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Of course results may vary, but some parts I got used on CL too. Most people trying to do budget builds should definitely try looking at CL or ebay for some deals smile.gif This build is strictly computer only and does not include monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. Enjoy and let me know how I did! And thanks to OCN for helping me out with another thread I did to get this build as slim as possible smile.gif

i5 2500k Budget Build

Motherboard and CPU Combo Deal (Microcenter)
-i5 2500k $180
-Biostar Z68 Great board that comes out to $50 with the Microcenter deal, great reviews on newegg as well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138320

Ram and PSU Deal from NCIX
-Muskin Stiletto 8GB DDR3-1333MHz $37
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55544&vpn=996770&manufacture=Mushkin%20Enhanced&promoid=1287
-Muskin Volta 500W PSU $23
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58895&vpn=MKNPSVT500&manufacture=Mushkin%20Enhanced&promoid=1287

Graphics Card (Bought Used from Amazon)
-MSI 6870 1GB DDDR5 $175
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-CrossFireX-R6870-Twin-Frozr/dp/B004FPYL88/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320459959&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: MSI Radeon HD 6870 1 GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity R6870 Twin Frozr II: Computers & Accessories[/ame]


Case (amazon)
NZXT Source Elite 410 $50
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Source-210--Inch-ELITE-Inch-Midtower/dp/B005869J4O/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1320458797&sr=1-2"]Amazon.com: NZXT Source 210 -Inch ELITE-Inch Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - Black: Electronics[/ame]

DVD Drive
Philips $10

Hard Drive (bought used on CL)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $80




So there is the build, add everything together and you get about 600 dollars give or take. Definitely results will vary and I could have easily saved 30 bucks if I got a f3 spinpoint before the flood. Anyways I am happy with what I got and especially got the nice i5 2500k. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any criticism. And to new members, hope you enjoy the build!
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Nice, are you wanting to OC the CPU? Would do pretty good.
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yes I do, however unfortunately I dont have enough money for a cpu cooler frown.gif haha. I am an AMD guy so not sure how it would OC with the stock cooler if at all..
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For that price, this is great! If you want a cheap cooler later on, take a look at the CM Hyper 212+. You'll reach a nice overclock and it's not very expensive.
    
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[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
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[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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Originally Posted by Varrkarus;15578327 
For that price, this is great! If you want a cheap cooler later on, take a look at the CM Hyper 212+. You'll reach a nice overclock and it's not very expensive.

Thanks buddy smile.gif I am well aware of that cooler, although I want to save up for a H60!
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