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I5 2500k budget build

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January 31, 2011 1:32:41 AM

This computer will be for some gaming, video streaming (Netflix), and general purpose use.
I wanted the option add a 2nd video card down the road, however i probably will never do it.
I was considering SSD, but will probably wait on that
I will not OC immediately, i may later on, but it is not a given.
The purchase will take place in a couple weeks.

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ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $152.99

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) $224.99

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MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express $199.00

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Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $64.99

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s $54.99

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Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS $69.99

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COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case $49.99

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Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X $16.99

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99

its in the $930 usd range

its a little higher than I would like. I was aiming for the $800 range w/ the OS.
I would like some other options with the mobo & memory to maybe bring the cost down some. The GTX 460 is also on the chopping block if i can find a replacement that will offer the same performance. with that said If you choose a different GPU for me than please make sure the mobo will support whether it is SLI or Xfire.

edit: I will also be purchasing a 18.5" monitor and screen resolution is unknown

I welcome any advice.

thanks

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January 31, 2011 2:08:05 AM

Minimum requirement for a gtx 460 1GB - this is from the NVIDIA site: Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 38A)

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-C45.html#/?div=BIOS <--- latest bios update for that board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 - $44.99 after mail-in rebate 10% off w/ promo code PSUJAN2011, limited offer
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $349.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $329.98
MSI P67A-C45 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 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 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 - (Before $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) FREE SHIPPING
MSI N460GTX -M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $159.98
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $856.87 *not including shipping, rebates, promo codes, etc..

*monitor not included in total price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING Check out w/ $10 promo code EMCKJHE54, ends 1/31
ASUS VH192D Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 10000 :1
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