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Old 04-19-2012, 08:25 PM
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Quote from xlr8tion View Post :
What's 3x better than a 17-2600K?

800 to wait a year and try to get all the rebates

No SSD?

This is what I put together in a week


I just did a i7 build an it was WAY OVER 800-no GPU or Keyboard Mouse.....

Processor.....i7-2700K...NIB sealed....CL.....200
OC Cooler ....Hyper 212 ......Amazon.............30
PSU...Antec NEO 630....Newegg...................60
Mobo..Asus P8Z68-VPro/Gen3....................250
Ram.....Corsair Vengeance...1666 8GB..........60
SSD....120 Mushkin Chronos........................129
HD.......500GB Caviar Blue..............................80
CD........Asus...24x.........................................30
Case....Corsair 550 White limited Edition.......118
Win 7 64..........................................................80

1028 total....No GPU...I use IGP (HD 3000) or Keyboard/Mouse (have those)

You can't go building an i5/i7 and use a POS Mobo..You .need an Asrock Esxtreme3/Gen3 (No USB 3) min.
You try to find a 30 dollar case.....Good god...put all that nice hardware in a 30 dollar POS box.

IMO...do it right or don't do it...Or scale back on the GPU....Life ain't about games son.

I don't play games so a GPU is not a necessity...but even if you do...get a decent build and realize that time is money and you can't buy time.

The best barebones deal I saw was the Zambezi 4100 a few weeks back for 300.

Forget the Sandy Bridge i5/i7 if you think you are going to slap a 200 processor on a 50 MOBO....

These projects tend to run away in cost......

Some day you'll out grow the games but if you build it right you'll have a computer that'll last 5 yrs.
Couple things:
-That motherboard is overkill if you don't play games. You know how much the crappy mobo's that Dell uses costs? Like $50. I built a 2500K machines with a nice $200 mobo and I can tri-SLI if I want.
-8GB ram can be found for $35 on sale
-SSD isn't necessary, but you can get a 120GB for $120
-Case is expensive. You don't need that either. You can get a NICE case for $50 - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Mast...145&sr=8-1

I have that case, and it's great.

If you don't play games, a 2600K is almost overkill in itself. Overlocking isn't necessary if you're not gaming.

Granted it's not an 2600K build, but I got a similar build - 2500K, 1TB hdd, case, tri-SLI

Point being - most people that build a system on the cheap will use stuff from their old PC (Windows 7, SATA HDD) and save money in itself. You can also find great deals and build a killer gaming rig for the same price...and if you don't game, you can build a killer non-gaming rig for like $600.