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    Old 06-16-2013, 09:23 PM
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    Hi, I'm preparing to make the switch from consoles to PC for gaming and have been looking into building a desktop. However, it seems for every concept I being to understand with the hardware, two new things pop up. Could someone please tell me whether the processor or GPU is more important to invest into and possibly recommend two they've had experience with? Also, how important is it to have a high quality motherboard outside of ensuring it is compatible with the other parts I buy? My budget for the motherboard, CPU and GPU has a maximum of $800. Thanks for any help.
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    [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12e9q[/url]

    What's your budget for the whole desktop? (All the other stuff that you need: psu, RAM, Storage, case, OS, optical drive, cpu cooler).
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    The $1000 mark that came up after looking up all these items is probably around the highest that i'd go for now. Is this a build you've done before/currently have? and if so my biggest concern is how high quality it is. If I am to spend a thousand dollars on this than my hope is to have decently high settings for the game titles coming out now and hopefully be able to keep this setup for a few years.
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    For $1000 I would go with [URL="http://pcpartpicker.com/p/178Oj"]this[/URL], good quality components throughout.
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    Thank You, this build looks great and just about what I was looking for. I know SSD are faster and have been recommended by several people to have my OS on one. Would reinstalling the OS on a SSD be fairly easy down the road? or even possible to do a direct transfer from the HDD to the SSD without uninstalling and reinstalling?
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    Thank You, this build looks great and just about what I was looking for. I know SSD are faster and have been recommended by several people to have my OS on one. Would reinstalling the OS on a SSD be fairly easy down the road? or even possible to do a direct transfer from the HDD to the SSD without uninstalling and reinstalling?
    You are strongly recommended to reinstall. Personally, I feel that its pretty easy to do.
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    It is easy to do, yes, but it's still a pain in the arse because it's time consuming. It is much easier just to buy the SSD up front and not have to worry about it later on, so if you can add an extra $90-100 into the budget then get an [URL="http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7td120bw"]SSD[/URL] because it'll save you some hassle down the line.
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