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$1K i5-2500k Final Build Critique and Suggestions

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March 30, 2011 2:49:57 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week
Budget Range: $1K
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Streaming, music, movies,
Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country of Origin: u.s.
Parts Preferences: intel build
Overclocking: yes -->4.2
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
Additional Comments: I am building this rig for my wifes parents and pretty much the only instruction given was to stay near the budget and that it should be fast. Build is mainly going to be used for streaming, music(creating, recording, tweaking), movies, not a gaming pc, although there may be some light gaming(not crysis). Always like to get the opinions of the more tech sauvy before i buy a build just incase i messed up on compatibility or there is some price/performance item that i missed. The only upgrades this rig will ever see are when i change out parts, so it needs to last a few years before it needs an overhaul. Critique the hell out of it if i missed the mark somewhere. Thanks.

Antec Three Hundred Illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer S231HLbid Black 23"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either Depending On Pricing At Time Of Purchase:

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Scythe SCMG-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $1,100.00 Before Promos which will be about another $50

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March 30, 2011 4:14:42 AM

Low voltage RAM (1.5v or even less), is what's recommended for these 1155 boards. Something like this down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

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March 30, 2011 4:34:23 AM

Didnt know that...good catch.
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March 30, 2011 1:35:38 PM

Best answer selected by WTFO.
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