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If you had to choose one component (and you do not have any better al

Total: 10 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Corsair H100 for @ $80 ($40 cheaper)
  • 17 %
  • ASUS P8Z68Z-V Pro @ $185 ($20 cheaper)
  • 17 %
  • Seasonic X-850 PSU @ $170 ($30 cheaper)
  • 67 %
November 17, 2011 6:19:36 AM

Pretend you're building a PC from scratch. If you only had the option to pick one of the three components listed and there are no refunds, which would you buy?

Links to the products:

Corsair H100

ASUS P8Z68Z-V Pro

Seasonic X-850 PSU

Could anyone suggest better alternatives?

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November 17, 2011 6:29:04 AM

Um...you're comparing apples to oranges to grapes here...
November 17, 2011 12:33:05 PM

there are better bargains than these
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November 17, 2011 12:59:13 PM

How would your build change depending on the choice? A build would require ALL of the parts listed unless you already had substitutes. In other words what would you use in place of the parts not chosen?
November 17, 2011 1:08:05 PM

clarkjd said:
How would your build change depending on the choice? A build would require ALL of the parts listed unless you already had substitutes. In other words what would you use in place of the parts not chosen?


Yeah, I don't really understand what's the point here.
November 17, 2011 1:12:28 PM

ofc the asus p8z68
no debate
November 17, 2011 1:27:13 PM

HyperRainbow said:
Pretend you're building a PC from scratch. If you only had the option to pick one of the three components listed and there are no refunds, which would you buy?

Links to the products:

Corsair H100

ASUS P8Z68Z-V Pro

Seasonic X-850 PSU

Could anyone suggest better alternatives?

asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 or asus p8z68-v gen3
November 17, 2011 2:23:33 PM

clarkjd said:
How would your build change depending on the choice? A build would require ALL of the parts listed unless you already had substitutes. In other words what would you use in place of the parts not chosen?


I would hold off until I find another sale for high-quality parts. My build has not been set in stone, but I would most likely try to find very similar parts in terms of quality and/or price.

Only parts I have actually planned to purchase are the i5-2500k, 8GB 1600 corsair ram, 500r Corsair case and an unlockable 6950.
November 17, 2011 2:24:34 PM

vx53c said:
there are better bargains than these


Please tell me where.
November 17, 2011 3:24:08 PM

It's usually best to purchase all the components at once.
November 17, 2011 8:27:04 PM

well it all depends on what you wish to do and what parts you won't require.
For instance for gaming an i5 2500k is perfectly fine with an asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 and air cooling.
Speaking of air cooling, the Corsair A70 isn't a bad solution at all.
As PSU's go, it again depends on what you wish to do. If you know you want a single 570 for example the headroom that beast of a psu gives you is a pity since a good 650watt psu would be more than enough.
Just because somebody gives you a bargain on an expensive item doesn't mean you need it. Now if we were talking a Patriot Wildfire at 280$ then i would say you should consider, you will put it to use even if it would have been an overkill, the bargain itself makes it well worth it. But when speaking of things you really won't use or that you can find equally good for much less, i don't see the point.
You might not realize it but the asrock z68 e3 gen3 is a bargain on it's own. Just because no store tells you it has 50$ off it doesn't mean it doesn't save you as much.
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