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Opinions wanted on i5 2500k build

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October 13, 2011 5:34:12 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks


Budget Range: £334ish


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet,


Parts Not Required: Keyboard / Mouse / GPU / Monitor / Windows 7/ HDD


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I already have parts on websites I'm looking at.


Country of Origin: UK


Parts Preferences: i5 2500k / P8P67


Overclocking: Yes in the future, will be buying a new cooler + case when it comes to it

SLI or Crossfire: No for now although I know the board supports but is cheapest out of the lot.


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080



Right so let me get started this is the list of prices I have, I've chosen 4gb instead of 8gb but can always add more down the line.


Budget is £334 - but £40 is in Amazon vouchers.

i5 2500k HERE £133 free postage
Asus P8P67 Evo HERE £80 Free postage
Corsair CP-9020002-UK Enthusiast Series TX650M 650 Watt Power Supply HERE £79.49 Postage £4.25
G-Skill 4gb Ripjaws-X DDR3 1600mhzHERE £26.51 Free postage

Total £323.25

Will be getting a GPU but end of next month but any suggestions? I mean I've looked at no end of X vs Y, Looking at mainly for playing Battlefield 3 like a lot of people out there doing new builds GTX 570 vs HD 6950 then flash if possible. Waiting until there is real benchmarks for retail game.


Looking at a new SATA 3 drive soon ish aswell but budget doesn't cover it for now so leave it out.

tv fcMy main convern if everything is a good build before I start buying.
October 13, 2011 5:41:15 PM

Don't mean to double post, just forgot to mention I don't need Case + DVD drive.
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