Everyday PC Build Check

Approximate Purchase Date: This month.

Budget Range: $500 - $700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, music, watching movies..

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, HDD(Caviar Blue 500GB), Motherboard (MSI Z77A-G43), Case (HAF 912), PSU (ModXTreme 600W)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com

Country: Guam

Parts Preferences: Whatever has the best efficiency; Intel processor though.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: This will be an all-purpose everyday desktop. Debating what CPU I should get 3570k for $250+ or 2500k for $220. Also what GPU should I get?


2500K = $224.34
Windows 7 = $99.99
212 EVO = $34.95
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked = $272.09 (Couldn't find a 7850 that would ship to Guam for the same price if you find one though, let me know)

Need 8GB RAM

= 631.42 (not including ram)
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  1. for your budget i would go for the 2500k
    $45 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776
  2. Build looks fine. I might only suggest giving some serious thought to an SSD.
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