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Building a Gaming Rig, any comments about this?

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  • Intel i5
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Last response: in Systems
September 15, 2011 6:30:05 AM

AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Gskill Ripjaws x 4GB 2GBx2 DDR3 1600 cl9
xfx Pro Core 650w 80Plus Bronze
HIS 6950 IceQ x turbo 1GB
NZXT Source 210 Classic
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C

So, what do you think?

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September 15, 2011 7:46:54 AM

The i5-2400 isn't an over-clockable processor making the z68 motherboard effectively useless unless you want the SSD Caching feature.

Either, switch to a cheaper H67 motherboard, or upgrade to a 'K' series processor (i5-2500k being the popular choice).

RAM is good, but possibly consider 2x4GB (8GB total) if you can fit it into budget.

PSU - Overkill for a single card. 500w would be plenty.

HDD - Take a look at the Samsung SpinPoint F3 - it seems to be the HDD of choice currently.

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