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post #1 of 5
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Hey guys,
looking to get some money out of my sig rig, since I don't use it the way I thought I would.

I honestly use less than 20% of it and I could use some extra cash.
I'd sell my sig rig and grab a 900$ computer to do the same thing as this one, gaming+internet+movies.

I would like to reach 4ghz on the 2500k which I'm sure it's super easy and 1ghz on the 560 which I'm sure with some voltage it may reach.

Here is the build (note the website, directcanada.com is probably the best/cheapest around)

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CPU Cooler : Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM


Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 REV3.0 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI USB3.0 Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard


Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB


Extra Fans : 2x Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Blue LED Case Fan 700RPM for HAF932 922 Cosmos S Atcs 840 Storm Sniper

Graphic Card : MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

DVD Writer : ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black


Case : Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound


PSU : Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan


Memory : G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
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This cost a flat 900.20 at my door in 5-7 days.
Any parts that would be better for the same price ?
I thought about going AMD, but after all, and i3 > Phenom 955 so intel is the right choice.

I'm looking for bang for the buck.
I probably don't even need that i5 @ 4ghz.
I would be happy with a 700$ i3 2100 build that would simply play my games for little while, until I finish my programmer/analyst class.

Any thought ?

BTW Screen is 1080p and I play AC:B, BFBC2, WoW, CoD and I will ditch MW3 for BF3 smile.gif
post #2 of 5
edit: sell your cpu and gpu get the 2500k and a 560
sell the ssd
get the hyper 212 in push pull
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Forgot to add that the build is sold already.
I have 1 week with it.
I need cash and keep playing game.
An honstely, a sabertooth = useless ****.
Even thought it's badass.
post #4 of 5
Fan - Coolermaster hyper 212+ in push pull (amazing for price)
Mobo - What you've got is fine
Processor - i3-2100 for $100 (more than enough and this way you won't get outdated)
Memory - Also good
Case - Fine
PSU - Fine
GPU - GTX 460 (more than enough and will also last a long time)

Just my suggestions. You will rake in a couple hundred dollars this way and still have a completely fine system that will last you a long time.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I'm glad to hear that.
My friend told me an i3 would bottleneck a 560...
He was pretty sure about it xD

If I choose the i3, I don't need the cooler since I won't overclock since they can't (can they ?).
I will check out how much I'd save.
Thanks for your opinion.
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