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post #31 of 39
That's gonna be a great build.

My rig is certainly feeling its age now that Sandy Bridge is just destroying the Phenom II chips. Even at stock, an i5 2400 destroys an overclocked Phenom II quad core.
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post #32 of 39
wait til bulldozer.
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post #33 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exospaciac View Post
So here's what I have so far:

GTX 460: $155 ($30MIR)
CM HAF 912: $56
i5 2500k: $220
ASUS P8P67: $180
4GB 2x2 DDR3: $50
Antec EarthWatts 650w: $70
ASUS Xonar DS: $50

which comes out to $781. I guess I should just bite the bullet and spend the extra few bucks to get quality components.

How does this look to everyone?
Instead of biting the bullet:

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582

cpu (order from micro center for only $180): http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589

Save yourself around $80

Edit: and for a psu, I would stick to corsair for that price range. All the cables will fit in the haf 912 easy (watched a video of it on youtube).

corsair 650tx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9005&Tpk=650tx
Edited by Kyleswitch - 5/5/11 at 9:56am
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post #34 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exospaciac View Post
So here's what I have so far:

GTX 460: $155 ($30MIR)
CM HAF 912: $56
i5 2500k: $220
ASUS P8P67: $180
4GB 2x2 DDR3: $50
Antec EarthWatts 650w: $70
ASUS Xonar DS: $50

which comes out to $781. I guess I should just bite the bullet and spend the extra few bucks to get quality components.

How does this look to everyone?
Looks good to me. You can save a few bucks by going with the MSI board or the AsRock board, either are fine choices. Hurry up and build the sucker, we can't wait to see it!
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post #35 of 39
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I'm going to get everything today and build it tonight. I'll post pics and give +reps when I get home. Thanks a lot everyone!
post #36 of 39
So, where were those pics and what was it you ended up getting?
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post #37 of 39
Go with AMD, If you want to go with intel, you are at least looking at $850-$1500+ dollars.

OR

You can save some more money and go with intel.
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post #38 of 39
Thread Starter 
Yeah, Frys was out of stock on the i5 2500k.
Looks like I'm ordering online tonight...
post #39 of 39
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I put everything together last night and... got no POST, but instead a nice series of beeps. I've already made a thread about it elsewhere.
I gave +reps to everyone who I thought really helped me put this build together though. Thanks again!
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