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I have gotten a 3 year old desktop from a family member and was planning on upgrading everything except for the hard drive. What I wandering is if I forgot parts or need better ones.
my budget is about 700$

1 EVGA SuperClocked 03G-P4-2666-KR GeForce GTX 660 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card, but plan on getting 2 later when I have more money

1 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

1 Rosewill Stallion Series RD600 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

1 set of Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S00

1 MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (CrossFire, Military Class III, 1 Sec. OC, UEFI)(4×240pin DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866(OC)/2133(OC), 2200*/2400*/2667*/2800*MHz(OC, 22nm CPU required))

Thanks in advance.
Edited by benderfry - 2/10/13 at 5:19pm
    
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post #2 of 17
why pair sandy bridge processor with ivy bridge motherboard? Either save a bit of money and get z68 mobo with 2500k, or spend a little more and get 3570k instead of 2500k. No heatsinks on that mobo's vrm's either, not a good sign for overclocking

EDIT: Best budget z68 board on newegg :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
Edited by ripsaw - 2/10/13 at 4:58pm
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post #3 of 17
if the computer is that old the hard drive may require an IDE Connector if that's the case neither of those MOBOs will be able to use it
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why pair sandy bridge processor with ivy bridge motherboard? Either save a bit of money and get z68 mobo with 2500k, or spend a little more and get 3570k instead of 2500k. No heatsinks on that mobo's vrm's either, not a good sign for overclocking

ripsaw's point is valid and the motherboard he suggests is a solid choice
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post #5 of 17
700 what? US Dollars? British Pounds? Brass buttons?

Which site are you going to be using OP to purchase from, ill do you a pc build.
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post #6 of 17

Take it from someone who learned the hard way: don't cheap out.
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post #7 of 17
get a different board, but you wouldnt need to go up to ivy bridge, a 2500k is on par with a 3570k
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also what do you have for a PSU
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post #9 of 17
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Take it from someone who learned the hard way: don't cheap out.

Plenty of horror stories on OCN. lol
post #10 of 17

if you dont plan to overclock it will be fine, if you want to overclock get something with VRM cooling. like this 90 dollar ASRock Pro3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
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