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Hey, I just went to www.microcenter.com the other day and bought my I5-2500k and P8Z68-V motherboard for a total of like...$316. They have the I5 for 179.99 and whatever board you want they drop by $50 when you buy them together. Go there and buy those two pieces..will save you almost $100 right there.
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No Frys near me either. God damn Western PA.
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No Frys near me either. God damn Western PA.
Alrighty, no problems. I don't live near either store myself either. Fry's is about 2.5 hours away (not worth the savings to drive).

I'll get you a list going for $635. Is there any wiggle room at all? What's the absolute MAXIMUM budget?
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Alrighty, no problems. I don't live near either store myself either. Fry's is about 2.5 hours away (not worth the savings to drive).

I'll get you a list going for $635. Is there any wiggle room at all? What's the absolute MAXIMUM budget?
Wiggle room? Hm, I could budge for $650 maximum, give or take $5.
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Hey, I just went to www.microcenter.com the other day and bought my I5-2500k and P8Z68-V motherboard for a total of like...$316. They have the I5 for 179.99 and whatever board you want they drop by $50 when you buy them together. Go there and buy those two pieces..will save you almost $100 right there.
That deal is over, and it was $40 off any compatible motherboard, I went there Sunday, and picked up a combo myself.
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You know, it's threads like this that excite me - being able to see everyone working hard to save someone some money and get them a great rig!

Thanks to this forum, I was able to build a -very- nice computer, get the performance I was looking for..and save a few dollars.

You guys are great!
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That deal is over, and it was $40 off any compatible motherboard, I went there Sunday, and picked up a combo myself.
Hmm, called them 30 mins ago and they said it was still going on.

Gotta pick up a combo for my girlfriend.

*EDIT* And if you add them to your cart online, it's still discounting.
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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.
Well, this review says it's 336W so I was going by that.
I was just saying that it would do unless the 470 and i5 were both being pushed to the limit but I hadn't seen that 5GHz is the target when I said that.

At 5GHz the 2500K will pull more than my CPU and with an overclocked 470, I wouldn't trust the CX430.
Sorry about that, I didn't realise you were going for such a high OC.
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Well, this review says it's 336W so I was going by that.
I was just saying that it would do unless the 470 and i5 were both being pushed to the limit but I hadn't seen that 5GHz is the target when I said that.

At 5GHz the 2500K will pull more than my CPU and with an overclocked 470, I wouldn't trust the CX430.
Sorry about that, I didn't realise you were going for such a high OC.
Haha, I'm really not, I just like to keep that thought in the back of my mind... That I have the possibility of doing so.
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Haha, I'm really not, I just like to keep that thought in the back of my mind... That I have the possibility of doing so.
Well you may as well have the option for $20 and the peace of mind that your PSU is enough for your system with a heavy OC in a worst-case scenario so my suggestion was a bit stupid in hindsight.

That build is looking really good though, I'd get nowhere near that sort of value in my part of the world.
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