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post #11 of 28
Build is perfect, can't fault it at all, good luck with the build. biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by PathOfTheRighteousMan;15343362 
CPU: Push it up to a i7 2600K, it's worth the extra $100

No its not... the only benefit is the HT which games don't even use.

Also, @OP, Your system can hold a nice 500W-600W power supply and still be able to overclock. But personally I would stick with the one you have incase of future upgrades smile.gif

go with a F3 HDD too.
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post #13 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by PathOfTheRighteousMan;15343362 
Case: Very good

Motherboard: Good

GPU: Switch to Nvidia.. 550GTX

Power Supply: Good

CPU: Push it up to a i7 2600K, it's worth the extra $100

RAM: Good

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 2TB would be better

CD Drive: Good

For a cooler, see my sig rig.

Quit trolling.
OP don't listen to this retard, a GTX 550 is horrible.
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post #14 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by PathOfTheRighteousMan;15343362 

GPU: Switch to Nvidia.. 550GTX

CPU: Push it up to a i7 2600K, it's worth the extra $100

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 2TB would be better

wait...

what???

not sure if serious... confused.gif

OP stick with what you've got. That's a very solid structure right there. No need to change anything IMO.
     
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post #15 of 28
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The Z68 is also better than the P67

Not really. The Z68 just offers SSD caching, onboard graphics, and that's about it. You have a GPU so that isn't a benefit and if you go ahead and get an SSD in the future and go around 120GB+ the SSD caching won't matter for you. I assume your a gamer.

If you can get a Z68 for the same price as a P67... sure I guess. It's not really going to benefit you in any way though.

EDIT: Also, I agree with everyone else. PathOfTheRighteousMan is lost.
post #16 of 28
Thats the thing. SRT technology really speeds up the HDD.

Also OP with the Toxic you wont have to flash, youll just have to switch the BIOS switch on the card. Although it might not work, small chance.
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post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all of the suggestions! I will definitely take your advice on the HDD, and cd burner.

Quick question, Whens the best time to buy for the best discounts? I hear i may snag a few deals around black friday.
    
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post #18 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjrulli;15344109 
Thank you for all of the suggestions! I will definitely take your advice on the HDD, and cd burner.

Quick question, Whens the best time to buy for the best discounts? I hear i may snag a few deals around black friday.

So you going with the Toxic?
I really recommend it.

And yeah black friday is good.
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post #19 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjrulli;15344109 
Thank you for all of the suggestions! I will definitely take your advice on the HDD, and cd burner.

Quick question, Whens the best time to buy for the best discounts? I hear i may snag a few deals around black friday.

Black Friday, or Cyber Monday! smile.gif
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post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dropshock;15344143 
So you going with the Toxic?
I really recommend it.

And yeah black friday is good.

Yep, its only $20 more than the HIS. And from the sounds of it, if i can unlock im looking at a nice upgrade. How well do you think it will perform at 1920x1200?
    
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