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November 21, 2011 12:22:55 AM

Is my Pc build good for gaming/editing ?

Case:Cooler Master HAF 922 Atx Mid tower case
Psu: Cooler Master Silent pro M700 pro 700 watt
Motherboard: Asus p8p67 rev3.0
Cpu: Intel i5 processor
Ram: Cosair xms3 4gb ddr3
Graphic Card: Nvidia Geforce gtx 560 ti
Memory: Western Digital 500gb caviar blue
optical drive: Asus internal 24x Cd/Dvd drive

please reply if this build is good?

Also if theres anything I can change to save money please say so.

My budget is $1000 and this goes lil bit above that its 1009.00

I prefer it to be under 1000 but if I have to i will pay a $1000

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November 21, 2011 12:28:58 AM

This will do the job
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November 21, 2011 12:30:42 AM

So there's not really anything I can downgrade that wont effect my performance so I can save money
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November 21, 2011 4:23:44 AM

Which intel i5 are you getting?
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November 21, 2011 7:17:45 AM

If you only plan to run a single GPU you can save a little on the mobo.

P67 replacements that I know are good performers

ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) $119.99 (I am running this board) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) $114.99 (In a build for my roommate) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA $134.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Z68 Alternatives

ASRock Z68 PRO3 $99.99 (don't be fooled by the low price) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 $114.99 (has pcie 3.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $124.99 (has 2x pcie 3.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) $139.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 $114.99 (has 3x pcie 2.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No real major differences between Z68 and P67 other than Z68 can use the integrated graphics in the CPU and can do SSD caching. Supposedly both P67 and Z68 will be able to support Ivy Bridge but we won't know either can for certain until Ivy Bridge is released.

Also at the moment Pcie 3.0 does nothing but potentially support next gen GPUs, however until they are released we won't know if it will hold any advantage over running the cards in pcie 2.0.

EDIT: To make an actual recommendation if you'd like to stick with P67 go with the MSI or Asrock I listed in that section. If I had to just pick for you I'd say go ASRock Z68 PRO3 for single GPU, ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 if you care about single GPU & pcie 3.0 or ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 if you care about possibility for multi GPU later.
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November 21, 2011 7:43:09 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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