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How about this?
CPU: i5-2500K Sandy Bridge (OCed to 4.5~4.8 Hopefully)


RAM: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178333
Which goes for $85 - 15% - $20 rebate = $52

Or:
G.Skills 8gb (2x 4gb) at Newegg Which is $75 without rebate after coupon.
The G.Skill ones run at DDR3 1600 compared to PNY's 1333

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312SR
Unlock it. (I think theres a rebate or maybe its too late that brings it down to 250)

Cooling:
Thermalright's Silver Arrow
http://www.directron.com/silverarrow.html?gsear=1

DVD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

PSU/Case combo:
Lancool PC-K62 + Antec TP-750 - $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.612974
Lian Li's case

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard
Which would leave you with a lot of extra $$ to spend on an ssd or something.

Also, sorry if some of the links arent working. Writings this on an iPod lol. I've seen the 2500k at amazon for 219 reguarly (depending on where its being sold from) so yeaa
I'll fix links and add details later
Edited by lunarpoc - 3/16/11 at 10:04am
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OK why you go 2600k?! theres no point spending the extra 100 for it if your gaming.
Also i had the cooler master cosmos, while its a good case theres no point in getting it for a super gaming build since its meant more for keeping noise down but at the same time the noise canceling foam keeps heat in, i bought the 800d and i love it (though warning its VERY big) i really wish i had water cooling for the thing but i really do need to save some money for my education.
Also you can go for the msi or the two asus boards, just be warned that people have had infinite reboot problems with it.
Also you should think about grabing some fans to go with the build because most computer cases either dont fill all their(he he i know, moving on) holes or the fans that come with it arent very good.
A 6950 unlocked will get you the best price performance right now, its about 60$ cheaper than the 570 and about equal in performance. Here is a link to a guide explaining how to unlock a 2gb 6950 refrence card, at the bottom is a list of manufacturers and the unlock success rate.

Also recommend the corsair ram simply because i like corsair for no real reason.
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post #43 of 53
I just built my rig for around that price. And I got some nice stuff I could have saved some money on my graphic card, power supply, motherboard, ssd. I read everything there was and then I went to this site. They have alot of rated stuff. What they think are quality. But after cross referenceing what they recommended with what was on the internet and this site I got a strong build.

http://www.core-authority.com/

ETA: initially I was going to buy a pc from Cyberpower pc. And this helped me gain an understanding of the componets of a pc. Go to their forums as well for some extra referenceing.
    
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@OP -- as you've seen by now, a lot more people are voting in favor of the 2500K. And for good reason. At $1300-$1500, there is absolutely no reason not to get a 2500K + mid-range 1155 board. It is many times faster than just about every AMD chip available, including the AMD hex-cores.

Ram -- 4GB of 1600MHz RAM is fine. With your heatsink I'd stay away from RAM with tall heatspreaders. If you do any editing (photo/video) of any sort, bump it up to 8GB. If you also want to focus on overclocking, get two stick configurations as opposed to 4-stick configurations.

hard drive -- I'd do a ~60GB boot SSD and 1TB data drive. Corsair F-Series, Vertex 3, Crucial, Intel 3rd gen are all good SSDs. Hard drives: Samsung F3, Western Digital Caviar Black, Seagate 7200.12 are good spinners.

Video card -- again, at this price range either a 6950 or 570. If you're feeling adventurous, grab a GTX 580.

motherboard -- mid-range will be fine for gaming. Gigabyte UD3/4, ASUS Pro, MSI's (can't think of name off the top of my head) mid-range board. All are priced similarly and priced the same.

PSU -- I'm a stickler for efficiency even if it doesn't necessarily pay for itself in the long run. As such, I tend to recommend gold rated PSUs: Silverstone, Corsair AX series, etc. For your setup, a ~750w would be more than plenty.

Case -- I'm biased to the Coolermaster Storm Scout as I have one (and love it). Rather portable and includes a handle built like a Mack truck.
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Thread Starter 


Made some changes to the rig to save some money. What do you guys think?
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I plan to unlock the 6950 as well.
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There's currently a 15% off all Desktop RAM promo on Newegg.

I like that build though. Hopefully that 6950 will unlock and you get more performance!
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PSU = XFX 650 core edition:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207002
MUCH MUCH better than that overrated overpriced corsair.
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I would definitely switch out that PSU for something else. It isn't bad, but it isnt the best for its price.this is a better buy because you will not need anywhere near 850 watts

^that^ xfx is good too
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This is the best i can do....
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