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May 11, 2011 2:49:31 PM

Hi, I've decided on a cpu i5 2500k and wanted you guys' expert recommendations on what to build around it.

Which mobo, PS and video card would you guys recommend? Semi gaming but mostly graphic work.

Any help would be appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

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May 11, 2011 3:15:28 PM

Ok, I'll try to answer as best as I can


Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks

Budget Range: + or - 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some minor graphic design, admin work, some gaming, internet, watching internet streaming

Parts Not Required: HDD, Ram, Sound card, keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, micro center

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: CPU is Intel and everything else doesn't really matter as long as they're reliable.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: unsure


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May 11, 2011 3:20:46 PM

Well at $600, a 2500k build is not going to happen. It sounds like you don't need a 2500k though....
I also notice that you have not listed a monitor or OS in the Parts not required section. Does this mean you need a monitor and OS also? On this budget, it's going to be extremely hard to put together a Sandy Bridge (or any build for that matter) if you need an OS and monitor.
May 11, 2011 3:26:25 PM

AH ok, I don't need a OS or a monitor. Sorry about that

For $600 I'm looking to put together cpu, mobo, PS and video card.
May 11, 2011 3:40:43 PM

Well I don't need HDD, case and ram.
May 11, 2011 3:52:57 PM

I have WD caviar 1TB and G.Skill 2x4GB
May 11, 2011 3:56:08 PM

Ahh. make sure the hard drive is sata. Also make sure the ram is DDR3.
May 11, 2011 4:02:11 PM

yes they are
May 11, 2011 4:04:38 PM

Well then simply drop the ram and HDD from my build and there you go!
May 11, 2011 4:15:09 PM

Well I'm trying to build on the i5 2500k, not i3 2100. I am looking for recommendations on what would fit best on the cpu I chose, in terms of mobo and PS rating.
May 11, 2011 4:25:00 PM

At $600, it's gonna be very tough to give a solid recommendation. I'll try though.

2500k: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Exteme4 mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500w psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 5850: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W75ATI/ref=s9_simh...

You will most likely need a new case, as this mobo is a full size one.
HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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