Thread: Narwhal Build

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    Narwhal Build

    Hey guys, first time building a pc. I live in the U.S. and would like to keep the price under $1,500. I saw Chuad's monthly builds posted here a while ago. Since this was in September, I was wondering if there was any updates or areas worth spending a bit extra money that provides a reasonable upgrade? Below is the Narwhal build, with the exclusion of the hard drive, case and DVD.

    Power Supply Corsair 650TX V2 - $70
    CPU Intel i5-2500k - $220
    Heatsink Thermaltake Frio - $58
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - $160
    Memory 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $39
    Graphics Card XFX 6950 1GB OR EVGA GTX 560 Ti- $240 / $235
    Total ~ $782 (Link:

    Not playing games on max settings won't bother me. My question is more in regards to like the $50 diferences between some products and whether it's worth going for it. If the build is solid as is, that's completely fine. It'll leave me enough to buy an ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $295 or some other monitor.

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    Moved to "Computer Build Help".

    List of (almost) up-to-date sample builds:

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    Thanks, looks to be just what I need.

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