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My budget is about 1700.00 USD; here are the parts I've picked out. I'd like to know if this build would give me a decent bang for my buck or if these parts even work together., I'm planning on using it almost exclusively for gaming (TF2, Homefront, and planning for future games.) Thanks for any advice in advance.

Motherboard:ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
Aftermarket Heatsink: COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Graphics Card: EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
DVD/BR: LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131621
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
Aftermarket Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103055
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145313
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130550
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284
DVD/BR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136183
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116754

Grand Total: $1,676.61
Edited by Rain3803 - 3/22/11 at 4:30pm
post #2 of 12
No point in building a 1366 rig now, unless you're going for a hexacore. A 2500k based rig is a much better idea, or a 2600k if you have a microcenter nearby. Also, a 750w psu is enough even if you plan on sli in the future.
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post #3 of 12
i5 2500k is $180 at Microcenter. Get it. Don't get an i7. There's got to be a better option out there than the GTX 470 as well.

I don't think this rig is bang for your buck. It's more overkill than anything.
Edited by cuad - 3/22/11 at 4:06pm
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post #4 of 12
Get a better cooler! V8 isn't worth it. Either this or this. Definitely go for a 5xx series video card, either this or this. A kilowatt is mad overkill for that build. I suggest this. Everything else looks good to me! At that budget you could probably afford to go sandy bridge (search socket 1155 for mobo and either i5 2500K or 17 2600K for processor)
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post #5 of 12
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Alright, I guess I'll replace the mobo and processor with these:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131621
post #6 of 12
Same price as the build in your op, with suggested changes being a better cooler, less psu and two gpus.

Edited by cky2k6 - 3/22/11 at 4:57pm
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by cky2k6 View Post
Same price as the build in your op, with suggested changes being a better cooler, less psu and two gpus.
That processor doesn't fit in that MOBO! Also, the DH14 cooler comes with award winning thermal paste, he doesn't need aftermarket stuff. Otherwise, that's a sick build and I suggest you go with that (with a legit mobo of course)
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Yeah, you're right, didn't notice he linked to a p55 board... As for that paste, it comes up automatically, didn't select it. This board should do http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130573
Edited by cky2k6 - 3/22/11 at 4:55pm
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post #10 of 12
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Oh wow, you're right. Thanks for fixing that you guys. This already seems way better then what I started with. Thank you Cky2k6 and Pencil364.
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