other than adding
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          • #6
            Hyperthreading actually reduces gaming performance.
            I'm didn't see any advantage for anything I'll be using my computer for, other than adding
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            • #7
              Shoulda built your own.
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              • #8
                Screw warrantys overclock it anyway

                They'll never know theres even an auto button that will overclock over what you want on that motherboard anyway that works great haha!

                (I've made a build with the non pro p8p67..)

                If anything goes wrong... which it wont you just get rid of the settings from the bios they'll never know!
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                • #9
                  Shoulda built your own.


                  I know, but I fail at that sort of thing. I probably could have built it for
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                  • #10
                    i built my own though, with a nice case cooler master haf 922 and it glows all red n stuff
                    i got a good midrange gigabyte motherboard with crossfire capabilities in case i wanna do crossfire later but i only put 1 sapphire 6870 in it for now
                    my whole build cost me about 1200 last august, with an i5 quad core, 4 gb ddr3 1600 and 2x 500gb seagate barracuda hard drives, something leik this could easily be done under 1000 now
                    i highly recommend XFX psu's, i got the 750w modular one it rocks!
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                    • #11
                      Good computer, that is pretty much the standard gamer's build right now.
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                      • #12
                        Pretty much my laptop

                        It should run nicely
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                        • #13
                          i highly recommend XFX psu's, i got the 750w modular one it rocks!


                          I disagree. PC Power & Cooling PSU's are the only way to go IMO. I run them on my desktop and my servers...rock solid.
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                          • #14
                            I disagree. PC Power & Cooling PSU's are the only way to go IMO. I run them on my desktop and my servers...rock solid.


                            Yea thats good but XFX is good also. I use a Kingwin Lazer (also the coolest looking with the crystal blocks). Corsair, SeaSonic, ect... are all fine PSU's. Basically anything around $100 or more.
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                              I know, but I fail at that sort of thing. I probably could have built it for
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