New Build seeking advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Asap

Budget Range: Cheaper the better, current price is $798.92 (excluding mail in rebates) don't want to go much above this.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD movie editing, Gaming (would like to be able to play Battlefield 3 at a decent level, screen resolution will be 1920x1080

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, Anywhere cheap.

Country: New Zealand. (will I still be able to use the mail in rebates?)

Parts I'm considering:

Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-V

CPU: Intel i5 2500

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)


HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Q1: Are all these components compatible?

Q2: Is there any way I can make this cheaper, do I have any unnecessary expenses in here (eg is this PSU way to overpowered for the build etc)

Thanks in advance for the help.
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    Yes all parts are compatiable...
    There is always way to make it cheaper :p, your PSU for example may raise or lower the price depending on if you are going to go CF/SLI in the future (a 6850 can be ran on a 500W PSU I would bump up to a 550 for extra head room)
  2. Alright, so I'll change the PSU to this Antec BP550

    Gets the total price down to $783.92USD and $1,004.79 NZD
  3. You will not be able to overclock with an i5-2500.

    And does newegg ship to New Zealand? If so, how much extra? Will NewZealand charge you customs duties on the new components coming in?

    IF so, you will need to factor that into the budget.
  4. Forgot to add that I'm hoping to buy the parts when I'm in the states skiing, so shipping to NZ isn't an issue.

    Am I right in saying you can only overclock the i5-2500k?
  5. Yes you are correct you can OC an i5 2500K easily
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