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MY UBER1337 GAMING Machine (Not really that 1337)

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January 22, 2013 6:39:39 PM

Tell me what you think :bounce: 

Prices are Just current prices not what I payed for them

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($213.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 250GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($49.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Case: Raidmax ATX-818WB MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HF255DPB 24.6" Monitor ($183.77 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($162.24 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: ROCCAT Savu Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1414.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 15:30 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
January 22, 2013 6:53:19 PM

Look pretty good. No aftermarket cooler? Not sure about the psu and gpu being themost reliable but $300 is a nice price for a 670. Woule be better if you had at least a 80+ bronze psu from seasonic/antec/xfx etc.
January 22, 2013 9:25:51 PM

Why woulndt you just spend the extra 10-15 dollars and get the 3570k?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 22, 2013 9:38:26 PM

i think you should get
cpu : 3570K
psu : corsair tx650 v2/750 V2
January 23, 2013 5:32:19 PM

camohanna said:
Look pretty good. No aftermarket cooler? Not sure about the psu and gpu being themost reliable but $300 is a nice price for a 670. Woule be better if you had at least a 80+ bronze psu from seasonic/antec/xfx etc.



well the one i got is normally $120 but i got it for $80 with a $40 Mail in Rebate so i was like hell yeah! No aftermarket cooler yet because I havent decided to overclock my 2500k yet and i dont have enough money right now. i will get one when i feel the need to overclock for more heavy runing games. i also have to buy some other case fans to. right now i only have 1 :lol:  and i have room for like 3 or 4 or maybe even 5 more, but my room is like freezing cold in the winter so it keeps it at like less than 50°C while running Far Cry 3 at Ultra. the 2gb version on the GTX670 was normally about $400 but it had $60 dollars off and a $40 mail in rebate and it works great. i will be overclocking it soon too. I dont plan on upgrading any time soon because i just put this together like 2 weeks ago and it runs great. Thanks for the input by the way :D 
January 23, 2013 5:39:06 PM

zpwslayer said:
Why woulndt you just spend the extra 10-15 dollars and get the 3570k?



because the i5 2500k is one of, if not the best i5 on the market due to the fact that you can overclock the 2500k to make up for the difference in the two, but the 2500k can actually be overclocked almost as much as the 3570k plus i have heard that the 2500k is also better for gaming. which i wil be doing alot of so ya :hello: 
January 23, 2013 5:39:45 PM

AMD Radeon said:
i think you should get
cpu : 3570K
psu : corsair tx650 v2/750 V2



wellll i just put this together about 2 weeks ago but ok give me money and ill go do that ;) 
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 5:49:36 PM

The 3570k is still a generation above the 2500k . Ivy>sandy
January 23, 2013 5:52:15 PM

zpwslayer said:
Why woulndt you just spend the extra 10-15 dollars and get the 3570k?




plus the clock speed on the 2500k is clocked at 3.3 GHz and the 3570k is clocked at 3.4GHz

the max turbo frequency on the 2500k is 3.7 GHz and on the 3570k it is 3.8 GHz

the difference between these 2 is like very minimal you can see for yourself

Intel Core i5 2500k - http://ark.intel.com/products/52210?wapkw=i5+2500k

Intel Core i5 3570k - http://ark.intel.com/products/65520/Intel-Core-i5-3570K...

have fun :sleep: 
January 24, 2013 5:14:24 PM

camohanna said:
The 3570k is still a generation above the 2500k . Ivy>sandy



yes but the i5 2500k is STILL better for gaming so thats why i went for it
January 31, 2013 1:40:53 AM

I think the 2500k is a great cpu, but I wouldnt say its better than the 3570k. Hell theres charts here on toms that prove that.
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