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Greetings PC Building Enthusiasts!

It's time for another budget PC build from yours truly! I cam across these parts in a series of eBay deals and Reddit swaps so I slapped them together with a red LED strip and tested out the performance, really happy with how it turned out!

The GTX 680 performs VERY similarly to a GTX 770 (which I've tested extensively in other builds) so I was glad to see how it would pair with a CPU of a similar time-frame. The i5-2500K is still a very competent CPU and at it's current price online it's hard to really find something better value wise. I was able to push it to 4 GHz in seconds and the temperatures are very good the Raijintek cooler. It's my first time using this CPU cooler so I was pleasantly surprised by the cooling performance, it does as good if not better than the venerable Hyper 212 EVO.

I'm getting over 100FPS in games like Fortnite and Overwatch in 1080p while games like GTAV and PUBG run around 60FPS in 1080p. I'm really happy with the way that this build turned out, the case is realatively easy to work in and all of the front panel cables are black so they blend in well, great budget case!

Sorry for the short write up but if you have any questions/comments feel free to leave them below and I'll try to respond, thanks!

-Brandon

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

great bargain build, probably performs better than my current build

+1 from me

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!

I really have fun making these budget builds, I usually try to get the best bang/buck with regards to 1080p gaming and the older Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge CPUs paired with something like a GTX 680 or GTX 770 is really a great combination!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You got some really nice deals on these parts, it kinda makes me sad to see how old sandy bridge is now, it was top of the line when I first got into PC's

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The old sandys are still kickin tho.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

yes very true, I don't use it but I still have my old i3-2120 not the best CPU though, but it was the first CPU I ever got

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch!

Yeah, I remember the days when a GTX 770 would go for about $70 but now people are lucky to get them for under $100, kinda crazy.

Sandy Bridge CPUs are a generation I've only recently discovered but MAN are they great value! An i7-2600K can usually be had for less than $100 and the i5-2500K for around $60 and they easily outperform their newer counterparts at that price-point, especially when overclocked.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah man I hear you, im more of an AMD man but the old sandy bridges really do pack a punch for a budget now

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello my name is Karan Singh and I am interested in your PC. I have encountered some unfortunate circumstances and would like to buy this for a reduced rate. I'm totally not going to re-sell it on Craigslist though don't worry.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, this is good lol

Do I know you personally or have you just seen my posts? But yeah, talk about sketchy stuff, that guy seemed so nice too! Just goes to show you that people can be jerks no matter what lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I am just getting into PC gaming as my friend moved over to it, and the one thing that is killing me is the price for a CPU! Does the i5-2500k run games like fortnite and PUBG or do I need a better one?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

the i5-2500k is a very old cpu, but if paired with a newer graphics card (which are extremely overpriced right now) like a gtx 1050, then it would run fortnite and PUBG pretty well

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2500k is a very competent CPU even in today's games, especially when overclocked! I had no issues running Fortnite at max settings in 1080p and PUBG ran excellent at medium settings in 1080p, the only thing holding the 2500k back is the GPU.