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Old April 10, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Default $600 Budget for CPU, MOBO & Case

Hi folks,

Just wanting your thoughts on ideas for CPU, MOBO and Case for $600.

Requirements: Intel, All black or black and red colour scheme on motherboard.

Here is what I have already

16GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 RipjawsZ (Red heat spreaders)
1200 Watt Silverstone Strider ST-1200
Antec Kuhler H20 920
120GB Mushkin Chronos SATA3 SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm SATA3
Zotac GeForce GTX 570
LG 24X DVD-RW

Thanks
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Old April 10, 2012, 09:28 AM
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case: bitfenix shinobi
cpu/mobo: 2500K/UD3H

Dont forget to check the BST section for a better deal on z68 stuff
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Old April 12, 2012, 12:39 PM
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2500K - $220ish
P8Z68-V LE - $140 or non LE $200, or give it a couple weeks and go Z77 and Ivy bridge.
There are a million cases out there for under $200. pick one you think looks good and has decent reviews.
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Old April 12, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Reread my stupid post sorry
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Old April 13, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Corsair 650D $ 175

2500k $220
+ ud3h = $400
NCIX Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked Quad Core CPU & Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard - Bundle Deals - 2500K&GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3

and if your going for the windowed case, i could not recommend this lighting kit enough! for ~$40
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