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February 7, 2012 6:36:53 AM

Hello guy, :hello: 

Im planning to build my own gaming pc for the first time.. Here's the list of product I want to put together:


Mobo: ex series DZ68BC
CPU: i5 2500k
PSU: corsair TX850 V2
SSD: patriot pyro 120gb
HHD: seagate barracuda 2tb (planning to put it in raid 0 with the SSD)
Memory: corsair xms3 4g(2x2) 9-9-9-24 1.65V
Optic: samsung 22x dvd
GPU: asus ENGTX560 DirectCU




I need some advise for my gaming PC project,, thanks...

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February 7, 2012 6:43:50 AM

Exactly what do you want to know? You have no windows selected or a case to put it in but other then that i don't see any real problems with your choices.
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February 7, 2012 7:04:07 AM

ohh yeah.. forgot to add, I'm planning to put it a CM storm scout case..

I'm thinking of using either the SSD or the HHD, which one is better??
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February 7, 2012 7:04:58 AM

and I'll use win7 for the OS.
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February 7, 2012 7:22:36 AM

SSD is apparently better, however more expensive and since it's new it commonly hold up to 120GB space. In terms of which is better as in your 120GB or 2TB HDD if I had to choose I would pick the 2TB since it's more than ten times the space as your 120GB SSD. Just make sure the HDD is 7200RPM.

Your build looks good, very similar to what I'm looking at for my new build. I would recommend a GTX 570, apparently it's a huge improvement from 560 from looking at forums and comments. It can run new games, crysis 2 and more on max setting no problem with high FPS.
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February 7, 2012 7:35:42 AM

The ssd is often sought to use as your operations drive (it reads your operating system alot faster) then using the cheaper slower drives to store things on. I'd go with a 64 gig ssd drive at the least for the os drive (to allow for updates and upgrades in the os a 120 gig be much better though if you can swing it) and buy a regular larger hdd for saving things on (not sure of your budget so not sure what to reccommend in size) This gives you a faster over all system (less time to read from the hdd os plus a fast cpu = one tricked out pc)
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February 7, 2012 8:35:48 PM

zolton33 said:
The ssd is often sought to use as your operations drive (it reads your operating system alot faster) then using the cheaper slower drives to store things on. I'd go with a 64 gig ssd drive at the least for the os drive (to allow for updates and upgrades in the os a 120 gig be much better though if you can swing it) and buy a regular larger hdd for saving things on (not sure of your budget so not sure what to reccommend in size) This gives you a faster over all system (less time to read from the hdd os plus a fast cpu = one tricked out pc)



should i put it in raid 0 or 1?? i have enough budget for both cause it's on sale and free shipping...but im thinking of buying one first so i can buy a nice GPU based on advises i'll get,,

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February 7, 2012 9:06:54 PM

Dmag said:
Hello guy, :hello: 

Im planning to build my own gaming pc for the first time.. Here's the list of product I want to put together:


Mobo: ex series DZ68BC
CPU: i5 2500k
PSU: corsair TX850 V2
SSD: patriot pyro 120gb
HHD: seagate barracuda 2tb (planning to put it in raid 0 with the SSD)
Memory: corsair xms3 4g(2x2) 9-9-9-24 1.65V
Optic: samsung 22x dvd
GPU: asus ENGTX560 DirectCU




I need some advise for my gaming PC project,, thanks...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- This is the sticky pinned at the top of this forum. Copy & paste it on here please and then fill it out.

1) That board doesn't over clock so no need for the 2500K cpu

2) That board is a single card board (1 x PCI-E slot) so no need for a 850w psu that's designed to run two of those cards

3) These 1155 boards require low voltage RAM ...as in 1.5v or less. So ditch the old school 1.65v RAM

4) You have a ton of money in that video card so spend $40 - $45 on 8 gigs of RAM (2x4GB) of 1.5v RAM

5) Skip the RAID with the SSD and storage drive. Put your O/S and desktop on the SSD and whatever games you plan on the SSD that will fit and the rest goes to the storage drive.

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February 7, 2012 9:22:25 PM

Why_Me said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- This is the sticky pinned at the top of this forum. Copy & paste it on here please and then fill it out.

1) That board doesn't over clock so no need for the 2500K cpu

2) That board is a single card board (1 x PCI-E slot) so no need for a 850w psu that's designed to run two of those cards

3) These 1155 boards require low voltage RAM ...as in 1.5v or less. So ditch the old school 1.65v RAM

4) You have a ton of money in that video card so spend $40 - $45 on 8 gigs of RAM (2x4GB) of 1.5v RAM

5) Skip the RAID with the SSD and storage drive. Put your O/S and desktop on the SSD and whatever games you plan on the SSD that will fit and the rest goes to the storage drive.

6) Don't ever take any advice from previous posters on this thread for the fact they didn't point out the obvious so they shouldn't be giving advice on this board imo.



1) he made no mention of overclocking

2)If you can afford a higher psu it never hurts to get for upgrades later on

6)So you are considered the beat all advice giver?

Taking cheap shots is really not a nice thing to do. And saying that some one should not give advice on a public forum meant for advice and help is also not a nice thing to do. I suggest you read:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282333-31-read-first

And i'll quote it for an easier read:

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February 7, 2012 9:42:45 PM

Sorry if I came off like an asrehole Zolatan :) 

I only saw the obvious in the OP

First off a 2500K has two obvious advantages: 1. over clocking 2. HD 3000 Graphics. I'm pretty sure he mentioned gaming and not video editing.

Secondly an 850w psu will run two of those cards are possible power a small rocket... A 650w psu will power a single gtx 580 with plenty to spare.

Third that old school 1.65v RAM has been known to mess up controllers on these 1155 boards hence the reason just about every review states 1.5v RAM or even less.

Again I do apologize :) 
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February 7, 2012 9:50:23 PM

Why_Me said:
Sorry if I came off like an asrehole Zolatan :) 

I only saw the obvious in the OP

First off a 2500K has two obvious advantages: 1. over clocking 2. HD 3000 Graphics. I'm pretty sure he mentioned gaming and not video editing.

Secondly an 850w psu will run two of those cards are possible power a small rocket... A 650w psu will power a single gtx 580 with plenty to spare.

Third that old school 1.65v RAM has been known to mess up controllers on these 1155 boards hence the reason just about every review states 1.5v RAM or even less.

Again I do apologize :) 



No problem i'm far from an expert (my last complete build was almost 6 years ago) So i can state if the cpu and motherboard are compatible and recommend a build from what i've been researching (i'm planning a build here in the near future so reading up on all the new break throughs such as amds becoming worse and worse cpus :cry:  the new ssd drives and all these shiny new graphics cards) I've learned that bundling is the way to go and why i suggested a bundle from tigerdirect (i wish newegg was easier to search through) But bundle deals are not for every one.
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