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June 18, 2012 2:46:57 AM

Case - Either 650D which i already have or something else, case is not the issue that I do not require assistance with.

This is what I have comeup with-
ASRock Z68 Extreme3
Intel Core i7 2600K
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 650W
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

Monitor that will be used is Asus VG236H (the 3D one that comes with the Nvidia 3D vision kit)

Questions-
1.Is the price difference between the price of a GTX 560Ti and a GTX 560 really worth it?
What video card would you recommend? between Asus and EVGA only, cheapest possible.

2.As far as CPU cooler goes - even though this computer will not get overclocked or heavily gamed on (although possible gaming) I see the need of an aftermarket CPU cooler, I have looked at the CM V8 - question is - Will it allow the memory in? because I know certain coolers cant have tall memory or else they won't fit. I know theres the corsair H series but I am looking for the cheapest alternative.

3.What optical drive would you recommend that can read 3D Bluray and also write Bluray movies

Thank you!!

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June 18, 2012 2:49:41 AM

1. If you will be using 3d get a better card than the 560 or 560 ti

2. You dont need it if you want one then i would use a corsair h100

3. optical drive doesnt matter just get a bluray player that is in your price range
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June 18, 2012 2:53:42 AM

Budget wont allow anything better than 560/560ti, unless its possible to come up with another component that would replace what I have chosen so far making it $60 cheaper so that it will be possible to get a 570
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June 18, 2012 3:04:49 AM

Get a i5 2500k and use the money to get the 570.
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June 18, 2012 11:02:09 AM

Would that make a huge difference? meaning am i going to notice any performance downgrading between the i5 and i7?
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June 18, 2012 2:04:45 PM

no the i5 will not really lower performance noticably.The graphics card is more important in your scenario.
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June 18, 2012 2:30:25 PM

alright thank you I decided to listen to your advise.. will be going with EVGA GTX 570 an i5 2500k and a Corsair TX750W power supply, although I would of loved to get that seasonic 620W but as the 570 requires 550W minimum I did not want to load the PSU too much and I know during gaming power consumption goes up. Also decided that for future preference as far as upgrading goes better get a stronger PSU.

As far as CPU cooling goes - I will be looking at the temperature of the CPU while load if I find it being too high I will get another CPU cooler, possibly something like an H40
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June 18, 2012 2:55:54 PM

I am glad I could help. If that is it you can choose the best answer by clicking it on the one you think is the best and we can close this thread!
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June 18, 2012 4:20:18 PM

Best answer selected by xxking.
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