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Hi guys i'm considering buying these parts to build a gaming PC can you have a look?

CoolerMaster Elite 371 Case $45.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB $255.00
Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002 $89.00
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 Motherboard $135.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P $109.00
Intel Core i5 2500K $235.00
Samsung SH-222AB SATA DVDRW Drive $22.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $49.00

Total: $939.00
Edited by kumquat - 12/22/11 at 8:24pm
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post #2 of 11
i say..no bueno thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif a) change mobo b) change psu to one with a single 12v rail c) change 2 128 bit-bus cards for one 256-bit-bus dedicated one d) no ssd? try to work that in..e) same speed/latency RAM can be had for cheaper
 
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post #3 of 11
Don't bother with 550ti sli just get a single 560ti or 6950 1gb.
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post #4 of 11
550 ti ? waste of money, get something better, 560 Ti 448 or 6950.
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

i say..no bueno thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif a) change mobo b) change psu to one with a single 12v rail c) change 2 128 bit-bus cards for one 256-bit-bus dedicated one d) no ssd? try to work that in..e) same speed/latency RAM can be had for cheaper

I'll change PSU to Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P $109.00
change graphics card to Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB $255.00
change RAM to G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ??????????? $49.00

any recommendations to change the motherboard?
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post #6 of 11
Where are you buying from, and there is nothing wrong with the Antec Earthwatts 650w aside it's unsleeved cables.

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Originally Posted by TheOddOne View Post

550 ti ? waste of money, get something better, 560 Ti 448 or 6950.

^
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post #7 of 11
yeah..asrock extreme3 gen3,extreme4 gen3,p67 fatal1ty..(on the egg for $120), or Asus Maximus 4 gene-z,Oh..there's a new evga board on the egg,too $160-ish..man..that's a lot of cheese for a 600w psu ..brb..

this one same.and less $$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036&cm_sp=Cat_Power_Supplies-_-Spotlight-_-17-703-036

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371048 lower price,better

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051 i like this best


good luck with your new build! biggrin.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 12/22/11 at 8:42pm
 
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post #8 of 11
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Where are you buying from, and there is nothing wrong with the Antec Earthwatts 650w aside it's unsleeved cables.
^

I'm in australia buying from http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php
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post #9 of 11
Mobo: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 $135
PSU: Antec HCG 520w $79 (more than enough for a single card) ~ Good 650w's would be enough for 2 560 Ti's if you think SLI/CF is a possibility.

I'd consider the 6950 2gb TFIII but it's pricey there, $319. Then again, so are the 560Ti's.. What isnt in Austriallia tongue.gif
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post #10 of 11
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Mobo: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 $135
PSU: Antec HCG 520w $79 (more than enough for a single card) ~ Good 650w's would be enough for 2 560 Ti's if you think SLI/CF is a possibility.
I'd consider the 6950 2gb TFIII but it's pricey there, $319. Then again, so are the 560Ti's.. What isnt in Austriallia tongue.gif

Unfortunately there's a lot of stuff that america gets cheaper than here frown.gif
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