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Hello names justin not sure im posting in the correct forum but here goes i recently bought some components on budget for my first build by myself with minor research , i bought these with intention to upgrade the platform(cpu/mobo/ram)

Brand new
Corsair gs700
V9 Thermaltake case
Seagate 1tb sata hd
Msi r5770 1024m gddr5 mini twin frozr
$370 total for the above components had budget of 350 at the time .


Bought used from my buddy just to get started,

Used
Intel Pentium D 805 socket 775 duel core
Asus P5LD2 Deluxe
$10bucs

This leaves me at 380 total so far for this build I am now ready and have the money for a cpu/ motherboard/ram and i have about 350 to spend and would like to get some thoughts and expert advice on which route to go ? i know you will be asking well what is it im going for ? do i game ? answer is YES I love to game but im not hardcore and not so much worried about overclocking just yet i play games such as DC Universe Online, SWTOR and i like to watch videos and from time to time jump on Photoshop cs5 i want a system that will run smooth so please aid me in the last part of my build .

Thanks
Justin
post #2 of 9
Do you have a Micro center near you if so get the i7 2600k ($230 with the printable coupon) and a z68 motherboard which should run about $350 all together.
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Motherboard and Intel Core i5-2500K - $294.99

Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz - $39.99

Total is about $335. Thats just a bit under your current budget. Now if you sell the processor, mobo and RA< youhave now you will have abit more to get yourself a Hyper 212+ to cool that cpu.

I went to Tigerdirect because Newegg and Microcenter were either sold out or allowed in store only purchase on the processor.
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Motherboard and Intel Core i5-2500K - $294.99
Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz - $39.99
Total is about $335. Thats just a bit under your current budget. Now if you sell the processor, mobo and RA< youhave now you will have abit more to get yourself a Hyper 212+ to cool that cpu.
I went to Tigerdirect because Newegg and Microcenter were either sold out or allowed in store only purchase on the processor.

nice find i checked into this although im not overclocking yet i read that the i5 2500k requires this >>> Intel P67 Express Chipset required for core and memory overclocking, and Intel H67 Express Chipset required for graphics overclocking.) does the z68 chipset allow for this or no ?
post #5 of 9
I'm not sure. But I figure that since the Z68 is higher in model than the P67 that it should work. Not to mention theres a lot of guys in the forum that are using the Z68 boards in their 2500k and 2600k builds. I think you should be fine.
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Yes go for that bundle, you will get a nice overclock out of it and it will def be a lot faster than your current setup :-D
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks for the insight i put my order in 1 day ago for the above listed setup all thing i changed was ram got more on my monthly bonus check so i decided to go with this for ram

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0355881

much thanks for the help im sure i will def be back soon for Overclocking help and numbers smile.gif
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would like to thhank everybody for there info
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would like to thhank everybody for there info

No problem, nice choice on ram upgrade ;-)
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