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    Need computer build advice.

    I have put together a budget gaming system. I would appreciate a few pointers and a case recommendation that will work with the system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...74&Tpk=i5-2400 i5-2400 $189.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128487 gigabyte p67 $95

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157270 asrock z68 $89.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130625 GTX 550 TI $137.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020 650w psu $76

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139032 550w modular PSU $84

    Are rosewill PSUs any good? as I could get a rosewill 550w for $56
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182131

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428 8gb ripjawX $46.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416 8gb sniper $46.99


    I don't have any intention of overclocking anything

    I went with the GTX 550 as my budget card as opposed to potentially better performing ATI cards because I have never had anything but non stop problems when dealing with ATI cards over the years.

    What's the scoop on sniper vs ripjaw?
    should I go p67 mobo or z68?

    Is everything I have set up fully compatible?
    Will I need a heatsink or will the stock be sufficient?

    I did not include a hard drive because they are so bloody expensive right now. Unless someone can recommend a reasonably priced hard drive I will probably just format what I have and use it.

    And lastly, what case will work with my setup? I don't have the first clue when looking at cases.

    Thanks a bunch!

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    I highly recommend getting the i5-2500k instead.. it's not much more expensive, a bit better, and leaves the option of overclocking if you change your mind. Stock heatsink will be fine if you don't overclock, can always get an aftermarket one later if you change your mind though.
    The 550ti is a poor choice. 460/6850/6870 all give better bang for your buck. Since you want nvidia, this 460 will destroy that 550ti (roughly 25% better), and costs $140 after rebate.
    I recommend the 650w Antec Earthwatts... only $65 right now, and very reliable. Don't recommend rosewill... they make good cases but wouldn't trust their psu's.

    If you want a great budget case I highly recommend the Rosewill Destroyer (I use this one) or Rosewill Challenger... both are $50 with free shipping @ newegg. They have plenty of room and good airflow. For a better case the Haf 922 is great for $90.
    Last edited by taekvideo; 2011-11-04 at 05:18 AM.
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    if ur buying a i5 2400 u dont need a p67 or z68 board

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