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Comp Died today / Need new build to order asap

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July 30, 2011 12:43:01 AM

Hey all,

Computer bonked out on me. First the power supply started cutting out then I think the mother board PCIE slot died on me as well. Bought a new power supply 850w and cheapy vid card to trouble shoot and no luck.

I'm looking to purchase some new parts asap. Gonna need a case/cpu/cooler/ram/mobo | going to recycle my old crappy HD / dvd/cd burner/ vid card for now.

I looking to get an eyefinity setup in the future so def going to need a good mobo for cross fire. unfortunately funds are tapped for now so going to buy the cross fire cards in the future along with ssd.

looking to spend between 500-700. Or less depending on what you guys think. i5 2500k?

Thanks everyone in advanced. Like I said im looking to purchase asap... cant live without my comp :) 
July 30, 2011 1:05:51 AM

if you can get the i5-2500k then get it, with this build, i would go with a better PSU, sounds like your PSU gave up on you. stick to corsair, antec and seasonic. they all make solid PSUs but may be a bit more expensive (IMO worth it) corsair TX-850 is a nice PSU but may be overkill if you don't SLI or xfire. coolermaster hyper 212 is a nice CPU cooler, cheap and effective. 4gb ram should be enough for you, just get the cheapest 1600mhz ram with heat spreaders and a latency 9-9-9-24 or higher. Mobo wise i would go with z68, ASUS has a good rep. but also has high prices, gigabyte mobos are solid at a reasonable price. buy whatever case you like, IMO the case is a personal preference thing.
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July 30, 2011 5:39:41 AM

hows this? Is this mobo compatible for future x-fire setup?

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$19.99



Antec Lanboy air Red Black / Red ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case

Antec Lanboy air Red Black / Red ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
Item #: N82E16811129091
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$40.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate11-129-091

$189.99
$149.99


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compou

$11.98




Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500




$209.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7



$24.99



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


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

-$50.00 Instant
-$35.00 Combo


$274.98
$189.98



After tax this all comes out to like 650$
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July 30, 2011 7:16:54 AM

this mobo will SLI and xfire, are you 100% sure that the i5-2500 is the "k" version? the "k" version is usually $10 more than that. if you are getting the normal version, there is no need for a cooler as the multiplier is locked (no OC). nothing wrong with the RAM. could you please link the CPU and PSU so i can double check what you are getting
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July 30, 2011 10:47:15 PM

So I have the following: Once again look for future ability to do eyefinity crossxfire etc etc.



Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Lan boy air

CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i5-2500k

Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

Mobo + ram combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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

CD/DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... lite on


cooling compound http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



all together comes out to arround 650$ / going to use a 850w PSU Thermaltake Black Widow / Old hard drive / old video card.

Any problems with this ?
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