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August 2012 - 08 - 2 CPU-PSU-SSD

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August 1, 2012 10:52:30 PM

Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 Rev 2.1
Intel i3 2100 @ 3.1 Ghz with standard fan (Runs Battlefield 3 in a room around 25°C with max 53°C)
Kinston 2x 4Gb
Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB DDR5
Asus DVD
Samsung DVD
Asus Bluetouth
Dlink Wireless
Westerndigital HDD 320Gb
Seagate HDD 1Tb
LED strip 10cm
CoolerMaster HAF 922 (3x 200mm LED,2x120mm LED + 1x 80mm)

Will I be able to upgrade to a i5 2400 or i5 2500K and V8 CoolerMaster or H100 Liquid cooling without buying a new PSU or motherboard?? Is it also wurth it,or should I better look for a SSD? I also have a mSata connector on my motherboard for internal mSata SSD but the things I found about that on forums wasn't so positive(yet old),should I try..??
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August 2, 2012 2:28:15 AM

For the CPU, yes, you will have full compatibility.
For the SSD, yes, get one and use the Seagate as a data/secondary drive. The Intel 520 series and the Samsung 830 series are tops (I have the Samsung 256GB and it ROCKS). The performance increase is well worth the price over a mechanical drive...
August 2, 2012 2:47:47 AM

scottiemedic said:
For the CPU, yes, you will have full compatibility.
For the SSD, yes, get one and use the Seagate as a data/secondary drive. The Intel 520 series and the Samsung 830 series are tops (I have the Samsung 256GB and it ROCKS). The performance increase is well worth the price over a mechanical drive...


OCZ makes good SSD's as well. Get the SSD first as it's pain to move over from a HDD to a SSD. You can easily buy a HDD when you need it later on.

Oh and no worries on upgrading. The Z68 is a great chipset and if you get a K series CPU they overclock unreally well.

The 6870 isn't quite as good as either 6950 or GTX 560 TI and both are just a little bit more money.
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August 2, 2012 3:31:51 AM

stant1rm said:
OCZ makes good SSD's as well. Get the SSD first as it's pain to move over from a HDD to a SSD. You can easily buy a HDD when you need it later on.

Oh and no worries on upgrading. The Z68 is a great chipset and if you get a K series CPU they overclock unreally well.

The 6870 isn't quite as good as either 6950 or GTX 560 TI and both are just a little bit more money.


Thanks for replying fast bro ;-)

Yeah I could have waited so I could saved more for a better GPU..you got me there ;-) dow I am kinda satisfied for the price it realy does a great job since it was my first PC build.. I didn't even knew what a processor,GPU was when I decided to build it.. Like alot of PC gamers would say.."I am a noob" XD

I am planning to buy a new GPU when I go to Malaysia or maybe trough my family in Hong Kong ;) 

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August 2, 2012 3:34:24 AM

scottiemedic said:
For the CPU, yes, you will have full compatibility.
For the SSD, yes, get one and use the Seagate as a data/secondary drive. The Intel 520 series and the Samsung 830 series are tops (I have the Samsung 256GB and it ROCKS). The performance increase is well worth the price over a mechanical drive...



Thanks for the fast reply bro ;-)
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