Oct 17, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 300-450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: Gpu= MSI Cyclone 460gtx 1gig, Psu= HIPER HPU-4K580-MS 580W, Monitor = Hanns-G HW-192DJB Gloss Black 19" 5ms

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: No Preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Currently 1440x900, maybe a new monitor for black friday

Additional Comments: None

My E6300 isn't cutting it anymore just wondering what you think of these components, Along with the gpu/psu and monitor i currently have. Seems like alot of these items get recommended here, but just want to double check before i purchase. Thanks.
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

For a Grand total of $384.97, with a $5 instant off the mem and cpu atm.


It does look good and you are right in that the components you chose are recomended a lot and people do choose those a lot because they are good quality , good performing components. Are you going to cool the cpu with the stock Heatsink/fan or an after market one , I didn't see one listed. I think this one would push you over your budget but Zalman makes such great cpu coolers I'm going to post it for you to look at anyway;

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler

Maybe it will go on sale , or you can wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. :sol:


Considering the budget, I'd recommend the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ for around $30. It will overclock your CPU to very respectable levels.

I'm surprised your Hiper is still running, mine died 6 months outside of warranty (same model I believe). Which was about a year ago. You might wanna look at upgrade options for that PSU..