HELP! NEEDED

Hello, I am trying to build my own gaming PC. I want to build the best PC that I possibly can. I am planning to get a bundle that comes with Intel Unlocked Core i5- 2500k Processor, 8gb of memory, and a asus atx motherboard. I already bought the video card which is a radeon hd 5670 and i am willing to purchase an extra 8gb of memory. In the end the specs would look like this

Intel Unlocked Core i5- 2500k Processor
16gb Memory
Radeon HD 5670
ASUS ATX MOTHERBOARD

IS THIS A GOOD PC? I NEED HELP PLEASE & THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
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  1. Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

    Nope, not a good PC. You have a big time GPU bottleneck there. I wouldn't spend the money for a 2500k unless you plan on getting at least a 6950. Also 16GB of ram is not needed. 8GB is totally fine! You really only need 4GB.

    Tell you what. Fill out this form here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice And I'll be able to give you much more in depth advice.

    Hpope that helps ;)
  2. Approximate Purchase Date:THIS WEEK

    Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 700

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (PLAYING GAMES)
    Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, I CURRENTLY HAVE A POWER SUPPLY BUT I DONT KNOW IF ITS GOOD ENOUGH.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (IT DOSENT MATTER, BEST BUY
    Country:UNITED STATES, NEW YORK
    Parts Preferences: NONE AT ALL

    Overclocking: NO BECAUSE I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO DO THAT :)
    SLI or Crossfire: NO CLUE WHAT THAT IS SORRY

    Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

    Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
  3. I MISSED TWO ..MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080
    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS : NONE
  4. Hmm. List the specs for the power supply here. Do you need an OS?

    By the way, caps lock turns off the big letters ;)
  5. the power supply is 500w. its a supercore sc-500w. i dont need an os, i have a windows 7 disk. by the way thanks for trying to help me out its much appreciated
  6. Nope, not gonna use that one.
    Here's what I say. Built a machine loosely based off the Tom's $500 PC here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock-graphics-card,3032.html
    But upgrade the case and mobo. HDD's are so expensive right now it'll work out to be pretty much the same.
    CPU: Phenom II x4 960t http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995&Tpk=phenom%20960t $125
    RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173 $35
    Case: HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912 $50
    PSU: Enermax 750w modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194086 $99 (not necessary but will let you add a second card later)
    Mobo: ASRock 870 AM3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157272 $80
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161388 $229
    DVD drive: Sony Optiarc http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040 $19
    That brings the total cost of the build to what, $650 or so? Not bad! This will KILL at 1080p.

    Cheers mate.
  7. Okay, I forgot to tell you I have a 1tb hard drive so that takes of some of the money. Thanks a lot dude, I am going to order these parts but one more question is that processor really good?
  8. Oh, you have a hard drive?
    That changes things! I'll rework the build.
  9. Ahh man im sorry
  10. Done. Changed CPU and PSU (to let you add a second card later)
  11. Thanks a lot, this is gonna make this Christmas a good one :)
  12. You don't need a monitor, right?
  13. no
  14. Wait im no getting the more expensive psu, so do I still need the XIGMATEK LOKI SD963
  15. Nope, you won't be needing a CPU cooler unless you want to dabble in overclocking. Do you?

    You can go with the CX 500 if you want. Just keep in mind you can't pop in a second card later. It's totally fine though!

    P.S. Return that 5670.
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