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Just the tower, already have Windows 7. Suggestions here? Would like to pair it with like a 6850, but that might be stretching it...
Combo deals will help plenty!

No CF, 8gb of memory.
Edited by kaivorth - 4/12/11 at 8:04am
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The lowest 2500k build I have built is $706.41 w/o rebates, and that was with a 460, and 4GB 1600.
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Yeah the budget feels somewhat tight here...I'm at $800 with a 6790. Anyone else want to chime in?
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post #4 of 16
not P67 but good starter til you swap out the mobo. Just add GPU and better PSU and you'll be set. Or use it as a guide line for parts

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...588&CatId=4149
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
not P67 but good starter til you swap out the mobo. Just add GPU and better PSU and you'll be set. Or use it as a guide line for parts

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...588&CatId=4149
This is a pretty decent deal actually. Nice find js
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post #6 of 16
Don't save money by getting cheap parts. It looks good on your bank account but the extra 50-100 can make a huge difference.. My rig was $530. Hella fast but the only thing I resent is the case: low air-flow, no cable management. Just giving you a heads up.
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post #7 of 16
I would grab an open box video card to save you money. Also an open box P67 mobo, just make sure it's b3. If it don't work just return it for a full refund, but 99% it should work fine. I've never had a defective anything open box.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
Just the tower, already have Windows 7. Suggestions here? Would like to pair it with like a 6850, but that might be stretching it...
Combo deals will help plenty!

No CF, 8gb of memory.
You can 8gb of memory for 75, a 6850 for 150, a 2500k is about 220, and the motherboard will run you at least 100. That is already almost all of the budget, and you still need a psu, case, and hdd
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post #9 of 16
yah if you want to be off and running @ 600 you gotta cheap out some where. Not the chip or the PSU right?
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post #10 of 16
8GB RAM necessary? Gonna be pushing it. 4GB would be easy with $650.

Any Microcenter nearby? You can pick up a 2500k for $180 there.
$180 CPU
$120 Mobo
$150 GPU
$50 HDD
$50 RAM
$50 PSU
$50 Case

Done.
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