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post #11 of 25
Like someone said in the earlier comment.

Try microcenter if you have one near you. i5 2500k are on sale there and if paired with a board like MSI h61 you can get both of them for about ~200 (CPU+Mobo) rest you can choose part that correspond to your needs.

Newegg has been selling gskill ripjaws 8gigs very cheap on shell shocker once every other week. (Between 35-40 dollars for 2x4gb kit)

As far as graphics are concerned, since you will be upgrading your monitor later on its best to get something powerful. But do not spend too much on it. Most graphics around $150-$200 will play almost all games at full settings specially on 1400x900 resolution.

Invest in a good psu but goodness doesnt = wattage
a good 550 w psu is much greater than a 1000w crappy psu.

Case is your choice as you are gonna be looking at it everyday. I personally like Antec but thats totally your decision.

If you are not a serious or extreme gamer , any good 7200rpm drive will suffice like WD black or samsung F3's . If not try one of those Hybrid drives instead. (ex. seagate momentus xt 500gb) It gives you best of both worlds. If not you can always get a sub $100 SSD with about 60-64gb capacity featuring sata III

Whatever you build out of the options given by fellow members, its all gonna be good. They are all plenty fast for gaming. Doesn't make much difference provided you are not a serious gamer.

I have played Crysis 2, NFS HP, Assassin's Creed: (All of them), Dirt 2 etc all on high setting with a C2D e7300 @ 3.4Ghz and 4 gigs of ram with 8800gt in sli . No lag or loss of quality.

So with what you have most games wont be an issue.
Just my opinion
post #12 of 25
I would also go with a i5 2500K. It gives you great performance stock, and killer performance overclocked were you ever to want to do so.

I would go with a P67 or Z68 Motherboard. I recommend an ASRock Z68 Pro3 just because I have personal experience with it. Great value board with nice set of features. I managed to overclock my 2500K to 4.5GHz stable without too much effort.

A 750W PSU is WAY overkill for your system. A good middle ground would be a Corsair TX650 v2. It may still be a little overkill but will take just about anything you can throw at it. It offers good expandability if you were to get a more powerful graphics card. It laughs at my GTX 560Ti. Right now NewEgg has a promo code, EMCJKKF59, to take $10 off and also a $15 Mail In Rebate. Both expire on 10/10.
     
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post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Awsan and Wanako for recommending me Corsair TX650 v2 that's -$25

Since everyone's recommending i5 2500K, I'll probably go for it. But unfortunately we don't have microcenter here, so it's gonna cost me $219.99 on newegg :/ also please a recommend a decent motherboard for i5 2500K budget is up to $90 or maybe to $130 if its really worth it(broke sorry)

Also I'm replacing Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...int%20F3%201TB) with Seagate Barracuda 7200(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148701)
Since I've been seeing a lot of bad feedbacks about Samsung Spinpoint F3
Would also love more recommendations from you pros
Edited by desyar - 10/5/11 at 9:19pm
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by desyar View Post
Thanks, Awsan and Wanako for recommending me Corsair TX650 v2 that's -$25

Since everyone's recommending i5 2500K, I'll probably go for it. But unfortunately we don't have microcenter here, so it's gonna cost me $219.99 on newegg :/ also please a recommend a decent motherboard for i5 2500K budget is up to $90 or maybe to $130 if its really worth it(broke sorry)

Also I'm replacing Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...int%20F3%201TB) with Seagate Barracuda 7200(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148701)
Since I've been seeing a lot of bad feedbacks about Samsung Spinpoint F3
Would also love more recommendations from you pros
If you live within the continental U.S., I would try looking for some parts through Amazon.com. Free standard shipping for most orders of $25 or more and depending on your state, no taxes. That's how I bought most of my parts and saved quite a bit. The only ones I got from NewEgg are the ones that I can't find anywhere else.

I don't know much about the Barracudas but I can say that my WD Caviar Black has been very good. They're very quick for mechanical drives.
     
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post #15 of 25
Both the barracuda and Caviar are good. I've had good experiences with both.
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That's a good build. Only thing I would change is possibly doing 8GB of RAM instead of 4GB. It would be more future proof but you can always add more later if you decide not to.
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post #18 of 25
just my opinion, seems pretty pointless to spend all this money on a brand new rig and keep a garbage monitor.
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post #19 of 25
You have a fine build right there but consider getting more RAM either 6 or 8GBs will do you a bit better than 4GBs
     
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post #20 of 25
Decent build, but I just have sth against that case lol. Looks hideous to me
    
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