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System Upgrade

Last response: in Systems
July 9, 2011 2:28:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: 900 €

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming watching movies, internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, graphics card, chieftec 600 w power supply, graphics card, dvd burner, hard drives,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: FINLAND

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: it needs to be fast and powerful. I also need a very good cpu cooler. If possible quite quiet

More about : system upgrade

a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 3:59:15 PM

CPU: i5 2500k 189€
HSF: Noctua NH-D14 71.40€
Memory: GSkill 2x4GB 1.5V Cas8 1600Mhz 89€
MB: Asus P8P67 Pro 159€
Case: Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl 99€

Total: 602.40€

Or possibly with this case:
Case: Silverstone Fortress FT02 229€

Total: 732.40€

Still fits way under your budget.

Both cases fit the CPU cooler and are quiet. The FT02 also fits graphics cards up to 12" in length. Which is a slight improvement over the 290mm that the R3 does.
If you want a Z68 based board, add 27€ for the Asus P8Z68-V Pro 186€.
July 13, 2011 2:32:50 PM

what difference is there between the p8z68-v pro and p8z68 deluxe ?
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2011 3:36:55 PM

Roughly the following:

2nd SataIII controller
2nd eSata 3Gb/s port with power
2 extra usb 2 ports
coaxial s/pdif audio connection
bluetooth support

But it doesn't have Video connectivity like the pro does

Overall the pro is a much better investment than the deluxe as the extras are rarely used.
July 14, 2011 4:29:42 AM

ok thanks
July 14, 2011 4:31:01 AM

then core i7 2600K or core i5 2500K?
a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 8:32:14 AM

The i7 is better if you do stuff other that gaming because it supports hyper threading. Generally stuff that uses a lot of threads like rendering 3d models and such.
But for gaming use the 100€ or $100 price difference is usually too big to justify the tiny improvement ( if any ) in performance.

So I would say that if you want to get the i7 instead of the i5 , you can. But your experience in gaming won't really change.
August 8, 2011 7:01:37 AM

ok thanks