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I5 2500k build for Gaming

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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

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June 20, 2011 2:47:18 PM

why p67, choose a z68 motherboard and choose a high performance hdd like samsung f3
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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)...
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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.
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