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: ForumBest bang for buck fastest pc build £600 max ForumWhat's the best " bang for buck " x79 board for this rig? ForumBest bang for buck card at 1600X900 ForumBest bang for the buck with $600.00 ForumLooking for the best Bang for your Buck card. ForumBest Bang for Buck ? ForumWhat laptop has the best bang for my buck ? ForumBest Choice and Bang for my Buck ForumBest bang for buck z77 for gaming and overclocking ForumThe best bang for my buck - For a gaming computer ForumGetting the Best Bang for Buck ForumBest Bang for buck for an SSD with SATA3 Forum7950 OC the best bang for the buck at ~$300? ForumBest bang for buck : 7870 or 7950? ForumBest bang for buck 2011 socket? Forum$200 Upgrade: Best Bang for Buck ? ForumWhich of these 2 laptops is the best bang for the buck ? ForumBest bang for buck card @1920x1080 ForumAre these parts compatible/ best bang for buck ? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !