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Budget Build Review

Hello all,

I am in the process of putting together a new system and wanted some input on the following hardware. My budget is limited but I have priced out the following components within my range.

Intel Core i7 2700k CPU
Asus P8P67 EVO Mobo
EVGA GeForce GTX 560
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Should I be looking into something different? Any thoughts on this system?

Thanks for your input.
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  1. mind telling us your budget, preferred store to buy from and what your pc will be used for?
  2. Sure thing.

    This will be as close to a gaming machine as I can get (hopefully decent for BF3) with some photo and audio work done on it as well. Nothing major though. I would eventually like to serve out media to other devices around the house.

    I chose these products based on maximizing performance and budget. So I chose a sub $200 Mobo and GPU. The RAM is based mostly on the bench testing found in a Tom's comparison article from earlier this year. The i7 CPU is not really an option to choose from. I will end up with it due to outside circumstances.

    No preferred store as long as they are well reviewed and priced. Although I will say that I am a bit partial to NewEgg.

    Thanks again for your input.
  3. go ahead with what you picked out
  4. I'd go for the 560Ti over the 560. Not much of an increase in price, but a much better card.
  5. nickybh said:
    Hello all,

    I am in the process of putting together a new system and wanted some input on the following hardware. My budget is limited but I have priced out the following components within my range.

    Intel Core i7 2700k CPU
    Asus P8P67 EVO Mobo
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560
    G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600

    Should I be looking into something different? Any thoughts on this system?

    Thanks for your input.


    ^+1
    you are on a budget but still managed i7-2700k :o
    that's good
    if you do gaming then try to include ssd
  6. Ya the i7 2700k is available to me through a very special deal. That's actually what prompted this build. I just couldn't pass up this CPU for the cost.
  7. If you're not paying full price for the i7 2700k, stick with it. If you are, drop down to an i5 2500k. There just as good, if not better for gaming.
  8. since you are getting it at low price then do not leave this opportunity
    2700k is best stick with it, it is also good for general purpose and support hyper threading too
    take a look of this
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
  9. Go for radeon hd 6950 ddr5 graphic card. It has much higher performance than gtx560 or gtx560ti. And price difference is very low. about 2000 INR.
  10. Best answer
    Since you didn't list any of these, I'll make some suggestions. Everything else looks good, though I'd spend a bit more on the 560Ti or a 6950.


    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008
    $100 Corsair Carbide 400R (very nice case, and good combo deals too)
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    $95 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 ($20 off with case, and a $15 MIR)
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
    $110 Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb ($20 off with case, $5 MIR)
    ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
    $16 SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R
  11. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  12. How about this card? I've never owned an XFX but again I don't know if I can pass up a special purchase on this card.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549

    *EDIT - I just noticed that this card is PCIE 2.1 x16. Is this a mismatch for the board listed above?
  13. Best answer selected by nickybh.
  14. Thanks again to everyone who gave me their input. As you will see I did take some recommendations.

    Here is my build.

    Asus P8P67 EVO
    Intel Core i7 2700k
    Geil EVO Corsa 16 GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333
    XFX HD 6950 2GB DDR5 Double D
    Corsair TX750 PSU
    Corsair 600TM Case
    Corsair H60 CPU liquid cooling

    Legacy SATA HDDs

    Does anyone have any experience with OC in a system with similar build? Or a reference I could look into for potential OC of the system? I have looked around a bit but most have quite different systems.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks again.
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