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Motherboard:
MSI P67A-GD80 B3 Intel P67 1155 Motherboard
Processor Chip:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K Boxed Processor 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive: Plextor PX-L890SA-26 24X DVDRW Optical Drive - Internal, SATA, Lightscribe

Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply: EarthWatts EA-500D GREEN from Antec 500WATT

Case: Antec P280

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8G

Windows: Ultimate Edition:

Fans: (120mm x4)
The case comes with 3 fans built in, if you want you can add 2x120mm internal intake fans and 2x120mm front intake fans.

Network card: Linksys WMP600N Dual-Band Wireless-N PCI Adapter 54.99


Cost: (in USD)
Motherboard: 210
Processor: 320
Hard Drive: 210
Optical Drive: 37.99
Video Card: 230
Power Supply:90
Case: 140
Ram: 45
Windows: 220
Fans: 40
Network card: 55
Tools: ~10 dollars
total ~1648

thoughts/recommendations?
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More about thoughts build
  1. what are you using it for
  2. Its verry unbalanced your build. You give a lot of money on motherboard,case and you buy an 500W PSU ? Buy a cheaper motherboard. If this build is for gaming buy 2500k is more than enough.Buy an 600-650W power supply.
  3. sosofm said:
    Its verry unbalanced your build. You give a lot of money on motherboard,case and you buy an 500W PSU ? Buy a cheaper motherboard. If this build is for gaming buy 2500k is more than enough.Buy an 600-650W power supply.


    Actually a 500 watt psu will run that computer perfectly well , and buying a higher wattage unit will just add cost and probably lower the efficiency .

    But it is not a particularly focused build if its for gaming
  4. Best answer
    For $1600 you can do ALOT better if this is a gaming build.

    Save yourself nearly $100 with NewEgg Deal 1TB SeaGate Barracuda + Free DVD/RW $135
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

    RAM: Stick with 1.5v RAM $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    GPU: Sapphire 6970 $350 ($330 w/rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102957

    Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 $185
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264
    or
    Mobo: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 $121
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=EXTREME3%20GEN3

    PSU: Corsair Builder Series 600w $70 ($50 w/rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    CPU: i5-2500k $225
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+ $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Total: ~$1000 without rebates/case/windows OS
  5. Best answer selected by lv3n3wb.
  6. The dvd burner is IDE, so pretty much a free paper weight.
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