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New Build, $800, i5 2500k, Intergrated Graphics

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June 1, 2011 8:21:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sooner the better. Want to be built within the month. But willing to wait to save money or get better parts/deals.

Budget Range: $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Slight Gaming(WoW), And possibly higher end PCU games in future.
Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Walmart, Amazon.
Walmart i get 10 precent discount and free shipping. Amazon has possible free shipping.

Country of Origin: United State


Overclocking: Maybe(possibly later)


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280X960 - ACER AL2216W

Additional Comments: Been reading a little on i5 2500k. And seem to be leaning that way for my situation.
Play WoW, Music, Music/Photo Albums, Multiple Web Browsing. Run WoW satisfyingly(if thats a word) when running nothing else but cant seem to be able to play music and go on internet in background.
So my thinking was to make a decent build and save the money from getting a Graphics Card, and using the intergrated graphics, and then buying the Graphics Card if needed.

i5 2500k - $225 - Walmart
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intel-Core-i5-Quad-Core-i5-2500K-3.3GHz-Desktop-Processor/16472582]

Wanting a nice looking Case/Leds without spending much. Like this Black/Blue Case from walmart but dont know if its good for what im wanting to do.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/NZXT-Apollo-Crafted-Series-Black-Steel-Mid-Tower-Chassis-Black/15140344]
Black/Blue Case - 70$ - Walmart



Currently:
HP m8100n
Window Vista 32
3.00 gb ram
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Proc. 5600+ 2.80ghz
Intergrated graphics Nvidia Geforce 6150SE nForce 430
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
a b Ý World of Warcraft
June 1, 2011 9:58:46 PM

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June 3, 2011 6:31:30 AM

Your links are getting messed up somehow.

Keep in mind that you'll pay tax with Walmart and probably won't with newegg.

Although Gabe gives the PSU a very good review
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ZX-Series-85...
I would not go quite so far. It's a great PSU for that price though, so go for it. before it expires.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
June 3, 2011 6:34:58 AM

But wait..... That's a lot of PSU. :p  You don't need a $100 PSU for that build or needs :) 
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June 3, 2011 3:04:31 PM

Is there numbers to judge running the integrated graphics of the i5 2500k.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
June 3, 2011 8:12:02 PM

For WoW? I doubt it.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
June 3, 2011 10:33:01 PM

^+1

The 2500K's integrated might be able to handle it at a really low resolution though.
You also need H67/H61 or Z68 to run the integrated graphics. If you're going to run the integrated, you shouldn't even get the 2500K since H67 and H61 restrict the overclock.
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June 3, 2011 10:42:02 PM

I guess a good question would be for me how much is worth investing into gpu until its better to put the money else where. 800 limit and already 100 for Operating system. With the i5 2500k. And overall what motherboard should i shoot for.
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