My ~$600 build (buying this week) Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 29, 2011 5:00 PM in Systems Share hobbz_30 August 29, 2011 4:50:25 PM Approximate Purchase Date: This week, Today hopefully. Budget Range: 650 USD BEFORE rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: I will be doing light gaming in WoW and Starcraft2, and watching videos online in addition to normal PC use Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, monitor, DVD drive, harddrive ( I have: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s (link no longer works) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country of Origin: USA Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 for now, but I'd like to buy a new 1920x1080 in the future Additional Comments: I am sure on the CPU. A lot of the other parts I chose because of the combo deals and reviews. Getting a super GPU is not important today as long as I can buy a new one later. Things like the memory, I am not sure of and I don't know if I have to make any complicated changes to use 1600MHz RAM on that MOBO CPU/MOBO combo: Intel Core i5 2500K, MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) $325 before $20 rebate Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $60 - $15 promo code = $45 GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAPPHIRE 100289VGAL Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready $70 before rebate, $55 after PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG -750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC $95 before rebate, $70 after RAM: I just picked it because of the deal, really could use advice here. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $49 Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $28 shipping $7.87 Total of $620 before rebates what do you guys think? do you see any glaring issues with those parts? More about : 600 build buying week aznshinobi August 29, 2011 5:00:19 PM It looks really good. That's an excellent build, though once you upgrade to 1920x1080. Be aware that build as good as the CPU is. Your GPU is just going to crumble under that resolution. Depending on the graphics of course. Get a smaller PSU, those games will never take advantage of 2 cards. The reason, many benches have shown that dual card are just not that great in WoW and SC2. So no reason to prepare for CF. With that said. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That would save you $40. Get this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat GPU for this AMD build? buying this week :D Forum SolvedHavent built in a while, looking for a build, Buying End of This Week, Or Weekend Forum Solvedbuying bits and building new gaming pc this week Forum SolvedFinal Build (Buying This Week) Forum Solved$1500 build, buying this week. Forum SolvedNew APU HTPC build - buying in the next week Forum PC Build for HD Video editing, Audio Editing/Music Production. Buying This week $2k Forum New Build! Buying Next Week! Forum Thoughts helpful tips on my first ever build? buying this week! Forum $500ish first build. buying this week. help wanted/needed Forum Building Gaming Rig Next week (500$ to 600$) Forum 1500-2200$ Gaming build suggestions, buying next week. Forum New build in one week.... 6 yrs since old pc (600-800) Forum Need advice on must build this week > $600 Forum First time build, buying parts in one week, have some questions Forum [Build Needs Review] Buying within the week Forum Revised i7 920 workstation build $2500ish. 12GB RAM Buying this week Forum Revised core i5 build, buying this week Forum Rate my non-gaming build. BUYING THIS WEEK. Forum $1300 i7 gaming/everything build buying this week (any suggestions?) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !