Asking for help on a Sandybridge CPU/moth bundle

Im building a new machine strictly for gaming. Budget roughly $1,000


Im looking to take advantage of one of these bundle offers from microcenter.

Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Unlocked Processor Normally $249.99
GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 X58 ATX 177022 Normally $159.99
DDR3; USB3.0; SATA 6GB/s; HDMI; 1394
BUNDLE ONE TOTAL $279.98


Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Unlocked Processor Normally $249.99
P8P67 1155 ATX
188433 Normally $189.99
DDR3; USB3.0; SATA 6GB/s; Crossfire support; DIGI+VRM; BTGO; EFI BIOS /
BUNDLE TWO TOTAL $299.98

Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Unlocked Processor Normally $249.99
P8P67 PRO 1155 ATX 177063 Normally $229.99
DDR3; USB3.0; SATA 6GB/s; HDMI; 1394
BUNDLE THREE TOTAL $339.98

If you recommend I pass on this bundle, and/or pass on Sandybridge all together, I'm very open to alternative suggestions.

Thanks for all your help, I love this site :)
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  1. ^ The CPU and the mobo in the 1st bundle are not compatible with each other,...
    Also before I suggest whether these are good or not for your gaming PC, fill this and paste it here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. gkay09 said:
    ^ The CPU and the mobo in the 1st bundle are not compatible with each other,...
    Also before I suggest whether these are good or not for your gaming PC, fill this and paste it here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice


    Hiya gkay :) @ the OP...we can't really do much for ya until you fill that link out that gkay posted. This way we have a base as to where to start.

    But here's a copy paste job from a build I just posted on another thread. It's in your ball park money wise....but again were in the dark on this.


    This is a single card set up.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.585954 Combo Price: $109.98 Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $99.98
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.584425 Combo Price: $238.98
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $6.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130544 $129.99
    MSI P67A-C43 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127552 $349.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $1,020.89 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...
  3. +1 to the above build, just spend a bit extra on a decent motherboard (I predict smoke from that MSI with the lack of heatsinks....)

    You're buying an unlocked K chip for a reason (overclocking) - need a motherboard that can get the true value out of a chip like that;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131681&cm_re=asus_p67-_-13-131-681-_-Product

    (I would've suggested the P8P67 Pro so you have crossfire/sli capability down the track but I wouldn't be putting slid gtx 570s on that PSU)
  4. Oh just read your post properly - grab bundle number 3 from Microcenter and a Hyper 212+ cooler + rest of the parts from Why_Me's build and you're good to go!!

    Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Unlocked Processor Normally $249.99
    P8P67 PRO 1155 ATX 177063 Normally $229.99
    DDR3; USB3.0; SATA 6GB/s; HDMI; 1394
    BUNDLE THREE TOTAL $339.98

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.585954 Combo Price: $109.98 Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $99.98
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835154003 $6.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231303 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127552 $349.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118040 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116754 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=212%2b-_-35-103-065-_-Product
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $29.99


    $1081


    Edit: Actually thats exactly the same price as just Why_Me's Build with an upgrade to a P8P67 Pro (if my math is correct). - just get it all through Newegg
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