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post #1 of 20
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Hello guys, this will be my first building my OWN computer. I was hoping to stay under the $600 range (i dont think its going to stay under 600 ).
Anyways

i5-2500k - $197
BIOSTAR TP67XE - $143
Galaxy GTX 560 TI - $186
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 - $65
Hard drives - I have a few spare hard drives from my old old old computer.
Hyper 212 plus cooler - $33

PSU - I'm stumped on it can anyone give me some advice?
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX - maybe this will be good for my needs? after tax $77

Total - $700

I play games quite a lot (waiting for D3) and use Photoshop / Lightroom for editing my pictures/
Would you guys recommend this build, or are there better things out there for the money?

And do you think that the GTX 560 TI is the best bang for the buck around the $180 range?

Please shed some light on this noobie oh and i will plan on OC as well!

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 20
I would buy a sata 3 hdd too maybe some faster ram like 2000 or above 2x4gb set

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.654386
Edited by drnilly007 - 6/12/11 at 4:02am
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post #3 of 20
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I would buy a sata 3 hdd too maybe some faster ram like 2000 or above 2x4gb set
A sata 3 hdd wont use more than a sata 2's bandwidth anyway.. better save money for a ssd
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post #4 of 20
Im sure you can get by with 2x2 GB ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

for the most part, your picks look solid, although i prefer asus and gigabyte boards more.
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post #5 of 20
Well for the PSU I'd go an HX series corsair, probably a 650W. Plenty of juice, efficient, quiet and modular (the lack of cables will be extremely handy during your first build ). The GTX560Ti is a great card for the money - reference coolers do extremely well, both cool and quiet and any GTX560Ti will overclock like crazy (1000MHz is right there for the taking). The 2500K is also a monster overclocker as you've no doubt read in your research. I think you've done really well picking the parts though, and they'll serve you well for a loooong time. Have fun building her!

PS.What case? Or have you already got one?
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post #6 of 20
I would recommend an ATI 6950 because you can unlock the shaders which makes it a 6970 once OC'ed to the same clocks. This means you get an extra $100 of performance at the cost of a bit of time, and more power used. But if you want to stick with NVIDIA, then the 560TI is a great choice. Other than that, the build looks good to me. But if you really want to stay under $600, i would look into an AMD based system. And with the current price of 8Gb RAM, you may as well get it.
post #7 of 20
First of all your system is rock solid.

Don't need to switch the RAM, because G.Skill RipJawsX 1600Mhz. are some really great RAM sticks, and I will get them myself too.

Now for the PSU a Corsair TX650 V2 should be sufficient, and it's a really good PSU. You don't need the HX series since it would be kind of overkill for your system. Not saying that the HX series is bad, because it's not. It's one of the best PSUs out there.

For the GPU, I'd recommend the HD6950. I cannot say about the pricing, but you would actually get a 6970, if you purchase a 2Gb. reference model HD6950 (from the first revisions). TechPowerUp has a guide, and people there are really helpful.

Maybe a new harddrive would be a good idea since older HDDs has a tendency to fail. A 500-1000 Gb. Samsung SpinPoint F3 should be quite enough.

I don't know anything about Biostar, but I have an ASRock P67 Extreme4, and I love it. It's very solid, good quality, and I can easily OC my CPU to 5.0-5.1 Ghz.

Hope I shed som light on you situation
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post #8 of 20
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Thanks guys for the advice, it seems like i've made a pretty solid choice for my price range. I would love to spend extra 70-100 to upgrade but i already past my mark completely (originally i wanted to stay under 500).

Originally i was going to get the HD6950 when it was on sale for $180 on amazon, but i wasn't completely sure if i wanted to build a computer. Shame shame i didn't bite on that deal so the 560 TI will do.

I'll go with the Corsair TX650 V2 PSU! Thanks for the recommendation!

For the case i have around 3 dead computers so i can pick a case from one of them, i dont need a fancy one just one with room and the power button
My "budget" build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Biostar TP67XE Galaxy GTX 560 TI G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB 1600 
PowerCase
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX HAF 912 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Biostar TP67XE Galaxy GTX 560 TI G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB 1600 
PowerCase
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX HAF 912 
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post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by sc300jz View Post
Thanks guys for the advice, it seems like i've made a pretty solid choice for my price range. I would love to spend extra 70-100 to upgrade but i already past my mark completely (originally i wanted to stay under 500).

Originally i was going to get the HD6950 when it was on sale for $180 on amazon, but i wasn't completely sure if i wanted to build a computer. Shame shame i didn't bite on that deal so the 560 TI will do.

I'll go with the Corsair TX650 V2 PSU! Thanks for the recommendation!

For the case i have around 3 dead computers so i can pick a case from one of them, i dont need a fancy one just one with room and the power button
If you're going to OC, then you should really look for a case with good airflow
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Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 7200rpm [Internal] Western Digital 3.5" 7200rpm [Internal] Hitachi Deskstar 3.5" 7200rpm [Internal] Western Digital "Elements" 3.5" 7200rpm [External] 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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Optical DriveOSMonitorMonitor
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ 1070W Projector Logitech K200 XFX ProSeries Black Edition 850W Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kone+ SteelSeries 4D Cerwin Vega XLS-6 speakers Fronts Cerwin Vega CLSC-6C Center 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
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post #10 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser View Post
If you're going to OC, then you should really look for a case with good airflow
Maybe i will then! sigh going over budget isn't fun at all
My "budget" build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Biostar TP67XE Galaxy GTX 560 TI G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB 1600 
PowerCase
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX HAF 912 
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My "budget" build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Biostar TP67XE Galaxy GTX 560 TI G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB 1600 
PowerCase
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX HAF 912 
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