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New Gaming Build (Bang for the Buck) $600

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August 18, 2011 3:13:30 AM

Hey guys looking to build a $600 gaming PC, I want to save as much as possible and get more bang for the buck. I do have a microcenter nearby and will utilize any good deals I find.

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon, 1-2 weeks will wait if there are better deals in the future.

Budget Range: $600 (After Rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming I also want to be able to stream and multitask efficiently.

Parts Not Required: I do not need a keyboard, mouse, monitor, or speakers. I also do not need a Powersupply I have a 550W BFG which was 80 bronze. No need for OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, microcenter, anywhere else where I can save

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No, not at the moment.

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: None.

Build Thus Far:

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $54.99 / $44.99 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel i5-2500k - $179.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $57.99 / $37.99 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Desktop%20Memory)-_-Patriot%20Memory-_-20220558&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Mobo: Can someone suggest one, not going SLi.

GPU: Can someone also suggest one, 560 ti possible?

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Already have one.

Total Thus Far: $322.96 After MIR

Thanks guys!
August 18, 2011 4:52:27 AM

So after MIR so far total is $467.95
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August 18, 2011 6:43:58 AM

Yea it's local. For that motherboard what difference does it make if it's mATX or ATX, is it just smAller?
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August 18, 2011 9:22:43 AM

The motherboard is mATX which is smaller than ATX. For you it shouldn't matter since you don't plan to CF. I also suggested it because of Z68, you may not use Quick Sync but always a sweet thing to have for the future. The board also is one of the cheaper boards that is Z68.
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August 18, 2011 1:15:20 PM

I am overclocking, how well do you think the Gigabyte Z68 will do with a 2500k?
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August 18, 2011 2:53:43 PM

It'd be fine. If you don't reach 4GHZ, not the motherboard (though there is a minor contribution) most likely it is the CPU. Not all 2500Ks are made to the same grade. Some can get it up to 5ghz and some with the same cooling can't get it stable above 4.6ghz. The board is sufficient.
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