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June 7, 2012 11:19:01 AM

Hi guys

I am planning on building a new PC for gaming.
I am finally prepared to spend the money to upgrade from my LGA775 socket system

Old specs as follows:
MOBO: Asus P5Q se2
CPU: Q8300 oc'd to 3GHZ
RAM: 8gigs DDR2 1066mhz OCZ
GFX: Nvidia GTX275
PSU: 550W Coolermaster
CASE: Antec 900
HDD's: 2 X 500gig Seagate baracuda
1 X 1tb Seagate baracuda
1 X 200gig Seagate baracuda

Now I don't really lag much on any of my games but some of the latest titles do not run smoothly on "ULTRA" settings etc.

I am planning on the following build:
MOBO: ASUS Maximus iV Extreme - Republic of Gamers LGA1155
CPU: Intel Sandybridge lga1155 i5-2500K
RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 , XMS3 with heatsink , 4Gb x 2 kit
GFX: Asus ENGTX560 DC/2Di/1GD5
PSU: Corsair CP-9020003 TX750M
CASE: Coolermaster SGC-1000-KWN1 storm series - ENforcer
HDD: Corsair CSSD-F120GB3A 120Gb Force3 series 2.5" SATA6G SSD for OS drive

Now that's about what I can afford, keeping in mind I live in South Africa and our prices can differ.
I am planning on keeping the old HDD's and maybe raiding the 500gigs.

Let me know what you guys think and suggestions please.

Thanks!

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 7, 2012 11:39:14 AM

I would get the Asrock z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 motherboard and redirect all the money saved towards the GPU. Something like the Radeon 7850 or even the gtx 670 if you can afford it.
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June 7, 2012 1:22:27 PM

l0v3rboi said:
I would get the Asrock z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 motherboard and redirect all the money saved towards the GPU. Something like the Radeon 7850 or even the gtx 670 if you can afford it.


Thanks that sounds like a good idea, I realize I probably won't need all the features of the ROG mobo.
But I've read that the Z68 chipset has some issues with my particular SSD.
Is that correct or have they solved that issue?
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June 7, 2012 7:16:03 PM

I'm not sure. I've never heard of that issue before. But if it were true, you would have the same issue with the ROG mobo as it also has the z68 chipset.

Also, there are many issues with SSD's with Sandforce controllers. I would steer away with any one that has been known to have reliability issues to avoid the headache.

Check out this article by Tomshardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-.... It will steer you towards the best performing SSD for the money.
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June 8, 2012 10:03:46 AM

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