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post #1 of 9
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Which one is better?

1st:

CAS:CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE
(BLACK COLOR)

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7 2600K Quad Core 3.4GHz 8MB cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics

CS_FAN:Maximum Case Cooling Fans for your selected case

FAN:ARCTIC FREEZER 13 CPU FAN with 4 direct heatpipes, High performance and Ultra quiet

FREEBIE_CU1:FREE Game - Battlefield 3

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive) [-26] (Single
Hard Drive)

MEMORY:8GB (4x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value

MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard

NETWORK:ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs

OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)


POWERSUPPLY:750 Watts Power Supplies [+1] (Corsair 750 Watts CMPSU-750TXV2 Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

USB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card

WARRANTY:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support

_PRICE£784)


2nd:

Intel i7 2600K Quad Core Processor 3.4GHz
ASUS P8P67 PRO 1155 B3 Motherboard - (Sandybridge)
1 x 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III Hard drive
Corsair 8GB Vengeance (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
EVGA GTX550Ti 1GB Graphics Card PCI-e
Liteon DVDRW
750W Corsair TX V2.3 Power Supply PSU
in a Zalman Z9 Case
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit pre-installed

Price £795 - This has 2 Years base-parts and labour warranty - return to base on sellers cost for 2 years.

Please Advise.
post #2 of 9
They both looking pretty good tbh. If i had to choose it would be Build 1

CURIOUS: Why the i7 you can save $100 with the i5 2500k and not really see a performance difference unless your into a lot of video editing?
2011 Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.3ghz Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 LGA1155 PNY 550TI 16GB Vengence 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
500 Hitachi Windows 7 600w Thermaltake Cooler Master HAF 932 
Mouse
Logitech G500(MX518) 
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i5 2500k 3.3ghz Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 LGA1155 PNY 550TI 16GB Vengence 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
500 Hitachi Windows 7 600w Thermaltake Cooler Master HAF 932 
Mouse
Logitech G500(MX518) 
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by ConradGG View Post
They both looking pretty good tbh. If i had to choose it would be Build 1

CURIOUS: Why the i7 you can save $100 with the i5 2500k and not really see a performance difference unless your into a lot of video editing?
Thanks, can you or any one tell me why you prefer 1 on other? Also, please can you tell me which mother board is better in these two build?

Thanks
post #4 of 9
The only difference between the 2500K and the 2600K is Hyper Threading, only worth getting if you do a lot of video editing/rendering.

If you're gaming don't get the 550 Ti, pick up a 6850/6870 with the cash you save from the i7.

EDIT: Also, are you buying a prebuilt? Just do it yourself and save your money (the parts themselves have warranty from the manufacturer).
Edited by Polymerabbit - 11/5/11 at 1:33am
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.0GHz Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 Crossfire Gigabyte HD 6850s at 900MHz 4x2GB G.Skill Trident 1600MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X-25M 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD + 60GB SSD cache Pioneer 22x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Dell U2311H 
KeyboardPowerCase
Black Widow for Gaming + Apple wired keyboard Corsair TX750 HAF 922 + 200mm side fan 
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i5-2500k @ 4.0GHz Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 Crossfire Gigabyte HD 6850s at 900MHz 4x2GB G.Skill Trident 1600MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X-25M 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD + 60GB SSD cache Pioneer 22x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Dell U2311H 
KeyboardPowerCase
Black Widow for Gaming + Apple wired keyboard Corsair TX750 HAF 922 + 200mm side fan 
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post #5 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Polymerabbit View Post
The only difference between the 2500K and the 2600K is Hyper Threading, only worth getting if you do a lot of video editing/rendering.

If you're gaming don't get the 550 Ti, pick up a 6850/6870 with the cash you save from the i7.

EDIT: Also, are you buying a prebuilt? Just do it yourself and save your money (the parts themselves have warranty from the manufacturer).
Yes buying a prebuild. I was going to make it myself but I can't see much diffrence in parts buying. Also I get 2 years warranty, return to base free collection etc.
Can you or any one tell me the difference between the motherboards I in these builds please?
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
3rd :

•CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color)
•Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Case Cooling Fans for your selected case
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 2600K Quad Core 3.4GHz 8MB cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics
•Shogun 2 Coupon: Total War
FREE Game - Battlefield 3
•Cooling Fan: ARCTIC FREEZER 13 CPU FAN with 4 direct heatpipes, High performance and Ultra quiet
•MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
•MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
•VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
•FREE Game - Batman: Arkham City
•Power Supply Upgrade: 750 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair 750 Watts CMPSU-750TXV2 Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
•Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive) (Single Hard Drive)
•Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK COLOR)
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•Network: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
•USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
•Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
•STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support


Can Any one please guide me which mother board is good?

ASUS P8P67 PRO 1155 B3 Motherboard OR Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68
Edited by crazyboy83_99 - 11/5/11 at 2:14pm
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyboy83_99 View Post
3rd :

•CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color)
•Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Case Cooling Fans for your selected case
•CPU: Intel® Coreâ„¢ i7 2600K Quad Core 3.4GHz 8MB cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics
•Shogun 2 Coupon: Total War
FREE Game - Battlefield 3
•Cooling Fan: ARCTIC FREEZER 13 CPU FAN with 4 direct heatpipes, High performance and Ultra quiet
•MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
•MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
•VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
•FREE Game - Batman: Arkham City
•Power Supply Upgrade: 750 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair 750 Watts CMPSU-750TXV2 Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
•Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive) (Single Hard Drive)
•Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK COLOR)
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•Network: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
•USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
•Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
•STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support


Can Any one please guide me which mother board is good?

ASUS P8P67 PRO 1155 B3 Motherboard OR Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68
Personally, I would go for the ASUS just because I've had bad experiences with Gigabyte and its boot loop issue...
But that's just my opinion. ASUS has been making motherboards the longest. I think.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks,

If we compare these motherboard which one is better?
ASUS P8P67 PRO 1155 B3 Motherboard OR Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68



Also out of these 3 builds which build is good?

Is taking return to base warranty better? or just go for normal warranty?
post #9 of 9
I'll just give my suggestions on Build 3 as it seems to be the best performing

Here's what you could have done, get a 650W/600W to save money, you can SLI 560tis on a HX650W/TX650. You can spend the savings on getting a 560ti which I highly recommend.

& Are you going to be doing anything like Rendering 3D in Autocad, photo editing, video encoding or anything like that? IF not, go with a 2500k and get yourself a better CPU Cooler: a D14. If you get a D14, get Ripjaws-X RAM as the Vengeance are too tall for that cooler. OR a better case & some Dust Filters(impt)

For warranty, I believe if you buy them from online shops like newegg, they should have a 30-day return policy or something like that. After that, it is straight RMA to the separate local distributors for each brand, or directly to the brand's factory overseas.

I have a policy to go with either Asrock/Asus for 1155 boards, Gigabyte & MSI just aint cutting it for this socket.

Between the 2 mobos, the Gigabyte is Z68 and the Asus is P67, the z68 board has video output which is useful when your GPU dies, and SSD caching. The P67 has neither of those, but really do you need those? If so, I would recommend the Extreme4 Gen3 for a Z68 board instead.
Edited by sloppyjoe123 - 11/6/11 at 1:02am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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