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post #1 of 9
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I've always used AMD, I haven't used Intel since Pentium III, and so I thought that it was time to save up a bit more money and build an Intel Gaming PC instead.

Here are the parts I went with, did I make a good choice?

Intel Core i5 2500K (I know this is good, I didn't want to spend the extra $120 on the 2600K, and none-K is worthless to me.)

Asus Z68-V Motherboard (I was going to get the P8P67 PRO or EVO, but this was what they had in stock. I was a bit wary at first because it was $20 cheaper than the EVO but I just got it anyway since it still has the SLi capabilities but this time it has 3 PCI-E slots [8x,8x,4x])

Inno3D GTX570 1280MB (I was going to get the GTX560Ti since I didn't want to spend $380 on a full blown GTX570, so I got this cheaper alternative which is still very cool. Idles at 31 degrees so I'm still happy.)

G.Skill Ripjaw X 2133MHz 8GB, 2X 4GB (I wasn't sure about this but I got it anyway. I wanted the Vengeance but MSY doesn't sell them and I needed soon. I'm a bit worried about the 10-10-10-30 timings... but they are running at 2133MHz as stated so I think I should be fine.


What do you think?
Edited by WaterMelnKidd - 7/24/11 at 3:05pm
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post #2 of 9
Very good choice. You will be damn happy.
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post #3 of 9
Looks pretty good to me. Pair it with an SSD and it'll be a pretty kickass rig.
post #4 of 9
Pretty good setup. When you say you've always used AMD since Pentium III, I hope you meant the age of the Pentium III, since Intel made the Pentium III .
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by LemonSlice View Post
Pretty good setup. When you say you've always used AMD since Pentium III, I hope you meant the age of the Pentium III, since Intel made the Pentium III .
Sorry, I meant to say that the last time I used Intel was Pentium III haha.

Thanks for pointing that out, fixed.
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post #6 of 9
Looks like a great build and you will be happier than with any AMD build you might have done.You will be very happy with your new gaming rig.
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Very good choice. You will be damn happy.
Thanks. I can't help but be annoyed at myself though, I saw your sig' and clicked "do not click" and then saw "Harry Potter Ending" and clicked without thinking. I haven't even seen it yet
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post #8 of 9
Excellent choices. That ram is killer! Over the years if you've noticed, the timings will only continue to increase along with speed. DDR3 2133 is lightyears ahead of DDR2 which had much lower timings, such as 4-4-4-12 for example. It is absolutely nothing to worry about!
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Very good build !!
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