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September 21, 2011 9:20:14 PM

Things I already have
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I was told that it could handle the 560ti.
Hardware I want to buy
CPU - i5 2500k, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU - gtx 560ti, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo-z68, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram - 8gb. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cooler-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

When do I want to buy it?
The sooner the better, tomorrow would be great.
What do I want to use it for?
Play 2011 and 2012 games on high quality with 1680x1050
Overclocking? Sure, I'm just wondering about the cooling.
xfire, sli? No thanks
Also, I live in the USA.


I already have a huge pc case, so if there is a more efficient cooler for the cpu, feel free to suggest
September 21, 2011 10:22:46 PM

Looks good and your PSU will handle it fine. The CM hyper 212+ is a good cooler for the price.
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September 22, 2011 4:40:43 AM

psychoholicx said:
any reasons why its better? im not too sure about motherboards as im new to building pcs.


PCI Express 3.0, SLI Capable, SLI Bridge, I think it has UEFI, not too sure, sleek black. And you can upgrade to Ivy bridge if you want to.
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September 22, 2011 4:42:15 AM

Gives you better parts on the board, allows for future SLI or Crossfire, allows for PCI-E 3.0 for future proofing. Board is DDR3 1600 capable, will OC more and overall just a better placed MB.
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September 22, 2011 4:53:29 AM

Its $30 more but earthwatts 650w is a better choice
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September 22, 2011 5:28:26 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-912-KKN1-Haf-Cha... $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Haf 912 Chassis

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $203.98 - $25.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
High Current Pro HCP-750 750W TX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $448.98 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAJE26, ends 9/21
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $66.48
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Total: $799.42 *not including shipping, promo codes, and mail in rebates
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September 22, 2011 5:28:45 AM

Well I'll be buying it now so thanks for all the advice and I am scared!
I'll let you guys know how its running in a week or so! :D 

@nigelfrost. I already own the PSU and I was told it will run it. If not, I'll get one more powerful.
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September 22, 2011 5:35:09 AM

Why_Me said:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $448.98 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $799.42 *not including shipping, promo codes, and mail in rebates


Thanks for your input. I just would like to know if my 500w can handle the oc 560ti. If not, i doubt its worth buying the PSU that comes with the other motherboard.
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September 22, 2011 5:48:40 AM

psychoholicx said:
Thanks for your input. I just would like to know if my 500w can handle the oc 560ti. If not, i doubt its worth buying the PSU that comes with the other motherboard.

That board is meant for someone wanting to eventually run dual vid cards so it probably wouldn't be a board you would want to choose if you plan on using a 500w psu. A single card board would suit you better imo.

I don't know how many amps your psu has or how old it is so I'm not sure if it would push that card or not.
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September 22, 2011 6:08:13 AM

Why_Me said:
That board is meant for someone wanting to eventually run dual vid cards so it probably wouldn't be a board you would want to choose if you plan on using a 500w psu. A single card board would suit you better imo.

I don't know how many amps your psu has or how old it is so I'm not sure if it would push that card or not.


Might be a stupid question, but if I buy the singlecard-motherboard instead of the dualcard motherboard, will the psu(500w) run the 560ti more likely?
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September 22, 2011 6:16:01 AM

Yes. For sure.
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September 22, 2011 6:17:07 AM

psychoholicx said:
Might be a stupid question, but if I buy the singlecard-motherboard instead of the dualcard motherboard, will the psu(500w) run the 560ti more likely?

Any 1155 board will be fine for that card. I just looked up that psu of yours and you shouldn't have any problems at all running that card. This is from the Nvidia site for those gtx 560ti's.

500 Watt or greater power supply (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps.

Newegg has single card 1155 P67 and Z68 boards for around $100
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October 4, 2011 3:46:30 AM

Alright, I bought the system, built it together and I've been using it for 2 weeks now. I have to say that the cpu is amazing. I underestimated it's performance.
I can play BF3 BETA at ultra settings with stable 30+ fps and cpu @ 3.3ghz is only running 60% usage.

So as soon as I get the money, I'll probably upgrade my psu and get another 560ti.


I wanted to thank you all again because I'm not sure if I would've purchased this without your reassuring help. :love: 
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October 4, 2011 4:40:13 AM

psychoholicx said:
Alright, I bought the system, built it together and I've been using it for 2 weeks now. I have to say that the cpu is amazing. I underestimated it's performance.
I can play BF3 BETA at ultra settings with stable 30+ fps and cpu @ 3.3ghz is only running 60% usage.

So as soon as I get the money, I'll probably upgrade my psu and get another 560ti.


I wanted to thank you all again because I'm not sure if I would've purchased this without your reassuring help. :love: 

:sol: 
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