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April 15, 2012 11:07:45 PM

So im looking to build my first gaming pc for around $1000 and I've got a pretty good idea of what i want, but here is a list of parts. Hoping to hear any ideas to save a little or any input that will help.

Case: NZXT phantom ATX Full tower $129.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k $219.99
MoBo: EVGA P67 FTW 160-sb-e6979-k2 LGA 1155 $269.99
RAM: G.skill Ripjaws x series 8gb (2x4) 240 pin ddr3 sdram ddr3 2133 $59.99
PSU: Cooler Master GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650w $84.99
Vid card: Sapphire 11188-22-20g radeon hd 6950 2gb gddr5 $229.99
Hard drive: Western digital 500gb 7200rpm sata 6.0 gb/s $79.99


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April 15, 2012 11:23:02 PM

Nice build. I would suggest you put a Corsair or Seasonic PSU instead. CM does not have a good record on their PSUs

the first one being cheaper. Both are great.

Not sure what you want out of a p67 board but you can save money on the motherboard.

The p67 is good if you are want a 3 or 4 way sli. If you do not plan for more then a 2 way SLI then this ASrock will be just fine.

being a z77 its ready for the Ivy bridge CPUs. This leads me to my next suggestion

The Ivy Bridge i5 3570k will be out soon and will be about the same price as the current 2500k.

If you really want the 2500k you can save money on it at Microcenter if you live by one.

April 15, 2012 11:56:15 PM

Is the hard drive that you are looking at WD green? If it is, get WD blue. they perform better and use less power. Also, get a cheaper case. You are just wasting money on anything more than $100.
April 16, 2012 12:10:29 AM

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