Solved Need help with mobo, GPU, and PSU for I5 2500K Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: June 19, 2011 2:47 AM in Systems Share kmcoded June 9, 2011 1:31:56 AM Approximate Purchase Date: within 1-2 weeks Budget Range: 400-500 before rebates, but will consider a little higher System Usage from Most to Least Important: streaming HD movies, Adobe CS5 (mainly photoshop), web development, surfing the internet, light gaming Parts Not Required: Processor (I5 2500K), RAM (4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600), Case (Antec 300 Illusion), CD/DVD drive, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: open to suggestions Overclocking: Maybe, but not for a while SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (32 in HDTV) Additional Comments: I recently bought these during a newegg sale: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case I'm looking for some help picking out a motherboard, graphics card, hard drive, and power supply. I've been looking at the ASRock P67 EXTREME4, but I'm not really sure what I need. Also, I'd like to get a graphics card that has HDMI output. Thanks for reading. More about : mobo gpu psu 2500k Best solution striker410 a b B Homebuilt system June 9, 2011 2:58:38 AM Hi there, welcome to the forums. First off, thanks for filling in the form. Saved me the trouble of asking you to Here's my list of suggestions: Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $170 ($129 with rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache $60 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MQC0P8/ref=s9_simh... And then here's how to unlock the advanced Mercury Playback features in CS5: http://www.indiev.org/?p=308 http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.... Hope that helps! Share kmcoded June 9, 2011 4:32:52 AM Thanks so much for your suggestions. The motherboard and power supply look great. I noticed the graphics card has mini-HDMI, do you know if there is any difference from HDMI? (besides size of course) Also, what's your opinion on getting a smallish SSD for the OS/program files, and using my existing 1.5TB external for storage? I've been looking at this 64GB Crucial drive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Related resources Need help choosing mobo for core i5 2500K - Forum Need mobo help - changing system from AMD (955) to Intel (i5 2500k). - Forum Mid range gaming pc NEED HELP WITH MOBO PSU CASE GPU - Forum Gpu, psu, or mobo? Need diagnosis help! - Forum Need help choosing a good GPU, MoBo, and PSU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer striker410 a b B Homebuilt system June 9, 2011 5:01:48 AM Yeah my bad on the mini HDMI. I don't think there is any difference, and the GPU comes with an adapter I think. As for the SSD, I think it's a great idea if you have the money. that's an OK ssd, but I would prefer a faster one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's much faster, albeit out of stock. By the way, out of stock=popular=good buy. I would checkk amazon. m 0 l kmcoded June 19, 2011 2:47:12 AM Best answer selected by kmcoded. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need help with a Mobo for an i5 3570k. Only 1 GPU Forum SolvedI5 2500k work with z87 mono or not? Need help fast! Forum SolvedI5 2500k or 3570k mobo/memory help Forum SolvedNeed suggestions PSU for i5 2500k and compatibility verification Forum SolvedPSU needed for ATI 7850 crossfire with i5 2500k NO OVERCLOCKING Forum Have: PSU, CPU, MOBO. Need GPU help. Forum Need a motherboard for a i5 2500k HELP Forum Help me pick a new mobo for an i5 2500k; GA-Z68XP-UD3 power loop of death Forum i5 2500k mobo/gpu/power supply---which to get? Forum SolvedI5 2500k new to overlocking and need help Forum SolvedUpgrade Help Requested - Gaming PC (CPU, GPU, mobo, PSU) Forum Solvedi5 2500k overclocking help needed! Forum Solvednew build. need psu, gpu, mobo and case for around $500 Forum SolvedCore i5 2500k @ 15 Ghz - Need help Forum SolvedNeed help with my OCed i5 2500k Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !