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Hows my build look?

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October 17, 2011 9:28:12 PM

Just ordered most of the parts from
CASE: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B 89.99

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 154.99

PCU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop 219.99

RAM:G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB 49.99

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified 134.99


SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 109.99

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 59.99

Still need a GPU which I will probably go with a nice 560ti. My question to the pros is, does this look like a decent build? With tax and shipping this came out to $910.00. I plan on going SLI with the 560ti as well in the future.

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October 17, 2011 9:30:52 PM

Also I need a wifi transmitter as I will be getting access from a router about 50 feet away. I have no idea what to get any experience with this?
October 17, 2011 9:31:17 PM

looks pretty solid to me.

I would suggest the AS Rock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3. All the same features, but SSD Caching to speed up your mechanical drive, also $125 instead of $155, will still do sli/crossfire.

why the DVD ROM, when a DVD RW is the same price?

a decent wi-fi card is about $20, a decent USB card is $15
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October 17, 2011 9:48:40 PM

1. I'd a wanted a MoBo w/ an industry standard 3 year warranty.

2. I'd run a 50 cable to the PC.

3. With regard to SSD caching .... won't do beans for ya.

Finally, another feature of a Z68 chipset is known as SSD caching which is where it allows the use of a small (say 10 or 20 GB) Solid state hard drive to act as a cache for a larger ‘traditional’ hard disk. If you are already planning the use of a Solid State drive this feature is redundant.

If you can’t afford a decent size SSD (40GB+) then there are more cost effective ways around using a small SSD and SSD cashing like spending less on a motherboard, (H67 chipset or even a P67 chipset) and putting the saved money into a decent size SSD.

October 17, 2011 9:52:07 PM

Damn, I already purchased these items. :(  Ill just have to deal with it for now.
October 17, 2011 9:56:24 PM

oh, Its a good build anyway :) 

October 17, 2011 9:58:11 PM

Also the ssd drive is 2.5'' and the case only has 3.5'' bays, so im assuming I will need a converter for that?

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October 17, 2011 10:14:47 PM

yes, but a lot of SSDs come with one
October 17, 2011 10:34:16 PM

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