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Hey all,

Just put up a budget build for a friend ($650). I could sure use some tips/ideas for improvement/value.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=15877752

I'm giving him my old Antec 900.

Thanks in advance!
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im gonna go 2500k
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It looks pretty good, I am just a little iffy on that PSU.
    
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120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
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Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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i7 - 3820  Asus Rampage IV Formula X79 Sapphire Duel X 7970 Sapphire Duel X 7970 - SOON 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 8-8-8-24 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Komodo 7970 - SOON Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Dell U3011 Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 w/Black carbon fiber Caselab Magnum M10 w/Custom window Cyborg R.A.T 7 Infection Cyborg G.L.I.D.E 7 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Female ID:1... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red   Phantek 120mm 1300RPM GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by ecker View Post
im gonna go 2500k
If he isn't going to overclock the 2500 is the better choice, with that mobo OC'ing isn't a big possibility. He could even go down to 2400 and be completely fine, it's not even that big of an fps hit (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0_7.html#sect0). The PSU has decent reviews all around but a few bad cases where people said it came DOA. RAM is cheap but really nice, GPU is fine for anything he will throw at it, you could move down to a 6850 which is pretty close to performance and ~$30 cheaper. Overall, if he wants to OC in the future he needs a better MOBO, but I think a 2500/2400 will be completely fine and its a huge upgrade from his lappy. ICEMAN!
post #5 of 6
2500K is solid but like they said, dont expect any crazy OC from that MOBO. I like the MSIs alittle better in that price range.

I like the Antec BP550 Plus 550W better than the Rosewill one you have. Its only $10 more (could always save $10 with the 2400K) but that Rosewill would probably be ok. Regardless id still go with a more reputable brand if you can.
    
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post #6 of 6
sweet build. Thatll probably be the budget im looking at too.
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