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First Build 2500k Semi Budget

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March 12, 2011 2:44:23 AM

I'm currently running a Pentium E2200 which works ok for surfing the web, but I want to get back into gaming and have a computer where I can run 8 things at once.

I was initially going to run 6950's crossfire and get a Vertex 3, but I want to upgrade those components when Elder Scrolls and other games come out later this year. Plus the 600-700 saved helps a lot. I'd like to make this upgradable; hence why I'm going with the HAF 922 and the 750w. I also want to overclock.


How does this look?


Cooler Master HAF 922 103.99

Asus P8P67 Pro $190.00??

Corsair CMPSU-750TX $109.99

i-5 2500k + Hyper 212 + arctic silver $255

Ripjaws 4gbx2 $109

EVGA GTX 460 SC 768 $149.99 -40 MIR

Samsung F3 1TB62.34

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW $24

ASUS VH242H 23.6-Inch $189.99 -10 mail in rebate

Sidewinder x4 + Logitech MX 518 $89.94

$1,284.24

After MIR $1,234.24
March 12, 2011 5:42:23 PM

Looks like a pretty good build, apart from the GPU. The 460 is getting on a bit now, and unless you are planning to go Crossfire in a couple of months, you would be far better of getting a better GPU. An awesome processor like the i5-2500k will be bottlenecked by that GPU.

I would *recommend* the GTX 560Ti or the HD 6950 (which can be unlocked into the 6970)

Junaid96
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March 12, 2011 5:57:32 PM

Could possible check out my build for some help. 1000$ build would probably fit you.
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