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Working on a new system, does this look alright?

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April 3, 2012 10:07:04 PM

My 4 year old, low-end gaming rig is reaching it's final days, so I'm thinking about putting together a new one. I'm on a budget of ~$1000 but it's not super tight, so any suggestions are welcome!

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 - V LX
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM:Corsair Vengeance
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce 560 Ti
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2
DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc
Case: Thermaltake Overseer

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April 3, 2012 10:20:01 PM

Good choice. Power supply is perfect, but if your looking for an upgrade (GPU) in the future, go 750 or even 850. I think the LX only supports crossfire but don't quote me on that. Anyways, great case. Might want to add a heat sync. Go for the 212 if your not doing any ocing. If your looking for a hydro cooler, go for the Eco cool it or the H60.
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April 3, 2012 10:42:21 PM

gcmartini said:
Good choice. Power supply is perfect, but if your looking for an upgrade (GPU) in the future, go 750 or even 850. I think the LX only supports crossfire but don't quote me on that. Anyways, great case. Might want to add a heat sync. Go for the 212 if your not doing any ocing. If your looking for a hydro cooler, go for the Eco cool it or the H60.


I don't have plans of running SLI, but I'll probably get a 750W for some future wiggle room. As for the heat sink, as I understand my CPU comes packaged with a fan and heat sink. Is that one not good enough, or would a new one only be necessary for overclocking? Thanks for the input!
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April 4, 2012 5:50:38 PM

Hawk5601 said:
I don't have plans of running SLI, but I'll probably get a 750W for some future wiggle room. As for the heat sink, as I understand my CPU comes packaged with a fan and heat sink. Is that one not good enough, or would a new one only be necessary for overclocking? Thanks for the input!


I wouldn't bother getting a higher wattage PSU, 650 watts is plenty for your system, and if Kepler is a sign of anything, power requirements are going to go down, not up with future GPUs. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=555

Also if you look at Intel's roadmap, the TDP of all of their Ivy Bridge CPUs is going down. http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/Ivy-Bridge-Core-i3-...

As for the heatsink, it's only $30 and will keep your CPU cooler than the stock, which is never a bad thing.

The only other thing I'd suggest looking into would be a SSD, this one from Mushkin seems to be the cheapest around and is based on the new Sandforce controller: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 4, 2012 10:48:36 PM

Akinos242 said:
I wouldn't bother getting a higher wattage PSU, 650 watts is plenty for your system, and if Kepler is a sign of anything, power requirements are going to go down, not up with future GPUs. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=555

Also if you look at Intel's roadmap, the TDP of all of their Ivy Bridge CPUs is going down. http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/Ivy-Bridge-Core-i3-...

As for the heatsink, it's only $30 and will keep your CPU cooler than the stock, which is never a bad thing.

The only other thing I'd suggest looking into would be a SSD, this one from Mushkin seems to be the cheapest around and is based on the new Sandforce controller: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the response. I'm going to hold of on an SSD for cost reasons, but it's definitely something I'll pick up later on down the road. As for the heat sink, I found what I believe to be the 212 that gcmartini talked about. It's got great reviews so I'll go with it!

EDIT: After some research into SSD boot times I've changed my mind and I'll definitely be getting one.
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April 5, 2012 12:16:30 AM

Glad you found your choice. And sorry about what I wrote, I should have been more specific. The 750w is recommended only if you want to sli or crossfire.
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