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Proposed Build under 800 (but it is over sadly)

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July 8, 2012 8:11:24 PM

Here is my proposed build for under $800 (it is over sadly; trying to downsize) which I will be using for gaming:


CPU: Intel i5 2500K for $209.99
MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z77A-G43 for $99.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 for $46.99
VIDEO CARD: PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB for $199.99
CASE: Cooler Master Storm Enforce Mid Tower Case w/ Window for $64.99
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 650W 80PLUS Bronze for $89.99
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive for $96.99
MONITOR: Samsung 24in LCD HDTV Monitor for $219.99
OPTICAL DRIVE: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer for $20.99

Total: $1049.91 before taxes and after rebates.

Thinking about downgrading Monitor, and HDD as I don't need much (My laptop is 500GB, and I used like 100GB of space).

If you guys can help me find a better something for a cheaper price (especially a monitor; prefer 24in), post it for me please. As well would you guys recommend a SSD as well?

Also does anyone know how much does it cost to make i5-2500K?
July 8, 2012 8:56:41 PM


Opps 560 TI* my bad
July 8, 2012 9:34:20 PM

better... :) 

Will it run games like Max Payne 3, Sims 3, LOL, NBA 2K12 well?
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July 8, 2012 10:10:53 PM

Only things I can think of for lowering costs are
1) monitor - 24" 1080p can be had for less, try acer or asus
2) CPU - could go for a 2400 instead and down the road go with an ivy bridge you can overclock if you need it.
3) case - antec 300 or similar can be had for a bit less
July 9, 2012 12:39:43 PM

1) I was thinking about that as I am more of a Samsung person. But those especially Asus I will look for. I kinda want a HDTV monitor that's why.

2) I do not need an overclock anyways yet, so it might be a good idea, but don't I have to change everything (MOBO etc.) if I do switch to IB from 2400?

3) I need something that gives a good airflow and is very reliable.