Need help on further Building, Guidance for this newby


I'm new here and I'm familiar with computers but mine broke over 6 months ago and all these new games are coming out and I was hoping to resurrect my computer back.

My PC was originally a stock

then I bought and added GPU EVGA GTX 260

and to support this card I bought a better PSU Corsair Crossfire 750w

after awhile I started getting blue screens on start up and the technician said my Motherboard failed due to the graphic card but I think the PSU's extensive wires heated in the cramped stock case that made the computer fail. So I really don't know what happened.

The PCU AMD Phenom X4 9550 was a little slow to me because it did have drops on high demaning games like Metro 2033, Crysis, etc.

But now I'm wanting to rebuild my computer to a much better state. I will be re-using my GPU, PSU, monitor, keyboards, etc. I'd like to get a new CPU, RAM, and MOBO that you guys can hopefully guide me to building, for this is my first time build. Also I already bought a new computer case, NZXT Guardian 921 Mid-Tower Case

Hopefully this will fit all the components.

I already have a potential list of parts for replacing my CPU, RAM and MOBO:

CPU - Intel i5-2500k

Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth P67

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)

I hope these potential parts are all compatible. All help is appreciated and I thank you for your patience for helping and reading my post.
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  1. Get a z68 motherboard

    It's better than the P67. Google it.
  2. Thanks for replying and it is better, a little bit more expensive than what I had in mind but I'll think about it.

    Also if you guys have any questions on anything I'll answer to the best of my knowledge.
  3. Really now, what you listed was a $200 motherboard :O?
  4. Yeah lol is that a bad thing? Overpriced?

    My last experience with motherboards has left me wanting to get a real good one unlike my last one, that gave out on me :/

    Whoops when i read your post i thought the link you gave was for the RAM (doh!) But yeah that one is better and cheaper :D

    Furthermore, Could you guys recommend me an HDD? Preferably 1TB?
  5. Oh I certainly will just got my paycheck today :D
    thanks for the good deal.
  6. Sorry i've been doing this wrong from the start, I didn't do the suggested guide on asking you guys for advice. I just told my situation.

    Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next week.

    Budget Range: $400-$800 on CPUs, Mobos and RAM.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Internet, Movies especially in HD. That's about it.

    Parts Not Required: PSU, GPU, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Printer.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: preferably,, least preffered but can still use.

    Country of Origin: USA

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Any at this point.

    Overclocking: Maybe, I have little knowledge of overclocking.

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I don't know what SLI or Crossfire is.

    Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

    Additional Comments: I would in addition but not top priority to get a new keyboard with lights beneath the letters or the letters lights up itself. Top Priority is just getting the vital parts for my PC to run first and be all compatible. Also notify me if a CPU may need a cooler and a link for the suggested product would be appreciated. I need a new OS for my old one is not compatible for some reason whatever you recommend just explain a little bit of why it's good enough for me to get for example, few bugs, reliable, etc. Also, thanks for your patience.
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