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Final adivce before build

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January 30, 2012 8:28:23 PM

Need some more help with a parts list, this is a pure gaming computer nothing else in mind for it, I want the best graphical quality/performance I can achieve for my price 1500$ is my limit, probably wont be overclocking anything unless its a large gain, newegg for reference to parts, dont need monitor (24'' is what I'm going ot be using) , mouse, keyboard and peripherals, already have them

Stuff so far:

CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K -220$

PSU- Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W -100$

Case- Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower -89$

HDD- Some 1T HDD -120$ or so

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 -50$

Fan/HeatSink- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 -30$

And Windows 7 64-bt -100$

Now heres where I need the advice, on a good motherboard, will probably use a gtx 580 for my card, for when I get the money I can drop another in. Will buy a cheap Dvd writer, and a SSD if its worth it, need more opinions on them. Is there any good upgrades I can do to the list above, thats cheap and will give me a good bang for my buck, also is there any extra basic cords/cables I have to buy too?

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January 30, 2012 9:03:28 PM

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$139.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $109.99

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$499.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $469.99

The motherboard has two slots for SLI anf 8 channel sound. The SSD has a $30 rebate and is 90gb which is a good size for the OS drive.
AGTX 580 for under $500 with a rebate.
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January 30, 2012 9:36:16 PM

Alright, probably wont be overclocking it. Would upgrade PSU when or if i decided to add another card. Is overclocking going to give me much more out of the system or will it be fine as is?
January 30, 2012 9:45:47 PM

It would depend on how much you overclock it. The i5-2500k comes stock at 3.3 ghz and if you take it up to 4.3ghz then your adding 1ghz to the cpu speed which will make a noticable difference. Also Intel just released some new Sandy Bridge cpu's and one of them is a i5-2550k with a stock speed of 3.4ghz.
January 30, 2012 11:11:48 PM

You don't need to overclock with a single video card, it'll run great. But with only one GTX580 and a 750W psu, overclock to your hearts content.