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October 30, 2011 12:53:44 PM

Hello there I'm building new gaming pc so far I have chosen this:
http://imageshack.us/f/809/capturelz.jpg
What can you advice for me? Maybe I can save some money on motherboard or something else?
Thanks

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October 30, 2011 1:51:17 PM

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99

XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $229.99

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $64.99

Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TXD38192M1600HC9DC-D $42.99

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

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $214.99

CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler $42.99

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $209.99

Subtotal: $1,120.91

This is a system for single card overclocking gaming system.
If along the way you plan on crossfiring then get a 850watt PSU.
If you are absolutely sure you won't crossfire you can get a cheaper mobo from gigabyte with just one pci-e 16x
If you don't want to overclock and wish just one gfx card, get the gigabyte cheapo, drop the cooler and get the i5 2400, drop the psu watts to 550
If you want a more credible ram feel free to pay the difference (today Team was the cheapest)
If you don't want the ssd then you can remove it. Another choice is to have your z68 caching a 30giga ssd.
If you are an nvidia fanboy get the 560ti or the 570
If you want more gaming power ditch the ssd, get a second 6950 and up your wattage to 850
October 30, 2011 2:00:57 PM

I made a mistake. I meant for the z68 extreme4 gen3 instead i put the p67. (total gets to 1150$)
Also to what i referred as "cheapo gigabyte"it is the Z68MA-D2H-B3 (who can even remember this codename and tell apart from the others)
In the case of i5 2400 you can drop to an h67 mobo and save more money there (not advised)
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October 30, 2011 2:40:56 PM

Well considering your in another Country and we have no idea what components or brands are available to you, or what the prices are, nobody can can really make any sensible suggestions.

I would stick with the Z68. It looks like a very good system as long as that ram is 1.5v. The 750w psu is fine for 2x560ti's even if you overclocking your cpu, the 2 cards only pull 300w. If you plan on overclocking the cpu and gpu's, I'd go 850w.
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October 30, 2011 2:41:48 PM

vx53c said:
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99

XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $229.99

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $64.99

Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TXD38192M1600HC9DC-D $42.99

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

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $214.99

CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler $42.99

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $209.99

Subtotal: $1,120.91

This is a system for single card overclocking gaming system.
If along the way you plan on crossfiring then get a 850watt PSU.
If you are absolutely sure you won't crossfire you can get a cheaper mobo from gigabyte with just one pci-e 16x
If you don't want to overclock and wish just one gfx card, get the gigabyte cheapo, drop the cooler and get the i5 2400, drop the psu watts to 550
If you want a more credible ram feel free to pay the difference (today Team was the cheapest)
If you don't want the ssd then you can remove it. Another choice is to have your z68 caching a 30giga ssd.
If you are an nvidia fanboy get the 560ti or the 570
If you want more gaming power ditch the ssd, get a second 6950 and up your wattage to 850


How could you determine that your setup is saving him money when you don't even know how much those (or if they are available) components cost where he lives??
October 30, 2011 2:57:37 PM

He is Lithuanian from the currency. I am also European (Greek). He won't find the antec parts easily but OCZ and Thermaltake alternatives are relatively the same price. Currently kingston memory sells the lowest for europe along with Geil. He will find one of those for pretty much the same. Also Sapphire rules the budget in gfx cards along with Asus in europe. Perhaps Asrock comes a little pricier because the availability ain't that great, still i can propose other alternatives (like the gigabytes that sell for less)
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November 1, 2011 3:26:20 PM

The problem is people don't think. They come onto an ENGLISH site and ask for advice on prices and products, when first of all we don't know what currency they are talking about, or how it compares to dollars or pounds, or if the products are even available wherever he is, which he also failed to mention.

So how could anyone on here thats ENGLISH/AMERICAN possibly help answer his question? They can't.
November 1, 2011 5:21:38 PM

geekapproved said:
The problem is people don't think. They come onto an ENGLISH site and ask for advice on prices and products, when first of all we don't know what currency they are talking about, or how it compares to dollars or pounds, or if the products are even available wherever he is, which he also failed to mention.

So how could anyone on here thats ENGLISH/AMERICAN possibly help answer his question? They can't.


You are right in a sense. Still we can give him some ideas and if he knows about computers even a little, get a similar product. But ye it is not the same.
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