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New Gaming Rig! Need Opinions! :D

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August 18, 2011 8:33:29 AM

Hello All, I need your opinions regarding with this kind of setup.


Usage: I'll be using this for gaming, PS ,FL , surfing the net, watching videos, and other stuff.

Overclocking:Maybe.

SLI / Xfire : No.

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768 (i'll be using my old samsung 19" lcd)


Processor
Intel Core i5-2500k

Motherboard
Asus P8Z68-V Pro

alternative Mobo: ASrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

are both motherboards A-Ok for this setup?

RAM
G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB (Dual) ddr3 [F3 12800CL9 8GBXL] 1600mhz

Graphics Card
Palit GTX560 Ti Sonic 1GB ddr5 256bit

Power Supply
Antec TP 650w 80+


Hard Disk Drive
Western Digital Caviar 1TB Blue Sata3 32mb 7200rpm

Chassis (ATX)
AeroCool PGS VS-9


any feedback will be much appreciated! TIA !

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August 18, 2011 8:47:50 AM

Looks fine, I'd go with the Asus MB (but either will do fine). A different suggestion for the case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50 Xigmatek Utgard Original CPC-T90DB-U01 Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (has fan controllers, and openings are better placed)
August 18, 2011 8:51:47 AM

^^ Unless you will be buying a high-resolution monitor anytime soon, the above build is a total overkill,...
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August 18, 2011 11:52:31 AM

IH8U said:
Looks fine, I'd go with the Asus MB (but either will do fine). A different suggestion for the case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50 Xigmatek Utgard Original CPC-T90DB-U01 Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (has fan controllers, and openings are better placed)


sweet, I like it. thanks for the suggestion bro, much appreciated ! *Thumbs Up*

gkay09 said:
^^ Unless you will be buying a high-resolution monitor anytime soon, the above build is a total overkill,...



yes, I might buy one. for the meantime I'll use my good ol' 19" til' I've saved enough.

Is there anything you can recommend suited for that kind of build? maybe around $130-180$ LED.
August 18, 2011 7:59:42 PM

^very nice suggestions bro, I'll be lookin' into it. thanks for the help and feedbacks, very much appreciated. *Thumbs Up*
August 18, 2011 8:02:51 PM

I would spend more for a serious monitor with IPS-Panel. It's something that's worth to pay for, considering your eyes and color quality

ASUS ML239H Black 23" 5ms IPS Panel Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 (3,000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 19, 2011 3:14:59 AM

^noted. any 20" or 21" LED you can suggest? I'm afraid the 23" you suggested won't fit in my comp table.
August 19, 2011 3:53:04 AM

I'd go for the Asus mobo. :) 
August 20, 2011 6:35:25 PM

michxymi said:
There you go

LG IPS226V-PN Black 21.5" 8ms IPS Panel Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 5,000,000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Why_Me said:
Either one of these boards would seem to suit your needs well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


thanks!

@All

I made some slight changes.

Processor
Intel Core i5-2500k

Motherboard
Asus P8Z68-V Pro

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B)

Graphics Card
Inno3D GTX560 Ti OC 1GB DDR5 256bit

Power Supply
FSP Aurum 600w 80+ Gold


Hard Disk Drive
Western Digital Caviar 1TB Blue Sata3 32mb 7200rpm

Chassis (ATX)
Thermaltake Commander MS-I

Unfortunately, The Shop I'm gonna buy these parts doesn't have those items that I replaced, So I tweaked it a lil' bit.

Is it still OK? your opinions pls. :) 
August 20, 2011 6:38:55 PM

Get a Gigabyte Z68 motherboard. I'm pretty sure the rest will follow, but for now Gigabyte offer upgradebility to Ivy Bridge plus PCI-E 3.0 with Bios Update

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 20, 2011 7:15:58 PM

michxymi said:
Get a Gigabyte Z68 motherboard. I'm pretty sure the rest will follow, but for now Gigabyte offer upgradebility to Ivy Bridge plus PCI-E 3.0 with Bios Update

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I don't know if they have that Z68 MB bro, the safest bet I could get was the Asus P8Z68-V Pro and the ones I replaced. I have only seen Gigabyte Z68AP-D3, and Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H in their site. anyway thanks for the suggestion.
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