Sep 25, 2011
Hello, im pre new to this so yeah i was just wondering if this build would be the best for my budget and if it could run bf3 and other future games coming out and stuff. So feel free to write what you think needs to be replaced/taken away from this following list. I've got monitor/mouse/keyboard etc. Also, this might be abit noob but do i need any more parts to actually make this pc work lol
Thanks in advanced!

Intel Core i5 2500K Intel Core i5 2500K
In stock $225.00
ASUS P8Z68-V LX Motherboard
In stock $145.00
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3
In stock $35.00
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition with 450W
In stock $75.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB 7200RPM
In stock $68.00
ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU V2
In stock $179.00

Sub-Total: $727.00



Aug 28, 2011
buy on newegg.com everything is cheaper there.
thats one expensive power supply for its low wattage. try this

this hard drive is as good for less, use promo code EMCKAHH23 to save $5

you can get 6870s for the price of that 6850
First, where are you buying from. If Newegg (and US) one suggestion is How far are you from a microcenter - If unknown checkout nearest location. Reason: microcent is normally cheaper for a CPU/MB combo. Plus the added advantage is, if unlucky and get a defective MB it is much easier to return/replace.

Now for the Build (I'm using newegg as a reference).
GPU: You might be able to get a 6870 for that price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
PSU: I think you could be able to get a 450-600 Watt PSU for less (Do Not get a cheapy and alway look for a review. A 2nd consideration - A 2nd 6870 would make an excellent choice for an upgrade say a yr or 2 down line. The 450 would not handle this.
520 W Seasonic: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
My choice corsair TX 650W ($85 , $70 after MIR) would handle 2 6870s xfire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
ADDED: farrengottu, PSU choice is lower cost and would be a good buy. End added

HD, I'm prefer the Samsung F3 1 TB drive.