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I2500k New Build, all parts selected, looking for opinion

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July 7, 2011 8:08:29 AM

Thank you in advance for your time and effort!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: I am currently at around 800usd (w/ rebates factored in), but any suggestion for better performance/price would be great.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming, movie for now, later I would like to start messing with linux a little... if that makes a difference


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Nope


Country of Origin: currently in US


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments:
1. What do you guys think about the case? Should I go for 300illusion instead? Honestly I'm not a big fan of LED lights, but it has 2 more fans! (btw I dont need the ssd hotswap on 200 since I will be using the ssd as a system drive, so to me its not important. That is not to say it is not a perk)
2. Will this psu be sufficient for my selections?
3. Is the ssd adapter a reliable set up?


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Listed Prices are after Rebate and savings

Case:
Antec TWO HUNDRED S Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 50usd

SSD:
Kingston SSDNow V+100 96gb 95usd

SSD mount kit:
StarTech BRACKET25 Adapter Kit 9usd

PSU:
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply 50usd

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K 212usd

MOBO:
BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 99usd

GPU:
Sapphire 5850 xtreme FROM AMAZON 155usd (Ordered I think on 5/28, and finally got the confirmation last week saying it will be delivered the end of this month :D  :D  , haven't been charged tho.)

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 33usd

HDD:
HITACHI 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 65usd

DVD-ROM
ASUS 24X DVD Burner 20usd

I forgot to pay attention to the shippings, so the prices may vary, its late now and I've gotta get some sleep, will check back tomorrow! Before then thanks for reading/replying to my post! :hello:  :hello: 

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July 7, 2011 11:28:14 AM

The prices are wrongly quoted for things like SSD, power supply, etc.
Here'e a slightly different build, based around i5-2500K ,it includes combos:

CPU & Optical Drive: $228- i5-2500K & Asus

Motherboard & SSD: $225- Gigabyte GA Z68X & Crucial m4 64 GB (SLI/Crossfire capable motherboard and good SSD)

RAM :$60- Corsair Vengeance 2X 4GB

Power Supply : $55- Antec Neo ECo 520 (Insufficient if a second graphic card is added)

Graphic Card : $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870 (Slightly better than 5850 and has better crossfire scaling )

HDD : $40- Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Case : $35- Sentley Black

Total : 818 USD

To accomodate things CASE, HDD, have been compromised
1. I can't say about the case, as it's a matter of personal preference.
2. PSU is sufficient as long as you don't add a second video card. power consumption of 6870 & 5850
3. You may need them if you invest in a low cost case.
Hope that helps.
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July 7, 2011 12:40:56 PM

z_4 said:
The prices are wrongly quoted for things like SSD, power supply, etc.
Here'e a slightly different build, based around i5-2500K ,it includes combos:

CPU & Optical Drive: $228- i5-2500K & Asus

Motherboard & SSD: $225- Gigabyte GA Z68X & Crucial m4 64 GB (SLI/Crossfire capable motherboard and good SSD)

RAM :$60- Corsair Vengeance 2X 4GB

Power Supply : $55- Antec Neo ECo 520 (Insufficient if a second graphic card is added)

Graphic Card : $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870 (Slightly better than 5850 and has better crossfire scaling )

HDD : $40- Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Case : $35- Sentley Black

Total : 818 USD

To accomodate things CASE, HDD, have been compromised
1. I can't say about the case, as it's a matter of personal preference.
2. PSU is sufficient as long as you don't add a second video card. power consumption of 6870 & 5850
3. You may need them if you invest in a low cost case.
Hope that helps.


My prices are AFTER REBATE. There might be discrepencies here and there due to price changes/shipping but they are correct. This will be my first time dealing with rebates and from what I have read I understand it can be quite frustrating, but I think I will manage. Furthermore, listing all after rebate price puts us on the same page, so we dont compare prices before rebate to prices after rebate. If you are curious about any of the deals/prices please let me know, I am more than willing to share them-- they are mostly from Techbargains and Slickdeals.
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July 7, 2011 12:49:09 PM

z_4 said:
The prices are wrongly quoted for things like SSD, power supply, etc.
Here'e a slightly different build, based around i5-2500K ,it includes combos:

CPU & Optical Drive: $228- i5-2500K & Asus

Motherboard & SSD: $225- Gigabyte GA Z68X & Crucial m4 64 GB (SLI/Crossfire capable motherboard and good SSD)

RAM :$60- Corsair Vengeance 2X 4GB

Power Supply : $55- Antec Neo ECo 520 (Insufficient if a second graphic card is added)

Graphic Card : $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870 (Slightly better than 5850 and has better crossfire scaling )

HDD : $40- Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Case : $35- Sentley Black

Total : 818 USD

To accomodate things CASE, HDD, have been compromised
1. I can't say about the case, as it's a matter of personal preference.
2. PSU is sufficient as long as you don't add a second video card. power consumption of 6870 & 5850
3. You may need them if you invest in a low cost case.
Hope that helps.

Thanks for your input anyway! :sol: 
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July 7, 2011 2:21:00 PM

Rebates nowadays are often just store credit. Read the details before you consider them in your pricing.

I really like z_4's build. Even the case is better. My only thought would be to keep your original 2x2gb ram kit. For this budget it is fine.
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July 18, 2011 7:57:50 PM

Best answer selected by ichichu.
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