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New Build (revised)

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March 4, 2012 5:13:10 PM


Case - Rosewill Challenger U-3

Motherboard - ASRock z68 Extreme3 Gen3

CPU - Intel i5-2500k

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500gb

Optical - LG DVD Burner

Ram - g skill ripjaws x series

Vid card - MSI N560GTX Ti 2gb

PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Tx750 v2 For possible future SLI
PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Tx650 v2 for single card, haven't decided. Maybe you tell me, would two gtx 560 ti be that much better, or just buy a much better card later?

OS - Win 7

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March 4, 2012 5:57:17 PM

sh1zz4m said:
Ram - g skill ripjaws x series ddr3 1333 <--Im not sure how do i check what kind of ram my board takes?

User Manual:

Otherwise a pretty good build IMO. You've done your research. If you want to save some money, then you try getting some items open box or refurbished of Newegg, but you'll be taking a risk, especially with a refurbed HDD. Good luck.
March 4, 2012 6:07:56 PM

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March 4, 2012 6:31:33 PM

aebome said:
With just a single gtx560, a 750w power supply is overkill, as it only needs 500W and two 2 6-pin connectors. A 650W PSU would be more than enough, and offer some cost savings.

650W version of psu you picked out:

Was planning for sli at some point
March 4, 2012 6:40:15 PM

thanks for the video card advise, as far as the memory goes, you think 4gbs of faster memory would be better than 8gbs of a little slower? Is it noticeably slower?