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Rate my new build (ordered it on Wednesday)

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May 15, 2011 1:34:29 AM

CPU - i5 2400 - $165 (Microcenter)
Mobo - Biostar th67+ - $90
Gpu - sapphire 5850 extreme - $160
Memory - 2x2gb Ripjaws - $40
Hdd - 500gb seagate sata3 - $40
Case - NZXT M59 - $50
PSU - OCZ Stealthxstream 2 600 watt - $40 (after rebate)
DVD - Sony 24x sata - $20
Network card - Linksys wifi usb - $10 (Recertified)
Thermal compound - $5
Total roughly came to $650 (which exceeded my budget by $30 but whatever i finally managed :)  )
May 15, 2011 1:36:19 AM

my purpose - gaming, homework (word files and all that), learning 3d designing :) , a little bit of video editing, and all the random stuff (surfing, fb, twitter :p )
May 15, 2011 1:41:02 AM

Nice inexpensive build. You should be quite happy with the performance.
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May 15, 2011 1:52:00 AM

yeah!!
May 15, 2011 6:01:27 PM

its around $200 after taxes. and i have no intention of overclocking because i have to buy an aftermarket cooler. total went to $700.
May 15, 2011 6:07:43 PM

They also had the 2500k with 1tb hdd for $200 which is $5 cheaper than your current build. You can either keep as is our get an aftermarket cooler later.
May 15, 2011 7:36:09 PM

But then to get full advantage of an unlocked i had to buy a p67 board which is $30 more. So i finally decided to buy i5 2400.
i5 2400 + 500gb = $200 + $90 (h67) = $290
i5 2500k + 1tb = $225 after taxes. + $120 p67 board = $345 (over my budget $55).
May 15, 2011 10:19:17 PM

Either way, good build.
May 16, 2011 2:05:35 AM

Nice and inexpensive. You didn't need a CD burner though?
May 16, 2011 3:11:27 AM

That Sony is likely a DVD burner. If not, OP got gypped.
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