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

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July 18, 2011 12:50:46 PM

Memory:

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
$31.99

GPU:

still deciding on video card

Mobo:

ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$59.99

CPU:

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$219.99

Case + PSU:

APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-NW-AL/500 Black / Silver Computer Case
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$69.99


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.

Thanks.
July 18, 2011 1:07:01 PM

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
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July 18, 2011 8:44:44 PM

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 
July 18, 2011 10:10:48 PM

What do you think about this combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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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