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  1. #1
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    New Budget Build

    I heard that the i5 2500K was a good deal and I found this deal online for $CA 911.00 :


    1x COOLER MASTER HAF X nVidia Edition NV-942-KKN1 Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case (Model:NV-942-KKN1)

    $192.49
    1x MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (Model:P67A-GD65 (B3))

    $169.99
    1x MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:N560GTX-TI Twin Froz)

    $234.99
    1x COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply (Model:RS750-ACAAE3-US)

    $109.99
    1x Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K (Model:BX80623I52500K)

    $219.99
    1x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM (Model:F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM)

    $58.49

    My main purpose for buying this computer is to play old PC games but I would also like to play Portal 2, Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and potentially other games that will come out with the years.

    I was wondering if 4 GB RAM is enough and if the motherboard is compatible with everything else and if it will be able to adapt itself to future technologies?

    I thank you for your advices on the quality of the build for its price and what I want to do with it.

    Is the computer case important? Could I go with a cheaper one without problems?

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    I'm not an expert compared to most here, but I like that build. Nobody can say for sure how it will run future games, but its pretty solid. Im not so sure I like that power supply. Cant go wrong with an Antec or an XFX for about the same money. 4 gigs of ram is plenty for gaming. No worries there. The motherboard is compatible.

    As far as a case, Im the type that will spend the cash on a case because it's what I look at everyday. I like it to look good. HOWEVER, no, you certainly dont need to spend that kind of money on one so long as what you get has decent airflow to keep the inside cool.
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    Senior Member Know Nuttin's Avatar
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    Is that in Canadian Dollars? If you're in Canada, NCIX has better pricing on the i5-2500k ($199) and you can attempt to pricematch anything on that list that they don't have better pricing on.
    AMD Phenom II X4 965BE, Asus M5A88-V Evo, 8GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 , Coolermaster Hyper212+, OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB, Seagate 7200.11 500GB, Antec EA-380
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    Thanks, I will buy from NCIX and go for a cheaper case. For the power supply, do I need 750 W or something like 450 W would be enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by varal View Post
    Thanks, I will buy from NCIX and go for a cheaper case. For the power supply, do I need 750 W or something like 450 W would be enough?
    Corsair brand and 650W would be plenty. Could probably drop down to 500W.

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    Senior Member Know Nuttin's Avatar
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    I would buy this PSU before the Coolermaster

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...c&promoid=1097

    However, this is a great buy as well, and no MIR to deal with

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...r&promoid=1097
    AMD Phenom II X4 965BE, Asus M5A88-V Evo, 8GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 , Coolermaster Hyper212+, OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB, Seagate 7200.11 500GB, Antec EA-380
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    Those prices suck. Go to NCIX, Canadacomputers and newegg.ca
    Don't get the coolermaster PSU. .
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