Building A New Gaming PC; Need Help

Hi, I'm building a new PC for gaming

processor: intel core i5-2500k
motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE
PSU: Corsair GS800


Please help me deciding:
1. graphics card under $250
2. corsair 4 GB DDR3 ram (which model is best)
3. Can H61 motherboard handle all this configuration and will i get right performance?

Please help.
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  1. You will not be able to overclock the 2500K with an H61 motherboard just so you know. Only a P67 or Z68

    Video card wise, you're looking at the AMD 6950 Radeon 2 GB if you can find it for $250, otherwise the Nvidia 560 GTX Ti is right behind it
  2. VideoCard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372
    The 1GB version is cheaper by $20 so you can either get 1GB or 2GB(Better for Gamers)
    Memory/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104237
    Kingston Provide better memory performance "In my Opinion" so don't complain please LOL...
    Also like Bearclaw99 said, you cant OC with that h61 board, get a cheap Z68 and it should be find...
  3. bearclaw99 said:
    You will not be able to overclock the 2500K with an H61 motherboard just so you know. Only a P67 or Z68

    Video card wise, you're looking at the AMD 6950 Radeon 2 GB if you can find it for $250, otherwise the Nvidia 560 GTX Ti is right behind it


    Is it necessary to Overclock ?
    Can't I get enough performance with 2500k and a better graphics card without overclocking?
  4. You dont need to OC anything to play your games, so save some cash and buy a normal 2500 and not the k version, this will easily play anything you throw at it when partnered with a good gpu.
  5. If it's a gaming pc then I think it would be a mistake to get the non-K version. He should get the K and pair it with a P series board. The price difference is negligible and will give it a greater longevity. These cpu's OC a full ghz without even sweating.
  6. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  7. My question is "Is it necessary to overclock if i get p67 and i5-2500k?"
  8. dxboy said:
    My question is "Is it necessary to overclock if i get p67 and i5-2500k?"

    No it's not. It just leaves the option open to you.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <----- Could you please copy and paste this on here and fill it out. :)
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