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February 10, 2012 7:57:17 AM

Hi guys! I need some help on improving my current Custom PC hardware selection

Processor: Intel i5-2500k Processor

VGA: Sapphire HD6870 1GB DDR5

PSU: FSP AURUM SERIES GOLD 600W

Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB Sata 3

Dvd Drive: LG 24x DVDRW SATA - OEM

RAM: PC3 1600 CL9 Corsair vengeance 8GB Ram

Casing: Cooler Master Elite 430 or Cooler Master Elite 431+
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68-DS3-B3 or Z68MA-D2H-B3

For casing and mother board I am not too sure if I should get those or some other type.
Please help me decide and why. Thanks in advance

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February 10, 2012 9:21:06 AM

Well it can be improved, obviously, but by how much, depends entirely on your budget.......
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February 10, 2012 9:29:55 AM

wiz4aoe179 said:
Hi guys! I need some help on improving my current Custom PC hardware selection

Processor: Intel i5-2500k Processor

VGA: Sapphire HD6870 1GB DDR5

PSU: FSP AURUM SERIES GOLD 600W

Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB Sata 3

Dvd Drive: LG 24x DVDRW SATA - OEM

RAM: PC3 1600 CL9 Corsair vengeance 8GB Ram

Casing: Cooler Master Elite 430 or Cooler Master Elite 431+
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68-DS3-B3 or Z68MA-D2H-B3

For casing and mother board I am not too sure if I should get those or some other type.
Please help me decide and why. Thanks in advance

first don't use that power supply beacause it might not be trusted
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is from a known brand i have a 8120 but with the same graphhics card you want, i use the 750w half modular version though but i could not see the 431+ but the 430 looked good and make sure your motherboard has USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s for newer devices a single 6870 the Z68MA-D2H-B3 looked great but it has 1 pci slot running at x16 and the other at x8 so make sure you place it in the x16 slot and crossfire or sli might be limited because of this but anyway this looks great just you should get the one from the link and the Z68MA-D2H-B3 but if you get the Z68-DS3-B3 1 slot runs at x16 and the other at x4 so really? int that case be carefull what slot you put your graphics card in. the graphics is great that is exactly what im running right not.
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February 10, 2012 9:37:28 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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February 11, 2012 11:47:00 AM

melikepie said:
first don't use that power supply beacause it might not be trusted
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is from a known brand i have a 8120 but with the same graphhics card you want, i use the 750w half modular version though but i could not see the 431+ but the 430 looked good and make sure your motherboard has USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s for newer devices a single 6870 the Z68MA-D2H-B3 looked great but it has 1 pci slot running at x16 and the other at x8 so make sure you place it in the x16 slot and crossfire or sli might be limited because of this but anyway this looks great just you should get the one from the link and the Z68MA-D2H-B3 but if you get the Z68-DS3-B3 1 slot runs at x16 and the other at x4 so really? int that case be carefull what slot you put your graphics card in. the graphics is great that is exactly what im running right not.


Ic.. Thanks for the info as for power supply I choose that is because of my budget and since it has 5 years warranty I doubt I will have trouble with it. Or unless something can happen?

If I picked Z68MA mother board can my elite 430 case use the 3.0 usb?

Thanks in advance
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February 11, 2012 11:51:53 AM

Ic melikepie, I chose that PSU is because it has 5 years warranty so and its 80% gold so it should not tear that easily. Or something even worst could happen to my mobo if its faulty?
(My worst case scenario PC cannot on)

If I picked Z68MA series can I use the 3.0 usb on it?
Since the casing doesnt support 3.0.

And could you briefly explain how crossfire and sli works other then need 2 graphic cards.
Thanks in advance :D !
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February 11, 2012 11:53:23 AM

melikepie said:
first don't use that power supply beacause it might not be trusted
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is from a known brand i have a 8120 but with the same graphhics card you want, i use the 750w half modular version though but i could not see the 431+ but the 430 looked good and make sure your motherboard has USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s for newer devices a single 6870 the Z68MA-D2H-B3 looked great but it has 1 pci slot running at x16 and the other at x8 so make sure you place it in the x16 slot and crossfire or sli might be limited because of this but anyway this looks great just you should get the one from the link and the Z68MA-D2H-B3 but if you get the Z68-DS3-B3 1 slot runs at x16 and the other at x4 so really? int that case be carefull what slot you put your graphics card in. the graphics is great that is exactly what im running right not.


Ic melikepie, I chose that PSU is because it has 5 years warranty so and its 80% gold so it should not tear that easily. Or something even worst could happen to my mobo if its faulty?
(My worst case scenario PC cannot on)

@AdrianPerry this is already within my budget the most is mayb 20 bucks more or less which is upgrading the
case/mobo or not.

If I picked Z68MA series can I use the 3.0 usb on it?
Since the casing doesnt support 3.0.

And could you briefly explain how crossfire and sli works other then need 2 graphic cards.
Thanks in advance :D !

Edit: Sorry for triple posting ><! Please someone removed the last 2.. I tripled posted becuz keep getting error when submitting and tho I wasnt posted. >< Very sorry.
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