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Best Bang for the Buck First GAMING Build!

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November 2, 2011 9:51:27 AM

Could you guys help me build my future GAMING rig? I want parts that are the best bang for the buck. I'm just 15 but i kinda know enough about these things. I just thought a while ago that buying the best isn't a good idea since you can still get same performance with cheaper parts when it comes to gaming. Thanks!

I need suggestions on what to buy, all parts preferably including monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.
I prefer Intel and Nvidia but you can suggest AMD counterparts with your reasons :D . I won't overclock for now but i will in the future but i won't SLI nor Crossfire. Price isn't a problem but make sure it's the best when it comes to performance/money ratio.

I have researched already and i guess i5-2500k and hyper 212+ are the best for the money processor and cpu cooler.

CPU:Intel i5-2500k
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus
Video Card:
Hard Drive:
DVD Burner:
Power Supply:
Sound Card:
Operating System: Not needed (I have Win7 64bit/32bit)

Thanks a lot!

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November 2, 2011 10:04:11 AM

Price isn't really the problem. I just want to get parts that are the best for my money since i really saved for it. So it's really the price/performance ratio.
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November 2, 2011 10:31:12 AM

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 - $190 -
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 8gb (2 x 4gb) 1600Mhz cl8 -$55 -
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon 6950 1gb - $250 -
Hard Drive: Samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $80 (usually cheaper buy HDD prices have gone up because of floods in Thailand) -

No sound card required

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November 2, 2011 12:22:40 PM

November 2, 2011 1:31:39 PM

I will recommend the Sapphire Toxic 6950 2gb. It's more expensive than some of the other 6950's but does have a decent chance of unlocking the 6970 shaders & it overclocks well with the Sapphire Trixx utility. Best bang for the buck in my opinion. The 2500k is the obvious choice for gaming, another top bang for the buck there. My hard drive recommendation is a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb. I have one & it has been excellent. Good luck with your build.
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November 2, 2011 1:37:03 PM

Motherboard: Asrock z68 Extreme4 gen3
CPU:Intel i5-2500k
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper EVO
RAM: G.skill Ripjaws 8gb DDR3 1600
Video Card: GTX 560ti or ATI 6950 1gb
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb
DVD Burner: LG Dvd burner
Case: Haf 922
Power Supply: Corsair CX500
Sound Card: Not Needed
Mouse: Logitech Mouse & Keyboard Combo Wired
Keyboard: Logitech Mouse & Keyboard Combo Wired
Headphones: Don't know much about this.
Speakers: Logitech Speakers
Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor
Operating System: Not needed (I have Win7 64bit/32bit)