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February 16, 2012 12:35:02 AM

Budget: $2000'ish

CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3

Cooling:
Heatsink/Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Controller: Scythe Kaze Master Pro

Ram:
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)

Storage:
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200

Graphics: SLI Build
EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti 448 Core "Classified"

PSU:
XFX ProSeries 1000W, 80+ Platinum, Modular

Case:
IN WIN Dragon Rider

Audio:
HT | Omega Striker

Optical:
Plextor PX-LB950SA



The Fan Controller is for the five 120mm, and one 220mm case fans. The extra Ram is just because it's cheap, and for "why not" factor.


Question: Would it be worth the extra $80.00 to upgrade to the Core i7 2600K CPU? Mainly for gaming, and watching Netflix/movies while console gaming.

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February 16, 2012 1:28:00 AM

get all parts from newegg except cpu you'll save 40$ if u get it from microcenter

case: cooler master haf x
mobo: asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
cpu: intel i5 2550k
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 plus
video card: nvidia gtx 560 ti
ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb
hhd: western digital caviar black 1.5tb
ssd: later corsair force 180gb ssd
optical drive: lg black 12x bd-rom
psu: corsair ax750w

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February 16, 2012 1:46:23 AM

dhakon said:
Budget: $2000'ish

CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
Fine if you want to OC otherwise save money with the 2400

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3
Ok

Cooling:
Heatsink/Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Ok

Controller: Scythe Kaze Master Pro
Seems to me that the number of fans is overkill and may not help. Understanding the airflow dynamics of your case is important to make sure you are helping and not hurting

Ram:
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Its inexpensive but not worth the cost for gaming. May have some value if you were doing a lot of video editing

Storage:
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
Fine

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200
500gb would be plenty and given the prices for hdd's now I would save the money

Graphics: SLI Build
EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti 448 Core "Classified"
Did you look at the Toms February graphic card report? 560 is ok but for the money you may find the AMD choices better

PSU:
XFX ProSeries 1000W, 80+ Platinum, Modular
WAAAY over the top. Get a Corsair or Seasonic bronze or better 650w and that will be more than enough. Platinum series not worth the cost and 1000w is way too much

Case:
IN WIN Dragon Rider
If that floats your boat

Audio:
HT | Omega Striker
I haven;t used a sound card for years. Onboard does nicely

Optical:
Plextor PX-LB950SA
Current prices $20-$25 for a RW CD/DVD and $75-$85 for a BR


The Fan Controller is for the five 120mm, and one 220mm case fans. The extra Ram is just because it's cheap, and for "why not" factor.


Question: Would it be worth the extra $80.00 to upgrade to the Core i7 2600K CPU? Mainly for gaming, and watching Netflix/movies while console gaming.
Nope.

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February 16, 2012 1:55:28 AM

Getting 2x HD 6950 2GB is a much better deal, they have around the same performance for less $$$.
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February 16, 2012 2:31:55 AM

16 gig of RAM is pointless for gaming where even 4 gig is enough
8 gig can be justified if you use it for productivity apps and is cheap enough

a 1000 watt psu? 650 watt would have plenty of headroom


Spend the money you save on those items on a better graphics card
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