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my friend's budget build.

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my friend needed a gaming computer for under $800, so he put me up to the task. this list is what i've come up with so far. and then i was planning on just getting an i5 2500k from microcenter and drop it in that sucker. what do you guys think?

oh and he already has the OS.
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Intel i5 4690k 4.7Ghz @1.219v 24/7 Gigabyte Z97 Gaming 3 Sapphire Tri-X R9 290x G.Skill Ares  
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Samsung Evo 850 250GB Toshiba 3TB LOL Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
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Dual Boot: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Xubuntu 16.04 QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 OC'd to 110Hz CoolerMaster Quickfire Pro  XFX 850W Pro BE 
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NZXT H440 Monoprice Zowie AM steelseries QcK+ 
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Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5LD2-VM Sapphire HD 3870 512MB 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 800MHz 
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Seagate 500GB Lite-On 24x DVD burner Stock Windows 8.1 
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Ready 4 Skylake
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Intel i5 4690k 4.7Ghz @1.219v 24/7 Gigabyte Z97 Gaming 3 Sapphire Tri-X R9 290x G.Skill Ares  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 850 250GB Toshiba 3TB LOL Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Dual Boot: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Xubuntu 16.04 QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 OC'd to 110Hz CoolerMaster Quickfire Pro  XFX 850W Pro BE 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT H440 Monoprice Zowie AM steelseries QcK+ 
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Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5LD2-VM Sapphire HD 3870 512MB 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 800MHz 
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Seagate 500GB Lite-On 24x DVD burner Stock Windows 8.1 
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post #2 of 6
You can go with Rosewill Green RG630-S12 (this is a good PSU btw) for PSU and ASRock Z68 Pro3 (assuming no Crossfire/SLI).

If need Crossfire/SLI go with ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.
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Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
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Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
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Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
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Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
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post #3 of 6
check out these builds. the $900 build is much better than what you have:
http://www.overclock.net/general-pro...500-900-a.html
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
You can go with Rosewill Green RG630-S12 (this is a good PSU btw) for PSU and ASRock Z68 Pro3 (assuming no Crossfire/SLI).

If need Crossfire/SLI go with ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.
^^ This

Don't get a MSI mobo, they are known for catching fire. xD

Get something with heatsinks near the CPU it will OC better
Extreme3 is nice.
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i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
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256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
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Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
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500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
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Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
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500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
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post #5 of 6
If you are getting the 2500k at microcenter you are better off getting the motherboard too there. There is always a $40 off bundle with the 2500k going on. That should help you get something a lot better.

Other than that your components are fine. There are ways to get more bang for your buck like switching to a different power supply. I like that Corsair but it is ridiculously overpriced. Just last week it was on sale for $60 at NewEgg after rebate.

You could also go with regular ripjaws and drop the water cooler for a Hyper 212+ or similar. But that is just nitpicking.
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i5 2500k @ 3.33ghz Gigabyte Z68-UD3H-B3 EVGA 460 GTX SC EE MSI 460 GTX HAWK 
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8GB Mushkin Blackline 1.5v 996995 Samsuing Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony 18x Windows 7 64-bit 
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Dell U2412M Microsoft Media Keyboard Antec NeoPower HE 550w Antec 300 
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Logitech G5 Logitech Z523 
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i5 2500k @ 3.33ghz Gigabyte Z68-UD3H-B3 EVGA 460 GTX SC EE MSI 460 GTX HAWK 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1.5v 996995 Samsuing Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony 18x Windows 7 64-bit 
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Dell U2412M Microsoft Media Keyboard Antec NeoPower HE 550w Antec 300 
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post #6 of 6
^^^^^^^
Hyper 212+ is an amazing cooler and its only $26
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