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$600 Sandy Bridge Gaming build!

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hello, im building a new rig and really want sandy bridge!!! my budget is $600 including tax+shipping. This is what i came up with, which totals at $620 tax +shipping. I cant spend anymore than that sorry! im on a budget here
ill be purchasing from tigerdirect and newegg. saves me money

CPU:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=7073164
MOBO:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157241
CD/DVD BURNER:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...451-1017%20OEM
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371033
CASE:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A406-1122
HDD:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...716&CatId=2459
RAM:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=7044382
VIDEOCARD:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-0460

everything total is $619.
I have a few questions also.
1)Would the antec 380W be able to handle this build? and still have a little extra room?
2) Would the Mobo be fine for the i5 2400?? i wont be overclocking since its locked anyway, so yeah.
3)Would the INtel Stock cooler be fine since its left at stock clocks?
thanks
post #2 of 58
@Questions:

1) Absolutely
2) Absolutely
3) Absolutely

All of your reservations should go uncontested! Nice, solid budget build.
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Nice build!
Edited by revlimiter - 4/29/11 at 1:40am
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post #4 of 58
Nice job on the build. Great sandy rig for low price, very nice.
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yea it looks fine
    
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post #6 of 58
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so would everything be good to go??? im kinda skeptical about the motherboard??? i mean im cheaping out on the motherboard for the gtx 460, would it run the i5 with no problems???
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Originally Posted by thekewlone View Post
so would everything be good to go??? im kinda skeptical about the motherboard??? i mean im cheaping out on the motherboard for the gtx 460, would it run the i5 with no problems???
It's good enough for sure, only thing I would be worried about, is your PSU leaving very little headroom on full load.
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post #8 of 58
It should run the i5 no problem. If at all possible maybe spend a few extra dollars and get a >400w psu..just incase.
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post #9 of 58
You can get the CX430 off newegg for $50-$55 including shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=cx430&x=0&y=0

Wont go wrong with that thing and its only $20 more.

Oh and I would personally go for this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-233-_-Product

Only $10 more after rebate and it wont feel like you're cheaping out on the case.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 4/29/11 at 5:14am
 
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too much cpu for that gpu.
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