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The only thing I can say is, if you want to save money, don't get such an expensive case. Seriously, you can get something a lot cheaper, that may not look nearly as pretty as that one does, but can save you some money.

QFT, you can find MUCH cheaper cases that will do the same or better job. Check the OCN Marketplace.
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ah gotcha, changed out the gpu to MSI, i just figured to go with a card that had more eggs haha. So will that mobo be sufficient for a 2500k later on?

for cpu how is this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116398
thanks for the help so far smile.gif
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The only thing I can say is, if you want to save money, don't get such an expensive case. Seriously, you can get something a lot cheaper, that may not look nearly as pretty as that one does, but can save you some money.

haha yeah, though i've already bought the case . I figure its something that wont need changing out later on since this will last him quite a while.
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ah gotcha, changed out the gpu to MSI, i just figured to go with a card that had more eggs haha. So will that mobo be sufficient for a 2500k later on?
for cpu how is this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116398
thanks for the help so far smile.gif

It will do the trick just fine for a 2500k, it just doesn't have super crazy OC ability, you should be able to hit a 4.0 ghz on a 2500k easy though...and thats about all thats needed for any sort of gaming.
Also that CPU is better then the one I linked, I was going for cheapest, that would be a bit better for sure, worth the price difference.
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post #15 of 28
Check this out, less than half the price, not quite as pretty, but the insides are great to work in. It is a system builders favorite, if you can live without LEDs pre-installed.

Cooler Master HAF 912 $50
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC-912-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1263


Or this if you do want LEDs, not quite as cheap, not quite as good to work in, but it is cheaper than what you picked.
Cooler Master Storm Scout $80 before $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196


EDIT:
Look at this, very similiar price, but you have one or two items that will bring it within what you are planning.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-overclock,3159.html
Edited by ./Cy4n1d3\. - 3/28/12 at 10:21pm
post #16 of 28
that CPU will get the job done for your price, also they have good Overclocking Potential!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ./Cy4n1d3\. View Post

Check this out, less than half the price, not quite as pretty, but the insides are great to work in. It is a system builders favorite, if you can live without LEDs pre-installed.
Cooler Master HAF 912 $50
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC-912-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1263
Or this if you do want LEDs, not quite as cheap, not quite as good to work in, but it is cheaper than what you picked.
Cooler Master Storm Scout $80 before $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196
EDIT:
Look at this, very similiar price, but you have one or two items that will bring it within what you are planning.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-overclock,3159.html

unfortunately i already bought the phantom about a month ago so the case is good to go. I saw those cases and i just thought the case isn't something replaced very often so why get something you don't like? smile.gif , much appreciated though.

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131793 the ram i picked is 1600mhz, should i back down to 1333 or will this mobo be able to run 1600mhz anyway?
Edited by Kokoro1280 - 3/28/12 at 10:31pm
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post #18 of 28
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RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131793 the ram i picked is 1600mhz, should i back down to 1333 or will this mobo be able to run 1600mhz anyway?
no H61 can operate RAM with max 1333 Mhz RAM But going with a 1600 Mhz RAM has a go thing i.e. it will clock down to 1333Mhz and run at tighter timings giving you free extra performance biggrin.gif
Anyways for 500$ you could go for
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.95 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $470.91 Shipped and after MIR $445.91
and if the budget is 550$ then change the GPU to 7870 @350$ bring the total to $570.91 shipped and after MIR $545.91

Hope you like it thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/29/12 at 3:29pm
post #19 of 28
and if going with AMD then
500$
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.63 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard:
Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Memory:
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.95 @ Newegg)

Video Card:
Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $504.56

and for 550$

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.63 @ NCIX US)

CPU Cooler:
Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ NCIX US)

Memory:
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.95 @ Newegg)

Video Card:
Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $569.55 and After MIR $549.55
post #20 of 28
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thanks for the suggestions smile.gif I think $500 is a little steep for the core parts(for now anyways). Here is what i have so far

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116398
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279
GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127646
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Which comes to $359.96($560 counting my already bought PSU and Case) About my max for now.
Anything will be an upgrade for him right now, he is on an P4 with a radeon x1300 pro, which is really showing its age right now.
thank you all for the help so far biggrin.gif
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