[HELP!!!!] $500 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: August 10-11 (in store due to tax free weekend in GA)

Budget Range: 650-ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, word documents, surfing the web

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter.com, frys.com, and tigerdirect.com

Location: Lawrenceville (metro atlanta) Georgia U.S.A.
Parts Preferences: EVGA and Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: eventually

I would like to have a i5 2500k and a EVGA 550ti 2gb in the build if possible
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  1. come guys there are posts after mine that have over 400 views i can't get 1 reply :(
  2. Bump.. sorry about the triple post I need replies quick because I need to run this by my uncle so he can look it over
  3. im coming up with a build just hold on ok?
  4. ok thanks i am eternally grateful
  5. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dIkK ok so this is 627 which is lowest possible just on the bottom chose lowest possible merchants and then if you want 550ti 2 gb try this for 130$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130744 750 but can overclock but will need once again a cooler like 212 plus so thats 30$ more. the reason your not getting as many responds is because you want i5 2500k and 550ti 2 gb and the os included at around 650$ price range and i think its kinda impossible i think i3/ 550 ti or something like that also why 2 gb? what is your res?
  6. I need to purchase a monitor as I stated in the Original Post, and I don't need a OS
  7. Why do you want a 2gb 550ti? The extra ram is only beneficial in higher resolutions that the card it self is not fast enough to run. It's a gimmick.
  8. I was going to get that one because at microcenter by my house it is only $10 more and I thought that if it performs better then yay but if it is just a gimmick then i only wasted $10

    By the way I was looking around and it looks like a i5 2500k is not going to happen on this budget, and was wondering what you guys thought of the i3 and the amd phenom 2 x4 965 Black edition, keeping in mind that I will be overclocking
  9. If you are overclocking, don't look at an AMD CPU. They are known for having over heating problems.
  10. bogo663 said:
    If you are overclocking, don't look at an AMD CPU. They are known for having over heating problems.

    ? What are you basing this on? Amd's are the only choice for overclocking in the sub $200 market. Overclocking in general produces more heat from both intel and AMD. Oh and btw you should check out ivy bridges temps in overclocking vs sandy.
  11. I was looking at the AMD because I was going to upgrade to haswell when it releases in 2013, and since the z77 will not be compatible I was just going to go with a cheaper phenom for the time being
  12. what is a good mobo for overclocking with the phenom 2
  13. I plan on playing games like battlefield with the build, so if I still wanted a quad core processor coul I go with an AMD phenom 2 x4 965 Black edition to overclock up to 4.0ghz
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