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Could use some help and advice on this

Last response: in Systems
November 10, 2011 7:50:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: might be within a week or two

Budget Range: well, not really set, since prices here is a bit higher than internet prices...

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly, Gaming...and photoshop and light editing.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none...I just need part names

Country of Origin: Jordan

Parts Preferences: for CPU Intel, GFX card Nvidia, rest... doesn't matter.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: not that interested in more likely no

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: might need alot of fans, for better cooling..sounds doesn't bother me


list of any parts that are already selected:

1. CPU
Intel i5 2500k 3.3

2. Rams
8GB DDR3 1600mhz ( not sure corsair, G skill ,or kingstone? )
maybe this?

3. Gfx Card
nVidia GTX 480, or 460

that is what I have so far, Need help with motherboard and the power supply...
mybe if someone got any ideas about the parts above, or any advice... all help is appreciated.

PS: the links posted, are just examples of the part, not the exact, since I'm still in the working over the blueprint stage ATM...

thanks in advance

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
November 10, 2011 9:25:58 PM

Your resolution is low .

i5 2400
z68 mb [ or H61 or H67 ] depending on budget
1600 MHz RAM that runs at 1.5 or less
GTX 560 [ not the ti version ] or Radeon 6870
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November 11, 2011 9:13:33 AM

I see

but any reasons for the downgrade of CPU?

and the gtx480 isn't that good?

was going to look for 800w PSU, I guess was too much after all...

maybe a motherboard ?
November 11, 2011 3:06:00 PM

been told to check AMD CPUs, if I want to use the i5 2400, my friend told me to go for the :
phenom II x6 1100t
Bulldozer FX 8150
that is If I'm getting the 2400, but If I'm getting 2500k, then stick to intel.

any ideas?
and If I swaped to AMD, will that clash with nVidia?
heard that AMD and ATI compatability is better, so will it affect me?