Hey guys just posting this on the forums because ive decided to build my own PC, i dont know to much about this stuff but your opinions and advice on my build would be great! This computers purpose is mainly gaming i don't do much else on computers except research and browsing but as i said im a fairly big gamer. A question that i do have though is, are all my parts compatible ?
Case Thermaltake Black Chaser MK-I Full Tower
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Motherboard B3
Graphics EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD x2
RAM G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
HDD 2 Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD
Power Seasonic X-850 80Plus Gold 850W
Optical Samsung SH-222AB SATA DVDRW Drive
CPU Fan CoolerMaster Hyper TX3
This is what I plan to build it is far better for games, the processer is the next gen compared to yours and for games it will be fine. 8GB of ram is more than enough for anything gaming, and you can upgrade to 16GB later.
This relitively equal processing power for a lower price. You need to put more in graphics and less in RAM, processing and the motherboard (in terms of price not performence)
Hope this helps
look like im going with the i5 2500k then and the 8GB RAM - so this would mean that i should change my mother board correct. i think i might go with the Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Motherboard B3 then. And supposedly since its a gaming computer i should put more into graphics, in my current build i have the XFX Radeon 6950 HD - someone above suggested the Graphics EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD x2 which would be better for gaming ?
would all of this still fit in the Corsair Obsidian 800D case. i really like this one
Its not just gaming that the i5 2500k is superior .
If you look at the CHARTS section of this website , and have a look at the latest processor charts ..............
The GTX 570 is a little stronger than the 6950 , but this depends on which game you are playing sometimes . Either is fine at 1080p.
If you go wityh the nVidia card then check your motherboard can run SLI which is nVidias multiple graphics card technology
I live Australia so I don't know local prices but over here it's cheaper in terms of the motherboard and processer. Yes the gtx 570s are better than the 6950. Both will play currnet games but the 570 has the edge and with 2 of them it will play any game for years. The mobo i suggested is good for sli. If you can't find it go the asus p8p67 pro. it's almost the same for what you need
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