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Long time reader of these forums, was hoping to get a little help on a system I'm ordering here in less than a week:

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $59.99 @ Newegg
PSU: Seasonic 80Plus Power Supply M12II 620 BRONZE - $89.99 @ Amazon
MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 - $152.99 @ Newegg
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ - $@26.50 @ Amazon
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - Already ordered
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600 (9-9-9-24 @ 1.5v) - Already Ordered
HDD: 2 x 74GB VelociRaptor 10k RPM in Raid-0 - From old rig
GPU: ASUS 1GB ATI Radeon 4670 - From old rig

I'm pulling the hard drives and GPU from my current rig. I'm well aware that the GPU (and HDD) is awful. I was planning on saving for a new one after I put this rig together and buying it in a month or so.

I already ordered the memory to make use of the 15% deal from Newegg going on the next 3 days so I can't really alter that.

I've been looking around for deals and reading absolutely everything I can but wanted to put up this build to see if anyone might be able to steer me in a possible better direction.

I have around a $50 leeway from the total I mentioned above. I can't imagine enough cuts to allow me to get a GPU but who knows? Not my real goal, was just curious about any conflicts or any room to save more money (or spend for a better gain?)

For clarification, I live in the midwest of the US but do not have access to a MicroCenter.

The main purpose of this computer is gaming (mostly WoW but I do dabble with a lot of new titles on release).
Edited by Xvelocity - 1/25/11 at 10:45pm
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I'm sorry, I thought the title meant $2,500 build, lol. Had me stumped for a second.

If this is a budget build, I think it's smarter to just go with the last generation i5/i7, mobos and cpu will be cheaper, I don't think sandy bridge is worth it. Hopefully somebody can confirm?
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I would look into a lower wattage PSU as your running an older GPU and a different motherboard just because I would go for a name known brand.
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This is my fall back motherboard if my own 2500K build proves a little high on the budget scale (see link in sig if interested).
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That 4670 is PCI and not AGP right? Just making sure lol. Wouldn't want you to try to put a PCI card in an AGP slot

As for the above-mentioned suggestion: I think you should be buying Sandy Bridge, and nothing older. It's priced just right for what you're doing. Alternatively you could go with a Phenom x4 955 build with a $100 motherboard to save some cash for a graphics card... but if you plan on doing a future graphics card upgrade, then Sandy Bridge is the way to go.
    
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I'm sorry, I thought the title meant $2,500 build, lol. Had me stumped for a second.

If this is a budget build, I think it's smarter to just go with the last generation i5/i7, mobos and cpu will be cheaper, I don't think sandy bridge is worth it. Hopefully somebody can confirm?
An i5 750 is still roughly $200. An i5 2500k is around $219 give or take and blows it out of the water in terms of performance to price. OP go with the newer generation processors.
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I would look into a lower wattage PSU as your running an older GPU and a different motherboard just because I would go for a name known brand.
I was planning on upping to a higher GPU here within a month. Probably a 470 or maybe a 560Ti.

I made the decision on the ASRock by the Anandtech review @ The Battle of the P67 Boards - Anandtech.

Either way, thank you for the comments, all!

As for the CPU, it's the only thing I feel pretty firm on (2500k) outside of what I said I can't change ATM.
Edited by Xvelocity - 1/25/11 at 6:03pm
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Sandy Bridge is definitely an improvement and worth while investment considering the OP's sig rig.

@Aden Considering the price/preformance or 1st gen i5/i7, it isn't worth it unless

A) You find a used mobo/CPU at a good price
B) Buying a i7-960 or higher (new) with a decent (priced) mobo

Edit: Go for the 560
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I would look into a lower wattage PSU as your running an older GPU and a different motherboard just because I would go for a name known brand.
AsRock is a "subsidiary" of ASUS...that's good enough for me
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An i5 750 is still roughly $200. An i5 2500k is around $219 give or take
or 180 in store @ Microcenter....I'm driving 200 miles just for that
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