Planning a budget gaming pc

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=N82E16819115072)

mobo: Asus P8Z77-M Pro (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131833)

HDD: 500gb WDigital Green 64mb Sata3 (will be adding if needed) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236155)

SSD: 60gb Intel 330 Solid State Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167120&Tpk=60gb%20Intel%20330%20Solid%20State%20Drive)

memories: Kingston Hyper X 8gb BLU (1600C9D3B1K2/8GX) 2x4 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104231)

graphic card: Asus HD7850 DC 2gb ddr5 256bit hdmi (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651)

optical drive: Asus 24x 24B3ST (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240)

power supply: Corsair TX series 80Plus* / Bronze 650w (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020)

chasis: CORSAIR CARBIDE 300R w/ window (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139016)

cpu cooler: no idea what to buy
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  1. hyper 212 evo is a great cooler for the money. Also get an i5 3570k instead.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. any recommendation for cpu cooler about $50 and SSD for about $150. tnx
  5. 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.
  6. 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 :)
  7. 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.
  8. Anonymous said:


    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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