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May 26, 2011 4:38:20 AM

Hey Folks,

My first build was about 6 years ago and of
course, things are way different now.

This is my second build:

CPU: Intel i5 - 2500K 3.3 g
RAM: 2 X 4 gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3
MB: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3
GPU: XFX GTS-250
OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit
SSD: OCZ Agility 90 gb
HD: Seagate 1 TB
PSU: Diablotek.com 600 watt
CASE: Cool Master

With this system, i got my boot time down to 17.5 seconds
Windows Experience Index of 7.0


Got any other tips short of overclocking CPU and RAM
(which I'll do one day) to speed this thing up?

I know I still got alot to learn... THANKS!~

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a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 5:31:10 AM

Nice. Wait until you get an aftermarket HSF to OC the CPU. Don't OC the RAM. Next should be a new video card.
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May 26, 2011 6:09:13 AM

mosox said:
Nice. Wait until you get an aftermarket HSF to OC the CPU. Don't OC the RAM. Next should be a new video card.


Thanks Mosox,

I got the 1155 socket to keep my options open in the future.

and you're right on both counts:
cooling is the next concern
and the GPU is just OK, nothing special

You think bumping the RAM up to 16 gigs would make that
much difference? I'm reading here that it wouldn't...(?)
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a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 6:14:13 AM

8GB is fine. If you're gaming on a full HD monitor the video card is the weakest link. The CPU is very fast as it is.
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a c 144 ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 4:35:56 PM

A better PSU also would not hurt. Diablo-tek's are about one step above junk.
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May 26, 2011 6:53:15 PM

jsc said:
A better PSU also would not hurt. Diablo-tek's are about one step above junk.


yup, it was thrown into the deal, so i'm using it for now. but it's junk, for sure!
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May 26, 2011 6:54:55 PM

mosox said:
8GB is fine. If you're gaming on a full HD monitor the video card is the weakest link. The CPU is very fast as it is.



Acer 22" widescreen LCD monitor tops it off, so not too bad there...
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June 2, 2011 12:47:48 AM

Best answer selected by vic108.
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