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Building a new gaming pc.(advice/help needed)

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April 6, 2012 3:56:31 PM

hi im building a new gaming pc and i wanted advice/help

heres what i have in mind(what fits in my budget)

intel i5 2500k processor
intel dh67cl mobo(is this good for i5 2500k and for overclocking?budget for this is around $110)
4gb ram (corsair vengeance or kingston?budget is $60-65)
500gb hdd(sea gate or western digital?budget is $90)
power supply 750w(any recommendations?)budget is $100)
graphics card(hd 7870 or should i wait for the new nvidia cards to come out (650ti or something)since im an nvidia fan)
casing (HAF 932, 690 II advanced or storm sniper)

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a b 4 Gaming
April 6, 2012 4:03:22 PM

What's you overall system budget? It's looking like ~$800 or so based on the parts you're discussing.

I'd recommend holding off for ~2-3 weeks since Ivy Bridge (the successor to the current i5-2500K/i7-2600K) is going to be coming out, and at the same price point. That should drive the prices of the 2500K and the existing motherboards down, or you can pick up a new chip.

That motherboard won't OC - you need either a P67 or Z68 motherboard, and that one is H67.

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April 6, 2012 4:16:11 PM

i live in pakistan where prices are like 20% higher for each thing so my real budget is around RS9000($1000) what about graphics card and psu ?ill look into those mobos.
yeah and i can hold off if anything better within the price range is released for like a month or 2
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a b 4 Gaming
April 6, 2012 4:37:53 PM

You may not see the new processors for a while then if you're in Pakistan. I would suggest waiting for the newer GPUs.

As for your system in general - you'll want to maximize your GPU capabilities without hurting your CPU too much. Games today are really GPU-intensive, so an awesome CPU and an OK GPU will still be limited by the GPU. My i3 is *ok* for a CPU but I'm not limited by it in games thanks to my 560Ti.

Your PSU will really be dependent on what GPU you pick since that draws the most power.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 6, 2012 4:55:05 PM

I don't think the release of Ivy Bridge will drive ANY SB prices down......maybe $10 at the MOST, in fact, they will likely go up as they are discontinued.

Intel has no need to drop ANY cpu prices because there is no competition.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 6, 2012 5:00:11 PM

geekapproved said:
I don't think the release of Ivy Bridge will drive ANY SB prices down......maybe $10 at the MOST, in fact, they will likely go up as they are discontinued.

Intel has no need to drop ANY cpu prices because there is no competition.


They wouldn't have any reason to keep SB prices high - you could buy a better CPU at the exact same price, and it'd be compatible with the same sockets. It would be different if the IB chips weren't compatible with LGA 1155, but since they'd be interchangeable (to a degree) there'd be no market for existing SB stock.
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April 6, 2012 5:00:27 PM

if i get restless and cant wait ill just get the i5 2500 :p 
hmm what if i just replace my gtx 460 with hd 7870 and i3 2100 with i5 2500 on my db65al mobo instead of getting a new rig and save the cash, will i get a good boost in my gaming ? i have a good psu 600w and 4g ram and a decent casing.
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April 8, 2012 5:19:46 PM

Best answer selected by booni1993.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 8, 2012 5:22:37 PM

Your gaming will only be dependent on the GPU/CPU, so sticking them on a board that already works will be good. The board really matters when you're trying to OC.
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