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November 7, 2011 6:41:39 PM

Hey, I'm building a new computer and i already got some parts. i need advice and ideas for other parts i need to buy.

so far i have:
Corsair hx 650 modular psu
MSI p67A-G43 B3 mobo
intel 2500k
Antec 900
2x 320 gb hard drive
Dvd/Cd drive

missing:
Video card and memory

what are some good video atm around $100-$200
i have a idea of what memory i am going to get and are all my parts compatible?

Thanks in Advance!!!!

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November 7, 2011 7:13:23 PM

I would grab a GTX 560Ti for around $230 and drop the PSU to 500W. I would then get a lower end Z68 motherboard and 8GB of something like G.Skill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengeance LP.
November 7, 2011 7:17:46 PM

jmsellars1 said:
I would grab a GTX 560Ti for around $230 and drop the PSU to 500W. I would then get a lower end Z68 motherboard and 8GB of something like G.Skill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengeance LP.


cool. thx.
i was looking into 560ti earlier too.
the motherboard would be fine right?
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November 7, 2011 9:16:22 PM

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $239.99 and a $10 rebate


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This would be a great card for you to get , it's a little over budget but when something is worth it you may find a way to increase the budget a little or wait and see what deals you can get on Black Friday.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B $46.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This ram is on sale right now and you could get 8gb for cheap if you were to jump on it , and it's good quality ram too.
November 7, 2011 10:26:29 PM

Z68 motherboard instead of P67, particularly Asus, Asrock, and Gigabyte.

Don't get an Antec 900 - for the price there's far far better cases out there. Try the Corsair Carbide 400R instead.

Don't pay a ton of money for a regular HX PSU - go with a Builder Series CX600 or a TX 650.

And yeah I second the recommendation of EVGA.
November 7, 2011 10:50:50 PM

Hey, ... he already has most of the parts. I have no problem with any of them.

As to ram, ram is cheap. Get a 8gb kit(2 x 4gb) Don not spend much extra for faster speeds, or better timings. Certainly no more than DDR3 1600. Sandy bridge is largely insensitive to such things. At issue is 1-2% real app performance or fps difference . Also 1.5v ram does not need fancy heat spreaders. You should be able to get a kit for <$50.
Here is a kit for $40:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


For the graphics card, get the best you feel comfortable buying. Your 2500K can drive anything.
I like EVGA as a vendor. I like their direct exhaust coolers better. You should be able to find a GTX560 or GTX560ti for around $200.
November 7, 2011 10:53:50 PM

geofelt said:
Hey, ... he already has most of the parts. I have no problem with any of them.

As to ram, ram is cheap. Get a 8gb kit(2 x 4gb) Don not spend much extra for faster speeds, or better timings. Certainly no more than DDR3 1600. Sandy bridge is largely insensitive to such things. At issue is 1-2% real app performance or fps difference . Also 1.5v ram does not need fancy heat spreaders. You should be able to get a kit for <$50.
Here is a kit for $40:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


For the graphics card, get the best you feel comfortable buying. Your 2500K can drive anything.
I like EVGA as a vendor. I like their direct exhaust coolers better. You should be able to find a GTX560 or GTX560ti for around $200.


thanks. that was helpful
i was looking through gtx 560 and hd 6870. which one would be better?
November 7, 2011 11:01:55 PM

pokettomonstua said:
thanks. that was helpful
i was looking through gtx 560 and hd 6870. which one would be better?


They are comparable.

A bit stronger would be the GTX560ti and the 6950.

November 7, 2011 11:03:16 PM

geofelt said:
They are comparable.

A bit stronger would be the GTX560ti and the 6950.


so the gtx560 n hd 6870 are very close to be the same?
November 7, 2011 11:09:22 PM

pokettomonstua said:
so the gtx560 n hd 6870 are very close to be the same?


Yes.

If you have a game you mostly play, then look for benchmarks of that particular game. AMD and Nvidia emphasize different aspects, and some games will prefer one or the other. But on balance, you would not be able to tell the difference without a benchmark.
November 8, 2011 5:28:58 PM

I hear the hd6870 isn't great for overclocking but they're usually cheaper than 560's
November 8, 2011 5:38:58 PM

Graphics card vendors are wise to overclocking. They bin their chips and put the best ones in factory overclocked cards and charge a small premium for them. You usually get what you pay for with a factory overclock, but don't count on getting a steal by doing your own overclocking. You might get lucky, But the difference is not great enough for me to bother with.
November 8, 2011 6:03:43 PM

Yeah that applies to different cards with the same chip, im talking about different chips altogether. Some cards are just good for overclocking, GTX 460 and GTX 560Ti are good examples.
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