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new build recommendations

would like input on what to build. Last September you guys recommended and I built an i7 core with an SSD and it is stupid fast.  Wondering what to build now?  Need to build a new one to replace another dead machine, so wondering if I just repeat the i7 core, or if there is somethign new to look into. I don't know much about any of this, but can put stuff together and install the OS. Any input is appreciated.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

One thing I remember, can't find the old question, but Callendor had been very thorough about his recommendation on Corsair Force GT series SSD as there was something about the sand force controller that was more problem free than other SSD's controllers. Again, I know nothing, just followed instructions on his recommedation on the SSD due to the controller being more developed.

How about something with an AMD processor, just to explore the "other side".

I am open to that> I have several with AMD's. That i7 core was highly touted as king of the hill last summer.
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I guess it'll be almost the same it is the i7 but the 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge).
And also new SSD with higher capacity


If you want performance, the i7-3770 cpu is a good one and delivers value as well.  Pair it with a motherboard with a Z77 chipset, such as the Asrock Z77 Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB (http://www.techspot.com/review/521-intel-z77-motherboard-roundup/).

I continue to recommend Corsair SSDs, but I also like the Crucial m4, which I just ordered on July 4 for $120 for 120GB at newegg (special sale).  You can also get other makes, but now they are so fast that I am comfortable with what I get for this amount of money.
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Ok. So, the one I built in September is an i7 core 2600k. I don't know anything about any of this stuff. What is the difference between my 2600k and the new processors?  Seems like the i5s are faster than my i7 2600k?

and, I might add, this 2600k you recommended last year is so incredibly fast. I hardly wait for anything.

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