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post #11 of 39
AMD no doubt. Don't skimp on the mobo!
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The real questions are, do you have a microcenter near you? Do you really want to overclock or are you comfortable staying at stock? What resolution do you want to game at? Do you already have a mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, etc?
    
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post #13 of 39
2500k $220
PSU <$75
Case <$60
GPU $150
4GB RAM $50
MoBo $170
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~$675

I think you could be very happy with a Sandy. I left out HDD, was hoping you had one with an OS on it...?
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
The real questions are, do you have a microcenter near you? Do you really want to overclock or are you comfortable staying at stock? What resolution do you want to game at? Do you already have a mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, etc
As I stated in the first post, this is just for the tower. I'm pretty set with my keyboard/mouse/speakers (Das Keyboard Professional, Xai, Sennheiser HD212).
I'd really prefer to overclock, I mean this IS overclock.net.
I'll be playing at 1920x1080.

And no, I don't think there's a microcenter near me.


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Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
2500k $220
PSU <$75
Case <$60
GPU $150
4GB RAM $50
MoBo $170
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~$675

I think you could be very happy with a Sandy. I left out HDD, was hoping you had one with an OS on it...?
Sorry, I forgot to mention I already have a hard drive, so that takes off about $50-60 from the cost right there.
Could I really get away with only spending $75 on a PSU? I figure if I'm getting a 2500K and, say, a GTX470, I'd need at least a good 650w PSU.

Also, what motherboards would you recommend? I've always been a big ASUS fan, what's their best offering at that price?

I'll try to put a build together on newegg in a few hours; I'm at work right now.

Thanks for all the help!
post #15 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exospaciac View Post
As I stated in the first post, this is just for the tower. I'm pretty set with my keyboard/mouse/speakers (Das Keyboard Professional, Xai, Sennheiser HD212).
I'd really prefer to overclock, I mean this IS overclock.net.
I'll be playing at 1920x1080.

And no, I don't think there's a microcenter near me.




Sorry, I forgot to mention I already have a hard drive, so that takes off about $50-60 from the cost right there.
Could I really get away with only spending $75 on a PSU? I figure if I'm getting a 2500K and, say, a GTX470, I'd need at least a good 650w PSU.

Also, what motherboards would you recommend? I've always been a big ASUS fan, what's their best offering at that price?

I'll try to put a build together on newegg in a few hours; I'm at work right now.

Thanks for all the help!
i would recommend gigabyte. their boards are awesome. the ud4 doesnt disappoint.
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post #16 of 39
At this point I would definitely be getting a sandybridge, it's not that much more than an AM3 setup and the gains are worthwhile.
post #17 of 39
i3 2100 + h67 FOR SURE!!!!!!! It walks all over the x4 980 and 1100T for gaming!!
AM3 is out for budget gaming I'm sorry to say.

EDIT: You'll get better performance if you go for the 2100 over the 2500k and spend the surplus on a better gpu. Sure 5ghz is awesome but paired with anything around the $150 mark it wont matter.
Edited by Phoriver - 5/4/11 at 6:31pm
post #18 of 39
Go for the 2500k. If you are patient and hunt for good prices you'll be able to get a great example of the platform for ~$750 minus OS/Monitor. I'd also think about waiting for Bulldozer.
post #19 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
2500k $220
PSU <$75
Case <$60
GPU $150
4GB RAM $50
MoBo $170
_____________
~$675

I think you could be very happy with a Sandy. I left out HDD, was hoping you had one with an OS on it...?
or how about..

cpu-80 ( amd tri core )
and the rest of money into a more powerfull GPU?
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post #20 of 39
I would go sandy bridge. The good thing about the p67 boards is there really is no board that out performs the next, it really just comes down to the options. Its not like the older boards or like the amd boards where you need a better board to get better overclocks. The one thing that will make one board better then the next is the phase.

If you are going to never sli or xfire then I would not worry about getting a board that supports that, its not going to change the performance or have less performance then a board that does. I just bought a biostar board and the i5-2500k and from the reviews a lot of people are getting there cpus at 5 ghz. So that just goes to show you don't need to buy the 170 board. Plus the review were talking about the quality of the board as well, that they have really bumped up there quality.
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