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October 12, 2011 1:30:07 PM

Hey guys, I'm about to build my pc and I've already chosen the parts, I just want to ask you whether the parts I've chosen are good.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week, starting October 17th


Budget Range: My maximum budget is 1150 euros.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (mostly World of Warcraft, and FPS/RPG games), compiling stuff (visual studio, big projects).


Parts Not Required: OS, speakers, microphone and web camera.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't have any in mind, just that they are from Europe.


Country of Origin: Lithuania


Parts Preferences: SSD is mandatory.


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: I want to get a PC which wouldn't get old too fast for gaming.


As I've mentioned, I've chosen the parts already:

Mobo:
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - 126 euros.

CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500k - 192 euros.

GPU:
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti factory OC - 215 euros.

RAM:
Kingston HyperX blu 1600 MHz 8GB - 67 euros.

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" Sata3 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD10EALX) - 55 euros

SSD:
Corsair Force Series™ 3 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s - 151 euros

PSU:
Corsair Gaming Series GS600 14CM - 71 euros

CPU cooler:
Thermaltake Contac 29 - 24 euros

Case:
Cooler Master HAF 912 plus - 73 euros

DVD ROM:
SAMSUNG SMG DVDRW 22X SATA BULK SH-222AB (Sorry, can't post link to embedded site) - 20 euros.

Monitor:
Samsung 23" 350 series LED - 155 euros

Keyboard:
Hama AK 220 - 8 euros

Mouse:
Logitech m100 - 11 euros

Total: 1168 euros

Tell your opinion please :) 

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October 12, 2011 2:54:24 PM

i'd not get the gtx 560ti soc, since it tends to have problems even if you underclock
try an msi twin frozr II
October 12, 2011 3:00:07 PM

morgoth780 said:
i'd not get the gtx 560ti soc, since it tends to have problems even if you underclock
try an msi twin frozr II


What kind of problems? And are you speaking from your personal experience? If not, mind posting a link to the source?
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October 13, 2011 3:45:30 AM

Does anyone else have any ideas? Or is my build fine? About that gtx 560 ti SOC, I've searched the web and I couldn't find anyone who's unhappy with it..
October 14, 2011 12:30:36 PM

Guys, I've been searching the web and found another SSD: Force Series™ 3 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s

It's currently priced 152 euros here, so it is 12 euros more expensive. However, given my limited knowledge, I think it would perform way better.

Thoughts?
October 14, 2011 2:33:02 PM

Sunius said:
What kind of problems? And are you speaking from your personal experience? If not, mind posting a link to the source?

read the reviews on newegg. There's tons of issues where there computer won't boot, and it's not their mobo, it's the soc gpu
October 15, 2011 7:57:53 AM

I've read some reviews on newegg and for me it seemed that people who had issues, upgraded to 560 ti SOC from another card and it caused driver issues.. And more than half reviews there were positive. Anyway, I can always return it if it's bad, can't I? :) 
October 15, 2011 2:07:01 PM

Sunius said:
I've read some reviews on newegg and for me it seemed that people who had issues, upgraded to 560 ti SOC from another card and it caused driver issues.. And more than half reviews there were positive. Anyway, I can always return it if it's bad, can't I? :) 

true, but you might end up having to get a different type of 560ti if you get tons of bad ones.
October 15, 2011 4:21:48 PM

well, to be honest, I don't really want to believe in those reviews on newegg, because it's unreal that every other card is defective. I mean, gigabyte is a famous manufacturer, I doubt they should ship the cards without thorough testing.
October 15, 2011 4:27:54 PM

Sunius said:
well, to be honest, I don't really want to believe in those reviews on newegg, because it's unreal that every other card is defective. I mean, gigabyte is a famous manufacturer, I doubt they should ship the cards without thorough testing.

well, just because someone does buy a card doesn't mean they will write a review, and i'd say that if your purchase is defective, you're much more likely to write a review than if it works perfectly. If you want to get the 560ti soc, you might get lucky and not have any issues with the one you get.
October 15, 2011 4:38:48 PM

That's very wise words. I was very impressed with 560 ti SOC when I read various reviews. Anyway, what do you think about the rest of my build?
October 15, 2011 4:44:59 PM

i'd step up to a 750w power supply so you can get gtx 560ti sli, but otherwise it's great
October 15, 2011 5:37:26 PM

Sunius said:
I doubt I will be upgrading the pc in at least 2 years, and by then I think it would be wiser to go for a new generation gpu (don't you think that?). What about the SSD? At the moment that's the only thing I'm worried about, got three options so far:

Kingston ssdNOW V100 128GB SATA2 2.5"
Corsair Force Series™ 3 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s
OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD

Maybe you also have something more to suggest?

ok, then you should be fine with 650w
as for the ssd, I think the ocz agility 3 is a good one, but i'm not entirely sure. You would have to ask someone else.
October 15, 2011 7:42:00 PM

Thanks for advice morgoth780, I've the a post in SSD forum.
October 19, 2011 3:36:23 AM

I've ordered everything already :)  I'll keep you guys updated!
October 30, 2011 12:04:15 AM

I've finally build my machine! I was also lucky to pick up one of the last cheap HDDs, even though it wasn't WD Caviar Blue, it was WD Caviar Green instead. Also, the cooler didn't arrive yet, I for now I'm using the stock one. Here's the pictures (not too good quality, used my mobile phone):
Case:
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/9573/dsc01582fu.jpg
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5633/dsc01620ka.jpg
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/5750/dsc01576l.jpg
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3461/dsc01579zu.jpg
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5876/dsc01575y.jpg
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2164/dsc01618ch.jpg

This is how the case looked after being built:
http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/4630/dsc01621u.jpg
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2763/dsc01622q.jpg

I love the case fan LED, especially when it's dark:
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7749/dsc01598w.jpg
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/81/dsc01600y.jpg

The inside:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/dsc01602a.jpg/
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/3065/dsc01603eb.jpg
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/200/dsc01604es.jpg
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4240/dsc01605b.jpg

RAM:
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1750/dsc01606q.jpg

GPU:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1652/dsc01608lo.jpg
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7980/dsc01611g.jpg

PSU:
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/6154/dsc01613w.jpg

My Hard drive and SSD:
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7238/dsc01615j.jpg
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4274/dsc01616i.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8933/dsc01617s.jpg
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6641/dsc01624i.jpg

Case LED fan from inside:
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7259/dsc01619pf.jpg

Other side of motherboard:
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8136/dsc01623oa.jpg

The system in it's place:
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6799/dsc01597n.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9074/dsc01627pw.jpg
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1452/dsc01631t.jpg

How my desk looks right now (on the right there's my old system):
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5141/dsc01629t.jpg
http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/4130/dsc01632o.jpg

It was my first time I built a PC with my own hands. I know I made a lot of mess with the wires inside, but I couldn't find a way to make them look tidy, the PSU cables were so short.. Also, since I don't have an aftermarket cooler, I OC'ed only a little bit - to 4 GHz:

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2071391

Also, as you can see in the link, I've OCed the GPU to 950 MHz, from 900 stock. Both processor and video card are stable: they have been stress tested the whole day. For the CPU I used offset mode with -0.95V setting. The temps are below 70 degrees for CPU and below 80 for GPU.

By the way, I totally love my SSD! World of warcraft loading screen takes around 10 seconds, when it used to be around 2-3 minutes on my old computer, while it takes around 60 seconds from pressing the power button to appearing in game in total (though it takes around 20 seconds for POST to get through, is it normal?). It's great! I recommend everyone to get an SSD each :) .
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