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December 21, 2011 12:49:49 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week 12/20

Budget Range: <$1000 including OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (not super hardcore), Graphics (Photoshop, Flash, etc.), Home Theater, and random free porn naturally.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, would like to reuse Radeon 5770 for a little while, eventually upgrade to the latest.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/amazon, maybe microcenter is all i'm familiar with. Fine with new options if they are reputable.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Core i5 2500K anything else is variable.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Just looking for opinions/advice from people smarter/more experienced than I.


Core i5 2500k Build:


Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.04

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 $129.99

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W $69.99

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $42.99 (-$15 combo deal - 27.99 Total link doesn't show discount, for specs only)

Storage: Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM $139.99 (-$50 promo code - $89.99 Total ) Have and additonal 500GB WD Black for storage from old system.

Optical: LITE-ON DVD Burner $17.99

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R $99.99 ($10 rebate - $89.99 Total)


775.91
+99.99 for OS
+$12ish for shipping, no tax

Total: 887.90 approx.


Seem like a solid build/value? Any changes you would suggest? I appreciate any input you all may have. Thank you for your time.

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December 21, 2011 12:58:25 AM

I have a Radeon 5770 from a previous build I'd like to get a little more use out of. Thinking of holding out for the next generation of cards for the upgrade. Stretch the budget a little ;) 
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December 21, 2011 1:02:05 AM

sorry i didn't see that but other then that you build is soild
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December 21, 2011 1:04:05 AM

Thanks, I appreciate your input.
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