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June 11, 2012 2:28:28 PM

Hi,

I'm looking to build my own PC and wondering about the specs below. Are there anything I should change or a bottleneck from this build?

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Processor = intel i5 2500 (3.3Ghz,C6Mb,Lga1155)
Motherboard = Asus P8H67-M LX intel Socket 1155
Ram = 8gb Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (2X4Gb) DDR3
Hardisk = WDC SATA III Green 1 TB
VGA = Digital Alliance GTX 460 Green 768Mb 192Bit DDR5
Casing = Venomrx Mamushi NTX V3
PSU = THERMALTAKE TR2 800WT ATX 2.3 APFC 80+
Optical Driver = Sony DVDRW


Also my brother, who has more money than me (and stingy btw!) is wondering about his build as well. He's considering between these 2 builds:

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Case = Cooler Master HAF 912
Power Supply = Corsair 650TX V2
CPU = Intel i5-3570K
Heatsink = Thermaltake Frio
Motherboard = ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Memory = 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800
Graphics Card = MSI 7850 Twin Frozr
Hard Drive = Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
DVD = Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW


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Case = Coolermaster case
PSU = CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
Motherboard = ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
CPU = Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Ram = G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU = EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Hard Drive = SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive = ASUS Black DVD Burner


Thanks for reading!

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June 11, 2012 2:54:17 PM

I would grab the first one of your brothers builds.

As for yours, go cheaper on the psu (by cheaper I mean a good quality 500-600w, antec/corsair/seasonic/pc&c) and replace that 460 (assuming you don't already have it) with a 7750 that performs similarly but doesn't require any additional power, runs cooler and quieter.

Might also want to upgrade the gpu to something a bit beefier like a 7770

also I strongly suggest you spring for a 2500K cpu (it makes overclocking so easy, extends the life of the proc also, having it at 4.5ghz is pretty sweet) plus its only 10 bucks more on newegg. (you can pick up and aftermarket heatsink anytime. Its better to get it now than to regret it later.
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June 11, 2012 3:26:45 PM

welcome to toms. :) 
coldcell said:
Hi,

I'm looking to build my own PC and wondering about the specs below. Are there anything I should change or a bottleneck from this build?

Quote:
Processor = intel i5 2500 (3.3Ghz,C6Mb,Lga1155)
Motherboard = Asus P8H67-M LX intel Socket 1155
Ram = 8gb Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (2X4Gb) DDR3
Hardisk = WDC SATA III Green 1 TB
VGA = Digital Alliance GTX 460 Green 768Mb 192Bit DDR5
Casing = Venomrx Mamushi NTX V3
PSU = THERMALTAKE TR2 800WT ATX 2.3 APFC 80+
Optical Driver = Sony DVDRW

your build:
i5 2500k is close to the price, so getting the overclockable cpu would be better imo. also getting a oc motherboard like a z68 one would be better.
the ddr3 1600 mhz ram will run at 1333 mhz speed on the h67 motherboard because core i5 2500's default supported memory speed is ddr3 1333 mhz. h67 doesn't allow ram oc, so it'll run at 1333 mhz.
if it saves you money for gfx card, drop down to a 500gb one
the gfx card is old 192 bit gtx 460, imo there are better cards available today. search if you can get a radeon hd 6850/6870 1 gb.
the psu is overkill for the build, and tt has mixed quality psus. a corsair cx 500 v2 or seasonic s12 ii 520w or corsair cx 600 v2 would suffice.
coldcell said:

Also my brother, who has more money than me (and stingy btw!) is wondering about his build as well. He's considering between these 2 builds:

Quote:
Case = Cooler Master HAF 912
Power Supply = Corsair 650TX V2
CPU = Intel i5-3570K
Heatsink = Thermaltake Frio
Motherboard = ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Memory = 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800
Graphics Card = MSI 7850 Twin Frozr
Hard Drive = Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
DVD = Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW


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i dunno about the case. the cpu and gfx card choices are good. i wonder if the frio cooler would be able to keep an overclocked ivb i5 in check though. oc experts should be able to tell.
coldcell said:

Quote:
Case = Coolermaster case
PSU = CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
Motherboard = ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
CPU = Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Ram = G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU = EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Hard Drive = SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive = ASUS Black DVD Burner


Thanks for reading!

imo the previous build is more powerful in terms of gfx power.
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June 11, 2012 3:45:13 PM

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