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$1100ish i5-2500k Gaming Build

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April 21, 2011 3:42:40 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: $1100 I can twist the price a little bit

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing web

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: at some point

SLI or Crossfire: at some point

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Looking to a have a system that is easy to upgrade later on down the road.

MOBO & CPU (combo):
Intel i5-2500k with the gigabyte ga-p67a-ud4-b3

GPU: (idk about this)
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Samsung spinpoint f3 hd103sj 1TB 7200 RPM

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler

Opitical Drive:
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

XTRA (if i can spend the money):
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Mostly looking for more options on GPU or PSU or if I can upgrade to something better for not too much of a change in price.

Also forgot to add the current price is about 1060ish

More about : 1100ish 2500k gaming build

April 21, 2011 4:08:05 AM

MoBo / CPU combo - I'd take this one but mostly cause Im just more comfy w/ Asus ... but Asus did get th nod at THG:

RAM - These are $74 after MIR and $10 off w/ promo code EMCKFJA22, ends 4/20

GFX and PSU are an excellent choice

This unit combines utterly amazing voltage regulation with outstanding efficiency and just about the best ripple and noise suppression I have ever seen. And it does it all silently, too, because I sure couldn't hear that fan at any time. Even in the hot box. I almost wish I could hand out better than a perfect score, but I can't so I won't. 10.

Cooler / TIM - I'd get the Scythe Mugen 2 w/ Shin Etsu 7C+ advantage over the 212.
Cooler - $40 - Scythe Mugen 2
TIM - $5 Shin Etsu 751

The Vertex 3 rules, Vertex 3 (60 and 120GB model) is fudged.