CPU: Intel i5-2500k Link $219.00
MoBo: BIOSTAR TP67B+ LGA 1155 Intel P67 Link $129.99
GFX: XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 Link $159.00
RAM: 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600 Link $150.00
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Link $70.00
HD: 1 TB SAMSUNG HD103SJ Link $65.00
Case: Antec Three Hundred Link $45.00
Total: $879.00, Shipped
From what I've seen by looking around, the cpu and gfx card i picked out were pretty much the best value anywhere near their price point. The Mobo was one of the only P67 chipset boards available that I can find, and while it apparently has some overclocking issues currently, there should be new BIOS released that should fix it. I would like to OC this cpu to about 4.0 GHZ probably, as there are reports of people getting it up in the high 4GHZ range off of air cooling. The ram is on sale currently, which makes it a pretty great deal for 16 GB. Speed it only 1600 MHZ but I'd still rather have 16 GB @ 1600 then 6 GB at 2000 for the same price. Case and PSU are both just great products.
So, does anyone have any suggestion/ideas how I could improve this? Thanks.
Edited by ShAd0wS, 17 March 2011 - 06:01 PM.