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Okay guys so I have posted a few threads regarding a possibly Sandy Bridge build that I would like to accomplish in the near future. I have modified my budget to a maximum of $860 USD. I would be using this computer for playing some moderate games, editing pictures with Photoshop, editing videos for Youtube and such, and storing lots of music. I usually multi-task to the point where I am listening to music, browsing the web, and using Photoshop. I already possess a legal copy of Windows 7-64bit that I will be installing on it. I also have a 23inch 1080p Dell monitor which is more than enough for me. I would like to be running games at at least 60fps on max settings and seeing as I don't own many graphically intense games that won't be hard. I plan on getting Battlefield 3 however. Thank you very much for all your help guys, I love this community by the way.

P.S. Don't hesitate to ask further questions. I need your help.
P.S.S. Don't worry about shipping costs.


Processor:$225 max, i5 2500k most likely.

Case: $60 max, good air flow, no lights necessary.

Fans: $20 max to supplement air flow of the case.

PSU: $60 max. Preferably modular, no led's, necessary connections for
overclocking and for two video cards.

Motherboard: $150 max, good for overclocking, 2 pci-e slots, stable, well liked, USB 3.0 (at least rear ports), Sata III, firewire not necessary.

Graphics Card: $150 max best out there for the money to play games such as CoD, BF3, Portal, TF2.

CPU Cooler: $40 max, good for overclock, low temps, preferably quiet.

Memory: $60 max, 4 (2x2) gigabytes, 1600mhz

Hard Drive: $65 max, 7200 rpm, at least 500gb, good ratings.

CD/DVD Burner: $25 max, at least 22x DVD write speed.
Edited by 0CALEFACTION0 - 6/28/11 at 7:51pm
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Here's a good build I managed to scrap together. Should hold together just fine I thinks.
     
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Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
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Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
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Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
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Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
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Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
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120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
Here's a good build I managed to scrap together. Should hold together just fine I thinks.
Ah. I see what you did there. You made it graphics card heavy. Thanks for the input .
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Best Budget P67 is the Biostar Mobo as in Imglidinhere's build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

It has plenty of Power Phases for OC, and can do 8x/8x PCIE support for the lowest price available for those 2 very important features.


For PSU, your best option would be the Antec EA650w for $65.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182200
We should stick to this list here of proven PSU's.
The BP550 is not on that list, I would not trust it.

Better RAM for $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

F3 HDD 1TB for $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

LG Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136238

2500k of course
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

CM 430 Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119227

Radeon 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

The Total come out to about $805 Shipped which will allow $55 of your budget to go towards cooling. I would try to stretch it out a little bit more to get a NH-D14 or a Silver Arrow for very high Overclocking ability.


Edited by PowerTrip - 5/13/11 at 1:29pm
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Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
Best Budget P67 is the Biostar Mobo as in Imglidinhere's build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

It has plenty of Power Phases for OC, and can do 8x/8x PCIE support for the lowest price available for those 2 very important features.


For PSU, your best option would be the Antec EA650w for $65.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182200
We should stick to this list here of proven PSU's.
The BP550 is not on that list, I would not trust it.

Better RAM for $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

F3 HDD 1TB for $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

LG Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136238

2500k of course
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

CM 430 Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119227

Radeon 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

The Total come out to about $805 Shipped which will allow $55 of your budget to go towards cooling. I would try to stretch it out a little bit more to get a NH-D14 or a Silver Arrow for very high Overclocking ability.


Pretty much what this guy suggested.
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Crucial M4 (512MB) 4 x WD black 1TB LG Blueray Burner Corsair H100 
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Windows 10 x64 Pro NEC Multisync 3090wqxi (2560x1600) Corsair k90 Corsair AX1200i 
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post #6 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
Best Budget P67 is the Biostar Mobo as in Imglidinhere's build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

It has plenty of Power Phases for OC, and can do 8x/8x PCIE support for the lowest price available for those 2 very important features.


For PSU, your best option would be the Antec EA650w for $65.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182200
We should stick to this list here of proven PSU's.
The BP550 is not on that list, I would not trust it.

Better RAM for $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

F3 HDD 1TB for $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

LG Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136238

2500k of course
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

CM 430 Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119227

Radeon 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

The Total come out to about $805 Shipped which will allow $55 of your budget to go towards cooling. I would try to stretch it out a little bit more to get a NH-D14 or a Silver Arrow for very high Overclocking ability.


Thanks man!
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Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
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Powertrip:

What about the cable clutter of the PSU you suggested. I don't want to interrupt airflow...
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
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Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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