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Building a $2k budget gaming rig, which includes shipping (which comes to around $150, leaving $1850 for parts).
Using this site: www.pccasegear.com

Selected parts:

CPU: i5 2500K ($215)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 580 ($449)
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB ($179)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB ($135)
RAM: G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GB DDR3 ($59)
CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 ($129)
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular ($75)
PSU: Corsair TX-650 V2 ($115)
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($165)
MOUSE: Saitek RAT 7 ($119)
MOUSEPAD: SteelSeries QCK+ ($19)
KB: Ducky DK9008 Shine Blue LED Cherry Black ($149)
MONITOR: LG E2441V-BN 24" LED ($175)

Shipping: $150 $138
Current Total: $1883 $2020

I know nothing about monitors, I simply picked the cheapest 24" screen on the site. Any input on monitors is greatly appreciated.

This is for a gamer that loves buttons and customizability, so I picked the RAT 7 tentatively because it looks so funky and is customizable.
Ducky Shine has media keys, which is a plus, and the LEDs look great in the picture.
Case is subject to change.

Running the parts list through OCN as I've learned is good practice before finalising a build. Any recommendations/suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

Edit: Everything in Bold has been added from recommendations.
Edited by grayfox99 - 5/6/12 at 5:16am
Antec
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post #2 of 11
I would add an aftermarket cooler for the 2500k to the list, and if I remember correctly the gtx580 needs (recommended?) a min of 650w.

Good luck with the build
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Don't forget a storage HDD, That SSD will fill up pretty quick! Also the samsung 830 series SSDs are faster and have the same reputation for reliability as crucial, a bit more expensive though.
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Samsung 830 SSD Seagate Barracuda RAID0 LG Blu Ray Burner Cooler Master V6 
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24" is too big for a monitor..IMO;unless you sit wayyy back and use a controller.21-22 is the sweet spot.....any bigger and it messes with your peripheral vision.

That PSU isn't big enough..and you may want to get an aftermarket cooler for that 2500K and OC it some.
 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krahe View Post

I would add an aftermarket cooler for the 2500k to the list, and if I remember correctly the gtx580 needs (recommended?) a min of 650w.
Good luck with the build

Thank you, will look into a cooler and pick a higher wattage PSU. +rep

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Originally Posted by pierowheelz View Post

Don't forget a storage HDD, That SSD will fill up pretty quick! Also the samsung 830 series SSDs are faster and have the same reputation for reliability as crucial, a bit more expensive though.

Very good point. Will add a Caviar Black HDD. Mm.. I see. I'll stick with the Crucial but thanks for the information. +rep

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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

24" is too big for a monitor..IMO;unless you sit wayyy back and use a controller.21-22 is the sweet spot.....any bigger and it messes with your peripheral vision.
That PSU isn't big enough..and you may want to get an aftermarket cooler for that 2500K and OC it some.

I see. I'll look into a smaller monitor then. Will get a beefier PSU and look into a cooler, thanks. +rep
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post #6 of 11
CPU: i5 2500K ($215)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 ($?) *****
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB ($179)
RAM: G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GB DDR3 ($59)
CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 ($129)
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular ($75)
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($165)
MOUSE: Saitek RAT 7 ($119) <- I dont like it much but if you do its oke =)
MOUSEPAD: SteelSeries QCK+ ($19)
KB: Ducky DK9008 Shine Blue LED Cherry Black ($149)
MONITOR: LG E2441V-BN 24" LED ($175)

My personal corrections ****. The GTX670 should be out soon with a price of 500 AUD id say, and its definitely a better choice than a GTX580 nowadays.

I'd correct the monitor also, but since I cant find a proper price for the Dell u2412m I'll just leave that one you decided. The prices there in AU are damn expensive, and the U2412m price is close to the 400 AUD :/. You could pick up an LG ips monitor but has less inches and I dont know if you want it to be that big or you just picked it up like this totally random as you said because it was cheap enough.

The rest of the rig is OK, you'll be fine with everything and dont worry, those 550W are enough for the whole computer even if you turn to overclock it.
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post #7 of 11
Everything is looking pretty good, minus that PSU, ive heard bad things about OCZ's power supply's and you may want to go with at least a 650w as others have said. Also i doubt the 670 will be 500 so i wouldnt really be waiting on that, even if it was 500 you would still be just over the budget anyway. Other then that, you'll have a pretty decent build smile.gif. Good luck mate.

Also, i'd say stick with a 24 inch, its a perfectly fine size imo.
    
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MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Asus PB278Q Ducky 10 keyless Corsair AX 1200 
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MSY.com.au

mwave.com.au

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post #9 of 11
The hassle of msy and the cost of shipping from two different places probably isnt that worth it, But good suggestion nevertheless
    
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Dell U2711 Asus PB278Q Ducky 10 keyless Corsair AX 1200 
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NZXT Switch 810 Corsair M65 Asus Xonar essence STX Swan H4 
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Sennheiser HD800 + Sennheiser HD650 
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MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Asus PB278Q Ducky 10 keyless Corsair AX 1200 
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post #10 of 11
Maybe try this mob.

A fellow Ozzie link it to me thumb.gif
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