~$1600 gaming/work build

Hi gang, I am looking for your input about a build i am currently throwing together. Advice on how to lower cost/increase performance/general comments are all welcome.

The build:

Cooler Master Haf X

Intel i5 2500k

Gigabyte UD5

HD 6970 Sapphire

Kingston 8GB RAM DDR3 1600

Intel Sata 3 120GB SSD

With a few extra peripherals, the final price is about $1600 USD. I'm open minded and will consider anything reasonable.
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  1. You want low voltage RAM (1.5v or less) for these 1155 builds.

    Here's a decent combo down below.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689144 $224.98 save: $35.00
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16813128494&SubCategory=280&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1 <---- more combo's here.

    btw your lacking a h/d, optical drive, psu, and cpu cooler in that build.
  2. Good call...I totally let that one slip by.
  3. Here's a build that under $1500, that should game well Includes combos,OS :

    CPU & Optical Drive: $226-i5 2500K & Samsung

    RAM & PSU: $175- Thermaltake Black Widow 850 & Gskill RipjawX (80plus bronze certified, modular and cheap memory , $10 off with promo code)

    HDD & Case: $205- Corsair Graphite 600T & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

    SSD: $200- OCZ Agility 3 120GB

    Cooler: $52-Xigmatek Dark Knight(Will give you the headroom to overclock to around 4.5GHz)

    OS: $95- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 bit)(Has $15- off with promo code)

    Motherboard: $170- Gigabyte GA Z68X UD3H ( cheap motherboard and has almost the same features)

    GPU: $350- Sapphire Radeon 6970(Same)

    Total (Excluding Rebates): 1464 USD

    Rebates: 115 USD

    As a precautionary measure , you would like to avoid Intel SSDs now beacuse of a potential bug that causes SSD to fail :
  4. excellent...thanks for the helpful responses guys
  5. 600t looks gorgeous but unfortunately performs like ***
  6. patti88 said:
    600t looks gorgeous but unfortunately performs like ***

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