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Best Matching Components for Intel Core i5-2500K

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August 22, 2011 5:11:29 AM

Ok so...I'm building a new rig. I'v chosen the Intel Core i5-2500K. I'm an mmorpg gamer,I do play wc3, and some gun games, meaning i need something with a little on the high end graphics side. I do multi task alot, so i guess that's to take into consideration. Honestly, I want to know what parts would comply best with this processor. My budget for my whole tower..im trying to make it 800. it can go to 900 most, but if you find something amazing, i might cave xD. If you guys need anymore info just ask. Ty so much.
August 22, 2011 6:02:10 AM

Do you Game, Transcode Videos and Download files at the same time? Get an i7 2600K.
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August 22, 2011 8:17:17 AM

Is your budget £900 or $900?

If its £900 your looking at i5-2500k with GTX 570.
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August 22, 2011 6:02:30 PM

There's a lot of good info on THG. You can read the "Best Graphics cards for the money" article and purview the GPU charts. Then you can decide what you need and how much you want to spend.

As for your question about "matching components", any PCIe GPU will work.
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August 22, 2011 7:06:59 PM

well the best suggestion i have is to build your pc off personal prefference of the top selections you made with a best bang for your buck ratio
i built mine by just waiting for good deals and signing up for shop runner if you are in USA, for free shipping, for example i bought mine all last week all my parts from new egg and heres a list of parts / price, it comes out to $750 with $50 mail in rebates. total $700
i price checked items and bought good deals, and honestly i felt i made good choices as far for a great : so heres a few suggestion of my build feel free to use parts or just to price / specs compare to your selections

MSI P67A-G45 mobo- $105

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz @ 4.0Ghz Quad-Core Processor - $205

Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System - $50

ASUS ENGTX550 GeForce GTX550Ti(Fermi) 1GB 192-bit - $120

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gbs / LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X - $72.50

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $45

Rosewill RV2-700 700W SLI Power Supply / Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $70

Sunbeam RHK-BA Rheobus 4 Channel Controller / Rosewill 120mm Blue LED Case Fans - $23


MIR's:
$20 graphics card
$20 mobo
$10 Liquid Cooling System
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