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My 2nd build "i5-2500k"

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March 3, 2011 7:13:49 PM

Hi guys here is my 2nd build and its a "i5-2500k" build let me know what you think

Will build this computer when the motherboard comes out so probably next month or late this month
the build is mostly for gaming/watching movies/surfing (start from greatest to least)
country of orgin: US
SLI: Yes
OC: Yes
Monitor I have which the resolution will be 1080p
keyboard/mouse I also have

CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
CPU COOLER:COOL MASTER Hyper 212 plus
GPU:MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
MEMORY:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
OPTICAL:Lite-On Black
CASE:COOLER MASTER HAF 912

all came out to be $822.93(NewEgg price) WITHOUT the motherboard which I'm waiting for them to come out cause of the recall

I'll prob look around for the cheapest price out there like microcenter since I live close to one and if they don't have the part I'll get it from NewEgg

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
March 3, 2011 7:20:38 PM

Looks pretty good. Do have a couple of changes though.

PSU: XFX 750W. For only $6 more after rebate (shipping), you'll get a more efficient, modular PSU. XFX's units are somewhat new, but they're very well reviewed and very high quality. You could also drop down to the 650W model and save $39. 650W is enough to SLI the 560.

Case: I don't particularly like the HAF 912. It only comes with two fans standard (and they're both in the front), yet it's $60 is pretty high. Instead, I'd get the Antec 300 Illusion for $5 less. It comes with 4 fans standard, and will still fit some very large GPUs.

HSF: The Hyper isn't a bad choice, but it's the absolute budget choice. I prefer the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B. It's a little more expensive, but it does a much better job cooling.

Optical: Make sure to get the cheapest SATA burner you can find, including shipping. There is little difference between brands and models.

As for the motherboards, supposedly, ASRock is already shipping their revisied P67 Extreme4, just not in the US. That's the board I'd look at. Should be about $150. The other one I'd look at is the Asus P8P67 Pro, which should be around $190.
March 3, 2011 10:26:16 PM

Thanks for your input I'll look into those items you suggested!
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 3, 2011 10:34:20 PM

Call MicroCenter and see if they have any P67/H67 boards.
They sent out an email saying some were arriving as of today.
March 3, 2011 10:38:20 PM

oh nice! thanks for the info!
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