Solid Pre-$900 i2500k Build? Have I done it? :D Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: March 8, 2011 1:03 PM in Systems Share superwarri28 March 8, 2011 1:05:15 AM 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 $18.99 CASE----Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $54.99 HARD DRIVE---Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $39.99 GPU---HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $64.99 PSU---Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $64.99 RAM---G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBR $49.99 MOBO---MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $179.99 CPU---Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $228.99 OS---Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $99.99 Subtotal: $802.91 More about : solid pre 900 i2500k build WR2 a c 90 B Homebuilt system March 8, 2011 1:27:15 AM Hard to see the parts with all that other stuff in there. Kinda not worth our time to check. m 0 l arges86 March 8, 2011 1:32:54 AM +1 WR2 m 0 l Related resources Can you guys help me build a solid gaming PC for 900? - Forum First Build - 3d Solid Modeling and some gaming - LF Advice - Forum $900-$1000 First build! :D - Forum Corsair 900D build Help me - Forum Dual Res 900D asrock oc Formula z87 water cooling build questions. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer superwarri28 March 8, 2011 1:33:25 AM Cleaned up. m 0 l WR2 a c 90 B Homebuilt system March 8, 2011 1:41:13 AM That certainly would work. Is it a gaming build? Doesn't seem balanced with that HD 4670 & i5 2500K For a HD 4670 system you could get by with a 380W/400W PSU. Can you sneak a HD 5670 into the build with a 380W PSU? That sounds better to me. m 0 l aznshinobi a c 91 B Homebuilt system March 8, 2011 2:06:05 AM If you have 900$ I think the graphics needs a bit more kick. About a 6850/460 768mb would be good enough for most. m 0 l SteveGP March 8, 2011 2:16:18 AM Do you live close to a Micro Center? They have the i5 2500K for $180. m 0 l superwarri28 March 8, 2011 9:30:29 AM No. And I put the HD 5670 into the build and it brought it up to 880. m 0 l boiler1990 a b B Homebuilt system March 8, 2011 12:22:11 PM 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. m 0 l dalauder a b B Homebuilt system March 8, 2011 1:03:53 PM 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:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$900-1000 3D Design build Forum SolvedNew build 900 dollars 3d rendering Forum Solved3D PC Gaming build under $900 Forum Help! £800-£900 to spend, build me a PC please :D Forum I'm trying to build an intel mmo gaming machine for under 900 dollars. how'd I do? Forum 900d watercooling build log Forum New PC Build $900-1150 Aus D Forum first time building a computer for 3d animation, (8-900) dollar budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !