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February 11, 2012 8:31:28 PM
February 11, 2012 8:39:02 PM

Your build is compatible, but not the best in one respect.

The 2500 will run in that Z68 based motherboard, but you can not oc the 2500, like you can the 2500K
It is definitely worth it to buy the 2500K and pay the smallish price premium. Your 3.3 cpu can then easily be a 4.0-4.5 cpu.
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February 11, 2012 8:42:59 PM

geofelt said:
Your build is compatible, but not the best in one respect.

The 2500 will run in that Z68 based motherboard, but you can not oc the 2500, like you can the 2500K
It is definitely worth it to buy the 2500K and pay the smallish price premium. Your 3.3 cpu can then easily be a 4.0-4.5 cpu.


I agree - pay the difference and get the K. Also that video card isn't the best for the price. If you get the 560, get the TI. The regular 560 isn't worth it in that price range - go for this instead: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

You will save $30 on the video card and that will make up the difference allowing you to get the 2500K.
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February 11, 2012 8:47:03 PM
February 11, 2012 8:48:44 PM

will this build be able to run skyrim with that video card and 2500k
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February 11, 2012 8:50:05 PM

bubba16 said:
will this build be able to run skyrim with that video card and 2500k

It will run any game very well, including Skyrim.
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February 11, 2012 9:09:13 PM

will all of that fit in cooler master haf 922
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February 11, 2012 9:17:02 PM

bubba16 said:
will all of that fit in cooler master haf 922


Yes.
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February 11, 2012 9:21:22 PM

should i buy a monitor or use my tv
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February 11, 2012 9:30:13 PM

bubba16 said:
should i buy a monitor or use my tv

What resolution is out TV using?
Is it 720p or 1080p?
If 1080p, it will be fine.
If 720p, consider a monitor.
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February 11, 2012 9:35:55 PM

its 720 what size of monitor do u think i should get
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February 11, 2012 9:48:11 PM

Get a good 1080p monitor.
Maybe one that is at least 20 inches.
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February 12, 2012 7:32:45 PM
February 12, 2012 8:01:35 PM

bubba16 said:
would it make much of a difference if i changed the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) to EVGA GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi)

The GTX 560 is slightly weaker than the GTX 560 Ti.
However, the GTX 560 can overclock to GTX 560 Ti performance, maybe more.
If you can overclock it, it's a reasonable choice.
If not, I guess you can live with it.
It's a good card at the end of the day.
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February 16, 2012 12:42:18 AM

would it matter if i took the hard drive from this computer and used it for my build its 500gb and i have a 1tb external
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February 16, 2012 12:55:07 AM

bubba16 said:
would it matter if i took the hard drive from this computer and used it for my build its 500gb and i have a 1tb external


Absolutely - if you can you should definitely reuse your HDs right now - the shortages have caused HD prices to skyrocket.
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February 16, 2012 5:18:40 PM
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