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That is my total so far on what I have picked. The thing is, doesn't leave me much room for GPU. Ideas? One of mine is wait and see if that MB will go on the Open Box list or something.


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Lol, you currently have an "Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.2Ghz" and now want to go for a 5Ghz+ i5 ?
Maybe in the future, yes. But not right away. Plus, what's wrong with being a little power hungry?
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That is my total so far on what I have picked. The thing is, doesn't leave me much room for GPU. Ideas? One of mine is wait and see if that MB will go on the Open Box list or something.
What's your total budget? And what all do you NEED to build it?
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What's your total budget? And what all do you NEED to build it?
Depends. But it is most likely going to be a little more than $600. Probably $635.
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I think you'd get away with a CX430 and a GTX470 if you wanted to.

My rig with the better 470 removed just barely pulls over 400W at the wall, with efficiency taken into account that's around 340W of DC power.
If you factor in the power demands on the 5 and 3V rails you'd be pulling under the rated max (336W) from the 12V rail.

That's an i3 on close to its max safe 24/7 voltage and a GTX470 on 1.1V at 800 core which is higher than a stock bios allows so if you were less aggressive with your GPU OC the CX430 would handle it no problem.
(my GPU OC adds 70-80W to my power consumption when folding so it does make a big difference and the 2500K is comparable to the i3 540 in terms of power consumption)

Also, bear in mind that you won't hit that much power draw unless you are deliberately trying to or you're folding, loading either component seperately or gaming reduces power consumption by a lot so you'd be safe on the corsair PSU even with a heavy OC on the 470 if you wanted to save a few bucks.

That said, the 460 is also a nice card for the money and might be quieter than a reference 470 as the reference 470 cooler isn't great.
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Depends. But it is most likely going to be a little more than $600. Probably $635.
Okay, and what all do you need? Do you need a FULL tower (case included)? Operating System? Do you have any parts you can re-use from an old build (SATA drives, power supply possibly, case, etc)?

Mike-IRL:
The CX430 can't put out enough power on the 12v, its only 312w on the 12v rails. That's why I said the Antec EA430D for the 470.
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What HD's do you currently have? You can probably use them and save $50 to put towards a GPU.

Are you physically near a Microcenter? 2500k are usually $199 in store.

Edit - They are $179 in store http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
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That is my total so far on what I have picked. The thing is, doesn't leave me much room for GPU. Ideas? One of mine is wait and see if that MB will go on the Open Box list or something.




Maybe in the future, yes. But not right away. Plus, what's wrong with being a little power hungry?
It's not exactly easy to hit 5.0ghz on every 2500k, they are all different. I just got one Sunday, and am currently @ 4.8Ghz with 1.44v (still stability testing on 8+ hours of prime95 blend and going strong), which is about all the voltage I care to use.

They can all pretty easily hit 4.5ghz though
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What HD's do you currently have? You can probably use them and save $50 to put towards a GPU.

Are you physically near a Microcenter? 2500k are usually $199 in store.

Edit - They are $179 in store http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
Fry's will also Price Match Microcenter. So if you're close to either store, you can save some cash there.
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Okay, and what all do you need? Do you need a FULL tower (case included)? Operating System? Do you have any parts you can re-use from an old build (SATA drives, power supply possibly, case, etc)?

Mike-IRL:
The CX430 can't put out enough power on the 12v, its only 312w on the 12v rails. That's why I said the Antec EA430D for the 470.
No need for a case or operating system. I got a pretty decent case I bought a few years ago and have Windows 7 Pro 64bit sitting next to me.


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What HD's do you currently have? You can probably use them and save $50 to put towards a GPU.

Are you physically near a Microcenter? 2500k are usually $199 in store.
Just a few piece of junk 200Gb's that are like, 5400RPM or so. And sadly I am not. I live in Pittsburgh, and the closest one I think is in either Philly or Columbus
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No need for a case or operating system. I got a pretty decent case I bought a few years ago and have Windows 7 Pro 64bit on a disc sitting next to me.




Just a few piece of junk 200Gb's that are like, 5400RPM or so. And sadly I am not. I live in Pittsburgh, and the closest one I think is in either Philly or Columbus
Alright, so full tower, no case, no OS. What about Fry's? They'll pricematch to Microcenter.
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