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$600 ish upgrade/build

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Darnel, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Darnel

    Darnel Member

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    after some research and decisions, i basically decided this was the right way to go for me.
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $60

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $140

    Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply 70

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $220

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $60

    COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan $20 each x2 = $40

    Total comes in at just under $600

    I plan on keeping my HDD, and DVD drive, and video card, as well as monitor and mouse and all that, and ill probably end up getting a SSD in the future when they go down in price and up in capacity, and upgrading the video card as well. Anybody see compatibility issues with any parts or anything that doesnt belong?
     
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    the HDD is nothing special, just a 320 gig one from my current comp. i think its 7200rpm, and the vid card is a radeon 4670 HD
     
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    2500k's are very popular. its probably a good choice. consider an aftermarket cooler if you are going to overclock. The K in the cpu model means its freq. unlocked.
    G Skill seem to be pretty good, ive read no complaints about the ripjaws and they are a good price too. But, look at the 1600 mhz model of ripjaw, its not much more and i think intel stuff does a better job of utilizing mhz in ram.
    case looks good. do the psu calculator thing from newegg.

    peace
     

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