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August 24, 2012 9:16:40 PM

Hey guys, I have building a new system for about 650$ is my budget
I plan on having it so I can upgrade when I get more money.

So far this is what I have.
(I plan on O/C with an i5-2500k my friend is letting me buy*$170*)
Also I have a HAF X 942

Here is my parts list, if I can cut corners or you see something wrong please advise.
(Changed parts list 8/24)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fAKo


Anyone know if there is a better PSU? is 650w to much?

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August 24, 2012 9:40:33 PM

If you are not going to overclock it that much then a hyper 212+ CPU cooler will do fine and save some $$$.
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August 24, 2012 9:42:19 PM

get a 560 or 6870 instead of a 550 ti
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August 24, 2012 9:43:08 PM

I was hoping to get about 4.2-4.5ghz out of it if at all possible. Oh my friend wants to sell my a Asus Sabertooth P67 for about the same price as the Asrock z77 extreme4.
Which of those two is better?

@Bigcyco1 I chose the 550 ti cause its 2gbs were as the 560 1gb is more expensive.
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August 24, 2012 9:50:31 PM

2717175,4,1377123 said:
I was hoping to get about 4.2-4.5ghz out of it if at all possible. Oh my friend wants to sell my a Asus Sabertooth P67 for about the same price as the Asrock z77 extreme4.
Which of those two is better?

@Bigcyco1 I chose the 550 ti cause its 2gbs were as the 560 1gb is more expensive.[/quotem
You will need a good cooler then. What monitor res are you running? that extra 1GB wont help much if its not at a high res.
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August 24, 2012 9:55:38 PM

@logox
I have 2 one is at:
1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz (Can be HDMI or DVI)
The other is:
1680 x 1050 @60Hz(DVI Only)

Also any advise on the 2 mobos I listed? I plan on buying the parts tomorrow.
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August 24, 2012 10:02:48 PM

CannedSoup said:
@Bigcyco1
I have 2 one is at:
1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz (Can be HDMI or DVI)
The other is:
1680 x 1050 @60Hz(DVI Only)

Also any advise on the 2 mobos I listed? I plan on buying the parts tomorrow.

I am pretty sure the 560 would still be a better choice. IMO the Asrock z77 extreme4 is better, PCI 3.0 and z77. But they are both good.
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August 24, 2012 10:06:53 PM

I would definitly agree with Bigcyco1...check out the benchmarks here. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=540 I was going to suggest a 6790 HIS Radeon over the 550 ti but the point is mute now. Really look at getting the 560 Ti, and check out the benchmarks compared to the AMD GPU.

You might want a SATA 6GB/s SSD instead of a 3GB/s one. The specs are 155 for SATA II vs 515 or so for SATA III
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August 24, 2012 10:07:23 PM

logox said:
I am pretty sure the 560 would still be a better choice. IMO the Asrock z77 extreme4 is better, PCI 3.0 and z77. But they are both good.




Well wanna post a few you would recommend(willing to check out some radeon as well if it might be cheaper for better graphics) (trying to get the best for what I have right now) but will upgrade to better in the future.
Also I am going with the Asrock its actually 20$ cheaper then what he wants.
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August 24, 2012 10:17:54 PM

CannedSoup said:
Well wanna post a few you would recommend(willing to check out some radeon as well if it might be cheaper for better graphics) (trying to get the best for what I have right now) but will upgrade to better in the future.
Also I am going with the Asrock its actually 20$ cheaper then what he wants.

Gtx 560 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp0x?Item=N82E16.... 6850 is too close in price for ME to recommend it.
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August 24, 2012 10:19:25 PM

Second link didn't work. Also I am still on a 650$ budget
160$ i5 2500k
So I can't really go over 120$ for a gfx card.
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August 24, 2012 10:28:53 PM

logox said:
Wow I think they JUST took that page down...



What was it? I will check it up on google.
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August 24, 2012 10:28:55 PM

CannedSoup said:
Second link didn't work. Also I am still on a 650$ budget
160$ i5 2500k
So I can't really go over 120$ for a gfx card.

Wow I think they JUST took that page down...
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August 24, 2012 10:36:24 PM

CannedSoup said:
What was it? I will check it up on google.

EVGA 560 SC... The price is $160 after MIR.
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August 24, 2012 11:10:35 PM


Looks good to me (you probably know this but still need an OS and optical drive unless you already have them).
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August 24, 2012 11:11:27 PM

I do have them, but thank you. I exceeded my limit which I really didn't want to do. but I don't see any other way to cut corners, would it help to note that I am not an extreme gamer just mild.
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August 24, 2012 11:34:40 PM

CannedSoup said:
I do have them, but thank you. I exceeded my limit which I really didn't want to do. but I don't see any other way to cut corners, would it help to note that I am not an extreme gamer just mild.

IMO Its never a good idea to buy low end unless you don't game, code, or anything like that. I had a gtx 560 and its a good card, you might not need to upgrade for a while.
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August 25, 2012 6:50:15 AM

Changed my psu in the top post, Can anyone recommend one? I found out by reviews that the 100$(over priced) OCZ I had was a crappy one. So now not entirely sure what one I should buy?



logox said:
IMO Its never a good idea to buy low end unless you don't game, code, or anything like that. I had a gtx 560 and its a good card, you might not need to upgrade for a while.


Thats a good point. I am however coding for school. Getting my Masters in Computer Engineering (eventually)
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August 25, 2012 6:19:57 PM

CannedSoup said:
Changed my psu in the top post, Can anyone recommend one? I found out by reviews that the 100$(over priced) OCZ I had was a crappy one. So now not entirely sure what one I should buy?





Thats a good point. I am however coding for school. Getting my Masters in Computer Engineering (eventually)

Really ? Me too, I'm dual enrolling while in school and getting a masters... The OCZ isn't that bad but it is overpriced BTW. If you are coding a lot then you might need to get a workstation video card instead of upgrading the gtx 560. Roswell isn't much better from what I hear as far as PSUs go.
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August 25, 2012 7:20:46 PM

logox said:
Really ? Me too, I'm dual enrolling while in school and getting a masters... The OCZ isn't that bad but it is overpriced BTW. If you are coding a lot then you might need to get a workstation video card instead of upgrading the gtx 560. Roswell isn't much better from what I hear as far as PSUs go.



Haha right on, its the best way to go for a degree imo. Well I don't wanna overpay really. I rather not screw myself. This is a gaming/minor coding rig. I won't start the heavy stuff tell next year. By then I will be able to get better parts.
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September 1, 2012 3:58:04 PM

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