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March 4, 2013 2:07:48 AM

Could someone tell me if everything here is compatible? Thanks.

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Combo or $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.97
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Combo or $97.86
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $49.30
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM $27.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB $211.98
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V $69.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

$839.03

P.S: I will be mainly using this for FSX and a little minecraft and battlefield. Suggestions would be appreciated.
P.S.S: Don't get mad at me moderator for reposting.

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March 4, 2013 7:11:53 AM

MantoTango said:
Could someone tell me if everything here is compatible? Thanks.

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Combo or $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.97
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Combo or $97.86
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $49.30
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM $27.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB $211.98
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V $69.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

$839.03

P.S: I will be mainly using this for FSX and a little minecraft and battlefield. Suggestions would be appreciated.
P.S.S: Don't get mad at me moderator for reposting.


It's compatible, but for your budget, I would rather get this, It has the latest chipset and processor. Even the GPU 7870 eats 560 ti and 580 for breakfast. :) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HqlU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HqlU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HqlU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $866.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 04:09 EST-0500)
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March 5, 2013 12:19:54 AM

The ivy bridge processors have had heating issues while overclocking, right? So that's the only reason I am choosing the 2500k. Also iv'e heard that AMD cards don't perform as good as Nvidia for FSX? So do you think I should get this newer stuff instead of the older stuff for FSX?
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March 5, 2013 12:30:22 AM

Not really, there's really no sense getting an i5-2500k anymore unless you have a huge discount.

The i5-3570k is a better CPU because of architecture improvements.
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March 5, 2013 12:46:00 AM

This whole "heat issue" stuff about Ivy Bridge has been blown way out of proportion, at-least as far your not an extreme over-clocker using liquid nitrogen or the such. The 3570k is still better clock for clock, which easily makes up for the fact that it's not as easy to break into the 5 Ghz region. Architecture > raw speed, otherwise we'd all be happily recommending Q9650s.

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March 5, 2013 1:55:04 AM

MantoTango said:
The ivy bridge processors have had heating issues while overclocking, right? So that's the only reason I am choosing the 2500k. Also iv'e heard that AMD cards don't perform as good as Nvidia for FSX? So do you think I should get this newer stuff instead of the older stuff for FSX?

The heating issues is just exaggeration. Using the hyper evo as a cooler and keeping the over clock up to 4.2-4.4ghz, the 3570k will be superior to 2500k. Also it's been a year since AMD releases 7870 so that means most of the driver problems has been fix and right now the AMD drivers are getting better and better and stable. But if your still skeptical about the radeon, you can just get the GTX 660ti for $20-$40 more than 7870. But personally, I prefer the 7870 when it comes to price and performance it delivers especially if you over clock the 7870.
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March 5, 2013 2:16:01 AM

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