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New gaming computer. Need some tips!

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April 7, 2012 12:11:55 AM

Gaming computer. Want to be able to play most games/upcoming games in high settings/max settings.

CPU: i5-2500K 3.3GHz
GPU: GTX 560Ti
MOBO: GA-Z68XP-UD3
HDD: 500 Gig 16 mb Sata 2
RAM: 8 gig 16 MHz
PSU: Cooler Master Gx 700W
BOX: Cooler Master Silencio 500 - Black
CPUCOOLER: Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU COOLER
OPTICAL DRIVE: 22x DL DVD+/-RW brännare, SATA
OS: Win7


1) Is it worth waiting for IvyBridge?
2) Is my motherboard fine?
3) Is the PSU fine?
4) For OC purposes, would it be smarter to go for i7-2600k or such?

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April 7, 2012 12:41:48 AM

I personally think cooler master isnt good for psus you may want to get corsair builder or enthusiast series not only they are more reliable but they save your electric bills. As for your card it will run BF3 at 45- 55 fps at high 1080p. Cpu is good, motherboard is good, and case looks good. As for your gpu it'll run most games at high at 1080p smoothly as for 2012 but ultra may be different but it matters by the game. Ayways as for Oc'ing I really dont know but i bet someone else will help you out, also where are you buying/builiding it at
April 7, 2012 1:30:29 AM

I agree, get a Corsair psu, other than that it looks good. Your graphics card my hold you back from the highest settings at 1080p. Newegg has a heck of a deal on a 448 core EVGA 560Ti. Its about $240 after rebate, and is good for about an extra 5 fps over the plain Ti
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April 7, 2012 1:49:06 AM

1. It is, unless you are in a real hurry.
2. Get a HD7850. Worth the extra ~$40.
3. No. I'd suggest something like a Corsair CX600 or TX650, which could even run 2x HD7850's if needed.
4. Not for gaming. The i5's will do fine.
April 7, 2012 7:26:31 AM

Zero_ said:
1. It is, unless you are in a real hurry.
2. Get a HD7850. Worth the extra ~$40.
3. No. I'd suggest something like a Corsair CX600 or TX650, which could even run 2x HD7850's if needed.
4. Not for gaming. The i5's will do fine.


Never thought it like that yes buy the gtx 560 ti 448 cores from newegg for 260!!! YOU WOULD GET A GOOD DEAL
April 8, 2012 1:23:55 AM

I do have one recommendation: I would change your RAM from a set of 16 MHz to 1600 MHz. I believe you'll find that we have come along way since the 80s and early 90s. :) 

In all seriousness though, change the PSU to a Corsair.
April 11, 2012 3:31:02 PM

The only PSU-alternative I have is: OCZ ZS 750W 80+. It worth the extra $30 for reliability?
April 11, 2012 3:38:04 PM

yes... agree with above. go with the i5 2500k, OC it a bit. i have the EVGA 560 Ti and i get around 58 FPS on BF3 on 1080. good for now, but i plan on either upgrading or just getting another 560 Ti and SLI'ing them. For this reason i got a Corsair 850W v2 which will leave me plenty of headroom for a second video card.

The mobo will work, but its definately not the most advanced out there. I have the ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 and i love it. never cared about the mobo before until i got a good one! but thats your call.
April 11, 2012 3:54:44 PM

phyco126 said:
I do have one recommendation: I would change your RAM from a set of 16 MHz to 1600 MHz. I believe you'll find that we have come along way since the 80s and early 90s. :) 

In all seriousness though, change the PSU to a Corsair.


Was just going to comment on the RAM :lol:  :lol: 
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