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December 18, 2011 2:27:47 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 (Not to be confused with 2500K)
Motherboard: Intel DP67BAB3 ATX LG1155
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 6670 1GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Case: NZXT Source 210
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V/EPS12V

I'm not looking to overclock, and I'm not a hardcore gamer.
I wanted a system that I can do some light gaming on (WoW, Skyrim, mainly), edit some video on (not professionally), store a boatload of photos and music on. Honestly, I'm a pretty average computer user, but I wanted to build something a little more cutting edge. Something that might last me awhile.

I know there's no such thing as future proofing, so I guess I'm asking if this build seems like one that can grow with me a bit. Any thoughts? I'm open to any and all feedback.

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December 18, 2011 2:47:43 AM

You need to go 2500K. You won't need to OC now, but in a few years, when this starts to seem sluggish, you can instantly upgrade your processor for free just by clocking it up a few hundred mhz. OCing, on a small scale, doesn't shorten the lifespan of the CPU on a timescale that'll matter to you.
Budget overall?
It'd be worth it to go at least 5770/6770 (same card). That card's a significant jump up from everything below it. Anything better than that would be good, of course, but I think that's a great entry-level card.
Add a fan to that case and it'll be great. It really needs a front 120mm.
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