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November 3, 2011 5:34:59 PM


Hi I am new into gaming rig, but I am trying to built one, what do you think about this one:


Intel Core I5 2500K 3.3Ghz Box Socket 1155
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB GDDR5
Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 164
Corsair GS700 700W Gaming Series 85
G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866 PC3-14900 8GB 2x4GB CL9
Price: 725€
Budget: 800€
I know that this is a typical question, but I really need some insight about this subject

Thanks for all the advise and help you can provide

Sorry for my bad English


PS: In future I would like to have a SLI of the card above, this is why I choose that PSU

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November 3, 2011 7:38:49 PM

Hi I am new into gaming rig, but I am trying to built one, what do you think about this one:


Intel Core I5 2500K 3.3Ghz Box Socket 1155
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB GDDR5
Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 164
Corsair GS700 700W Gaming Series
G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866 PC3-14900 8GB 2x4GB CL9

Total Price: 815 $
Budget: 900-950 $
I know that this is a typical question, but I really need some insight about this subject

Thanks for all the advise and help you can provide

Sorry for my bad English


PS: In future I would like to have a SLI of the card above, this is why I choose that PSU
PS2: Sorry for duplicate, but i am not allowed to edit my own post :S
November 3, 2011 8:13:58 PM

That looks amazing. What about case,monitor, OS, CPU cooler?
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November 3, 2011 8:27:52 PM

Lfluxx said:
That looks amazing. What about case,monitor, OS, CPU cooler?


Thanks a lot for your time.

Ok, for the case I plan to "recycle" my old A-Top Z-Alien Case maybe is a littel bit odd/gaudy/ugly but it is what I already got.

Monitor I am actually waiting for a 27" 120Hz monitor from Asus, the VG278H but it is not released yet.

For CPU cooler I haven't think about it yet, because my idea is to buy a equipment ready to OC but I not planning to do OC it in a short-time, maybe after a few month after buy it everything (mainly because I am trying to keep fit my budget)

But I would appreciate any suggestion you could give me about everything, by now what Cooler do you recommend me?
November 3, 2011 8:53:34 PM

PS: I have a old nice CPU Cooler, the Big Thyphoon, but I think i wouldn't fit for the i5 socket , right?
November 3, 2011 8:59:41 PM

droidsam said:
Thanks a lot for your time.

Ok, for the case I plan to "recycle" my old A-Top Z-Alien Case maybe is a littel bit odd/gaudy/ugly but it is what I already got.

Monitor I am actually waiting for a 27" 120Hz monitor from Asus, the VG278H but it is not released yet.

For CPU cooler I haven't think about it yet, because my idea is to buy a equipment ready to OC but I not planning to do OC it in a short-time, maybe after a few month after buy it everything (mainly because I am trying to keep fit my budget)

But I would appreciate any suggestion you could give me about everything, by now what Cooler do you recommend me?


Wow, you seem to have everything sorted. Most of the time people will go out and buy the most expensive components they can find without a care in the world. Depending on your budget, space and OC changes alot, but the coolermaster 212 evo seems pretty good, im going to pick one up for my SB build pretty soon. It seems to easily take the chip upto a 4.5ghz oc with about 60c top temps. Depends on what you want it to do, at 4.5ghz the 2500k performs the same as a 2600k in gaming, so that's all you really need.

I'm seriously impressed though, you don't need my help. You've pretty much got everything sorted, Good luck with the build!
November 3, 2011 9:03:50 PM

Lfluxx said:
Wow, you seem to have everything sorted. Most of the time people will go out and buy the most expensive components they can find without a care in the world. Depending on your budget, space and OC changes alot, but the coolermaster 212 evo seems pretty good, im going to pick one up for my SB build pretty soon. It seems to easily take the chip upto a 4.5ghz oc with about 60c top temps. Depends on what you want it to do, at 4.5ghz the 2500k performs the same as a 2600k in gaming, so that's all you really need.

I'm seriously impressed though, you don't need my help. You've pretty much got everything sorted, Good luck with the build!


Thanks a lot for your advising and your time
a c 250 4 Gaming
November 3, 2011 9:04:37 PM

700w a little tight for twin 560's if overclocked. I'd use a minimum 750 watter, if over clocking the CPU more than moderately, I'd use an 850 watter....Corsair HX series, XFX core edition. Seasonoic X series, Antec CP, SG or HCG series.

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler:

$30 - Hyper 212+
$50 - Scythe Mugen 3
$80 - Thermaltake Silver Arrow
November 4, 2011 7:32:50 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
700w a little tight for twin 560's if overclocked. I'd use a minimum 750 watter, if over clocking the CPU more than moderately, I'd use an 850 watter....Corsair HX series, XFX core edition. Seasonoic X series, Antec CP, SG or HCG series.

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler:

$30 - Hyper 212+
$50 - Scythe Mugen 3
$80 - Thermaltake Silver Arrow


Hi, thanks for your answer.

About the RAM, in the shop where I plan to buy everything don't have that RAM modules, so which other one do you recommend me? This is the shop (is Spanish)

About the PSU, Ok is not enough, I am between these:

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750

None of them?

The last one is a little more expensive, but I would like to have two 560TI OC and i5 2500K OC in the future and I wouldn't have to change the PSU for that so I would like to have a "OC ready" PSU without blowing up my budget, what would you choose for this case?

Thanks a lot
November 4, 2011 7:36:40 AM

Lfluxx said:
Did a bit of googling for you, it seems to be a pretty good HSF, It is for socket 775 but im sure you could get some mounting brackets, look at this thread : http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677...


Thank you again, but I think I don't have the skills to do that work

But I appreciate your help anyway
a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2011 11:37:00 AM

droidsam said:
PS: I have a old nice CPU Cooler, the Big Thyphoon, but I think i wouldn't fit for the i5 socket , right?

The cooler will not be all that good for i5 OC at all, even if u will find bracket. 775 is 25% smaller than 1155 socket. Get Thermaltake Frio for only $49.99.or something like that.

Get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The rest was a good choice!
November 4, 2011 12:20:36 PM

I'm not sure if u will have benefits with this memory ram speed, I think u could stick with 1333mhz if cheaper (would do the difference if ur CPU were a llano, and u using the igp through)

I shall recommend this PSU too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's from Corsair too, have a higher 80Plus rate, can deliver more power, and it's cheaper
November 4, 2011 2:37:12 PM

nikorr said:
The cooler will not be all that good for i5 OC at all, even if u will find bracket. 775 is 25% smaller than 1155 socket. Get Thermaltake Frio for only $49.99.or something like that.

Get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The rest was a good choice!



Thanks, then I'll se for a cooler, thanks for the recommendation
November 4, 2011 2:42:04 PM

vitornob said:
I'm not sure if u will have benefits with this memory ram speed, I think u could stick with 1333mhz if cheaper (would do the difference if ur CPU were a llano, and u using the igp through)

I shall recommend this PSU too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's from Corsair too, have a higher 80Plus rate, can deliver more power, and it's cheaper


OK, so with that PSU will be enough? That's nice, my shop got this model.

And what about the RAM, is better to get lower Volts and keep in frequencies 1333-1600MHz? (I am trying to understand all the comments above together)

Thank you again!
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