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March 24, 2012 12:44:48 AM

Im trying to build a new PC since the one i have now keeps on turning off on me and my memory is dying im only down to 2GB.

Here is what i was thinking of using

MOBO- ASUS P6X58-E PRO LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU- Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
RAM- Patriot Viper II ‘Sector 7’ Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model PV7312G2000ELK
HD- OCZ Vertex Turbo 128GB
Power- XION 800 watt power supply.

Can anyone tell me some recommendations on what else i should use maybe?

Thank you :) 

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March 24, 2012 12:55:09 AM

I recommend a SandyBridge (LGA 1155) build with a Z68 mobo and a i5 2500K CPU. I suggest a better PSU, and unless you are going to Xfire/SLI here's a list of PSUs to look at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
I recommend at least a GTX 560 class GPU (or AMD 6950) if you plan to run games.
Go up to a quality 800W PSU only if you need the power for multiple GPUs.
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March 24, 2012 1:10:55 AM

It seems fine the main thing is I would not bother with the 1336 socket it's a couple generations old at this point. We're going on socket 2011 so 1336 is a couple years old it was 1336, 1156, 1155 and now 2011. I would go with the 1155 or 2011.
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March 24, 2012 1:24:42 AM

well is there a big difference in performance from i5 to i7?
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March 24, 2012 1:30:24 AM

What are you doing with this computer. If you're gaming then the I7 isn't worth it. You're spending 100 extra dollars on extra stuff that most games won't use. Most games aren't going to make use of hyper threading or the 2 extra MB's of Cache. If you're using the computer for something that is CPU intensive like video editing or 3d graphic design then having the hyper threading and extra cache could help.
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March 24, 2012 1:33:23 AM

im using the pc mainly for downloads, watching divx movies, some programs that are meant to run in winxp, i just want to be up to date and have a faster machine. This one i have now keeps on turning off on me every once in a while
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March 24, 2012 1:39:51 AM

An I5 would be fine.
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March 24, 2012 1:41:25 AM

can you recommend a mobo and cpu for me then :)  please
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March 24, 2012 1:47:12 AM

Z68 is the latest chipset for the 1155 socket so I would go with a Z68 motherboard. Do you plan on overclocking?
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March 24, 2012 2:04:34 AM

yes i would like to overclock to get some extra speed? asus a good mobo to get?
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March 24, 2012 4:05:21 AM

If you want to overclock then I would get a 2500K. The K versions can be heavily overclocked. A non K version really can't be overclocked, not to the same level as an unlocked processor. Asus is good I like both Asus and Gigabyte.
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March 24, 2012 4:10:55 AM

Also, get a corsair, antec, seasonic, xfx power supply. I have not heard of xion before so I wouldn't really go with it.
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March 24, 2012 4:20:05 AM

I missed that part. Yes you want to make sure you get a good quality PSU. The PSU is probably one of the most important parts in your computer. If you buy a cheap PSU and it blows (and most of the time it will) not only will you be replacing the PSU but all the hardware it takes with it.
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March 24, 2012 5:17:06 AM

also what is the best memory to get?
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March 24, 2012 6:15:00 AM

VTL511 said:
Im trying to build a new PC since the one i have now keeps on turning off on me and my memory is dying im only down to 2GB.

Here is what i was thinking of using

MOBO- ASUS P6X58-E PRO LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU- Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
RAM- Patriot Viper II ‘Sector 7’ Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model PV7312G2000ELK
HD- OCZ Vertex Turbo 128GB
Power- XION 800 watt power supply.

Can anyone tell me some recommendations on what else i should use maybe?

Thank you :) 


um yes i can help you. sell your mobo and cpu and get a socket 1155 and a sandy bridge or ivy bridge cpu... there you go
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March 24, 2012 10:54:00 PM

i will be selling my mobo and cpu, just have to find new things that are up to date so i can order them.
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March 26, 2012 3:21:09 AM

should i get the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 or the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
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March 26, 2012 3:48:29 AM

VTL511 said:
should i get the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 or the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen 3.
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March 26, 2012 4:25:02 AM

amuffin said:
Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen 3.



why do you recommend this one?
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March 26, 2012 4:25:36 AM

VTL511 said:
why do you recommend this one?

V-Pro Performance for less.
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March 27, 2012 4:50:43 AM

welll
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March 27, 2012 5:08:25 AM

also what is a good video card to get

So far i have bought:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
RAM: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
COOLER: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B 135MM
PSU: OCZ ModXStream-Pro 700W
HD: OCZ Vertex Turbo 120GB
VIDEO: ????
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March 27, 2012 5:32:58 AM

diablo34life said:
gtx 680



thats put of my price range, not looking for something that crazy, i dont do much gaming that would require it i think. I would like a card with DVI and HDMI out tho
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March 27, 2012 5:57:45 AM

I would wait until kepler, however the 7770-7850 are both good.
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March 27, 2012 6:01:37 AM

VTL511 said:
thats put of my price range, not looking for something that crazy, i dont do much gaming that would require it i think. I would like a card with DVI and HDMI out tho


lol it was more a joke BUT i have a perfect card for you... i have it and love... great performance and cheap.. 129.99
radeon 6790

you can game with it FOR SURE buy it from XFX thats the nicest looking one plus it has a lifetime warranty u will not regret it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 27, 2012 2:55:34 PM

diablo34life said:
lol it was more a joke BUT i have a perfect card for you... i have it and love... great performance and cheap.. 129.99
radeon 6790

you can game with it FOR SURE buy it from XFX thats the nicest looking one plus it has a lifetime warranty u will not regret it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




are you sure on new egg it got nothing but bad reviews
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March 27, 2012 3:20:47 PM

VTL511 said:
are you sure on new egg it got nothing but bad reviews


because people dont download the latest drivers for it... ive had it for a year
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April 3, 2012 3:16:48 AM

Best answer selected by VTL511.
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