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Old 01-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I am trying to build a gaming pc for about $800. Also this is my first time building a computer so bear with me if you could.

This is what I have come up with so far.

Also a little note I do not need a copy win 7, keyboard, mouse, speakers, but I will be playing on a tv till I can save up more for a monitor.

MOBO: MSI H67MS-E23

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130598


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072


HDD: Seagate Barracuda

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148767


RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145345


Optical: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204


PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series 500W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139027


GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125401


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119233
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would swap out mobos:

Newegg.com - ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

And RAM:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply ok so I took your advice trotter and changed out the ram and mobo.

And ecthelion I didn't see your post till I went to preview my post but I also changed the psu I figured the one I had was to weak.

now the only thing really left is what would be the gpu would the one you suggested be able to run most games on high if not a least medium settings? Or if you can think of another gpu that is good and under $210
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The 560 would be a step back from the 560 Ti.

If you can swing it you could go with the 560 Ti Core 448. It is just behind the 570 in performance.
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The 560 would be a step back from the 560 Ti.

If you can swing it you could go with the 560 Ti Core 448. It is just behind the 570 in performance.
true but my thinking is that 500 watt psu was cutting it close
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ok so this is what my build looks like right now. Is everything in this build compatible and is there anything else im gonna need.

CPU: Intel core i5-2500k
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
Mobo: ASRock p67
Newegg.com - ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Hdd: Seagate 500GB
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
optical: Asus DRW
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
PSU: SeaSonic 650W
Newegg.com - SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Case: Cooler Master HAF
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



Price comes to about $830 after shipping and mail in rebate which is a good price for me
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Looks good, mate.
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now the only thing really left is what would be the gpu would the one you suggested be able to run most games on high if not a least medium settings? Or if you can think of another gpu that is good and under $210
if you can afford the first one you picked go for it. the one i linked is 1 step under it and it will run med/high but i only linked it to offset the price of the psu
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CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply
15% off w/ promo code CorsairPSUJan12, ends 1/8

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might be cheaper to order cpu from ncix if no tax
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