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September 26, 2011 2:58:01 AM

Will be using primarily for gaming and browsing the internet but also want it capable for video editing/ fraps and the like. Don't need a monitor or dvd drive.

CPU
Intel i5 2500k- $190
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-Sealed-Retail-Intel-i5-...

GPU
Nvidia msi 460 gtx- $99.99
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55409&vpn=N460GTX%20HA...

PSU
ANtec Bp550- $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard- $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE
Antec two hundred- $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

FAN
Cooler master hyper 212 plus- $28

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive- $45

RAM
Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600- $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total after shipping and rebates: $547.96

Any and all suggestions please. Thanks.

And how's the quality of the msi manufactured gpu's?

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September 26, 2011 9:24:08 AM

well you cant OC with your mb so dont pay extra for the overclocking cpu. The 2500 is the part you want

You also need 1.5 volt RAM so the sticks you have chosen should be off the menu even if they are cheap .
September 26, 2011 11:56:35 AM

Or even i5 2400, depending a little bit on the prices. Currently the sale at newegg makes i5 2500 better choice, but if the difference is $5-10 it's ok to go higher anything more, stick to the i5 2400.

I would get PC power and cooling Silencer Mark II 650W which is still on sale until the 28th.
$69.99 ( with CC before $20 MIR )

And Antec 300 Illusion for case on sale until the 28th. $44.99 ( with CC )

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) $25.99
Should work ok for memory, it is 1.5V.

Also if you still have money left. Change the HDD to Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $59.99
Faster and more reliable.

MSI GPU's have been working great for me.
September 26, 2011 9:22:46 PM

So the "supports Intel k- series unlocked CPU" doesn't mean squat is what you're saying? What would be a good motherboard for the 2500k then?
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