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Hello, names Alex,
Feel like im spamming with all these other "Build Helps" but im confused, sorry.

I've been saving up to purchase build a new Computer,
Budget around 800-1000 USD.
United States Here.
I'm hoping it can play most rpg/strategy games out and releasing within the next year or two on high graphics at least.

I've done some research but am very confused on compatibility between parts/components so i'm asking for a build or help creating a build to suit my gaming wants.

I want a good CPU, GPU, 4+ Gigs of ram and what ever else works with that. Also, good cooling for it, my last computer is over heating, but needs to be replaced either way.

I might have some usable parts in my current over heating computer(the graphics card is over heating) to use, but it is almost 3 years old. I literally need to keep a fan next to it to keep it on.

Older system has Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, and 3 gigs of ram, not sure how to check brand and what not on rest of stuff without dissembling it, but i will if it helps.

I dont need monitor, key board, etc,
But most likely will need everything else, including windows 7 64bit.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, including building a build for me, because i am quite lost, :D

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Spent most of the day researching these various things, but i am still unsure about it all. I used some of the stuff in the builds you guys gave me, and moved and imputed on preference.

I need to know if all is compatible and if its a overall good build for my wants. I did try on my own but i could of done it wrong.

Also, i need a cooler/heatsink for the CPU correct? any recommendations?

MOBO: $140.00 ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, AMD CrossFireX Support

Case : $49.99 COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

CPU: $224.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

RAM: $40x2 Corsair 4GB


PSU: 109.99 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W

CDD: $19.99 LG Black 24X DVD+R

HDrive: 87.99 Western Digital 1TB

Tools: $9.99 Rosewill
Rosewill RTK-015 15 Piece Standard Computer Tool Kit

OS: $100 win7

Total: 1166.99 with tax/shipping.

Not much moving room i know, but please look it over,


Edited by amorales559, 27 March 2011 - 12:21 AM.

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Hi amorales559,, :D

Overall build is pretty good, I would tweak it a little.

a Link to compare the Mobos, > http://www.asus.com/compare.aspx

The LE you selected is a little limited.
If you decide later to run 2 video cards, they will only run at X4 mode, others will run at X8 mode.
LE has support for 1333/1066 RAM without overclocking. Other have support for 1600/1333/1066

Other boards also have,
Better LAN controller,
Blue tooth,
IEEE 1394,
USB 3.0 controllers
USB 3.0 controllers
Plus the other features listed. It is worth spending the extra money.

I would go for the P8P67 PRO.

Also, i need a cooler/heatsink for the CPU correct?

The CPU will overclock to 4+GHz on the stock cooler, so I would do the build, keep an eye on the temps for a couple of weeks and only use an after market heatsink and cooler if you really feel you need it.

Your case has no air filters. I would get either of these Antec cases, > http://www.newegg.co...2^11-129-042-TS

You only need a 650W PSU, more than enough for you build.
For $129 go for this combo deal. Faster RAM, Modular PSU. > http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.612802

What HDD do you have at the moment?
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+1 to upgrade the case. If you are experiencing overheating at the moment, you can agree with this. At a minimum for a gaming machine, I like the Antec 300 and add in another 1 or 2 120mm case fans at the front.
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How are you going with the build?

Have you baught your parts yet?
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