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March 29, 2012 2:48:00 PM

Please rate and make suggestions for future upgrades!

MONITOR - $139.99 AOC E2243FWK Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1

CASE - $139.99 Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

VIDEO CARD - $209.99 GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


POWER SUPPLY - $79.99 OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom


PROCESSOR - $219.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K


RAM - $41.77 Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX (Amazon.com)


INTERNAL HARD DRIVE - $124.99 Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


MOTHERBOARD - $149.99 ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


DVD BURNER - $23.99 HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support

COST - $1130.69

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March 29, 2012 2:52:31 PM

Is this something that you already have assembled? Looks like a nice, balanced system. Only upgrades I can see in your immediate future would be an SSD, aftermarket cooling solution for overclocking the cpu, and eventually a new graphics card whenever you play a game that requires more ass than a 560ti someday down the road.

If this is something you haven't built yet, I'd say go with a seasonic built PSU over OCZ but that's mostly related to my fear of OCZ power supplies and their history of frying :x Might not be an issue anymore though.
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March 29, 2012 2:55:48 PM

Already assembled. Wanna see what people think about it and how i can improve it.
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March 29, 2012 3:02:58 PM

The addition of an SSD as a boot drive would speed up your Windows load time (as well as whatever else you deemed important enough to put on it) but it really isn't a life changing addition. Just a neat toy.

To me that looks like the next logical step hardware wise. Nice case by the way.
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March 29, 2012 3:04:07 PM

Why not go for a Z68-based board? Both Gigabyte and ASUS offer very good motherboards based on the Z68 chipset for cheaps.

Other than that it seems like a fine overall build :) 
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March 29, 2012 3:23:07 PM

What would he gain aside from caching via the SSD he doesn't own (and a feature that no one uses with limited write lifetimes on their expensive SSD's anyway) by getting a Z68 board? It's not like he needs access to intel graphics. There's no reason to replace a P67 with a Z68.
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March 29, 2012 3:36:08 PM

+1 on future SSD

Z68 change seems pointless a bunch of features he wont notice different to his current board just so he can say " 2500k And Z68"
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March 30, 2012 12:48:05 AM

I can't really see that for the time being that you need to up grade anything. You have got a good gaming rig. Now down the road, yes there is room to up grade. You could add an SSD drive about 120 gigs.

But I don't need one and I play games just find. You could change your GPU to a GTX 660 ti with 2gigs of Vram. Your monitor either two of them or a bigger one. 24inch one's are the best.

For right now like I said at the begining. You have a nice gaming rig. You will be able to play all of the top games with desent fps. Now the only thing to add is the games and some softwear.

You need somehing to monitor your temps and FPS. Something to watch your temps on the CPU and core temps. I will link you to some stuff that will help you if you want it and I will you the best with your nice gaming rig.

One of the programs will let you OC your GPU if you want. That however is up to you. I hope this will help you and good luck.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/images/Afterburner...

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
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