Gaming/Dev Build for around 1000$
RAM:4GB Kingston 1333
HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA
Case :Any brand around 40$
GPU: Radeon 6870
Let me know what you think? Is the Motherboard good for i5 2400 or should i try something else?
if you dont overclock look into h/z boards :)
maybe 8 gb of ram?
wd blue or black for drive?
earthwatts 380 for onboard, 400-500 for the 6870 if you will be gaming much? :)
i would still get a 6950 though ;)
Thats a Z68 board!
Get a P67
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard - DirectCanada
Also, shop at NCIX, and use their pricematch option to price match everything with shopbot.ca
Thanks for the replies.
@dangtx : I won't be overclocking and are wd drives better than seagate?
@NIX: Nice config, can you tell me the website?
But I suggest you do the pricematch at NCIX.com
I must leave for the day, I will reply afterwards. You may be able to save money with a lower cost processor
the above build is really nice.
how much gaming are you going to do?
6870 is kinda inbetween. do scrap up the money for a 6950 or dont get any exra gpu right now and wait till you have the cash for a betetr one? :)
@NIX thanks for the info
@dangtx is 6950 really worth it ? im just gonna game at 1024x768 resolution and is the difference between 6870 and 6950 really that big?
for that resolution..ouch
the 6870 will be wasted
do get a nice 23 or 24 incher as well,down the line
go with onboard for now. long term be worth it, fer the pirates wood!
For onboard video you are probably better off going with a Llano cpu and mobo...that way you can get directx 11 capable onboard video.
Ok,since you said you will not be overclocking, that sorta changed things. The motherboard can be a cheaper one. Also, this includes shipping and tax. I am in Ontario.
To the community, do you think he is better off going with a 2500K over the 2400 for resale value? The $25 more it costs puts him over the $1000. In the long run I think it would be better.
To OP, it is $992 with the 2400, rather than the 2500K. I would see what others think about the 2500K before buying.
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