I5 2500k build for Gaming Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: June 20, 2011 3:36 PM in Systems Share clutchlt June 19, 2011 6:59:03 PM Hi guys, Need some advice on this build. Looking to spend under 1000 after tax which is 13%. I can only purchase from Canadian. 1. I am debating in between the sapphire or the gigabyte 6850 video card. 2. Does anyone see anywhere that I can add value? Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $220 Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD8375&v... 164.69 OR Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 Windforce 820MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD8375&v... 163.2 Less: 10MIR $165 PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58382&vpn=CMPSU-750TXV2&m... $100 Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $160 Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $71 Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $50 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783&v... $79.69 DVD DRIVE: Samsung SH-222AB/BEBE SATA Black 22X DVD-Writer OEM http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=038284 $20 Total:$865 Tax x.13: $112 Total:$977.40 More about : 2500k build gaming manu 11 June 20, 2011 2:47:18 PM why p67, choose a z68 motherboard and choose a high performance hdd like samsung f3 ps3hacker12 June 20, 2011 3:03:09 PM manu 11 said:why p67, choose a z68 motherboard and choose a high performance hdd like samsung f3 whats wrong with P67 and why get a Z68 board if hes not even going to use its features? (unless he wants to use lucid virtu)... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xrodney June 20, 2011 3:36:12 PM Z68 add at least 20$ on price and boards are not so variable. As long as he doesn't use integrated GPU then he is ok. And WD black is high performance HDD. Personally I don't like gigabyte (got really bad luck with their MB and GPU) but never had issue with Sapphire ATI cards. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCheap i5 2500k build not for gaming ? ForumI5 2500k gaming build ForumGaming build with i5 2500k and GTX 460 ForumAdvice on a Budget Gaming PC Build ( i5 2500k ) ForumIs a future gaming build even worth it if I have i5 2500k ? Forum$1100 gaming build i5 2500k (my first build ever) could use input ForumI5 2500k Gaming PC Build - Tight Budget ForumMy i5 2500K + 560 Ti build for gaming ForumI5 2500k Gaming Build ForumAthlon II X4 640 vs. i5 2500K build - non- gaming pc ForumI5 2500k gaming build RAM / GPU suggestions ForumNeed advice/suggestions for budget i5 2500k build ForumFS: I5 2500k Amazing build PRICE REDUCED ForumFS: Partial/Incomplete i5 2500k Build ForumIs this gaming PC okay? Forum2500k $1400 gaming build Forum[Solved] I5 2500k Radeon HD 6850 Gaming Build - Please comment ForumVery 1st Build, 2500k - please confirm or suggest - PSU,Mobo ques. Forum[Solved] $1100-$1200 MAX intel 2500k cool gaming build critique and advice. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !