Best Value $600 PC (i5-2500k w/ cooler + z68 + 7850) :D Tags: New Build Cooling Intel i5 Systems Product Anonymous November 17, 2012 12:12:12 AM This, in my opinion is the best you can get out of $550. Some improvements can be made however, because I came up with this in 10 minutes. Unfortunately, if you can't purchase from a microcenter, you have to buy the i5-2500k on amazon or newegg for 200 bucks. What do you guys think? I don't know about the reliability of the EVGA board however, still looking for reviews. *UPDATE* - Found a seagate barracuda sata 3 1tb drive on Newegg for 50 bucks. Unfortunately, it only has a 32MB cache. CPU: i5-2500k (99.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: EVGA 130-SB-E685-KR ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 1TB Drive - ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg) Total: $534.22 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 21:07 EST-0500) *UPDATE* Review of the EVGA Z68 SLI: http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/motherboards/12738-... Of course, if you mind buying slightly older hardware then you'll have to spend a lot more. Tell me if you guys can find better deals. I think it's possible to get this all the way down to $500. More about : 600 2500k cooler z68 7850 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed Advice on $ 600 Gaming PC ForumZ68 board for i5-2500k ForumNew Build with i5-2500K for around $500 ForumBest Video Card under $200 ? Best performance vs Value ? ForumBest air cooler for OC'ing i5-2500K to 4.5GHz? Forum$ 600 -900 General purpose computer x 2 Forum~$1,000 Best Value Gaming & Coding PC ForumSeeking Help w / High Quality, High Value Build Forum$ 600 -$800 Gaming PC Build, 1st Time so I need help! ForumGTX 560 Ti vs HD 7850 ForumIs my cooling enough for OC? A 600W Value PSU? ForumSuggestions Regarding My Friend's i5-2500k Build ForumBudget Gaming PC $ 600 ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] What frame rate will i get with this build? AMD $600 Forum$600 Build, Help greatly appreciated! Forum$600 gaming pc ForumComputer value ForumBest Gaming PC for £600-£700 ForumI5-2500K build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !