Last Minute Advice ~$800 Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) ~$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, SWTOR mainly

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Open to suggestions. Don't know if I can get a 2500k in this price range.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Video Card



Power Supply



Optical Drive

Case Fans

CPU Cooler


Additional Comments: Just making sure everything is compatible and seeing if anyone has any suggestions for alternate items.
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  1. You don't need more than one extra fan, if that.
    Hyper 212 EVO. $6 more, significantly better, more OCing.
    Just get a 955 on Amazon. The 970 isn't worth the extra $15; it's essentially the same. You won't be maxing the CPU, I think.
    $45 500W PSU:
    Looks good otherwise. I think you were actually over $800 before.
  2. i'd go for i3-2100
  3. I haven't heard much about the OCZ PSU's. How are they for reliability?

    The i3-2100's multiplier is locked isn't it? I'm not very experienced with overclocking would I be able to do much with it and would it be comparable to the phenom with stock clock?
  4. OCZ's fine.
    It would be better than the stock Phenom and roughly on par with or slightly better than the OCed one.
  5. it beats phenom at stock in gaming
    those OCZs are pretty decent
    also going for 2100 will save u on cooler and u can use that money to get either better case like cm rc692 or fractal design arc midi
    or higher wattage psu .. if u decide to cf/sli in the future
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