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Hey guys

I'm ordering the parts tommorrow in order for them to arrive for christmas. I'm ordering of pccasegear.

Anyway, before I order them, I would really appreciate someone to have a last minute check over the parts and tell me problems/if it works/suggestions for better for cheaper parts. So here are my parts:


CPU: i5 2500k
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
Case: Sharkoon T9 Value Red Case USB 3.0
Graphics Card: Galaxy GTX560 Ti
HDD: Some SDD my dad picked for me cheap in america and a 1TB HDD when the price drops
Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS124 24X DVDRW OEM
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W Green


TOTAL PRICE: $980.00

What do you guys think? and if theres anything wrong (as in the parts wont work together) please tell me ASAP!
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    Case: Sharkoon T9 Value Red Case USB 3.0


    Never heard of this case. Where do you live and what's the manufacturer's website so I can look at it?

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    Graphics Card: Galaxy GTX560 Ti


    I'm not too sure about Galaxy cards. If EVGA is available where you live I'd highly suggest them.

    Otherwise pretty good selection of components, but you should look at getting a good CPU cooler. The Hyper 212 is always a good place to start - it's low cost, effective, and keeps your CPU pretty cool.
  2. Link for Case: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18014

    and with the graphics card, EVGA isn't available on pccasegear. As well as this, I was able to buy the Galaxy 560 Ti for $50 less than the EVGA, with their performance almost identical.
  3. The Galaxy card is also unavailable on pccasegear ( http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=193_1193&vk_sort=1 ). From where are you considering buying it?
    I recommend the MSI Twin Frozr OC 560 Ti. It's USD $230 on Newegg (which you can't use, but this stands as a relative price to other USD $260 high-end Tis) and a good OCer.
  4. I'd get 8GB not 16GB....

    I'd get a better MoBo capable of SLI / CF and a PSu capable of supportinga 2nd card
  5. Hey guys

    I'm ordering the parts tommorrow in order for them to arrive for christmas. I'm ordering of pccasegear.

    Anyway, before I order them, I would really appreciate someone to have a last minute check over the parts and tell me problems/if it works/suggestions for better for cheaper parts. So here are my parts:


    CPU: i5 2500k
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
    Case: Sharkoon T9 Value Red Case USB 3.0
    Graphics Card: Galaxy GTX560 Ti
    HDD: Some SDD my dad picked for me cheap in america and a 1TB HDD when the price drops
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS124 24X DVDRW OEM
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W Green


    TOTAL PRICE: $980.00

    What do you guys think? and if theres anything wrong (as in the parts wont work together) please tell me ASAP!


    change the case to this one-
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_733&products_id=6754
    Galaxy is a good brand IMO.recently a frd of mine purchased a galaxy gtx 580 and it is a very good card.
    you dont need 16GB for gaming 8GB is enough.
    change the psu to this one
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_305&products_id=12402

    what's your budget???
  6. If you're not planning to go SLI, a 500W power supply would be more than enough. If you are, then the above 700W is warranted.
    Choose the case by stylistic preference and check here.
  7. OK.

    - Well I have no intention of SLIing.
    - My budget is under $1100.
    - And the reason the Galaxy isn't on pccasegear is because I bought it from america (Frys to be precise)


    And also, here is the other 8GB RAM: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=17522
  8. Oh, you already have the GPU? ok.
    Go 500W, then.
    That RAM's too fast to be worth it. Get a cheap 1600mhz Ripjaws set. You will not see a subjective difference.
  9. Well with the RAM, I honestly am having a nightmare finding RAM with a Z68 Chipset. If you could give me a suggestion I would gladly buy it. THe only reason I'm buying the $99 set is because its the only Z68 Chipset RAM (8GB) I can find on pccasegear.
  10. RAM is not chipset-specific. Any DDR3 set will do. Ripjaws is cheap and good.
  11. Best answer
    Zigiy said:
    Well with the RAM, I honestly am having a nightmare finding RAM with a Z68 Chipset. If you could give me a suggestion I would gladly buy it. THe only reason I'm buying the $99 set is because its the only Z68 Chipset RAM (8GB) I can find on pccasegear.


    The best way to find RAM is to go to your motherboard manufacturer's support site. They usually post a memory support list for the board you plan to buy which includes voltage and timing guidelines. But you have to remember that they cant test every part on the market - it's just a way to find what's compatible with your board.

    Quote:
    Link for Case: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=18014

    and with the graphics card, EVGA isn't available on pccasegear. As well as this, I was able to buy the Galaxy 560 Ti for $50 less than the EVGA, with their performance almost identical.


    I like that case actually. Red lighting = win.

    If EVGA isn't available I'd suggest the aforementioned Twin Frozr
  12. Thanks for the help guys. I'll order the parts tonight!
  13. Best answer selected by Zigiy.
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