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Windows 7: Good Pc Build?

24 Apr 2012   #1
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Good Pc Build?

I was thinking and I came up with this. please take look at all of it
Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard
PSU
8gb RAM
Grand total: $264.99
I don't have a lot of money to spend on this. I think its a bargain on the price considering the CPU
The i5 2500K is $70 off at microcenter and I have a store 40 minutes from me
I also have a case and video card I will be using (Only temporarily) and a OS,and 2 HDDs. Will upgrade video card later.. (Please suggest a good gaming card)


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24 Apr 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ Don't buy a crap power supply, get a solid power supply no matter what. I read in another thread that you have recovered from 3 recent failures. You never want to provide bad power to your computer, it's a foundatiional building block.

Brands that I like are Corsair, SeaSonic and Antec. Stick to one of those and you will have fewer problems.
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24 Apr 2012   #3
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
^ Don't buy a crap power supply, get a solid power supply no matter what. I read in another thread that you have recovered from 3 recent failures. You never want to provide bad power to your computer, it's a foundatiional building block.

Brands that I like are Corsair, SeaSonic and Antec. Stick to one of those and you will have fewer problems.
How is this?
Micro Center - Antec EarthWatts Green Series 650 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply 27654
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24 Apr 2012   #4
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Keep searching for a better PSU. I know someone who built the ultimate PC, it costs a pretty penny but it flies, basically upgrade proof for close to, if not 4, maybe 5 years.
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24 Apr 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
^ Don't buy a crap power supply, get a solid power supply no matter what. I read in another thread that you have recovered from 3 recent failures. You never want to provide bad power to your computer, it's a foundatiional building block.

Brands that I like are Corsair, SeaSonic and Antec. Stick to one of those and you will have fewer problems.
How is this?
Micro Center - Antec EarthWatts Green Series 650 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply 27654
Get this psu the one i have works wonders and i run a hd 6870 video card with it no problems at all and i bought it at amazon


Amazon.com: Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2: Electronics
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24 Apr 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That Antec is fine, or this Corsair would do nicely;
Micro Center - Corsair Builder Series 600 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply CMPSU-600CXV2
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24 Apr 2012   #7
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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24 Apr 2012   #8
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I was thinking and I came up with this. please take look at all of it
Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard
PSU
8gb RAM
Grand total: $264.99
I don't have a lot of money to spend on this. I think its a bargain on the price considering the CPU
The i5 2500K is $70 off at microcenter and I have a store 40 minutes from me
I also have a case and video card I will be using (Only temporarily) and a OS,and 2 HDDs. Will upgrade video card later.. (Please suggest a good gaming card)
I assume that you want to overclock, if you're going for a 2500k.

I've heard some contradictions of this, but officially the H6x series doesn't support changing the multiplier on the k series CPUs. The multiplier is pretty much the only way to get a significant OC on a Sandy Bridge CPU. You need a P67 or Z68 board. The Z68 has the least limitations. It'll cost you $20 more, at least, than the H61 board that you list.

You may also want an aftermarket CPU cooler, for overclocking.
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25 Apr 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

While you are MicroCenter, pick up the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ or it's newer revision. It's the best (and one of the cheapest) air coolers available.
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