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Semi Budget System, Thoughts/Suggestions?

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October 27, 2011 4:34:30 AM

Hey guys! This is in a way a continuation of my last thread. I choose many different parts so I felt it warranted a new topic. The old thread can be found here. Basically I think I have narrowed everything down to the best possible option for the money I had wanted to spend. The only real dilemma I am having right now is deciding between the case and graphics card. I also am also unsure if the mobo I choose is decent or not, it seems alright after reading reviews, but similar boards were selling for twice as much.

I double checked everything and it seems as if the hardware should work together properly, so no problems there. Once again I wanted to thank you all, I really appreciate all of the help you guys have already given me.


Case: (having trouble deciding which is better, suggestions very welcome)
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition with Docking Station (NewEgg Exclusive) SECC / Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or
Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VM20001W2Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also found a couple rosewill cases that looked allright, only problem is from what I have read, build quality isn't the greatest.

Graphics Card: (also having trouble choosing which is best)
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...

or
SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Powersupply:
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 27, 2011 5:53:05 AM

I'd stay away from a Biostar motherboards. If that's your motherboard price range then check out the ASUS P8Z68-V LE or the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. The ASRock especially is a great board for gaming. The Twin Frozr II are overpriced in my opinion.

It's hard to comment on cases - a lot of personal preference there.
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October 27, 2011 10:30:48 PM

danraies said:
I'd stay away from a Biostar motherboards. If that's your motherboard price range then check out the ASUS P8Z68-V LE or the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. The ASRock especially is a great board for gaming. The Twin Frozr II are overpriced in my opinion.

It's hard to comment on cases - a lot of personal preference there.


Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking at your suggestions, and I like both of them over the one I had picked. A little more expensive, but it seems worth it. I appreciate the help.
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