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  • 2 Slightly Different Gaming Builds

    Wondering what you guys can put together for under 500 with the following constraints:

    Build 1 - RAM, GPU, Motherboard, CPU (+ Cooler?) required

    Build 2 - RAM, GPU, Motherboard, CPU (+ Cooler?), SSD required

    Just wondering what you guys would recommend and how the builds would differ if an SSD was needed.

    Build 1 as I specced it up right now is:
    i5-3570K
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
    8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
    2GB MSI Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC
    for ~483.

    Cheers
    Corsair 550D | i5-3570k | Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H | Corsair H60 | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 256gb Samsung 830 | EVGA GTX 780 ACX Edition

  • #2
    500 per build, yeah?
    Corsair 600T | Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX | Intel i5-3570k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Vengeance LP Black 16GB | EVGA GTX670 2GB | Mushkin Chronos 240GB

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    • #3
      That first build is great mate and you can always add an SSD later
      I5 2500K @ 4.7GHz| Maximus IV Extreme | 8GB Predator DDR3 | Crossfire Radeon 5850| BeQuiet! L8 630W | Corsair 700D
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ChrisGlobe View Post
        500 per build, yeah?
        That's right.

        Originally posted by Jacksb4 View Post
        That first build is great mate and you can always add an SSD later
        I figured it was pretty good, the rig it would be replacing already has a 64GB SSD, would just be an upgrade to 120 or something but that would probably mean dropping the CPU to an i3?
        Corsair 550D | i5-3570k | Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H | Corsair H60 | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 256gb Samsung 830 | EVGA GTX 780 ACX Edition

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        • #5
          RAM isn't LP though, is it? I'd swap that out.
          Corsair 600T | Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX | Intel i5-3570k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Vengeance LP Black 16GB | EVGA GTX670 2GB | Mushkin Chronos 240GB

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ChrisGlobe View Post
            RAM isn't LP though, is it? I'd swap that out.
            im 99% sure hyper X is low profile mate

            sure ive seen it before

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            • #7
              Ah ok, there's different types by the looks of the Kingston website, all branded HyperX! In that case, if it's not low profile, then swap it out
              Corsair 600T | Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX | Intel i5-3570k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Vengeance LP Black 16GB | EVGA GTX670 2GB | Mushkin Chronos 240GB

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              • #8
                The RAM doesn't have any huge heatsinks. Model number is KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX.
                Corsair 550D | i5-3570k | Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H | Corsair H60 | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 256gb Samsung 830 | EVGA GTX 780 ACX Edition

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