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April 14, 2012 8:51:09 PM

Case -
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 - 159.99
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942 - 189.99

Mobo -
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO - 209.99

RAM -
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) - 99.99

PSU -
Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W - 189.99
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W - 159.99

CPU -
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) - 219.99
Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) - 229.99

GPU -
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 - 524.99

Cooling -
CORSAIR H100 - 114.99
Noctua NH-D14 - 99.99

COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Case Fan - 16.99

Extras -
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III SSD - 78.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM - 139.99
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - 18.99
NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller - 47.99


I italicised the ones i'm more partial towards. I just wanted to know if I'm paying too much for a certain thing.

My main question is dealing with the i5's. The difference between the two is just .1Ghz, but regarding overall speed/performance/load... by buying the 2550, will it perform better or free the CPU up more?

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April 14, 2012 9:05:39 PM

You are spending way too much for too little bebefit on some things

A premium case is a personal choice I guess but you could spend half as much and get the same result

The 2500K runs cool and can OC massively on a $30 CM Hyper 212 or Xigmatek Gaia

The GTX 680 will run on less than 600 watts . A 650 watt Corsair or Seasonic will be cheaper and more efficient

16 gig of RAM will not help gaming performance . Even 2 x4 gig is overkill
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