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Need advice on new intel build.

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October 10, 2011 1:14:09 AM

Okay, well I have made about 10 gazillion threads regarding builds and parts, and I keep changing my mind, I think I am making my final decision on my gaming PC. I need advice and suggestions on this, and I want to know what you think of it. This is my FIRST computer I have ever built :D 

Approximate Purchase Date: This month.

Budget Range: $800 before rebates not including case.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Netflix, gaming, Hulu, internet surfing... Did I say gaming? BF3, etc.

Parts Not Required: Monitor and Case.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: It does not really matter to me as long as its a good brand and they are well known. NO MSI, PERIOD.

Overclocking: A little.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 720p

Additional Comments: I just want a good gaming PC to last me a while. I am willing to stretch the budget (A LITTLE) if it is a very good part etc.

CPU: i5-2500k



PSU: Antec BP550 Plus

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3

Optical drive: ASUS 24x DVDRW

Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus



I already have a case, Antec Three Hundred Illusion. BUT, I have no motherboard. I am not very familiar with motherboards and don't know much about them. So, I need someone to find me the BEST board for this build, for say $150. (Or less.) Feedback is very appreciated. THANKS!

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October 10, 2011 1:34:45 AM

Why_Me said: $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 Video Card $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Thanks for the suggestions, As I said MSI is a no no for me, they have poor customer service and that is really important. I am kinda set on the card I have now, ASUS has great service. And I am at 720p so I don't need anything more powerful then a 460 anyways.
That board looks great! Although I can spend a little more if there is something even better. (Although that board looks perfect anyways.)
October 10, 2011 2:02:43 AM

Bumpity bump.