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post #1 of 6
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So my gaming computer finally gave out on me and I'm looking to build a new one. I'm hoping to salvage my old graphics card and optical drive. It's an ATI 4850 512mb. Then replace it when the AMD 7000 series or Nvidia 600 series comes out.
Here's what I've come up with so far.

2500k- Microcenter $200
Samsung F3 -$65
Asrock Z68 exreme4 $190
G Skill Ripjaw X 4gb C8 $55
H70 $105
AX 850 $180
NZXT Phantom $120

total $915

I've already got Peripherals and an OS.

I'm debating now whether to put roughly $300 dollars to either getting a new graphics card now instead of waiting for the new cards, or waiting and putting some of that money towards getting an ssd.

I'm also wondering if the extra money for the Z68 is worth it compared to the asrock p67 extreme4.

I'm also debating to get the IN WIN dragonrider or the 600t instead of the Phantom.

Thanks for the help
post #2 of 6
- It's worth paying the little extra for the Z68.
- Definitely get a SSD, even if it's a 60GB for windows, you can probably put your top 2-3 played games on it too.

Overall nice build though
post #3 of 6
Make sure it's the 1tb samsung F3 with the 32mb cache.

The Z68 models don't (IMHO) have any real justification in the market atm.

And with that rig i'd probably go with the GTX560ti

The PSU is a bit overkill. I'd go wtih the AX650, or even the HX650.

Comps

comps
post #4 of 6
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well the reason I'm getting a large PSU is that I probably plan to upgrade to larger more powerful cards once the new cards are released. So maybe I'll just keep my old graphics Card and get and SSD.

I don't know maybe its worth it to buy a second card for cheap and crossfire them until the new cards come out.
post #5 of 6
the nzxt phantom on newegg has the 15% off code and comes with decent combos for PSU/mobos if you are willing to look at another mobo
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i5 750 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Galaxy GTX 580 1.5GB Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3 12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
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Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
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i5 750 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Galaxy GTX 580 1.5GB Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3 12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Deathadder 3G, R.A.T 9, G400 Artisan Hayate, QCK Heavy, Artisen Hien Audio Technica AD700, Klipsch Image x10 
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post #6 of 6
There really is no reason to get the z68 as it is basically a p67 with integraded graphics, and obviously you have a dedicated card thus rendering that difference between the p67 and the z68 worthless. There may be so minute differences but not enough to make it worthwhile.
Also, if you are going to get an SSD, I'd get a cheap extra HDD for storage.
Also get some Gskill at cas9, and overclock it later, the ripjaws at 1600 is only 40 dollars. I mean, thats 10 bucks you could put on another part. And an 850 watt psu is a tad overkill, even if you are running crossfire. I mean, if its like 2 6990's then obviously don't do it.
Keep in mind the 7000 series is still a ways out, maybe a quarter or two. and your stuff is pretty out of date, just get something cheap now, then sell it later and buy a 7000 series card. That is basically what I did today. I got my 6950 as a temp. Also watercooling is a little overkill in this system. If you dropped that and got a nice heat sink and fan you could spend that on things that actually affect performance. Get a cheap $30 cpu cooler and have an extra 70 for other things. Also you don't need a motherboard that expensive, especially considering the parts your getting, try the $130 price range instead, and get a p67.
Bottomline. You could trim that a lot and get much better performance at that price, instead of watercooling-$30 HS/F
Instead of a $190 mobo- $130 mobo
MAYBE an SSD, you could buy a cheap SSD with that saved money, or a better 1.5 tb western digital black 64 mb cache with that money.
Get a 6870, they are cheap, and a great card to tide you over untill the 7000 series.
for an extra 40 bucks get 4 more gigs of ram, or at least 2 more gigs, you really don't need eight for gaming but 6 is ideal.
Depending on what you do of course.
Well, have fun with your new comp whatever you decide!
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Western Digital Black 1.5 TB Plextor PX-L890SA(POS) Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 8 Milestone 2 NEC EA231WMI 
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Western Digital Black 1.5 TB Plextor PX-L890SA(POS) Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 8 Milestone 2 NEC EA231WMI 
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Saitek Eclipse II Cougar CMX 700W Rosewill Thor Full Tower Saitek R.A.T. 5 
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