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September 30, 2011 4:31:14 PM

Hi all,

The system that was proposed to me here i working perfectly.
Now I'm considering building one for my son.
The one I have now, at least the main parts can be found in this thread:

I'm looking to build one from an older PC case and I'm mainly wondering if these parts are still good or if I can get something better now for the same price? IIRC I payed about 650€ for mobo/ CPU/ memory/ GFX card

BTW gaming is the main purpose ;) 



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September 30, 2011 5:01:01 PM

To make it easier I'm looking if I can/ need to improve on the following parts.
I bought these end of may.

P67A UD3 B3 rev3
i5 2500k
ripjaws CL8 1866 4GB
and a 6850 gfx card
a b B Homebuilt system
September 30, 2011 5:55:25 PM

thats still a very solid build today.
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September 30, 2011 9:49:55 PM

thqnk you very much. I'm gonna try and find some prices and maybe see if some items got cheaper over the last few months. Then I can perhaps get a better GPU :) 
I guess the german site should be one of the cheaper for europe/ Belgium region.

Looks like mindfactory one has this one GA-P67A-UD3P-B3 P67 the P67A UD3 B3 rev3 isn't available anymore :(  is this one still ok or should I find the other one? Or is there perhaps a better one?
September 30, 2011 11:52:25 PM

The GPU you posted is pretty good. No need to buy a new one. I'd buy another stick of 4gb ram if you really want to buy something.
October 2, 2011 4:55:00 PM

I thought that I'd let everybody know what I actually got.
Least I could do for the great help I got here.

G.Skill PC3-17000 Arbeitsspeicher 4GB (2133 MHz, 240-polig) DDR3-RAM Kit
Asus EAH6950 DCII 2DI4S 2GD5 Grafikkarte (PCI-e, 2GB, GDDR5 Speicher, 2x DVI, 4x Display Port)

(wanted the 6970 but the wife didn't agree on the pricing lol)

Intel Quad Core Prozessor (Intel Core i5-2500K, 3,3GHz, 6MB Cache, 1155 Sockel)

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3-B3 - Z68X-UD3 (B3) Motherboard Intel Core Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Express SATA RAID Firewire ATX Gigabit LAN

I'd like to thank everybody for sharing their experiences with me.

Kind regards,


a c 100 B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2011 4:07:39 AM

The Gigabyte board is an excellent choice, I have the same board and it works perfectly fine for me.

If you can try to get a good inexpensive CPU cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212.