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July 7, 2011 1:09:30 AM

Yeah so this is like the 190274015th thread on a first timer building a new gaming rig. I want to build a computer around the new sandy bridge chipset, hoping to upgrade my system for current and future gaming.
Right now I am on a >$700 budget, I want to bring the cost down but its really just not that possible.

Parts I would like to save from my current computer: mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor, optical drive, HD

Parts that can be included in my upgrade besides the optical drive and HD: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT

Build I am looking at: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ar/lx7

CPU i5 2500k - $180 at microcenter
COOLER Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 - $30

CASE HAF 912 -$60

PSU Corsair 650W ATX V2 -$80

MOTHERBOARD Asus P8P67 (REV 3.0) ATX LGA1155 - $140
MEMORY G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 -$44

TOTAL : $534 without buying a graphics card...
HDD will be updated in the future its just not necessary yet. I want to have a computer that will last 5-6 years with some minor upgrades here and there, basically to fit my needs during college and gaming.
July 7, 2011 1:28:32 AM

you can get a good deal with p67/h67 mobo as well on microcenter until 7/8. ($40 off) i paid $40 for an H61 mobo

nzxt gamma case $35.

then trim your power supply to 500w ~$55 i think. so that leaves you with more money to splurge on the graphics card.

here's my $630ish build. you not needing a hard drive and needing a power supply make it a wash kind of
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July 7, 2011 1:35:36 AM

I'm not really sold on the H series, I think for any kind of future proofing i should stay with the p67. if anything i would maybe downgrade my CPU to a i3 2100 or something? I also found a antec 900 case for $47 near me, seems very enticing.
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July 7, 2011 1:41:16 AM

gammerx said:
I'm not really sold on the H series, I think for any kind of future proofing i should stay with the p67. if anything i would maybe downgrade my CPU to a i3 2100 or something? I also found a antec 900 case for $47 near me, seems very enticing.

i read the i3 isn't bad either. most games just need 2 cores anyway

here's a cheaper P67 board http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... with 2 pcix 2.0, usb 3.0, sata6gb. so $129.99 - $40 instant rebate - $20 mir nets you $69.99

edit: sli/xfire with it would suck though x16/x1 or x4/x4 :( 
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July 7, 2011 1:52:26 AM

is that GA better then the ASUS p8p67 LE?
yeah I don't really plan on SLI at least for a long time. I'm not looking to 2x GTX 580s or anything, I just want to be able to run games at med-max setting without having any problems
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July 7, 2011 3:27:29 AM

Changed to the XFX 650 W which will save me $30, I think i will change to the ASRock extreme 4, great board and it will be good for quite a while. antec 900 for $50 for case, only thing i am stuck on is the processor. right now im at around $500 with the i3. should i spend the extra $60 for the 2500k? I think i can do that and then wait a while before getting a GPU, i can just use the integrated graphics. advice?
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