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December 18, 2011 7:56:26 PM

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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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2011 8:12:28 PM

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-advic... And I'll be able to give you much more in depth advice.

Hpope that helps ;) 
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December 18, 2011 8:17:44 PM

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)
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December 18, 2011 8:19:39 PM

I MISSED TWO ..MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS : NONE
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2011 8:22:16 PM

Hmm. List the specs for the power supply here. Do you need an OS?

By the way, caps lock turns off the big letters ;) 
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December 18, 2011 8:27:11 PM

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
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2011 8:58:43 PM

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...
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=N82E168... $125
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $35
Case: HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50
PSU: Enermax 750w modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99 (not necessary but will let you add a second card later)
Mobo: ASRock 870 AM3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229
DVD drive: Sony Optiarc http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19
That brings the total cost of the build to what, $650 or so? Not bad! This will KILL at 1080p.

Cheers mate.
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December 18, 2011 9:08:00 PM

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?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2011 9:10:45 PM

Oh, you have a hard drive?
That changes things! I'll rework the build.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2011 9:16:32 PM

Done. Changed CPU and PSU (to let you add a second card later)
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December 18, 2011 9:18:23 PM

Thanks a lot, this is gonna make this Christmas a good one :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2011 9:19:15 PM

You don't need a monitor, right?
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December 18, 2011 9:40:16 PM

Wait im no getting the more expensive psu, so do I still need the XIGMATEK LOKI SD963
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2011 9:43:48 PM

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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