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OKAY....BIG UPDATE.
I may or may not have just purchased an Intel i3-2500k for $80. Waiting on a pending price match. Also, I'm going to be picking up an EVGA Z68 FTW motherboard for $60, so I'll be making my budget rig build around this if the price match goes through. I had already purchased the Thermaltake Armor A90 case, which I'll have to return (fortunately it is under Newegg's Iron Egg Guarantee) due to the motherboard's need for a full-size case. As for the PSU I picked up, will the CX430 still be enough to power this CPU, motherboard, and a good discrete GPU? If not, what are my other budget options? Please let me know, guys smile.gif Thanks again for all of your help so far. Here's hoping the PM goes through. *crosses fingers*

hehehe i5-2500k i think?............you just type it as i3-2500k...

but its ok.....your rig is good because for sandy bridge the mostly used of enthusisast platform is the z68 and for ivy bridge is the z77 platform.... biggrin.gif

and still your decision is still correct at all.........
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If I was in your place I would be over the moon if your price match goes through along with the great motherboard you're getting for $60, you're an extremely lucky person! thumb.gif
If you tell me how much of your budget you've got left after buying the processor and the motherboard I'll help you fill in the blanks. smile.gif

I am most definitely going to be over the moon if it goes through...I'm just trying not to get my hopes up yet. As for my budget, it originally started at $350, but I've managed to sqeeze another $30 in, and possibly more, but until I know just how much more I have, I won't be able to accurately price my total budget...I'll have to keep you posted.
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Nice. Yes the CX430 should be fine for say 7870 (175W TDP).

Thanks for clearing that up for me! smile.gif
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hehehe i5-2500k i think?............you just type it as i3-2500k...
but its ok.....your rig is good because for sandy bridge the mostly used of enthusisast platform is the z68 and for ivy bridge is the z77 platform.... biggrin.gif
and still your decision is still correct at all.........

yes...you're absolutely right, it is the i5-2500k. I had just gotten home from a 12-hour shift at work, and was very much sleep deprived as it was. hopefully the price match will go through!
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I wasn't able to get the price match on the CPU, but I did pick up the motherboard.

Will I need a CPU cooler if I plan on overclocking the CPU, or will the stock fan + case fans be enough? What about overclocking the motherboard?
Edited by Damonthenomad - 11/19/12 at 12:16am
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Will I need a CPU cooler if I plan on overclocking the CPU, or will the stock fan + case fans be enough? What about overclocking the motherboard?

The Hyper 212 Evo is considered as the best budget cooler, should be fine for 4.5 GHz.

Motherboard...? no there's nothing that needs to be overclocked on the board, or maybe you're referring to the memory?
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I wasn't able to get the price match on the CPU, but I did pick up the motherboard.
Will I need a CPU cooler if I plan on overclocking the CPU, or will the stock fan + case fans be enough? What about overclocking the motherboard?

That sucks, what did you end up getting then, and how much?
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The Hyper 212 Evo is considered as the best budget cooler, should be fine for 4.5 GHz.
Motherboard...? no there's nothing that needs to be overclocked on the board, or maybe you're referring to the memory?

I second the Hyper 212 Evo/Hyper TX4 suggestion, at it's price it's rather good.
 
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The Hyper 212 Evo is considered as the best budget cooler, should be fine for 4.5 GHz.
Motherboard...? no there's nothing that needs to be overclocked on the board, or maybe you're referring to the memory?

I've seen some people talking about the "overclock-ability" of certain motherboards. I just assumed it would enhance performance, and should be something to consider. Thanks for the suggestion of the Hyper 212 Evo. I've seen a few reviews for it before, and they're always good smile.gif
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That sucks, what did you end up getting then, and how much?
I second the Hyper 212 Evo/Hyper TX4 suggestion, at it's price it's rather good.

I actually haven't picked up a processor yet, and I'm going to end up returning the motherboard (haha). It's a long story, but basically, with my budget the way it is, it would end up costing me a lot more than I can afford to keep this motherboard and make a build with it. I'd have to buy a full-size case, which is double the cost of the case I already bought, and then a more expensive intel processor than I can afford.

I stumbled across something that makes my shopping decisions a little more difficult now. NCIX has a refer a friend deal that nets you a $20 coupon towards anything on their site. This can be done 3 times per month, netting you 6 coupons (1 for each of the friends you referred, plus they each get 1) if you're friends are willing to help you out (which mine were ^^). This makes for a potential savings of $120 on other parts for the build, meaning I could potentially get a better CPU, motherboard, and GPU than what I originally thought. The catch is, you can only use 1 coupon per purchase, so you'd have to buy things separately in order to truly benefit. Coupling this with PMing from other sites, and you can get yourself a pretty good deal.

With this in mind, are there any processors for around $100 that I should look into for better gaming performance?

Also, since I am planning on overclocking the CPU, GPU, and RAM in this board, as well as potentially getting a second GPU in the future, will 450Watts PSU be enough, or should I go with something bigger?
Edited by Damonthenomad - 11/20/12 at 12:40am
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I second the Hyper 212 Evo/Hyper TX4 suggestion, at it's price it's rather good.

Its Hyper T4 mate. thumb.gif
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Its Hyper T4 mate. thumb.gif

Cheers tongue.gif
I get so confused with all the refresh' of it. I had a 212+ and thought that was the business. I still referenced to it as a "212+" when the 212 Evo's were out.
 
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No to the Hyper 212 EVO, because the ETS T40 TB Silence completely outperforms it for the same price.

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No to the Hyper 212 EVO, because the ETS T40 TB Silence completely outperforms it for the same price.

Apart from you I never really heard about this one, looks good through. In France its 5€ more than the 212 Evo.
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