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Looking for advice on a budget build.

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February 17, 2012 11:13:04 PM

$700 budget.

Don't need:
Graphics card (Have GTX 570)
Monitor
Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers/Etc.

Do need:
OS
CPU (Intel)
PSU
Case
Motherboard
HDD
Memory

Would prefer Intel based CPU.

Any help is appreciated, trying to help a friend with a budget build for gaming. Best bang for his buck basically.

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February 17, 2012 11:16:24 PM

Take this build, remove the video card and upgrade to the i5-2500k so you can OC the cpu and you should make your budget.


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February 17, 2012 11:18:25 PM

You can certainly afford an i5-2500k at that budget so that would be good, there isn't really a better gaming CPU at the moment.

For the PSU you're looking at a decent ~550W unit.

Case is pretty much personal preference and I would advise trying to get a SSD even if it's a small, low end one.

I hope this helps :) 
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February 18, 2012 7:36:08 AM

MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $694.93 without rebates.
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