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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Andynor91, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Andynor91 New Member

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    Guess I'll be on the safe side instead then and go with the 6970's.

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    Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO
    CPU: 1x Intel Core i5-2500K
    GPU: 2x ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 PCIE
    PSU: 1x Corsair 750W TX V2
    RAM: 1x Corsair KINGSTON 8192MB HyperX DDR3 1600MHz
    HDD: 2x Western Digital 500GB SATAIII 7200RPM 32MB WD5002AALX
    Case: 1x COOLERMASTER RC-932-KKN5
    DVD-ROM Read/write: 1x Samsung SH-S222AB
    CPU Cooler: 1x Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    Total config: 2075$

    Really close to hitting the buy button now, so if there are any last recommendations/inputs throw them out there! :) I personally think the price is good in regards to the performance I'll be getting.
     
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    if you want it %100 safe, yeah. if not, the risk of bricking card AFTER unlock is low. up to you. anyway which board are you getting? make sure you get p67. h67 is limited by vrm. it wont oc&may crap out
     
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    It looks pretty happy to me. I wanna see some OC results in a couple months

    Buy it, and obliterate everything from Germany to Arkansas.
     
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    Updated the post with the motherboard. Seems like I'm pretty much ready to go.

    Thanks for all the help you guys! :)
     
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    Just asking out of curiosity: Why not the Extreme 3(or 4) Gen3?
     
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    Was talking about the Asrock Z68 lineup. Sorry I should have been more specific.
     
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    Ah, then I see. Either one of these two then:
    http://www.ipon.hu/webshop/product/_asrock_z68_extreme4_gen3/185256
    http://www.ipon.hu/webshop/product/_asrock_z68_extreme3_gen3/185255

    asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 is actually the same price as the Asus P8Z68-V PRO which I listed in the config. The ASROCK Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is about 63$ cheaper than the asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 or the Asus P8Z68-V PRO.

    Better to go for the Asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 instead then?

    Edit: seems like the asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 also has PCIe 3.0 which is a neat bonus I guess.
     
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    Asrock seems to get good reviews. I'm planning on getting an Asrock Fatal1ty
     
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    Difference between the 2 is minimal. Extreme 4 has 2 more sata ports connected to a Marvell controller and includes a USB 3 bracket for use with the onboard header.
     
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    Final build (2075$):

    Motherboard: ASROCK Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
    CPU: 1x Intel Core i5-2500K
    GPU: 2x ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 PCIE
    PSU: 1x Corsair 750W TX V2
    RAM: 1x KINGSTON 8192MB HyperX DDR3 1600MHz
    HDD: 2x Western Digital 500GB SATAIII 7200RPM 32MB WD5002AALX
    Case: 1x COOLERMASTER RC-932-KKN5
    DVD-ROM Read/write: 1x Samsung SH-S222AB
    CPU Cooler: 1x Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    Only thing I'm unsure about is the ram. It's 1.65v so would be nice with something a bit lower.
    8gb would be the best and about the 15000HUF +/- mark; the list is here http://ipon.hu/webshop/group/8192mb/921/
     
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    The pricing on that site confuses me...thats beside the point.

    What about Corsair Vengeance? I think its the same money...
     
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    The difference is a quite obvious one. :p
     
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    lol, they take extra $$$ for the red color? : p
     
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    Thats the only difference I can see. The blue ones are optimized for low voltage with intel systems, I think. I'm not sure if there are any on your site though.
     
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    I see. Can't seem to find the blue ones so I'll settle for the black ones then.

    Now, final build hopefully:

    Motherboard: ASROCK Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
    CPU: 1x Intel Core i5-2500K
    GPU: 2x ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 PCIE
    PSU: 1x Corsair 750W TX V2
    RAM: 1x CORSAIR 8192MB Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9 KIT
    HDD: 2x Western Digital 500GB SATAIII 7200RPM 32MB WD5002AALX
    Case: 1x COOLERMASTER RC-932-KKN5
    DVD-ROM Read/write: 1x Samsung SH-S222AB
    CPU Cooler: 1x Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    Everything fits together so no problems there? Also, the front of the HAF 932 case has 4x usb 2.0 slots it seems. Is there any difference between the USB 3.0 slots and 2.0 slots? just wondering if everything will match before I hit the purchase button.
     
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    That looks good.

    I don't know if you said earlier or not; are you going to overclock? (not to suggest a change in components, just wondering)
     
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    I'll probably just overclock when the system tears a bit down with performance on games, that's probably a while til though (?)

    Edit: Which 23/24" monitor do you recommend in the 50000HUF (235$) price range for primarily gaming?
    http://ipon.hu/webshop/group/23_24/1068/2

    Was thinking about this one:
    http://ipon.hu/webshop/product/_asus_ml238h/174699
     
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    Probably a good while.
     
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    That monitor is pretty nice Andy. I like it.
     
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    There! Purchased it :)

    Total config price without monitor: 2105$

    Motherboard: ASROCK Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
    CPU: 1x Intel Core i5-2500K
    GPU: 2x ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 PCIE
    PSU: 1x Corsair 850W TX V2 (opted for 850w over 750w since it only cost me 15$ more)
    RAM: 1x CORSAIR 8192MB Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9 KIT
    HDD: 2x Western Digital 500GB SATAIII 7200RPM 32MB WD5002AALX
    Case: 1x COOLERMASTER RC-932-KKN5
    DVD-ROM Read/write: 1x Samsung SH-S222AB
    CPU Cooler: 1x Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    Monitor: 1x ASUS ML238H

    With monitor: 2350$

    Thank you all for helping me out, it was very much appreciated!
     
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    Nonesense. Stick with 16GB od DDR3 Ram, it costs next to nothing and should help with Gaming performance and overall everyday PC use.
     
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    Hopefully the 8gb I ordered will be sufficient for at least 3 years :p
     
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    no it wont. it only increase the load on imc. he wont even exceed 4gb for his usage. you dont even need 8gb right now for anything regular. so stop overexaggerating the guy's needs. 8gb will be enough in the following years.
     

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