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November 12, 2011 10:48:10 AM

I've Priced out and "assembled" a computer, at least in idea.

Just hoping that there is no logical fallacies or any problems I might run into on putting it together with the components I've chosen. Please feel free to Question All choices.

All peices the best price I've found (within reason due to Changes in S&H with other companies or other companies not having what I'm looking for.) have been with Tigerdirect.ca

It's not the cost of the components I'm worried about, just the components working together.


Primary use: Gaming, General internet Surfing. Possibly a Second monitor for General PDF/Firefox Reading use during gaming. (P.S. I'm not a gamer that always needs to be BEST GRAPHICS GAME OFFERS POSSIBLE. I'd just like to be able to run some newer games at higher graphics that Lowest)

The Build:

Case: Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
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Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z68 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 8-CH Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI Ready, Bluetooth


Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor -
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Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail


Memory: Corsair CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 XMS3 Desktop Memory Kit -
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16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-10666, DDR3-1333MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, Unbuffered


Power Supply: Either Ultra U12-40841 X4 Gold Edition Modular Power Supply -
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1000W, ATX, 80 Plus Gold, 135mm Fan, SLI Ready, CrossFire Technology, Active PFC, Vibration Dampener Included, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration
or Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular Power Supply -
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135mm Fan, ATX, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration, 80+ Silver, NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire Certifications, Vibration Dampener Included


DVD Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner -
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DVD±R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD±R (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM

Plus a normal DVD drive from my old Computer.

Hard Drives: Corsair CSSD-F60GB3-BK Force Series 3 2.5" Solid State Drive - 60GB, SATA III 6Gb/s
and a 1TB HDD I already Own. Not sure the brand or model of the top of my head.

CPU Cooler: Corsair CW-9060001-WW Hydro H40 CPU Liquid Cooler -
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Socket LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, AM2, AM3, FM1


ASUS ENGTX560TIDCII/2DI/1 GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card -
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1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready


And I beleive thats it.

THANK YOU FOR ANY HELPFUL COMMENTS!
November 12, 2011 11:39:13 AM

Hi! I would change a few things around, such as your motherboard. It costs $270, which is extremely expensive for a motherboard. In these days a motherboard is just a "docking station" for all the components of your PC, so I would get something that is around $125-$150, since they will do the same job and have similar quality. You can go with something like the MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) . With the money you saved, you could buy another gtx 560 for a little more money
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November 12, 2011 12:25:13 PM

And you do not need a 1 kw PSU, even for 2 GTX560Ti's.
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November 12, 2011 12:34:54 PM

Change the motherboard to one like this
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

16gigs of ram is an overkill if you're just gaming and surfing the web, 8 gigs would be plenty
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Use the extra saved money to get a better Gpu like the 570 or the 580

Huge overkill with the psu aswell, 850w power supplys like these should easily power dual 570's or dual 580's in SLI.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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November 12, 2011 1:36:47 PM

I get what your saying. PSU is Probally Overkill.
I'll look around for something more suitable. though I like the Idea of the Modular Models...Less cords sticking everywhere.

as for the 16gigs ram. I forgot to mention that I'm getting 16gigs for a ...well good reason imho.
Ram is always the first thing that dies on me. Every single computer I've owned. So I decieded I'm going to buy 8 worth to install and 8 for backup (or possibly my brothers computer which can use it to should he have ram issues)
Not to mention it's always there if I ever need more ram...

Motherboard:
The reasons I chose the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe is: I was actually intrested in some of the features it offers that other cards don't seem to, or at least advertise they do.
Like... Smart Response Technology, Lucidlogix virtu, BT Go!

Would getting a second videocard (SLI?) Be that much of a upgrade it's pointedly worth it? (To my poor understanding, the Second card isn't touched unless the first one is being run over a certain level..which seems kinda redundant to me)

I'm hoping to be able to just lightly upgrade this thing for a least a decade instead of buying a whole new system again.'

On a funny note. Pulling up the Asrock MotherBoard. it suggests to me to get the most out of it is to buy a better motherboard..*facepalm* nice show newegg.

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November 12, 2011 9:55:01 PM

SLI just means that the 2 cards work together as one single card for better performance, so one gtx560 might produce 40FPS but 2 gtx560's will get something like 70FPS
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November 13, 2011 12:53:11 AM

Hmm, Duly noted.
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November 13, 2011 1:18:25 AM

Ok. So I was looking at changes I can make to the mother board. But I noticed something odd.

If a card says it's crossfire ready, thats for ATI cards.

But. I'm going nivida (Cuz ATI is evil :(  ) So thats an SLI capable one I want.

So downgrading the Motherboard some. the Asus (A brand I like) has a Comparable power and price model in the ASUS P8Z68-V LX to the suggested MSI Z68A-G43 suggested.

but neither of those seem to be SLI ok if Thats what I'm going to do.


ATI is not an option for me. Beyond I hate thier software; Thier Customer Service is on my :fou:  -list
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November 13, 2011 1:43:32 AM

CraigNeigel said:
Ok. So I was looking at changes I can make to the mother board. But I noticed something odd.

If a card says it's crossfire ready, thats for ATI cards.

But. I'm going nivida (Cuz ATI is evil :(  ) So thats an SLI capable one I want.

So downgrading the Motherboard some. the Asus (A brand I like) has a Comparable power and price model in the ASUS P8Z68-V LX to the suggested MSI Z68A-G43 suggested.

but neither of those seem to be SLI ok if Thats what I'm going to do.


ATI is not an option for me. Beyond I hate thier software; Thier Customer Service is on my :fou:  -list


If you are worried, then you can go with this motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... which is SLI ready. I have this motherboard and it's amazing, looks beautiful and works like a charm. The SLI is written in NewEgg.com but not NewEgg.ca for some reason...but it is the same MoBo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 13, 2011 2:07:10 AM

I decided that I only live once. May as well spoil Myself.

So I downgraded the Power supply, and Decided to stick with the p8Z68 Deluxe MB, Not to mention upgrade the graphics card to a 580.

Thanks for the comments, Please consider this thread closed.
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