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June 11, 2012 5:12:01 AM

Okay so I have already asked the community before the same question, and I got some interesting answers. Thanks to the community I cancelled my order and ordered a new computer with different specs. I was wondering if these specs are good and maybe if the can handle BF3 on high quality :D  Any tips, facts and such are always welcome :D 



Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Midi Tower

Corsair TX V2 650W PSU

ASUS P8Z77-V LX, Socket-1155

Intel® Core i5-2500K Processor

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX

OCZ SSD Agility 3 Series 2.5" 120GB

Seagate Barracuda® 1TB

So that's it! I hope I did some right choices :D 

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June 11, 2012 6:47:25 AM

Don't get a V-LX board.
June 11, 2012 7:25:24 AM

amuffin said:
Don't get a V-LX board.

Why not? People have said that it's a 3.0 board and that the i5 2500k is not compatible with it and that the 3450k (or whatever) is a better match. Is there anything else?
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June 11, 2012 7:27:28 AM

For the same price, you can get an asrock board that is much higher quality.

Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
June 11, 2012 7:27:59 AM

iSignify said:
Why not? People have said that it's a 3.0 board and that the i5 2500k is not compatible with it and that the 3450k (or whatever) is a better match. Is there anything else?


Compatibility has nothing to do with it. It's the "LX" part.
June 11, 2012 7:29:37 AM

amuffin said:
For the same price, you can get an asrock board that is much higher quality.

Asrock Z77 Extreme 4


I wouldn't say it's any higher quality (though not worse), it just offers a lot more features than a V LX.
June 11, 2012 7:36:10 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
I wouldn't say it's any higher quality (though not worse), it just offers a lot more features than a V LX.

Z77 Extreme 4
8 + 4 Power Phase Design
PCI Express 3.0 x16 2 (x16/0 or x8/x8)
PCI Express x1 2

PCI Slots 2

Z77 V-LX
4 + 1 + 1 Phase Power Design
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (blue) *2
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
June 11, 2012 7:41:18 AM

amuffin said:
Z77 Extreme 4
8 + 4 Power Phase Design
PCI Express 3.0 x16 2 (x16/0 or x8/x8)
PCI Express x1 2

PCI Slots 2

Z77 V-LX
4 + 1 + 1 Phase Power Design
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (blue) *2
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI


That's exactly what I meant by more features. LOL Totally different from build quality.
June 11, 2012 7:45:51 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That's exactly what I meant by more features. LOL Totally different from build quality.

It has a higher power phase design, which is better build quality. As well for better capacitors etc.
June 11, 2012 7:48:46 AM

amuffin said:
It has a higher power phase design, which is better build quality. As well for better capacitors etc.


OK, just saying that ASRock boards in general aren't made any better (or worse) than Asus boards. That's my point. LOL ASRock just offers better designs at lower prices.
June 11, 2012 8:27:56 AM

But is there a difference when it comes to quality on the screen, if you understand my meaning? :p  The people I ordered it from are building it for me, so I wont have any problems with building it myself. I understand that if I want to upgrade that I need to have more connectors and stuff, but for now will the V-LX hold when THEY build it?
June 11, 2012 8:31:43 AM

iSignify said:
But is there a difference when it comes to quality on the screen, if you understand my meaning? :p  The people I ordered it from are building it for me, so I wont have any problems with building it myself. I understand that if I want to upgrade that I need to have more connectors and stuff, but for now will the V-LX hold when THEY build it?


As far as what you can actually see on screen, no. The ASRock will be a better OC'er at high OC's, and offers more features for the price, but you wouldn't ever notice the difference in an on-screen situation.
June 11, 2012 8:34:47 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
As far as what you can actually see on screen, no. The ASRock will be a better OC'er at high OC's, and offers more features for the price, but you wouldn't ever notice the difference in an on-screen situation.

Oh, 'Cuz I checked and the webpage I order parts from don't have asrock motherboards :/  I don't have any plans right now to OC because I'd need more fans to cool the computer, I'm afraid it would get to hot for the parts. You think I can run bf3 on High with these specs?
June 11, 2012 8:36:44 AM

On High? Absolutely. Maybe even Ultra, depending on what res you're using.
June 11, 2012 8:40:52 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
On High? Absolutely. Maybe even Ultra, depending on what res you're using.

I'm using a 24'' LED samsung synchmaster with 1920 x 1080 and 5000000:1
June 11, 2012 8:42:48 AM

iSignify said:
I'm using a 24'' LED samsung synchmaster with 1920 x 1080 and 5000000:1


You'll just have to try it and see, but Ultra should be doable with reduced AA.
June 11, 2012 8:46:23 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
You'll just have to try it and see, but Ultra should be doable with reduced AA.

Okay! Would be awesome, though I don't play the game. Thank you all so much, I've really learned a lot about computers :D 
June 11, 2012 8:48:04 AM

No problem! :) 
June 11, 2012 8:54:33 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
OK, just saying that ASRock boards in general aren't made any better (or worse) than Asus boards. That's my point. LOL ASRock just offers better designs at lower prices.


Fun fact: ASRock was originally a subsidiary of Asus spun off to compete with the lower end market where Asus didn't want to tarnish their name. They eventually divested and ASRock has now entered the high end market
June 11, 2012 9:09:22 AM

Pinhedd said:
Fun fact: ASRock was originally a subsidiary of Asus spun off to compete with the lower end market where Asus didn't want to tarnish their name. They eventually divested and ASRock has now entered the high end market


Yep, I knew that. :) 
June 11, 2012 10:40:41 AM

Did I make a good choice with the processor? I heard for gaming you don't need higher than i5 sandy bridge, And the i7 was too high price for me. I choose the i5 2500k incase I wanted to try OC-ing someday :p 
June 11, 2012 8:40:07 PM

iSignify said:
Did I make a good choice with the processor? I heard for gaming you don't need higher than i5 sandy bridge, And the i7 was too high price for me. I choose the i5 2500k incase I wanted to try OC-ing someday :p 


Absolutely! The 2500K/3570K is the best gaming CPU period, for the moment. :) 
June 11, 2012 9:31:07 PM

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