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June 19, 2012 3:05:52 PM

Hi all.

Iv just sold my old core 2 Quad rig.

I have $1000 and i am wondering if i can get a decent build for the rest of the year and maybe 2013.

Are these specs ok?

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.1GHz Turbo upto 3.3GHz
RAM: G Skills RipJaws 8GB 2 x 4GB 240 pin DDR3
Mobo: ASRock P67 Pro 3 ATX
PSU: Corsair Pro Series HX850
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6850 1GB GDDR5 256-bit
Case: I may stick with my current Antec DF-10 or go with a HAF 922 Red.

Any advice is greatly appreciated

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June 19, 2012 3:36:00 PM

the i5 2500k is 3.3 ghz and 3.8 ghz turbo

it is a good build but the graphics card might bottleneck the i5
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June 19, 2012 3:52:37 PM

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2B1600C9
49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$89.99 and a $10 rbate makes the final price $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$419.99 ans a $10 rebate makes the final price $409.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply
$89.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The final cost of these parts is $970 and would be a much better build then the one you have listed. I don't know if you have all the other parts like a HDD , dvd drive , OS , keyboard and mouse and monitor but based on what you have listed for parts I went and listed a comparable build of the same type of parts.
There's nothing wrong with your build and if that's something that you want to go with then it would be fine except the psu is a little overkill and you can use a 650w and be fine.
By not posting your full intent of the build I have no way to know if your planning on getting the other patrs with the rest of the budget or if you already have them and if you already have those parts then the build that I have listed would not only last you the rest of the year and next year but the year after that as well.
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June 19, 2012 4:01:08 PM

Try this out and you will have a little more balance and a lot more graphics muscle. Btw, are you building a gaming rig, general purpose, or ?

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2400-Socket-LGA1155-Processor/dp/B004EBUXIA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340120857&sr=8-2&keywords=intel+i5
RAM: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600mHz-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340121057&sr=1-1&keywords=Corsair+vengeance+ram
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
PSU: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340121282&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+650
GPU: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11200-01-20G/dp/B007JCNOZA/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340121341&sr=1-3&keywords=HD7850

Just shy of $700 plus your choice of case and OS and Monitor if needed.

If you don't want to overclock, you don't need the 2500K, so save the $30 and you won't see a difference in speed. The 650W PSU will drive any single GPU out there and if you want to Crossfire/SLI in the future, go with the 750W model. RAM is your personal preference, I personally am a fan of Corsair. The HAF is a great case, I have the Antec P180 and it is an amazing case also.
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June 19, 2012 4:04:46 PM

I have to agree with inzone on his build. I like the Ivy better becaus it has pci-e 3.0 and sandy does not, its more future proof. You should sign up for the shop runner 30 day trial, it works except on computer cases to Alaska, then use amazon free super saving shipping.

you could cut costs by going with a normal 670 save 10 bucks, if you wait and sign up for neweggs news letter you can save money by buying things on sale over the next month and come out maybe saving another 50 to one hundred bucks.

Also try amazon for prices and tiger direct, but with inzones build above you should have a pretty good build be able to game on it for the next 5 years.
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June 19, 2012 4:07:53 PM

Don't get a 7850... and you will want the unlocked multiplier on your CPU, you can get the O.C. insurance from intel. The insurance is only twenty bucks or so and you WILL see an increase in speed. Plus sandy bridge does not support pci-e 3.0, less future proof.

Toms graphics card hierarchy link:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The 7850 is a far cry from a 670. Just my 2 cents!
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June 19, 2012 4:29:09 PM


CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.1GHz Turbo upto 3.3GHz
RAM: G Skills RipJaws 8GB 2 x 4GB 240 pin DDR3
Mobo: ASRock P67 Pro 3 ATX
PSU: Corsair Pro Series HX850
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6850 1GB GDDR5 256-bit
Case: I may stick with my current Antec DF-10 or go with a HAF 922 Red.

Any advice is greatly appreciated
if your looking for a gaming rig on a good budget i would look at your local micro center.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
149.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
230.00
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
159.00
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
also in blue.
low heat spreaders.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
do one mid range video card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
going to do two 670 or two 7000 amd in crossfire.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
boot drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and use some red led connected to the 4 pin molex if you want red case glow.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 21, 2012 12:43:17 AM

Best answer selected by wonder44.
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