Best bang for the buck? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: January 15, 2012 10:22 PM in Systems Share socrates18 January 15, 2012 9:58:10 PM Greetings! I had been planning this build since mid-November of last year and finally put it together by the end of last year. Probably saved around 200-300 bucks just from the holidays and all the newegg promos, Google codes, etc. I made this excel sheet to help me keep track of the prices and shipping. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_... Basically I built this for school and occasionally gaming. What do you guys think? More about : bang buck mingwyo January 15, 2012 10:05:39 PM I was also looking for a ~ $1100 bang-for-buck rig and bought essentially the same computer for roughly the same price......so I would have to say great job! Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU/RAM: Intel i5-2500k Graphics: Galaxy GTX 560ti 448core HDD: WD Caviar Green 1.5TB Memory: Corsair Vengeance (low profile) 2x 4gb Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Optical: Lite On DVDR PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 SSD: Samsung 830 64GB Thermal: Arctic Cooling MX-2 Wireless: Encore ENEWI pckitty4427 January 15, 2012 10:17:09 PM Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need separate thermal compound for the Hyper 212 Plus or Evo. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mingwyo January 15, 2012 10:22:30 PM You are correct - overkill on my part. Just in case since I don't know where I would pick up thermal compound locally - radioshack is as good as it gets here. 212 is supposed to come with MX-2. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest bang my buck ? Forum SolvedBest Bang for the Buck PSU? Forum SolvedAm I going to need a 1440p monitor? If so what one is the best bang for my buck? Forum SolvedBuying new Card $200 to spend Best bang for your buck? (Canada) Forum SolvedBest bang for buck CPU Forum SolvedBest bang for your buck $500 gaming pc? Forum SolvedBest bang for buck for my system Forum SolvedBest bang for the buck 7.1 Soundcard Forum SolvedWhich one is the best bang for the buck?? Forum SolvedBest bang for your buck Case Forum SolvedBest bang for buck Forum SolvedBest bang for buck? CPU from E6600 to Q6600 (or similar) vs. 2gb to 4gb memory upgrade Forum SolvedBest bang-for-your-buck psu? Forum Solvedbest bang for the buck SSD? Forum SolvedWhat would be the Best bang for my buck Forum SolvedBest bang for your buck motherboard? Forum SolvedBest bang for buck gaming laptop under 1500 Forum SolvedComplete Build - Best Bang For The Buck? Forum SolvedWhat's the best "bang for the buck" aftermarket CPU cooler for a fx-6300? Forum Solvedlooking for the best bang for buck gaming/media center Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !