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Can you check my Maximus IV Extreme-Z builds?

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December 2, 2011 12:26:56 PM

Hello,
Can you guys help me check if this Maximus IV Extreme-Z build is ok?
I have a budget around $1,000 - $1,800.
I am in Thailand so i will need a good cooling system. I will overclock.
I am not sure about the VGA cards but if there is a better VGA please recommend me.
I want this computer to support the future.
And if you can't find the product in JIB.CO.TH, you can use NEWEGG.com


I want this computer to be able to run Battlefield 3 smoothly.


My Builds:

Maximus IV Extreme-Z
http://www.asus.co.th/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Ma...

Intel CORE i5 2500 3.30 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x 4 GB-1600 KINGSTON HYPER-X
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php/product/listCategory...

750 W COOLER MASTER GX REAL (Power Supply)
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php/product/listCategory...

1.0TB SEAGATE SATA-III
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php/product/listCategory...


----------------------------GRAPHICS CARD----------------------------------
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OR (which one is better?)


MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Thank you!
December 2, 2011 1:06:44 PM

why you want a $350(i guess)mobo when you can do well within $200(still a bit overkill IMO).here's a suggestion-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i am using your suggested mobo and now i am finding it as a waste of money cause i still use a single gtx 580 on a 3-way SLi capable MOBO!!!!!
That AsRock is really a good choice and has almost every required feature at the moment.So save your money here.
you said you are going to overclock then you should go with 2500k cause it has unlocked multiplier and easy overclocking methods.
RAM is fine.
get a better PSU cause it is a very important part thing.for future SLi of gtx 580 you need 900w or greater PSU.ex-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ofcourse gtx 580 is better but i would recommend 3gb version cause future games will demand mode VRAM and adding another card in SLi will not increase your VRAM.
December 2, 2011 1:17:10 PM

About the mobo, i am planing to use this pc for atleast 2 years. Which one do you think that will support future upgrades.
The reason why i choose Asus is because there is a factory in Thailand and almost all the computer i have used runs on Asus mobo but if AsRock is really good, there is no problem changing. I just want the best out of this machine.

For the PSU i was thinking about that too. I will use the PSU as you recommend.

Also about the graphics card. What is the best? I would like to play Battlefield 3 smoothly.

I have no experience on computes but is Intel CORE i5 2500 3.30 GHz same as 2500k that you were saying to make it able to OC?
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December 2, 2011 1:27:35 PM

that will last more than 5 yrs. cause Asrock is a reliable brand.
the best is gtx 580 4-way Sli.i was joking............
gtx 580 SLi is more than enough to max out any game at 2560x1440.
k version has unlocked multipliers thats it is better for overclocking.
December 2, 2011 1:37:54 PM

New Builds:

Maximus IV Extreme-Z or AsRock


Intel CORE i5 2500 3.30 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115073

2x 4 GB-1600 KINGSTON HYPER-X
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php [...] index.html

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply (Power Supply)
900W or Greater

1.0TB SEAGATE SATA-III
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php [...] index.html


EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130587

Yes? I am still confused on what to get? Asus or AsRock... I don't really care about $150 if it's worth the money. I don't mind putting $150 more for a longer use.
December 2, 2011 2:05:18 PM

Uh, getting an Asus Maximus and not even a 2500k is a complete waste. The only reason to get that board is for huge overclocking and 3 way SLI/CFX! Which you can still do plenty well on other boards..

Asus P8Z68-V Pro is a fantastic board with lots of expansion slots. So is the Gigabyte Z68X UD3. Asrock is good too although AFAIK it's actually the "budget" version of Asus (although that doesn't make much sense now that they have some really high end boards...)
December 2, 2011 2:08:57 PM

Yes i am getting Intel i5 2500k. and i do have plans on OC.
What do you think about it?
December 2, 2011 2:22:50 PM

Well... I still don't think it really fits for your budget. I mean yeah it's an awesome board, but it's super pricey and has a lot of features you probably won't use.

I just built a guy a computer with that board, along with a 2600k and a GTX 590 and an SSD. It was a really high end build, he spent over $2500 on it. I think it makes sense in that case. But for under $2k you can still get awesome overclocking boards with 2 way SLI/CFX.

Save $100 there and buy a nice SSD, it'll have a much bigger improvement on your computer's speed. The Asus P8Z68 Deluxe is that much cheaper and has 3x PCIe slots - two are PCIe 3.0 and support 8x/8x SLI (which is the same as 16x/16x PCIe 2.0, which can't even get fully used by GTX 590s) and the 3rd slot is a PCIe 2.0 slot at 4x. It's basically the same board without NF200, and all the crazy features like overclocking from your iphone.

Still, it's your money. Yeah, it's easily one of the best motherboards available and yes it'll allow for good overclocks (you'll need good cooling though!), but IMO it's overpriced for what you need. I'd only really recommend it to people that want to try breaking some overclocking records using LN2 lol.
December 2, 2011 2:29:25 PM

So you recommend me the Asus P8Z68-V Pro (Intel i5 2500k) and get a good SSD?

But i mean Asus P8Z68-V Pro and Asus Maximus is only $100 different...

I mean i can pay $200 more to get Maximus with Intel i7 2600k

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December 2, 2011 3:32:08 PM
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Yeah, well that's kind of the thing about PCs. You can pay $100 more here, $100 more there and keep on upgrading and upgrading. Have to decide where the limit is. I mean, your RAM is 1600mhz 9-11-9. Why not get 1600mhz 8-8-8? Or 2000mhz? Or an SSD, or RAID 0 HDDs, or a big ass Thermaltake Archon CPU cooler? Or, heck, full on liquid cooling? There's just so many places you can spend a little more.

All I'm trying to say is that you can save a few hundred and get pretty much the same performance. You seem pretty set on getting the Maximus, though, and as I said, it's a fantastic motherboard so if you do get it, then I'm sure you'll be very happy. But if it was my new PC, I'd get a cheaper (but still very good) motherboard and an SSD.
December 4, 2011 12:34:50 PM

Alright guys, I got my new gaming.
It went alot out of my budget but nevermind!
I got it around $2,000.
Using the maximus mobo. Thanks to everybody for helping me. I got myself a christmas present.
I kinda rebuild and change the builds abit but you guys gave me such a great advices and tips. So thank you!

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December 4, 2011 12:35:25 PM

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