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Budget: $2000'ish

CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3

Cooling:
Heatsink/Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Controller: Scythe Kaze Master Pro

Ram:
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)

Storage:
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200

Graphics: SLI Build
EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti 448 Core "Classified"

PSU:
XFX ProSeries 1000W, 80+ Platinum, Modular

Case:
IN WIN Dragon Rider

Audio:
HT | Omega Striker

Optical:
Plextor PX-LB950SA


The Fan Controller is for the five 120mm, and one 220mm case fans. The extra Ram is just because it's cheap, and for "why not" factor.


Question: Would it be worth the extra $80.00 to upgrade to the Core i7 2600K CPU? Mainly for gaming, and watching Netflix/movies while console gaming.
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  1. get all parts from newegg except cpu you'll save 40$ if u get it from microcenter

    case: cooler master haf x
    mobo: asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    cpu: intel i5 2550k
    cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 plus
    video card: nvidia gtx 560 ti
    ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb
    hhd: western digital caviar black 1.5tb
    ssd: later corsair force 180gb ssd
    optical drive: lg black 12x bd-rom
    psu: corsair ax750w
  2. dhakon said:
    Budget: $2000'ish

    CPU:
    Intel Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
    Fine if you want to OC otherwise save money with the 2400

    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3
    Ok

    Cooling:
    Heatsink/Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Ok

    Controller: Scythe Kaze Master Pro
    Seems to me that the number of fans is overkill and may not help. Understanding the airflow dynamics of your case is important to make sure you are helping and not hurting

    Ram:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    Its inexpensive but not worth the cost for gaming. May have some value if you were doing a lot of video editing

    Storage:
    SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
    Fine

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200
    500gb would be plenty and given the prices for hdd's now I would save the money

    Graphics: SLI Build
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti 448 Core "Classified"
    Did you look at the Toms February graphic card report? 560 is ok but for the money you may find the AMD choices better

    PSU:
    XFX ProSeries 1000W, 80+ Platinum, Modular
    WAAAY over the top. Get a Corsair or Seasonic bronze or better 650w and that will be more than enough. Platinum series not worth the cost and 1000w is way too much

    Case:
    IN WIN Dragon Rider
    If that floats your boat

    Audio:
    HT | Omega Striker
    I haven;t used a sound card for years. Onboard does nicely

    Optical:
    Plextor PX-LB950SA
    Current prices $20-$25 for a RW CD/DVD and $75-$85 for a BR


    The Fan Controller is for the five 120mm, and one 220mm case fans. The extra Ram is just because it's cheap, and for "why not" factor.


    Question: Would it be worth the extra $80.00 to upgrade to the Core i7 2600K CPU? Mainly for gaming, and watching Netflix/movies while console gaming.
    Nope.
  3. Getting 2x HD 6950 2GB is a much better deal, they have around the same performance for less $$$.
  4. 16 gig of RAM is pointless for gaming where even 4 gig is enough
    8 gig can be justified if you use it for productivity apps and is cheap enough

    a 1000 watt psu? 650 watt would have plenty of headroom


    Spend the money you save on those items on a better graphics card
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