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500-600 gaming build.

Last response: in Systems
October 10, 2012 5:09:46 AM

Hi, I was wondering if these parts are decent for the price. I am looking to build a PC for Gaming(Borderlands 2, Skyrim, BO2, SC2) and light photo and video editing with Adobe CS5.

Here is my current partslist.

I found the i5-2500k at microcenter for 159.99 :D 

Also, would there be a way to get similar performance but cheaper? The cheaper the better!
Thank you!

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a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2012 7:32:54 AM

Here you go, a revised version of your list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Intel Core i5-2500k ($159.99)
Total: $585.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This will make use of the unlocked multiplier in your CPU. You'll need to add a cooler before OCing though.

Better grab the RAM fast before the promo ends. :)