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i5 upgrade...just want some feedback if possible

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, i havnt really been looking into parts for the past 2 years due to busy schedule with Uni. So now that Uni is over and i started looking back into parts, not pretty familiar with the newer parts these days and i wanted a 1000 AUD below upgrade on my current spec for better performance in gaming and designing (animation).

So i went around, and came up with these...

i5 2500k
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB
2X Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular

So what do you guys think?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
160G Seagate, 200G Samsung, 320G WD Pioneer Dual layer watercooled Chimei 22' 
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G15 Cosair HX650 Thermaltake Armor LCS MX518 
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post #2 of 6
Motherboard is overkill. I'd suggest either an MSI p67a-gd65 or a basic Asus p8p67 board. Use the money you save on that to bump up your graphics to like a 6950.

How much is that mobo by the way?
post #3 of 6
Never mind. Misread product name. Thought it was a bit more high end. If you've reached your budget you look to be in pretty good shape.

Edit:
And unless your planning on doing crossfire in the future you only need like a 500 watt power supply.
post #4 of 6
Looks good, but if I were able to, I'd wait for Ivy Bridge and the GTX600/AMD 7000 Series cards to be released.

These parts will be good for a while down the road, but if you aren't in need of them in a couple months it couldn't hurt to wait for the next gen which is near.
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post #5 of 6
For the RAM use 1600Mhz RAM. Although not official supported by Intel, it is the best suited RAM for Sandy Bridge.

EDIT:Another suggestion is don't get a new HDD. There has been a shortage in supply because of floods in Thailand and prices have skyrocketed.
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post #6 of 6
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Looks good, but if I were able to, I'd wait for Ivy Bridge and the GTX600/AMD 7000 Series cards to be released.
Yeah, but it really depends on the price as well. Right the 6870's are a pretty good buy for its performance. The one i had my eyes on are only 185 AUD


Anyway thanks for the feedback guys.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 CrossFire HD6870 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
160G Seagate, 200G Samsung, 320G WD Pioneer Dual layer watercooled Chimei 22' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Cosair HX650 Thermaltake Armor LCS MX518 
Mouse Pad
Red 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 CrossFire HD6870 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
160G Seagate, 200G Samsung, 320G WD Pioneer Dual layer watercooled Chimei 22' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Cosair HX650 Thermaltake Armor LCS MX518 
Mouse Pad
Red 
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