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500$ Budget i5 2500k Build help.

Last response: in Systems
December 23, 2011 3:31:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Between January-Feb.

Budget Range: 500-600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers, HDD, DVD/CD drive, Case, etc anything not listed below.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Cannada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: Mainly for high-end gaming. I've taken some parts (from september and decembers budget builds), and added my own etc. But I'm going over my price range. So I need to get this nice and going around 500-600. Motherboard was chosen because I'm looking for 4xram slots, 2 PCIe and 8x/8x xfire. Hoping for something cheaper, more into 60-80$ price range. Motherboard is what Im hoping to swap the most. As I've pruchased my HDD, cd, case etc. which was around 150+ alone. Also I'm unsure if the power supply is any great, or if its even compatible so hoping for someones input on that.

Parts I've considered so far, but mainly over my budget.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA1339

GPU: PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

More about : 500 budget 2500k build

December 23, 2011 4:33:38 AM

You are spending half your budget on the cpu alone, save up some more money if you have to have a 2500k
December 23, 2011 4:48:48 AM

do you really have to buy from newegg? directcanada is cheaper and has free shipping - $229.99
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB - $26.75
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - $179.78
Powercolor Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI 2xMini DP HDMI PCI-E Video Card - $59.69
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXV2 600W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan *3 Year Wrty* - $146.88
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard

Total: $643.09

if you want a cheaper mobo here you go. - $119.69
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard

Total: $615.90