$600 gaming build (without monitor / harddrive / dvdrom)


G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory


still deciding on video card


ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Case + PSU:

APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-NW-AL/500 Black / Silver Computer Case
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

I have $80-90 to spend, what should I upgrade? Also, is 500W enough considering I won't overclock cpu / gpu? Machine going to be used primary for gaming.

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  1. If ou are near a microcenter you could save some cash on the i5 and get a different mobo. but that being said I would upgrade the gpu. if you are not going to oc anything 500W should be enough. Also since you are not comboing your i5 you don't need the 2500k you could just get the 2500 saves $10
  2. EVGA GeForce GTX 460 overcloaked non-EE model:

    I've read many good reviews about this card, couldn't find any good alternatives in price range. Question is can 500W psu handle it?
  3. id get a better psu... the psu with that case could be underwattage, and damage or break components :/ get corsair, seasonic, xfx and you will sure you have safe components :D
  4. If you are on a budget, The GTX 460 is a good card. Like Rev9 said. I like the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SCC+
    It also comes with Photoshop Elements :D

    Yeah, better PSU for sure. Also, get a better MOBO.
  5. What do you think about this combo:

    My uncle has exactly the same Rosewill PSU and after 2 years it still works just fine. Do you think 12V line has enough amps for my system?

    I'm not interested in overcloacking so P67 boards out of question. :) I would rather invest in better GPU.
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