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gamekraze August 1, 2011 06:34 AM

Gaming/Dev Build for around 1000$
 
Processor:i5-2400
Motherboard:Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3
RAM:4GB Kingston 1333
HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA
Power: 500w
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?

_dangtx_ August 1, 2011 07:05 AM

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 ;)

NI3 August 1, 2011 07:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamekraze (Post 537274)
Processor:i5-2400
Motherboard:Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3
RAM:4GB Kingston 1333
HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA
Power: 500w
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?

Add a new CPU cooler to this:

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1489/compfor1000.png
EDIT

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

gamekraze August 1, 2011 07:26 AM

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?

NI3 August 1, 2011 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamekraze (Post 537287)
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?

The website that config is priced at is newegg.ca

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

_dangtx_ August 1, 2011 07:37 AM

yup,they are.

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? :)

gamekraze August 1, 2011 07:46 AM

@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?

_dangtx_ August 1, 2011 09:10 AM

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!

PerryC August 1, 2011 10:28 AM

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.

NI3 August 1, 2011 03:16 PM

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.

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6303/20over.png


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