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post #1 of 14
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Okay friend asked me to build him a new pc. So i need a little help because budget PC are always harder to do then any other imo.
I got $800 includes a monitor

CPU-i7 2600-$262.50 @ Microcenter
or get a i5-2500k @ Newegg for $225
Mobo- Have no idea need sugestions
Ram-any 2x4gb "so roughly about $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311
Case-"no idea what format the mobo is gonna be
GPU-im thinking either the gtx 460 or gtx 560
PSU-i think the psu could be either 500W or 600W
HDD-just take out $60 from the budget
ODD-$20

Since trying to spend most on the build and last would be the monitor. I think we can find a monitor at walmart @ 1600x900. All hes gonna do is play bc2, lol, vent,hon, l4d2, sc2, bf3 and d3 when those come out. He wants a desktop since He wants to play these games on high and stream at the same time.
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post #2 of 14
If he wants to SLi later I suggest the ASUS P8P67 Pro B3. If he's sticking to a single video card then go with the vanilla P8P67 B3.

I also suggest this memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-428-_-Product
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post #3 of 14
Just real quick - why wouldn't you get a 2500k from Microcenter? They are $170 - Microcenter is also having some combo sales with a motherboard and cpu for 1155, you should check them out, some nice Asus ones such as: P8P67 Pro-R3 (I have the M Pro, micro ATX, awesome board if you're going SFF)
Edited by appleg33k85 - 4/21/11 at 8:53am
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Thread Starter 
No sticking with single card. Hes not much to do sli.
And omg didnt know the i5 2500k was $180 just checked thanks.

and the amazon link is for something for fans not memory little confusing me? lol
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post #5 of 14
Try some Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3-1600 - CAS 8 so they should o/c decently and are only $63 depending on where you get them
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VastoLorde View Post



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Edited by PowerTrip - 4/21/11 at 9:06am
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post #7 of 14
def get the 2500k, Dont need HT for gaming. Unless your friend is a hardcore video encoder >.> <.< v.v ^.^
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Okay so the i5-2500k got that.
Now i asked if hes gonna sli, he said maybe. So im guessing its a no. I think I might have to tell him to get gtx 460 or see if he wants an amd card.

edit: okay he just wants the best for your buck for gpu.
So right now its really between gtx 560 ti vs amd 6950 1gb model.
Edited by VastoLorde - 4/21/11 at 10:34am
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post #9 of 14
6950 performs better than a GTX560 and can be unlocked if you get a 2GB reference model.

You bought the 2500k already?
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Okay so the i5-2500k got that.
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post #10 of 14
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No, I have to make the list and show him. So hes not overclocking or doing serious editing in anything. Nor cf/sli

So My list right now
i5 2500k- $180 @ MC
Mobo- ????
GPU- Gigabyte amd radeon 6870 $209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125357
Ram- 2x4gb $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311
Case-???
Power Supply- If im not mistaken if not overclocking I think a sufficient 400W-500W would be fine???
right now for everything the cost is $474.98
still need a case and power supply. Help me try to put it under $650 so i can get a hdd and odd. and then $100 for monitor.
all games are listed in the op, for streaming etc..
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