New computer

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months

Budget Range: 700-900$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: asus mobo, Intel processor

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I have a 750w cool-master psu

heres what I am looking at buying, looking for advice or modifications to the list, thanks

NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS VH222H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor

ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

ASRock P55 EXTREME4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 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
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  1. The motherboard and CPU are not compatible. If you want to stick with a sandy bridge processor then you will have to wait until mid-March at the earliest before 1155 (P67 and H67) motherboards become available again.
    For gaming the i7-2600 has no real benefit over the i5-2500, so if I was you I'd 'downgrade' to the 2500 or 2500K if you want to overclock, or have that option.
    Do you need a power supply? To run just one 5850 you would be fine with a good 500W. If you want the option to crossfire (which your current motherboard isn't really capable of - it certainly isn't worthwhile on it) or other upgrade options then a good 650W unit would be about right.
  2. ^ That is correct.
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  3. thanks a lot guys checking out your builds now
  4. also i have a 750w psu that i will use for the gpu.
  5. Ermm whats your budget?

    Also which 750w? There are good ones, like Corsair, XFX, Seasonic etc. etc. And bad ones. Like Ultra, Diablotek, no-name brands.
  6. what's your res?
  7. Oh and fill this out It'll help us forumlate a build. But assuming this is purely for gaming and your not overclocking.

    i5 2500 (220$ish)
    Asrock Extreme4 P67 (150$) or a P67 board with a single PCI 2.0 slot (120$)
    Asus DirectCu 6870 (220$)
    Ripjaw 8gb (85$)
    Samsung F3 1TB (60$)
    (Your PSU)
    A case of your choice
    735$ - w/o case I may have done my math wrong though.
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    The GX series is something I would not recommend, as they don't have a very high temperature rating and can actually shut down due to OTP at high loads at high temperatures (above 35C). Thankfully the case you are looking at, the M59 mounts the PSU at the bottom, so hopefully it shouldn't have to deal with heat from the rest of the system.

    I would suggest looking at the Cooler Master HAF 912, as it is probably the ultimate case for $60 imo.

    Apparently the Rosewill Challenger is a good buy as well, altho I haven't checked it out yet myself so don't know much about it.

    Other cases at that price point which I would consider would be the Lancool PC-K56 and Xigmatek Utgard.
  9. If you do buy the 912 be sure to pick up some extra case fans, these ones work and are cheap ->
  10. Best answer selected by erax.
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