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Budget $800 Gaming setup

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March 30, 2012 6:14:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Battlefield 3 gaming,surfing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: US

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes in future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Will not buy an ivybridge.

I have selected an intel core i5 2500k as my cpu , EVGA gtx 560ti as GPU , Corsair 400R carbide series case , WD 500 GB hdd , Samsung DVD burner And Corsair 500CX PSU.

Criticize my build and any improvements would be appreciable.Having a tough time selecting a good motherboard,RAM.

trying to stick below $800.


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March 30, 2012 6:25:18 AM

The parts chosen already are top notch. Its nice to see a new builder who doesn't try to cheap out on the PSU.

as for ram, something like this would do you:

motherboard really comes down to the features you want. but a decent gigabyte or asus board on the z68 chipset that fits your budget will do very well.
March 30, 2012 8:15:07 AM

Try the Asus P8Z68 V-LE, also get the 7850.
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March 30, 2012 3:32:55 PM

Ok so after some research (not a lot) im picking G.Skill Rip Jaws 2x4 GB DDR3 1600MHz.

Im still confused for the mobo.With the other parts i think ill be able to spare out $150 for mobo.Im not looking for any much fancy stuff on my mobo,just 2 pcie slots,supporting usb 3.0,having decent overclocking ability,and thats it.

Thanks for the support
September 10, 2012 8:56:01 AM

Best answer selected by cody4721.