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600-700 gaming build

Last response: in Systems
February 23, 2012 5:46:40 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or 2

Budget Range:( 600-800) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing, Some MSOFFICE

Parts Not Required: case ATX
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon(credit card for amazon)
Country: USA

Parts Preferences:p referably i5 2500k
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: not exactly sure but its a 20" flat screen and also use 42"plasma

Additional Comments: I do have a GPU from my last build left over, PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card. Its avaialbe to reuse for this build but if there is a better option id rather go with the better one.


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February 23, 2012 6:06:23 PM
- Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified: $60
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit: $100
- SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner: $16
- Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM: $85
- ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $150
- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $225
- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO: $35
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600: $47

TOTAL: $718

*since you want to overclock and get the i5-2500K - this would be a great overclocking system - keep your Radeon HD 5770 for now (it's still a good card), then upgrade little down the road to a better and newer generation (single card)
February 23, 2012 6:08:44 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the forums.
Well, thank you for filling out the form. Makes it easier on me!

CPU: Intel i5-2400
DVD: LG burner
Above in a combo $196:

GPU: GTX 560 Ti 1GB $210

mobo: ASRock H67 USB3 Sata 6GB/s $80

RAM: Patriot Signature 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz $42

Case: HAF 912 ATX case
OR Antec 300 ATX case
Both $65 shipped

HDD: Seagate 500GB
PSU: Corsair CX600
Above combo $135

Total is $725
Promo code EMCNHJD22 -$10
Total is $715 before mail in rebates.

Damn fine build if I do say so myself. Nets you a quad core and a 560 Ti, while still keeping a quality case and 8GB of ram.
-The i5-2400 offers the same level of performance as the 2500k, just without the option to overclock. Even if you get a 2500k, your system will be severely bottlenecked by the 5770. This 560 Ti will give anywhere from 1.8x-2.0x the performance.