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700$ Gaming PC Build

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January 16, 2012 9:35:40 PM

Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-430-Watt-Certified-Compat...

$44.99

MSI Intel H61 (B3) Chipset ATX DDR3 1333 Intel ? LGA 1155 SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE ATX Motherboard - PH61A-P35 (B3):
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Intel-B3-Chipset-Motherboard/...

$74.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor:
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX80623I52500K-Core-i5-250...

2330.4$ + shipping

SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870:
http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-6870-GDDR5-Graphi...

$164.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002:
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...

$84.99

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98:
http://www.amazon.com/Lite-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS...

$22.99

cooler master 690 ii advanced:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Case-RC-69...

$82.99

= $715.75

Solid build? Any suggestions? Any tips on a first timer?

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January 16, 2012 9:46:14 PM

I recommend you go to a i5 2400 BECAUSE your H61 board "CANT OC"...

What i recommend you to do,
Get a Asus Maximus Z68 for $175 and go with i3 2120 and than upgrade you a Ivy Bridge later...
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a c 130 å Intel
January 16, 2012 10:02:00 PM

You can't run a 6870 on a 430w psu , you have to have a 500w minimum.
The motherboard should be a Z-68 chipset;

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You have some good parts selected and you should not be skimping on the motherboard and psu.
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January 16, 2012 10:03:00 PM

Im getting the 500W one, since it is cheaper than 430W with amazon prime.
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a c 130 å Intel
January 16, 2012 10:10:22 PM

Just remember that 500w is the recomended minimum requirement so if you were able to get even a 550w it would be good , it never hurts to have a little extra.
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January 16, 2012 10:48:29 PM

I betcha that 430 Watt corsair would run the 6870
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January 16, 2012 10:58:49 PM

I KNOW the corsair 430 watt will run a 6870
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a c 130 å Intel
January 17, 2012 12:04:14 AM

jaehwanie said:
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-G...

After your suggestion, is this a good motherboard?



Yes it does look good , Gigabyte makes some good motherboards , I have one I'm using now and I have always used Asus but I liked the features of this one.
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a c 130 å Intel
January 17, 2012 12:07:43 AM

I just can't see running a Pc with a 430w power supply just besause it could run a 6870 even though the manufacturer recomends a 500w psu. The OP wants to do some overclocking and there will be a need for additional watts.
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