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May 17, 2012 9:03:18 AM


im a newbie, can u help me check if this is ok for gaming and if i can overclock this. very limited budget, would really appreciate your response.... thanks in advance
Palit GTX550 Ti 1gb ddr5 192bit hdmi
Asus P8Z68-V LE Z68/Virtu/ISRT
Intel Core i5-2500K
Huntkey APFC 700w
Corsair 4GB ddr3 (VS4GB1333D3) x 2
1.0TB WD Blue
Asus 24x 24B3ST
AeroCool StrikeX
Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
D-Link 525 WiFi G
23” LG E2351VR LED 1920x1080 hdmi
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May 17, 2012 9:18:30 AM

Spend less on CPU and more on GPU. Overclocking your CPU will give you no improvement in gaming performance if your GPU is too slow to utilize it.

I'd suggest getting an i5 2310 + H77 board and bump up the graphics to a HD7850. Also, pick a better PSU. Antec VP450 should be plenty for that build.

Check the $800 build in my sig for a better idea of what I'm saying.
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May 17, 2012 10:02:12 AM

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.65 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
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Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $ GPU:SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870( $159.99@ Newegg)

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 ($44.99@ Newegg)

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