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Putting together a gaming build:

CPU: 2500k w/ 212+ cooler
HDD: Samsung F3 but will be adding a SSD now or later (depends on funds)
PSU: Corsair 650w
GPU: MSI Hawk 560 Ti...plan to SLI it next yr
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB....but will 4GB will be just fine for gaming??
MOBO: undecided there's my question!

Looking at either mobo:
Asus P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0)
OR
Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3

Which one???

Also will i need more power for SLI??

Thanks!!
    
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post #2 of 9
4GB is minimum and is fine if you're on a budget or something. 8GB for more breathing room.

Either board really...although I believe the PCI-E bandwidths will be better on the Gigabyte board if running SLI.

Power supply is plenty already.

NVM...both boards run the same bandwidths for SLI.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grasshopper208 View Post
Putting together a gaming build:

CPU: 2500k w/ 212+ cooler
HDD: Samsung F3 but will be adding a SSD now or later (depends on funds)
PSU: Corsair 650w
GPU: MSI Hawk 560 Ti...plan to SLI it next yr
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB....but will 4GB will be just fine for gaming??
MOBO: undecided there's my question!

Looking at either mobo:
Asus P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0)
OR
Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3

Which one???

Also will i need more power for SLI??

Thanks!!
A 650w PSU should be good enough for 560ti SLI, I would recommend a brand like antec, corsair or seasonic and even an XFX

Unless you need the onboard graphics and ssd caching that the Z68 provides then I see no reason to get it. The Asus p8p67 pro is a fantastic mobo, the gigabyte p67 ud4 is also very good, however, if you on budget then consider the asrock p67 extreme4. Most P67 mobo's are very similar.

4GB ram is enough for gaming.

As for the cpu cooler, it is a very good cooler for the price. If your looking to spend a bit more on the cooler I would recommend the Silver arrow or Noctua Dh-14. IIRC both the Silver arrow and Noctua perform on par and they are the best air coolers on the market right now.

Any reason as to why a 560 ti? I would maybe think about getting a 2gb 6950, IIRC the non-reference 2gb 6950 can be unlcoked to a 6970.

Anyways good luck
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post #4 of 9
Overall a very solid build! and im quite a fan of the 560ti they can be overclocked to gtx 570+ levels. You could go for a 6950 and risk unlocking it though ?

As for motherboard i would go for the asus p8p67 pro for it's very good overclocking potential and it has uefi bios
Edited by Chewy - 5/23/11 at 11:40pm
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Good rig , Good luck
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post #6 of 9
As said above I'd go for 6950 unlock to 6970 route. Although if you're keen on nvidia the 560ti is a good choice.

4GB Is plenty for gaming, however if this is going to be your main rig for everything I'd go with 8. Ram isnt that expensive.

Z68 mobo *drool*

Solid build! Go with a corsair 650w, 750w if you can find it for not much more.
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post #7 of 9
I recommend the ASUS board ( good solid board) as well as maybe getting a 750w -850w for headroom and future upgrades but 650w will work for sli 560,s..

I would definitly get the GTX 560 ti, If you want to take your chances unlocking 6950 , remember only the 2gb reference version will work. For a little more you could get a 570.or a 6970.
Heres a evga gtx 570 for 294,99 after mir!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130613

if your going to spend almost $300 to get something you have to modify( with no guaranty it will work). Just spend a few extra bucks , and get the real thing! (imo)
xfx 6970 $319.99 after mir
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150517
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post #8 of 9
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Man!!! Thanks for all the responses!!

I love nvidia but looking at that damn xfx 6970.....urghhh. I dunno what do do really. I'll figure it out but MAN the 6970 looks awesome! But could I get that and then later down the road get another one and crossfire them? Would that be the better in the long run?

And I think I'll stick with 4gb ram for now that's an easy upgrade.

Thanks again!
    
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
A 650w PSU should be good enough for 560ti SLI, I would recommend a brand like antec, corsair or seasonic and even an XFX

Unless you need the onboard graphics and ssd caching that the Z68 provides then I see no reason to get it. The Asus p8p67 pro is a fantastic mobo, the gigabyte p67 ud4 is also very good, however, if you on budget then consider the asrock p67 extreme4. Most P67 mobo's are very similar.

4GB ram is enough for gaming.

As for the cpu cooler, it is a very good cooler for the price. If your looking to spend a bit more on the cooler I would recommend the Silver arrow or Noctua Dh-14. IIRC both the Silver arrow and Noctua perform on par and they are the best air coolers on the market right now.

Any reason as to why a 560 ti? I would maybe think about getting a 2gb 6950, IIRC the non-reference 2gb 6950 can be unlcoked to a 6970.

Anyways good luck
560? Well just reading and researching a lot. But now looking at a 480 because I hear that they are better than the 560s...they want more power and run hotter but they preform better so....

MSI GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) N480GTX Twin Frozr II Video Card -- $300
ASUS GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 Video Card -- $300 after rebate
MSI GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) N480GTX Lightning Video Card -- $330

Which one now?? Its hard to figure out because I don't want to get something and then later say crap I should have gotten that one instead. But then need a bigger PSU for SLI later down the road right?
    
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