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Microcenter i5 2500k

look for amazon,newegg, and frys for other good deals, but definitely possible build.
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How about this build:
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Edit: Failure to read.
Edited by B-rock - 1/11/12 at 8:12pm
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Originally Posted by Shahzad7 View Post

Already have OS

That build should be pretty good. Not great....but the case is okay, the PSU is higher quality but low wattage, 8Gb of 1600 Ram, there's a 560Ti and a nice mobo. I can't come up with a more evenly compromised build. It's making me think I should invest in a 2500k biggrin.gif
 
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One problem... I have the 750w version of that PSU. Trust me when I say it has cables for days - too many cables to even be useful. You might wanna make sure that case can manage all the wires.
    
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by B-rock View Post

Going to have to cut another $100 for the OS

Just bought that HDD from newegg and my advice is DONT. It's loud as hell, the loudest HDD I have heard since the 90's and its slow as hell even though its "7200" rpm... slower than my 1tb seagate that I had before it and WAY louder.


Should mention I ONLY bought it as a temp drive till prices lower and I can get a 1tb for $59 again like we used to be able too. frown.gif
Edited by UpgradeSolution - 1/11/12 at 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by Shahzad7 View Post

I'm not entirely sure, but nothing hardcore. If he could play Skyrim on just medium it'd be fine.
Also, he does have one near him!
No need for a CPU cooler for the moment, he'll just use stock until he decides to overclock.
Just the main components and stuff, he already has the OS. Keyboard and mouse might be needed, but a cheap one will do.

I can play Skyrim on max on mine just fine. (OK, so it does inexplicably slow down in some spots for no apparent reason but for the most part, it stays between 50 and 60 FPS.) It isn't a very demanding game. An i3 and a decent graphics card would probably be more than enough if that's his criteria.
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You can get a case for around $50, lot of deals on HAF 912 right now as well. CPU, mobo and ram are going to run somewhere around $350. GPU around $150-200, HDD $80-100, PSU $80-100, DVD (optional) $20. Should be possible to get started but he'll need to add an aftermarket cooler and more case fans if he plans to overclock later or even water cool.
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