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December 3, 2011 11:08:23 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of this month

Budget Range: $1500 before or after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: FPS Gaming, light AutoCad work for school.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard and Case (Rosewill Blackhawk case)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon or ncix (especially if i can price match)

Country: California, US

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Eventually

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: Wanted this asus monitor because of the 120 refresh rate, really need help with a motherboard selection. Is the gtx 570 worth it? Is 8-8-8-24 timing that much faster than 9-9-9-24 timing?


CPU: i5 2500K ($180 when pricematched at NCIX)
GPU: Asus GTX 570 Direct CUII ($320) (after $30 MIR)
MotherBoard: Asus P8P67 Pro ($180) (Read that this isnt the greatmotherboard, would like a better option)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1600 DDR3 8-8-8-24) ($65
HD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB ($150)
PSU: Corsair HX750 ($145)
Monitor: Asus VG236HE ($300) (after $20 MIR) (Wanted an IPS but didn't want it to be too slow for FPS games)

Appreciate all the help, anything helps!

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December 3, 2011 11:12:47 PM

Go With a Z68 Motherboard for around the same price

That RAM is pretty expensive for just 8GB, make sure it is dual channel (2x4GB), 1.5V RAM

Everything else looks good