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June 11, 2012 1:32:49 PM

CPU:
Intel, Core i5 2500k ($1649)
Graphics card: HIS, ATI, 6850, 1gb DDR5 ($989)
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M pro B3
$599
Power Supply:
Thermaltake Smart Power 630W Power Supply  ($519)
4G(2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance LP-Black 1.5V CML4GX3M2A1600C9W
$225
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower Case ($398)
Hard Drive: 500gb ($500)
OS: ($880)

I'm building it 3 weeks later.
My budget is 625 dollars

Are these specs ok? Can I overclock the i52500k using this motherboard? Is the power supply compatible? Thanks

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a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2012 3:13:07 PM

Nice prices, where you buying :lol: 
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
June 11, 2012 4:31:40 PM

I'm not quite sure I understand the math on this one either. :lol: 

But to answer the question - the PSU wattage is fine but Thermaltake makes garbage PSUs, you're better off going with Corsair or Seasonic.

The H61 will not be able to overclock as you forfeit access to the RAM multiplier among tons of expansion options (SATA ports, PCI slots, RAM slots). You want an H77 or Z68 motherboard if you're going to be using a 2500K, and get a full ATX board, I never advise anyone to go with an mATX board on a full tower system.
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June 12, 2012 12:03:28 AM

All very good answers, thanks, but about the psu, its enough watt right? Also, I need a reliable but cheap motherboard, I like the Asus motherboards but its so expensive. I don't really need to Crossfire but I need a graphics card. My PC is a gaming one.
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June 12, 2012 12:07:22 AM

BTW, I think your motherboard is too expensive, giving you the idea.
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
June 12, 2012 12:16:22 AM

go for a Z68 or P67 to overclock
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June 12, 2012 12:53:01 PM

What about this? Gigabyte H77M-D3H, H77
It's cheap in where I live.
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
June 12, 2012 5:55:27 PM

H77 like H67, won't do full overclocks.

As an alternative, keep the H61 you were looking at, drop to a i5-2400, and use the savings to jump to a stronger video card.

i5-2400: $190
AS Rock H61M/U3S3: $67
8 GB DDR3-1333: $22
Spinpoint F3 1 TB: $80
Coolermaster Elite 311 + 500W PSU combo: $82
Samsung DVD: $14
HD 6870: $160
4-pack 120mm fans: $7

$622
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
June 12, 2012 7:17:54 PM

nktleung said:
What about this? Gigabyte H77M-D3H, H77
It's cheap in where I live.


If you really want to overclock you'll need a low-end Z77 board like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just avoid mATX as it will make your long term expansion plans extremely difficult.

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4-pack 120mm fans: $7


That's kind of a waste of money - I've used those fans and they do not improve your system's air flow.
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June 13, 2012 12:03:59 AM

You know what, I'll just go with the i5 2500, not k. Not necessary to overclock anyway. I think it'll do find without oc
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