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Hey everyone, I'm helping my neighbor build a computer. It will be used primarily for gaming. He will be running this on his 1080P TV. He prefers to spend no more than $900 after MIR but the lower the better, so he's looking for best bang for the buck.

The build so far:
CPU+COOLER: Intel Core i5-2500K+COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
EXTRA FAN FOR CPU COOLER:COOLER MASTER Blade Master
MOTHERBOARD:ASRock P67 EXTREME4
RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 1600
VIDEO CARD:HIS Radeon HD 6870(With Shogun for free )
CASE+PSU:COOLER MASTER CM690 II ADVANCE+COOLER MASTER GX RS750
HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
Total: ~$925 after shipping ~$875 after MIR

Feel free to comment, or suggest something .
Edited by shuojinz - 4/16/11 at 11:43am
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post #2 of 14
I'd grab this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231430

you can run 1.65v on the SB, but I would try to get 1.5v if you can.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post
I'd grab this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231430

you can run 1.65v on the SB, but I would try to get 1.5v if you can.
Great suggestion,going to switch over, thanks
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post #4 of 14
This is pretty nice build for a budget gaming pc
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This is pretty nice build for a budget gaming pc
Thanks .
Any other ideas/suggestions?
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post #6 of 14
I suggest u to get a better gpu,mobo & psu,
gpu- HIS HD6950 2gb $234 (can be unlocked to hd6970)
or
XFX HD6950 1gb $209
mobo- asus p8p67 evo/pro
psu- corsair tx750 v2
or
antec true power tp750
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post #7 of 14
Looks good man,couple small things.The CoolerMaster PSU is not a good choice,Ditch the combo and grab an OCN approved PSU like this-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207009

Also replace the CM 212+ with this Xiggy Gaia
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
better and cheaper even without the combo discount.
good job with workin' those combo's man!
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post #8 of 14
The Hyper 212 comes with a BLADE MASTER fan, don't buy that R4! This is the one you want:

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-069-_-Product

Two suggestions:

GTX 560 TI over the 6870...

A lot of ASRock owners upgraded to ASUS during the B3 recall. I think this says something. I suggest the P8P67 or P8P67 Pro.
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Yea I was gonna suggest the HIs 6950 2GB as well... will cost slightly more but be many much more powerful and future-proof. You simply CANNOT beat the 6950's price/performance right now, simply not possible.
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post #10 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
I suggest u to get a better gpu,mobo & psu,
gpu- HIS HD6950 2gb $234 (can be unlocked to hd6970)
or
XFX HD6950 1gb $209
mobo- asus p8p67 evo/pro
psu- corsair tx750 v2
or
antec true power tp750
Hope u like my suggestion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Looks good man,couple small things.The CoolerMaster PSU is not a good choice,Ditch the combo and grab an OCN approved PSU like this-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207009

Also replace the CM 212+ with this Xiggy Gaia
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
better and cheaper even without the combo discount.
good job with workin' those combo's man!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheyster View Post
The Hyper 212 comes with a BLADE MASTER fan, don't buy that R4! This is the one you want:

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-069-_-Product

Two suggestions:

GTX 560 TI over the 6870...

A lot of ASRock owners upgraded to ASUS during the B3 recall. I think this says something. I suggest the P8P67 or P8P67 Pro.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuell View Post
Yea I was gonna suggest the HIs 6950 2GB as well... will cost slightly more but be many much more powerful and future-proof. You simply CANNOT beat the 6950's price/performance right now, simply not possible.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone but I've got some questions:
What's wrong with the CM PSU? I picked it for the $40 discount.
Honestly, is there any tangible benefit of going with the Asus Mobo? It's more expensive you know.
How is the XIGMATEK Gaia better than the Hyper 212+?
Are the other cards really better in terms of price to performance? If so please leave a link, it will be greatly appreciated .
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