Re: New Build for Yeah
It really depends what you want to be able to do with it. A good place to start is by checking out the PC Per Hardware Leaderboard. Choose the High End System, cut the SSD in half, swap the CPU from 2600K to a 2500K and lose the sound card. You will be about at your price range. If you want a motherboard from the manufacturers you listed, just look on Newegg for one around $220-250 and post a list of what you put together back here. It is so much easier for us to help you if we have a starting point, i.e. recommending swapping one component for another or jumping on something that happens to be on special.
You will also want to leave some money for a case and a CPU cooler.
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