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April 6, 2012 4:20:39 PM

I am building a new system. I bought my buddys old gaming rig which i plan on reusing the psu, hd, case, and cd drive. I need to upgrade the mobo, cpu, mem, video card. I have the cpu and the video card pretty much set on what i want leaving me with $150ish for a motherboard and ram.


case: (reuse) not sure, it looks cool, a lot of airflow, ATX form factor
CPU: $200 Intel i5 2500k
HDD: (reuse) 500gb 7,200 rpm
MoBo: ????? ?????????
PSU: (reuse) 750w not sure of brand (sli/crossfire ready)
Memory: ???? ????? im thinking about 8gb 1600 speed
Gfx : $260 gtx 560ti 448 core
os: $100 windows 7 upgrade or oem

about $560 of my $720 budget

Approximate Purchase Date: a few weeks

Budget Range: $720 before budget

System Usage: WoW, SC2, Diablo3

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Power Supply 750w, case, cddrive harddrive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter,newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe down the road as an upgrade

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

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April 6, 2012 4:34:43 PM

What kind of PSU? You don't want to skimp on the PSU, I would be especially wary if it was used AND a not so good brand.
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April 6, 2012 6:29:13 PM

For motherboard and RAM I'd recommend this setup:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if you're considering the 560TI I'd highly recommend the 7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 6, 2012 6:47:21 PM

i'll update when i get home. but the psu was replaced not long before he stopped using it and knowing him its a middle of the road psu (not the best but not the budget cheapo) the psu has maybe a month of use on it
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April 14, 2012 6:01:49 PM

Best answer selected by soch330.
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