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September 14, 2011 6:50:14 AM

Hello,
I've got this build and I just want to check if any component could be replaced for a cheaper one and provide equivalent performance?


Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor

RAM

Corsair XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM

Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 560

Sound Card

Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium 7.1 Sound Card

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 1TB x 2

One C drive one D drive

DVD Burner

Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive

Case

Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply

Cooler Master GX Series 650W

Thank you for taking the time! (:

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September 14, 2011 7:05:17 AM

really good also what is it used for
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September 14, 2011 7:17:23 AM

mystikalneon said:
Hello,
I've got this build and I just want to check if any component could be replaced for a cheaper one and provide equivalent performance?


Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor

RAM

Corsair XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM

Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 560

Sound Card

Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium 7.1 Sound Card

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 1TB x 2

One C drive one D drive

DVD Burner

Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive

Case

Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply

Cooler Master GX Series 650W

Thank you for taking the time! (:


You could get the Asrock z68 pro3 which is cheaper but still good. I don't think that ram is 1.5v. 1.5v is recommended by intel for sandybridge processors. That cooler master psu has gotten some not so great reviews, the seasonic made XFX Core Edition PRO550W or PRO650w are better options. The antec earthwatts line of psu's are also good. 550w will be fine to run an overclocked 2500k and a 560ti. Everything is fine apart from that, although some people recommend the samsung f3 1tb over seagate drives. (they say that the seagate drives are not as reliable). Also are you sure u want to buy a sound card? u could try the on board sound to see if it's good enough before you decide whether or not you need a dedicated sound card.
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September 14, 2011 6:24:06 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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September 15, 2011 2:07:10 AM

titan131 said:
You could get the Asrock z68 pro3 which is cheaper but still good. I don't think that ram is 1.5v. 1.5v is recommended by intel for sandybridge processors. That cooler master psu has gotten some not so great reviews, the seasonic made XFX Core Edition PRO550W or PRO650w are better options. The antec earthwatts line of psu's are also good. 550w will be fine to run an overclocked 2500k and a 560ti. Everything is fine apart from that, although some people recommend the samsung f3 1tb over seagate drives. (they say that the seagate drives are not as reliable). Also are you sure u want to buy a sound card? u could try the on board sound to see if it's good enough before you decide whether or not you need a dedicated sound card.


Hey, yup the soundcard is kinda like a bonus if the price within budget! also for the asrock, could i just check which model are you talking about? I've got a list from the hardware shop! it include the asrock Z68 pro3-M and the Z68 pro 3. Must the mobo support SLI for it to support the GTX 560? the 560ti is out of budget so im just getting the normal 560 superclocked.

also, sorry for the lack of knowledge, but what is ram 1.5v :/ 

thanks a lot for your help! (:
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September 15, 2011 2:53:53 AM

Just get Gskill ripjaws 8gb ^_^
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September 15, 2011 3:13:59 AM

Pretty good system, but instead of getting two 1TB hard drives, have you considered getting a smaller SSD (64GB - 100GB) and then a 2TB hard drive? 1TB hard drives are a huge pain to manually format.
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September 15, 2011 12:49:19 PM

mystikalneon said:
Hey, yup the soundcard is kinda like a bonus if the price within budget! also for the asrock, could i just check which model are you talking about? I've got a list from the hardware shop! it include the asrock Z68 pro3-M and the Z68 pro 3. Must the mobo support SLI for it to support the GTX 560? the 560ti is out of budget so im just getting the normal 560 superclocked.

also, sorry for the lack of knowledge, but what is ram 1.5v :/ 

thanks a lot for your help! (:


The Z68 pro 3 is the one I'm talking about, Here's a review. SLI is for running two Nvidia cards, like two GTX 560's, but you don't need SLI to run a single GTX 560 or other Nvidia card. 1.5v is the recommend ram voltage for sandybridge cpu's, 1.6v or 1.65v ram puts extra stress on the memory controller. It will still work but it might to damage to your cpu.
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