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nice build for budget man ! +1 but PSU... if you can afford it try get a lil higher PSU bang for buck asllowing high loads rates... your not leaving much room.
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Am I the only person who thinks this is a bad idea?

For only 10$ more, you can get a 2500k and overclock like crazy.

All you'd need is an extra 40$ for a motherboard, which would also be far, far higher quality.

That H61 boards looks like the cheapest motherboard I have ever seen. I wouldn't touch it with a stick.

So, for 700$, you could get twice the performance, not to mention reliability, upgrade-ability, etc.
i can buy a beastly rig if i wanted ihave the money, but i buy other things too..clothes, and more etc etc. im not much of a computer enthusiast so overclocking, i really dont care. my budget is $600 so yea... i think getting the 2500k would be a waste for me anyway since i dont overclock.
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As a matter of fact, i just looked at everyones advice and I have to say a lot of FAIL in this thread!

I'm the only one who actually provided a better solution for OP's budget:

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Honestly, for a limited budget, I would go with this 2500k combo to start with and then save some more money for future upgrades like a good cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.634263

You should then try to snag a 5770 in the OCN marketplace.
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Honestly, for a limited budget, I would go with this 2500k combo to start with and then save some more money for future upgrades like a good cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.634263

You should then try to snag a 5770 in the OCN marketplace.
Actually thats a really good deal.

Add a Hyper 212+, and the 460 the OP found and he's set.

For that price you can't go wrong.
 
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i can buy a beastly rig if i wanted ihave the money, but i buy other things too..clothes, and more etc etc. im not much of a computer enthusiast so overclocking, i really dont care. my budget is $600 so yea... i think getting the 2500k would be a waste for me anyway since i dont overclock.
But you could have twice the performance for only 50$ more. That's less than 10% of your build.

Just change your budget from 600$ to 700$. It's worth it because then you won't have to upgrade.. maybe ever.
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i can buy a beastly rig if i wanted ihave the money, but i buy other things too..clothes, and more etc etc. im not much of a computer enthusiast so overclocking, i really dont care. my budget is $600 so yea... i think getting the 2500k would be a waste for me anyway since i dont overclock.
It's actually very easy with sandy bridge, just raise the CPU multi to a higher number, add a little voltage and you're set. The option would be there to OC if you need to, 2500k is the best bang for your buck right now.

You can choose not to OC it and then maybe later on you might need a little more performance, you will happy you went with the 2500k, no regrets.
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But you could have twice the performance for only 50$ more. That's less than 10% of your build.

Just change your budget from 600$ to 700$. It's worth it because then you won't have to upgrade.. maybe ever.
Actually if the OP gets the combo powertrip posted and the 460 He'd be looking at $645, $26 dollars more for a lot more headroom to upgrade the gpu.
 
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It's actually very easy with sandy bridge, just raise the CPU multi to a higher number, add a little voltage and you're set. The option would be there to OC if you need to, 2500k is the best bang for your buck right now.

You can choose not to OC it and then maybe later on you might need a little more performance, you will happy you went with the 2500k, no regrets.
There we go. I appreciate the support.

Anyone who buys Sandy Bridge and doesn't overclock is a fool in my book.
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Actually if the OP gets the combo powertrip posted and the 460 He'd be looking at $645, $26 dollars more for a lot more headroom to upgrade the gpu.
Well there we go.

So, we all agree. A 2500k is a far better idea.
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There we go. I appreciate the support.

Anyone who buys Sandy Bridge and doesn't overclock is a fool in my book.
Especially when you have access to resources on OCN and youtube that guide you through it.
 
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