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post #11 of 43
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Alright so.. Zzari recommended the ASUS P8P67 PRO [link] and nickjans3 said to get the ASUS P8P67 LE [link] The differences I've noticed is LE doesn't have the support for SLI and has different modes.

I'm taking the suggestion from leichtwork about the RAM and adding a bit more $.
Upgraded the RAM to 1.5V & Samsung Spinpoint like Zzari suggested.
post #12 of 43
If your gaming/video editing, grab yourself a HD 5850/HD 5870.

Grab yourself an Asus P8P67 Pro board, since I know your going to be overclocking. the P8H67 board has a bad VRM design and is for only budget constrained users that don't necessarily overclock.

But, everything else looks all fine and dandy.
post #13 of 43
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How is this revision so far? [link]

Haven't added a video card (keep the 5670 or what?), or any cd/dvd drives yet.

The reason I chose not to go with AMD is because I've never used any computers with it before. Don't laugh, but I've only used a computer with a dedicated card once for about an hour... I've only really used integrated intel cards.
post #14 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zzari View Post
Getting a 2500k build for $500 is pretty much impossible.
No its not.

2500k 179$
Motherboard 125$
PSU 75$
Ram 30$
HDD 45$


And OP,
Your Build will be great as long as you
combine the previous posts together.
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Originally Posted by reginald7 View Post
Alright so.. Zzari recommended the ASUS P8P67 PRO [link] and nickjans3 said to get the ASUS P8P67 LE [link] The differences I've noticed is LE doesn't have the support for SLI and has different modes.

I'm taking the suggestion from leichtwork about the RAM and adding a bit more $.
Upgraded the RAM to 1.5V & Samsung Spinpoint like Zzari suggested.
The P8P67 LE is going to be really difficult to overclock because of the lower CPU power phasing. You will get the best results from your 2500k for P8P67 Pro.

In the end, you can do a quality 2500k build for ~650-750, but the MoBo is definitely not a part you want to skimp on from the outside.

Also, as a side note I noticed you have no CPU cooler/heatsink. You won't really be able to OC without one (since the stock one isn't that great), but that's a minor (~$30) upgrade that you can make at any time.
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post #16 of 43
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No its not.

2500k 179$
Motherboard 125$
PSU 75$
Ram 30$
HDD 45$


And OP,
Your Build will be great as long as you
combine the previous posts together.
Did you read his post? He's building completely from scratch. He'll need a GPU and case on top of what you've mentioned.
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post #17 of 43

I would also go with at least 8gb's of ram at, at least 1600 speed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428 are nice + 4gb usb

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220570 if you dont mind rebates...

Also this case is highly acclaimed around here and much cheaper.


also this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139028 looks solid

and this one too cheaper than original and better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
Edited by drnilly007 - 8/8/11 at 9:35pm
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post #18 of 43
could go with this PSU, solid unit for $70 and has a mir for $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371048
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post #19 of 43
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Originally Posted by Zzari View Post
Did you read his post? He's building completely from scratch. He'll need a GPU and case on top of what you've mentioned.
the previous post said "i5 2500k rig" not "i5 2500k rig with gpu"
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post #20 of 43
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post
I would also go with at least 8gb's of ram at, at least 1600 speed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428 are nice + 4gb usb
I agree with the G.Skill ram. I've used G.Skill on 4 builds and will keep using them. plus for 60 bucks you cant go wrong
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