Solid Pre-$900 i2500k Build? Have I done it? :D

Was bored on newegg today so I figured I'd try to make a little i2500k build is it any good?

CD DRIVE---ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


CASE----Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HARD DRIVE---Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GPU---HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU---Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

RAM---G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBR

MOBO---MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU---Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K


OS---Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Subtotal: $802.91
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  1. Hard to see the parts with all that other stuff in there.
    Kinda not worth our time to check.
  2. +1 WR2
  3. Cleaned up.
  4. That certainly would work. Is it a gaming build?
    Doesn't seem balanced with that HD 4670 & i5 2500K

    For a HD 4670 system you could get by with a 380W/400W PSU.
    Can you sneak a HD 5670 into the build with a 380W PSU? That sounds better to me.
  5. If you have 900$ I think the graphics needs a bit more kick. About a 6850/460 768mb would be good enough for most.
  6. Do you live close to a Micro Center? They have the i5 2500K for $180.
  7. No. And I put the HD 5670 into the build and it brought it up to 880.
  8. Get the Antec EA 650W PSU instead of the Basiq. Those PSUs aren't great for handling gaming rigs, but the Earthwatts series can (I'm using the older EA 650). It should be $70 on Newegg.
  9. I'd change the HDD to a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB and order it somewhere like Amazon where that particular item tends to be cheaper than Newegg.

    I'd get the Radeon 5870 graphics card for $180:

    I'd get a $45 4GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 kit.

    And now your system kicks butt instead of not doing anything impressive for under $900.

    Edit: I'd also get this 650W Modular XFX for $65 instead of your 550W for the same price:
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