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800-1000 Gaming build

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February 20, 2012 7:24:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 800-1000 euro After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet, home

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whichever is cheapest and ships to Ireland

Country: Ireland

Parts Preferences: I've done some work on this already and here are the parts i've picked:

mobo - ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 (Socket 1155/Intel Z68/DDR3/S-ATA 600/ATX)
http://www.custompc.ie/asrock-z68-extreme4-gen3-socket-...

RAM - GSKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9.0 DUAL CHANNEL RIPJAWS X RED RET
http://www.custompc.ie/gskill-8gb-ddr3-1600-cl90-dual-c...

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K Retail - BX80623I52500K
http://www.custompc.ie/intel-core- [...] 7959-p.asp

GPU - nVidia KFA2 1GB GeF GTX 560 Ti
http://www.custompc.ie/kfa2-1gb-gef-gtx-560-ti-79144-p....

PSU - ANTEC PSU HIGH CURRENT GAMER 750W
http://www.custompc.ie/antec-psu-h [...] 8884-p.asp

optical drive - Sony DVD Rewriter Black OEM Drive - AD-7283S-0B (S-ATA/DVD±R: 24x/CD-R: 48x)
http://www.custompc.ie/sony-dvd-re [...] 8868-p.asp

HDD - Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Serial 3.5" Hard Drive ST2000DL003 (S-ATA/6Gb/s/64MB/5900 RPM)
http://www.custompc.ie/seagate-2tb [...] 8123-p.asp

case - Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 Black Midi Tower Case (Mini-ITX/Micro-ATX/ATX)
http://www.custompc.ie/antec-nine- [...] 7897-p.asp

Overclocking: maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes
P.S

this is my first pc build so i'd very much appreciate all feedback to do with it, and opinions from people about making it better. Also i'd like this build to be as stress free as possible so it'd be great just to know that all the components are compatible and that it wont set on fire when i hook it all up, also i cant choose between motherboards either the one i have or the
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 (Socket 1155/Intel Z68/DDR3/S-ATA 600/ATX)
http://www.custompc.ie/asus-p8z68-v-progen3-socket-1155...
can anyone give me a reason to pick it over the AsRock or vice versa?
thanks a million :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 

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February 20, 2012 9:40:02 PM

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Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 (Socket 1155/Intel Z68/DDR3/S-ATA 600/ATX)
http://www.custompc.ie/asus-p8z68- [...] 8537-p.asp
can anyone give me a reason to pick it over the AsRock or vice versa?


Definitely go with the Asus - it's a more solid and stable board. Asrock has kind of an iffy reputation.

I normally like Antec cases but I really hesitate to recommend the 900 - it has no cable management or CPU retention whatsoever.

Maybe try the 1100 instead - it's a bit more but has the cable management you need. http://www.custompc.ie/antec-eleven-hundred-black-midi-...

And finally if you go 2500K, you'll need an aftermarket cooler - something like this: http://www.custompc.ie/antec-kuhler-flow-skt-1366115677...
February 21, 2012 11:22:35 AM

ok thanks i'll definately go with the asus so, but i'm not going to overclock it straight away so the standard cooling will be fine right?
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February 21, 2012 11:26:22 AM

saucepaws said:
ok thanks i'll definately go with the asus so, but i'm not going to overclock it straight away so the standard cooling will be fine right?


That is correct, just remember you will need to replace the thermal paste when you remove the stock cooler and add an aftermarket cooler.
February 21, 2012 4:18:21 PM

cool, lets hope i remember that when the time comes,..... but just to ask are all those parts compatible or can ye see any issues with it?
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