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December 3, 2011 11:07:33 AM

I've decided to get a new pc and i found out its cheaper to make one so i put some parts together what do you think of it?

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Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or sooner

Budget Range: 1000 - 1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,videos

Parts Not Required: keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk

Country: Ireland

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what this means.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (i have a 1440x900 would it be worth getting a new 1920x1200 monitor?)

Additional Comments: None

LINKS:

CASE
Coolermaster HAF X, Black, Full Gaming Tower Case inc Side Window/USB3, w/o PSU

MOTHERBOARD
Asus P8Z68 DELUXE, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX

GPU
1536MB MSI GTX 580 Twin FrozR II/OC, 40nm, 4096MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz, Shader 1544MHz, 512 Cores

DVD
Samsung WriteMaster SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM

Hard drive
1TB Western Digital WD10EARX Caviar Green, SATA 6Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms, Quiet

RAM
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V

PSU
700W PSU, FSP Aurum Gold PPA7001602, 90% Eff', 80 PLUS Gold, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3

Cpu
Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sndy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W Retail

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Retail (Green) 32 & 64 Bit

Total = 1,463.12 EUR.

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December 3, 2011 11:17:57 AM

Do you need a CPU ?
December 3, 2011 11:22:41 AM

lol yep solid build but you do need a CPU I would say i5 2500k
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December 3, 2011 11:25:20 AM

But he has chosen a socket 2011 motherboard
December 3, 2011 11:28:45 AM

Oh damn i think he is going to go over his limit >.<
December 3, 2011 11:31:22 AM

Yes, i5 2500k and an Asus p8z68 should go nicely here
December 3, 2011 11:33:04 AM

Yep that will work
December 3, 2011 11:35:09 AM

Forgot to add in cpu its a i5 2500k
December 3, 2011 11:36:52 AM

Dont forget to switch the motherboard out as well. The CPU is a 1155 slot, your motherboard is not compatiable
December 3, 2011 11:50:35 AM

Emelth said:
Dont forget to switch the motherboard out as well. The CPU is a 1155 slot, your motherboard is not compatiable


Switched it to a ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE.didnt bother to look at the socket :sleep: 
December 3, 2011 12:31:56 PM

Just wondering if i was to use a Eyefinity would i need a amd gpu?
December 3, 2011 12:45:16 PM

Yes you would
December 3, 2011 1:06:12 PM

Emelth said:
Yes you would


To bad does nvidia have anything like it?
December 3, 2011 1:42:31 PM

How much would it cost to set up a nvidia surround?
December 3, 2011 6:12:56 PM

Well generally price to performance amd cards come out on top, if you wait until the 5th of this month you can price in a 7000 series card, I don't know about surround from nvidia tho
December 5, 2011 5:48:31 PM

Can you add on extra fans on this case?
December 5, 2011 11:22:21 PM

2 or more cards for nvidia surround. Nvidia cards. Thats all I know about surround. Yes that case you can, but don't worry about that too much.
December 5, 2011 11:45:57 PM

Megadogs said:
I've decided to get a new pc and i found out its cheaper to make one so i put some parts together what do you think of it?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or sooner

Budget Range: 1000 - 1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,videos

Parts Not Required: keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk

Country: Ireland

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what this means.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (i have a 1440x900 would it be worth getting a new 1920x1200 monitor?)

Additional Comments: None

LINKS:

CASE£139.80
Coolermaster CM Storm Trooper Black Full Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 w/o PSU

MOTHERBOARD£192.82
Asus P8Z68 DELUXE, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX

GPU£359.50
1536MB MSI GTX 580 Twin FrozR II/OC, 40nm, 4096MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz, Shader 1544MHz, 512 Cores

DVD£13.91
Samsung WriteMaster SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM

Hard drive£105.72
1TB Western Digital WD10EARX Caviar Green, SATA 6Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms, Quiet

RAM£35.76
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V

PSU£98.22
850W PSU, Corsair Enthusiast Serie CMPSU-850TXV2, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31

Cpu£169.38
Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sndy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W Retail

OS£118.88
Windows 7

Total = 1,464.79


I would change the mobo to P8Z68V-Pro/Gen 3 since your case already has front 3.0 USB port, you dont need the deluxe version of this mainboard, put the extra money into a SSD.
Also, change the PSU to Corsair AX 650W Gold since you don't plan on SLI/CF for better quality/effciency.
December 6, 2011 4:03:56 AM

jacknhut said:
I would change the mobo to P8Z68V-Pro/Gen 3 since your case already has front 3.0 USB port, you dont need the deluxe version of this mainboard, put the extra money into a SSD.
Also, change the PSU to Corsair AX 650W Gold since you don't plan on SLI/CF for better quality/effciency.


The psu you suggested is not in stock so im getting a diffrent one Coolermaster RS600-80GAD3-UK Silent Pro Gold 600W Modular Power Supply (PSU)


The motherboard has been overdue since 03 December so if its still overdue when i order i order should i get this Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI, ATX
December 9, 2011 4:23:26 PM

i'm thinking about getting a different case any have some recommendations?
December 9, 2011 9:25:37 PM

HAF series (any), lian li, Storm Scout or Sniper, Antec 900 v2 or v3, lots of them. For the PSU, my bet will be the AX 650 will be back in stock soon. It would be a better PSU quality wise.
December 10, 2011 9:29:15 AM
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