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Budget gaming build i5-2500k
Sep 10, 2011, 9:18 PM
Ok i need some advice on this build, it's my second time building a computer. So i'd just like to get an idea on what's best in my price range.
These are the parts i have:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB 7200RPM
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner
Sunbeam Transformer Full Tower Case
Now i just need some advice on what kind of motherboard, GPU, PSU and CPU cooler are best within a $450-500 price range before taxes. Also is it better to go with 2 mid range SLI/Crossfire X or just one high-end GPU?
Sep 11, 2011
budget gaming build 2500k
Sep 10, 2011, 9:48 PM
heres how id do it:
i think, for your price range, a single higher end card is better. this setup will allow you to crossfire the cards in the future. if you dont want to do that, you could go with a 500w psu.
also heres a good cpu+ram combo:
Sep 11, 2011, 12:50 AM
I've got an older 500w PSU from an old custom build from back in like 2005... could i use that? and then just upgrade later on when i want to do crossfire?
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Sep 11, 2011, 12:54 AM
if its a good one, i dont see why not. what brand/model is it?
Sep 11, 2011, 12:59 AM
Apex AL-B500E 500w... it's from an old build of my brothers from 2004-2005
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