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July 20, 2011 11:31:06 PM

I've been without a PC for 3 months now.For the last month i've been researching on the various components i'd like to have in a new PC. Here's what i've settled on.Please give any helpful suggestions that might improve it.

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3 ghz
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P
Memory - G. Skill Ripjaws Series 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3-1600/F3-12800 Cl9D-8GBRL
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2560 MB 320-bit
PSU - Corsair Pro Series HX850 W
Case - XION Predator Gaming Series AXP

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July 21, 2011 12:21:21 AM

looks good you will be very happy with that build
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July 21, 2011 12:45:26 AM

Few things:

1. If you're not planning to OC, The Corsair TX650 is more than enough power to run that build. It will draw less power and run quieter as well.

2. Make sure you get the Ripjaws X Series RAM. The regular Ripjaws is for the first generation of i5 processors. Also, your MOBO supports DDR3-2133 RAM. Same brand, 2133 speed @ 99.99 USD. If you have the money, go for it.

3. This one seems kind of silly to ask but you didnt write it down. Missing hard drives and a DVD writer (If you needed one). If you have money, buy an SSD for speed and another regular hard drive for storage.

4. Your MOBO only has an HDMI output. Make sure your monitor has an HDMI slot or an adapter.

Take a look at my build. It's almost the same.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316192-31-high-gaming...
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July 21, 2011 1:20:45 AM

Kraash said:
Few things:

1. If you're not planning to OC, The Corsair TX650 is more than enough power to run that build. It will draw less power and run quieter as well.

2. Make sure you get the Ripjaws X Series RAM. The regular Ripjaws is for the first generation of i5 processors. Also, your MOBO supports DDR3-2133 RAM. Same brand, 2133 speed @ 99.99 USD. If you have the money, go for it.

3. This one seems kind of silly to ask but you didnt write it down. Missing hard drives and a DVD writer (If you needed one). If you have money, buy an SSD for speed and another regular hard drive for storage.

4. Your MOBO only has an HDMI output. Make sure your monitor has an HDMI slot or an adapter.

Take a look at my build. It's almost the same.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316192-31-high-gaming...


1. it looks like he wants headroom for sli

2. it really doesnt matter

3. get a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb hdd at amazon it is 60$. i agree ssd if you have the money

4. he is going to buy a graphics card. it doesnt matter if his mobo only has hdmi

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July 21, 2011 1:21:10 AM

i didnt even know there was a 2560mb gtx 570 until, but i can tell you its not worth the newegg price of $400. my choice would be a pair of factory OC'd gtx 560 ti's, but there are several alternatives that would be superior, imo, including a gtx 580.
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July 21, 2011 1:24:00 AM

i didnt even see that. ya i would also get 2 560 ti's. or 6970/580
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July 21, 2011 6:47:44 AM

I'm trying to give me some space in case I want to upgrade in the future. Also not sure I want to sli and $400 is what I was willing to spend on a video card.
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