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March 18, 2012 8:09:00 PM

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Fractal Design Core 3000 Case (6 fans in total i think)

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz (overcloked to stable 4.8GHz)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Heatsink

Thermaltake 575W Toughpower XT Modular PSU
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Z68

G-Skill 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX
ATI Radeon HD 5800

Crucial 128GB 2.5" M4 SSD SATA-III 6Gb/s - Firmware 0009
Western Digital 1TB SATA 3 64/MB Cache

LiteOn iHBS212 Blu-ray writer


I have windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed on the Crucial M4 SSD and my personal data installed on the 1TB SATA 3 HD.

I use windows 7 image backup to image my SSD and store that image on my SATA 3 data drive.

This data drive gets backed up to my USB 2 500GB external backup drive using FBackup's mirrored method.
Also my iPhone 4 apps (located on the local C:\ also gets backed up from FBackup's mirrored method.

I'd love to get a USB 3 Backup drive to replace my 500GB USB 2 external backup method but this will have to wait.

Any comments or suggestions welcome.

P.S - This PC was built by myself in October 2011.

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March 18, 2012 8:20:25 PM

I surely don't know why to rate it, but let's go.

PSU - Don't like it, you should get at least a silver 80Plus, can't go for crossfire with this wattage
-1

RAM - Sandybridge CPU? Shouldn't have bought 1600mhz, you won't have any real beneficits in games, or this huge amount of ram.
-1

The rest is very good

8/10
March 18, 2012 8:22:51 PM

Having any trouble with your Z68 Gigabyte? I'm about to buy the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4, I've heard good things about the reliability of Gigbayte. Most of my friends have ASUS and they have always failed on them after awhile, but many have said if you get a good working Gigbayte from the start, it will last for a decade, hmm..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 18, 2012 8:23:32 PM

vitornob said:
I surely don't know why to rate it, but let's go.

PSU - Don't like it, you should get at least a silver 80Plus, can't go for crossfire with this wattage
-1

RAM - Sandybridge CPU? Shouldn't have bought 1600mhz, you won't have any real beneficits in games, or this huge amount of ram.
-1

The rest is very good

8/10



Thanks for the reply. I agree totally with the PSU. However the RAM is for my virtual machines. Should have stated that I use multiple VM's at once and the RAM
comes in handy!

March 18, 2012 8:26:47 PM

Impulsez said:
Having any trouble with your Z68 Gigabyte? I'm about to buy the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4, I've heard good things about the reliability of Gigbayte. Most of my friends have ASUS and they have always failed on them after awhile, but many have said if you get a good working Gigbayte from the start, it will last for a decade, hmm..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hey yeh i was considering that board also. Very well built!

I decided against that purely because of the price at the time. My board was just to cheap to turn down and seemed to provide a whole host
of features. I must say i'm really pleased with my Z68. It's pretty sweet for overclocking and has SATA 3 plus USB 3 but this is to be expected now.

To be honest, i was expecting problems but non to report yet and i'm always pushing it to the limit with O/C
!