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January 24, 2012 7:56:24 PM

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 $179.99+15.53 -MicroCenter
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $249.99+8 -NewEgg
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard $69.99+6.04-MicroCenter
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $89.99-10-Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $46.99-Newegg
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive60+8-Newegg
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $54.99+5-Newegg
179.99 + 15.53 + 249.99 + 8 + 69.99 + 6.04 + 89.99 - 10 + 46.99 + 60 + 8 + 54.99 + 5 = 784.51
Approximate Purchase Date: In a few days
Budget Range: 800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Movies
Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg microcenter
Country: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type None Really
Overclocking:Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution:1920x1080 or 1920x1200 i forgot
Additional Comments: I want a better case if possible
Budget is 800 can increase a little if really needed , if anything is incompatible please tell me also
January 24, 2012 8:09:26 PM

looks good but i would probably get 6950 or 560ti 448 instead

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $239.99 - $10MIR
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $289.99 - $10MIR
EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
January 24, 2012 8:13:11 PM

See, I got beat to it again. You go looking around and someone sneaks in on the blindside.
What he said -nearly - except that I would be happy with your original build, but if you can find a few extra bucks...
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January 24, 2012 8:14:06 PM

Looks like a nice build. While the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K does come with a HSF (Heatsink/fan) if you are planning to overclock I would advise that you pick up a good 3rd party HSF to help deal with the increased temperatures. There are a lot of good coolers out there so look and find one that fits your budget and overclocking wants. Something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo should work well in your budget range.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
January 24, 2012 8:23:09 PM

Alright thanks everyone any recommendations for a better case?
January 24, 2012 8:41:25 PM

Cases are very subjective. We can debate feature and airflow but if you're spending a decent amount it's really what you find visually appealing.
I like NZXT and Corairs myself.
Lots, really lots like HAFs.
January 24, 2012 9:03:37 PM

Hey there, a friend of mine and myself have spent all evening making a computer from scratch on the net for myself for gaming, turns out youv chosen the exact same parts lol. Found this post when looking into it. I was thinking the same but with a different case and PSU(linked below). Can anyone comment on it and was going to go with the 700w PSU offer. Can someone let me know if this would be suitable?

http://www.xcase.co.uk/product-p/case-x-case-defender.h...

Many thanks xx
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