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Planning a budget gaming pc

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November 9, 2012 12:50:12 AM

hey guys i'm planning to build a new gaming pc for christmas. I need some suggestions, comments or maybe cheaper alternatives. This is what i have in mind so far. tnx :)  . also need some suggestions for the peripherals

processor: Intel Core i5-2500K (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

mobo: Asus P8Z77-M Pro (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

HDD: 500gb WDigital Green 64mb Sata3 (will be adding if needed) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

SSD: 60gb Intel 330 Solid State Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

memories: Kingston Hyper X 8gb BLU (1600C9D3B1K2/8GX) 2x4 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

graphic card: Asus HD7850 DC 2gb ddr5 256bit hdmi (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

optical drive: Asus 24x 24B3ST (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

power supply: Corsair TX series 80Plus* / Bronze 650w (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

chasis: CORSAIR CARBIDE 300R w/ window (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

cpu cooler: no idea what to buy

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a c 357 4 Gaming
November 9, 2012 12:58:27 AM

hyper 212 evo is a great cooler for the money. Also get an i5 3570k instead.
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November 9, 2012 2:02:54 AM

If you want to seriously overclock though, there are a few that are no-brainers for air cooling. They will all run you in the area of $100. They are the Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, and my favorite is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. Comes in multiple colors :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
November 9, 2012 2:19:12 AM

I second Tiny's recommendation - why wouldn't you get the newer tech for $10 more? It's more efficient, it's cooler, it's faster...

Get a 120 or 128 GB ssd of a reliable brand - off brands fail too fast, and that size is a lot easier to keep just shy of full for best performance.
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November 9, 2012 2:50:10 AM

any recommendation for cpu cooler about $50 and SSD for about $150. tnx
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November 9, 2012 2:55:42 AM

jan02 said:
any recommendation for cpu cooler about $50 and SSD for about $150. tnx


For a $50 cooler, a CM V6 or V8 will work wonders. I'm not sure if you can get a reputable 256GB SSD for that price. A 128GB usually goes for slightly over $100.
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November 9, 2012 3:15:27 AM

Poltregeist said:
For a $50 cooler, a CM V6 or V8 will work wonders. I'm not sure if you can get a reputable 256GB SSD for that price. A 128GB usually goes for slightly over $100.


i must say cm v6 looks pretty cool, might be getting it :) 
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November 9, 2012 3:19:31 AM

jan02 said:
i must say cm v6 looks pretty cool, might be getting it :) 


You should! Best cooling performance for $50. Just make sure your build can handle it. Its HUGE.
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November 9, 2012 12:44:10 PM

Anonymous said:
i5-3570k

motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the cooler master v6 is pretty good, i almost bought one

check out fractal cases, they have pretty good quality for price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


tnx, i'll go with i5-3570k with the ASRock Z77 Extreme4, its quite popular ,and also the SSD which was also suggested. but i just really like the carbide series of corsair :) 
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