Best Matching Components for Intel Core i5-2500K

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 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.
5 answers Last reply
More about best matching components intel core 2500k
  1. Welcome,
    I'm gonna give you a link to some guides. In particular, read the sticky about new build advice and use that format:

    You'll get better responses and people will be more willing to advise.
  2. Do you Game, Transcode Videos and Download files at the same time? Get an i7 2600K.
  3. Is your budget £900 or $900?

    If its £900 your looking at i5-2500k with GTX 570.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

    $20 graphics card
    $20 mobo
    $10 Liquid Cooling System
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Core Intel Intel i5 Systems Product