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Friend building $700 build - Need suggestions!

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Hey, my friends building a new computer because he got a new 27" 1080p LED monitor (2ms repsonse time I believe) and he wants a new build for gaming.

He does have access to a microcenter near him (yay savings!)
He also prefers an asus motherboard to make it easy to overclock his computer.


So far I have for him:

CPU: i5-2500k - $180 (microcenter)
Motherboard: ???
RAM: G.Skill 1600Mhz 8GB - $52 (newegg)
Video card: Saphire Radeon 6870 ($160) (newegg)
Powersupply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W - $95 (microcenter)
Case: NZXT Tempest EVO (Already owned, this is where I got the idea that I loved this case..)
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+ - $24 (microcenter)
DVD Drive: ???
HDD: ???

Help please
My Rig
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1055T Asus M5A88-V EVO PNY 9800GTX+  Corsair 8GB 1600Mhz 
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Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM Windows 7 Ultimate Acer 23" 1920 x 1080 Seasonic 560W Gold Series (80+ certified) 
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1055T Asus M5A88-V EVO PNY 9800GTX+  Corsair 8GB 1600Mhz 
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Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM Windows 7 Ultimate Acer 23" 1920 x 1080 Seasonic 560W Gold Series (80+ certified) 
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post #2 of 5
wait for bulldozer. just one more week
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i5 2500k 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 Radeon HD 6870 900/1015 1050/1130 8 GB Gskills Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
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wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
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nope 
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i5 2500k 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 Radeon HD 6870 900/1015 1050/1130 8 GB Gskills Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
Mouse Pad
nope 
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post #3 of 5
if he isn't against used stuff I have a p8p67 pro a sapphire 6870 and a antec tp750 I would let go for good prices.

edit I see you already have some of those parts...
Edited by microman - 10/6/11 at 9:18am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
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nope! 
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i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
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post #4 of 5
Is your friend considering ever getting an SSD? If so, get a Z68 board. If not, get a P67 board.

Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 / ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

HDD: Spinpoint F3 1TB

Drive: Just pick an ASUS reader/burner, all of them work. Such as this one.
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|Intel| i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz - 1.345v |ASRock| P67 Extreme4 Gen3 |MSI| GTX 970 Gaming 4GB |GSkill| Sniper Low Voltage 8GB DDR3 @ 1600 
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|Samsung| Spinpoint F3 1TB |Kingston| HyperX 3K 128GB BD-ROM |Cooler Master| Hyper 212+ 
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|Microsoft| Win7 Professional 64-bit |ASUS| VH236H |Corsair| TX650 v2 |Corsair| Carbide 400R 
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|Cooler Master| Storm Spawn |RAZER| Goliathus Speed |Creative| Insprire T10 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
|Samsung| Spinpoint F3 1TB |Kingston| HyperX 3K 128GB BD-ROM |Cooler Master| Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
|Microsoft| Win7 Professional 64-bit |ASUS| VH236H |Corsair| TX650 v2 |Corsair| Carbide 400R 
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|Cooler Master| Storm Spawn |RAZER| Goliathus Speed |Creative| Insprire T10 
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post #5 of 5
With that budget i would go for an asrock board as they have more features for the money, they also overclock very well!

Psu 750w is overkill for that build and money could be saved here.
DvD can be any generic drive, these days there all good.
HDD has to be a spinpoint f3 1tb
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Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
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