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What do you think of these parts for the 700 range?

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May 24, 2012 10:49:39 AM
May 24, 2012 12:26:10 PM

That build will serve you nicely for light gaming, no problems with it.
If you plan to overclock (as suggested by the 2500k), youl need a CPU cooler. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is the standard recommendation for a budget to mid range build.
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May 24, 2012 12:53:37 PM

I agree. If you're not overclocking, drop your CPU down to an i5-2400 and your mobo at least to a Pro3 Gen3. I'd suggest spending more on the GPU as well, and trying to go with MSI, ASUS, EVGA, or Sapphire.
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May 24, 2012 1:59:27 PM

I would leave your build as is unless your not planing on overclocking then down grade CPU to i5-2400 Building a gaming PC is all about balance. If your graphics card is faster than what your CPU can handle then the CPU will max out at 100% and the graphics card(s) will not be fully used. I mean it's shocking and sad how many i see give people such bad advice getting them to switch the the shitty cheapest cpu and mobo and ram they can find and most poor quality cramped cases with no good airflow PSU that barley meet the minimal requirement all so they can add more money to GPU in the end they are not the one that suffers from their bad advice!(many could argue that but I'm talking in general and just giving you my thoughts and advice if i was you i keep your current build and add a aftermarket cpu cooler so you can overclock you have built yourself a decent mid range gaming machine congrats! ;)  )
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May 24, 2012 2:06:23 PM

You have hard drive and burner correct if so your good to go.
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May 24, 2012 9:02:17 PM

^You're wrong. The CPU bottlenecks much less than the GPU. The i5-2400 is not going to bottleneck GPUs up until a 680, if that.
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May 24, 2012 9:54:55 PM

ddan49 said:
^You're wrong. The CPU bottlenecks much less than the GPU. The i5-2400 is not going to bottleneck GPUs up until a 680, if that.
Never said i5-2400 would
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May 24, 2012 10:01:13 PM

If your graphics card is faster than what your CPU can handle then the CPU will max out at 100% and the graphics card(s) will not be fully used.That is my opinion and like i said many can argue it their entitled to their opinions and so am i ;) 
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May 24, 2012 10:07:35 PM

That's true, but the i5-2400 isn't going to bottleneck a GPU. I'm not sure what you're recommending, is all.
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May 24, 2012 11:47:16 PM

It's a great build! I don't see where it says he won't be ocing.
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May 25, 2012 12:08:49 AM

I didn't say that but I'm sure they assumed because there is no cooler, that's because it's planned to run stock without any OC for awhile.
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May 25, 2012 12:43:24 AM

the stock cooler is fine for quite a decent OC .
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May 25, 2012 12:59:30 AM

As long as you're not bothered by the sound
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