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I won't say anything about the CPU, since I think you get the general idea biggrin.gif I would recommend changing the PSU though, for example to a HX750 or the AX750 (2nd one is slightly more expensive but also more efficient, both modular though). RAM that is used much in 2500k builds is the Corsair Vengeance series.. I believe 8GB @ 1600MHz is like $50/60 (~€45). Finally I would consider buying an AMD GPU instead of an NVIDIA one.

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Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post

You know what, here's a better build:
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
CPU: I5-2500k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
GPU: GTX 560Ti or GTX 570 <-- depending on budget
RAM: any 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9 1.5v pack
PSU (in decreasing price): X750 Seasonic (modular), Corsair HX750W (modular), Corsair TX750W(non-modular)

PSU is overkill unless your looking to SLI in the future.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sonics View Post

PSU is overkill unless your looking to SLI in the future.

Agreed.

The quoted build is similar to what I have planned, it is however over the budget of the OP by a fair margin.

CPU: i5 2500K

MOBO: Look at the P67 and Z68 ranges from ASUS (I recommend the P8Z68-V) and MSI (Z68A-GD65) and pick the one that gives you the I/O features you need. They are all very similiar performance wise (not talking bout SSD-caching or iGPU's here) and you will never realise the difference, so focus on the peripherals instead smile.gif. Go for ASRock if you want a poor man's ASUS.
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Originally Posted by Sonics View Post

PSU is overkill unless your looking to SLI in the future.
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Originally Posted by Munk View Post

Agreed.
The quoted build is similar to what I have planned, it is however over the budget of the OP by a fair margin.
CPU: i5 2500K
MOBO: Look at the P67 and Z68 ranges from ASUS (I recommend the P8Z68-V) and MSI (Z68A-GD65) and pick the one that gives you the I/O features you need. They are all very similiar performance wise (not talking bout SSD-caching or iGPU's here) and you will never realise the difference, so focus on the peripherals instead smile.gif. Go for ASRock if you want a poor man's ASUS.

That's what I was assuming he was going to want to do. In any case it can be within his budget since he'll save ~300 or more by downgrading his motherboard and CPU. In any case the OP never mentioned his budget, but if he goes with my suggested build he'll have a decent motherboard that'll let him of nicely and it can support any ivy bridge CPU too either for greater resale value or future upgradability, same goes for PCI-e gen 3. I think he should get a 750W for the same reason of upgradeability. It should be within budget since he for sure does NOT need that high caliber of a CPU or Motherboard, right?

edit:
I'm not sure what you guys mean by out of budget... I'm actually saving him money while giving him more performance...

these are based on Newegg Prices:
2700k ($370) -> 2500k ($195): $170 savings
Maximus Extreme-Z ($340) -> Asus Z68 Pro/Gen3 ($205) -> $135 savings (total: $305 savings)
TX550($70) -> TX750($85): $15 spending (total: $290 savings)
Hyper 212+ ($30): $30 spending (total: $260 savings)
GTX 560 ($180) -> Galaxy GTX 570($310, they also have the DC2 for $330): $130 spending (total: $130 savings)

actually with the money he saves, he could get a 120GB 3rd Gen Sandforce SSD on a sale. Note all the prices above are current market prices, so if you can get them cheaper you can save even more
Edited by AchuSaysBlessYou - 1/13/12 at 9:56am
post #15 of 20
Sorry, Achu, working between threads tongue.gif
post #16 of 20
As a lot of people have said, the PSU is overkill, but it's definitely a good idea to upgrade now, if you plan to upgrade later.

Having a larger power supply can benefit you down the road when planning to SLI or CF. Good choices in PSUs though!
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Sorry, Achu, working between threads tongue.gif

No problem smile.gif. Seems the OP is MIA though...
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Finally got a chance to check back thanks for all the responses guys im looking at this now as my setup

Psu - TX550m (I dont plan on SLI)
MoBo - Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Ram - 8gb vengeance dual ch 1600mhz
Cpu - 2500k i5
Gpu - EVGA GTX-560 Ti DS Superclocked

out of curiosity i notice the mobo has blue tooth you guys have anything good to say about blue tooth mouse and keyboards???
    
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post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post

You know what, here's a better build:
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
CPU: I5-2500k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
GPU: GTX 560Ti or GTX 570 <-- depending on budget
RAM: any 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9 1.5v pack
PSU (in decreasing price): X750 Seasonic (modular), Corsair HX750W (modular), Corsair TX750W(non-modular)

Or split the difference on the motherboards and go with the P8Z68 Deluxe.
post #20 of 20
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Im really loving the advances in the technology and the price for performance now, last build blew cause of such high prices on the first gen core processors and the new dx 10 cards and PCIe emergence lol. glad to see i can actually get some pretty beefy ****e to throw in the case now
    
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