Budget gaming rig (only 870$)


Aug 27, 2011
This is my new intel build thanks to help from the forum and a lot of research.

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB - $240

MOBO: ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - 150$

GPU: SAPPHIRE FleX 100314FLEX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
- 200$

PSU: CORSAIR Захранване 750W CMPSU-750TXEU - 110$

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 2x4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B - 60$

Case: Cooler Master elite 430 50$

Hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 60$

I would love to hear what do you think about my build. I plan to add in time one more 6870 for crossfire, some blue LED 120mm cooler master fans and for overclocking the CPU CORSAIR Hydro H70 High Performance CPU Cooler.

This build is very good looking. It has a blue and black color pattern with blue LEDs.

Regards Yellmoo :hello:

I usually never click links on sigs, but for the heck of it I clicked your $1,000 build. You have 1.65v RAM when you should have 1.5v or less for these 1155 boards, and you have a board meant for dual cards yet you have a psu to push a single gtx 570. Change the RAM and then change the psu to a 750w, and then down size the card to a gtx 560ti. You will still make that budget.



Noted, and corrected. Many thanks.

The point of the blog (as its name implies) is to provide the best performance under a budget. Therefore the 570 + 650W instead of 560Ti + 750W and leaving room for an upgrade. Still, I totally agree with what you say.