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I'm building my first gaming rig and after a significant amount of research and web surfing i came up with, what i believe is a beast gaming rig on a budget price. I was hoping to stay under $800 but after odds and ends i am at $840. I just needed help confirming by build before i pay for it or if you have a suggestion.

Cpu @ $180: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

Cooler @ $35: CM Hyper 212+

Mobo @ $150: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0358064

Gpu @ $210: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

Ram @ $75: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Case & Psu @ $100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.634450

Hard drive @ $60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136544

EDIT: Btw i plan to OC so im wondering if my build is sufficient for a decent OC( 4Ghz+ )

Thanks for the help biggrin.gif
Edited by icefire7454 - 4/22/11 at 10:39pm
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post #2 of 12
Agreed, it's a beast gaming rig on a budget price!
2500K should be fairly easy to overclock..
    
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For $60 get a 1TB F3 Spinpoint (Samsung)
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Get an Nvidia video card. I personally prefer the drivers over the ATI ones.
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725;13238134 
For $60 get a 1TB F3 Spinpoint (Samsung)

I'm getting one of these too. I've heard good things about it, but I haven't tried it out yet.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raiseyohands;13238147 
Get an Nvidia video card. I personally prefer the drivers over the ATI ones.

Nvidia video cards just cost too much. I ended up with a HD6970 because of the high price on GTX 580.
    
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i was gonna get that same PSU+Case combo but was told to stay away from that PSU
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post #8 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sky;13238207 
i was gonna get that same PSU+Case combo but was told to stay away from that PSU

It had good reviews, you have me wondering why now... frown.gif

Maybe because its not modular? lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725;13238134 
For $60 get a 1TB F3 Spinpoint (Samsung)

That is a good hd but dont you think i should go for something with sata 6Gb/s, even though for some reason the latency and seek time are faster with that drive than the WD i picked... hmmm im curious...
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post #10 of 12
Welcome to OCN! wave2.gif Looks like you're on the right track.

The 2500K overclocks really easy. I'm at 4.5GHz after only a couple of runs, I've already had it to 4.7, but I didn't have the time to really get it dialed in. I will though. cheers.gif
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