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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by kieranbop, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. kieranbop New Member

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    I was posting to see if these specs/ parts will work well together and also if theres a clear obvious upgrade not too expensive from part I've linked if you could highlight it to me thanks:

    CPU : Intel Sandybridge i7-2600K Unlocked Core i7 Quad-Core Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB
    Cache, Socket 1155) -
    HDD: Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM – OEM
    MotherBoard: Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z68P-DS3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
    Case : cooler master advanced 2
    blue ray drive: Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP Blu-ray Player (12x Read)
    graphics card: Asus nVIDIA 3D GeForce GTX 560 TI DirectCu II TOP Graphics Card (1GB)
    power supply: Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 High Performance 650W Power Supply
    RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit
     
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    I've heard bad things about Samsung rotation media hard drives, but I don't have personal experience with it. It looks like a good combo to me, my only question would be is there a reason why you're not going to go with a 3770k?
     
  3. kieranbop New Member

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    I wasnt too sure if the price difference would warrant plus I can't seem to find where it is online to buy, i was looking at the 3820 as a possible upgrade there and I've heard the same about the samsung ones, i was looking for a western digital alternative as I havent heard many problems with them
     
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    WD drives are pretty solid, I've never had many issues with them. I like my 3820, but be planning to invest the money in a decent motherboard. X79 tends to run a bit more expensive than Z69 and Z77. Not to say it isn't a good platform, but be prepared for the price, even if the 3820 is reasonably priced. I got an ASUS P9X79 Deluxe, but a Pro would be the cheaper option, but you're still looking at something like 600 USD for the CPU and motherboard alone.
     
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    lyndonguitar I play games

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    if you have more money you should try SSDs for the OS
     
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    i would change the gpu to at least a 7850
     
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    The Samsung F3 are rock solid.

    If you want this for gaming go 2500K and 7950
     
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    I'd choose a different board. That is one of the first Z68 boards released by Gigabyte. It's actually already been deactivated on newegg. Look for the Asrock Pro3 Z68 motherboard.
     
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    thanks for all your inputs so far and im looking into them all now, I will post an update with changes on once ive gone through price comparison sites for each part etc
     
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    Can I ask smtg ?
    U wan to build tis system for wat purpose ?
    if for gaming
    I thk if u wan to gaming on 2560X1600 , the 560TI can't support ~
    becoz tis GPU memory 1GB nt enough ~
    if u can w8 more longer , I thk u better w8 for GTX 660TI or 670TI ~
     
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  11. kieranbop New Member

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    I do want it for gaming but at the same time I don't want to pay out of my backside for this. I initially wanted the 660ti but I have no clue when its coming out, so would the more sensible option be like they've recommended go for amd 7850? at 2gb ?
     
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    Either go full blu ray burner or add a dvd burner in there. Having media burning capabilities helps. Try to somehow fit 1866+ cl9 ram into the budget.

    I don't see a mention of res used anywhere; what monitor do you have?
     
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    Yes and they say it overclocks very good. If you are wanting to play BF3 for sure. I run a 6870 HD and It can't even keep up at high settings. I'm probably going with a GTX 670 if they keep it around $400 when released next month. If not I'll probably go 7950.
     
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    1080p 22 inch monitor, is it definately being released next month then its worth waiting for GTX 670 like you said depending on the price but i thought the fps between having a 7850 and the GTX 620i would only be a few
     
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    I'd go for the 2500K, an ASUS or ASRock Z77 board and wait for the GTX670 to see what's capable of. I expect it to be between the 7950 and the 7970 with a price of around 350$. If it turns out to be slower or more expensive the 7870 is a good card at a decent price. The 560Ti is weak for today and especially tomorrow's standards, the only good thing is that you can probably get one for around 200$.
     
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    +1. 2500k too if you're using it for pure gaming/casual needs.
     
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    Agreed on the 2500k. I'd say go with at least a Radeon HD 7850, 7870 if you can afford it. I recommend getting the low profile corsair memory and a tower heatsink if you are considering overclocking at all.
    Asrock or Asus for the motherboard. If you're not overclocking, I recommend an Ivy Bridge i5.
     

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