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post #1 of 12
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Thanks for the inputs everyone, I have finished designing the build and ordered the following parts.

Mobo: ASROCK Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHZ
CPU: Intel i5-2500k
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD
PSU: Corsair TX750M 750W Modular 80 Plus Bronze PSU
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

Primary operation is to be a gaming PC.
SSD will be used for boot, games, and applications.
I have a spare 500GB HDD drive I will use for movie/music and random storage.
Edited by NorcalTRD - 1/2/12 at 3:18pm
post #2 of 12
Why the separate ssds for boot and games?
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post #3 of 12
There is Z68 and P67, no such thing as P68.

Skulltrail was a dual socket LGA775 platform, not the Sandy Bridge line of CPUs. And if you're referring to those incredibly overpriced "golden" CPUs on eBay don't waste your money. Just buy a retail chip. Other than that it looks fine, for mobo I would go with one of the Asrock Gen3 boards.
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thx, that biostar seems great aside from 16GB memory total instead of 32. but at 2133 that shouldnt be much of an issue right?
Also it doesnt have 3.0 PCi x16 frown.gif

Should i do the biostar or the MSI-Z68A-G43

Walrus: Ill probably do just 1 SSD and then partition a boot and games section on it.
Edited by NorcalTRD - 12/26/11 at 12:00pm
post #6 of 12
Well for Mobo you need to decide if you need the onboard graphics or not,(don't forget about the LucidGraphics, uses onboard for low-end graphic use ie browsing and then kicks in your hig-end graphics when you load a game), if you don't need that then stick with a P67. I am building a new system also and have chosen to get the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 with the 2500k. You can get both for about $440 plus tax here in Canada, so it depends on how much you want to spend. If you're looking to save a few extra dollars and don't care about the onbaord then go with a P67. I've always stuck with ASUS boards and always been pleased, I've heard equal amount bad and good about most others. Does your $1000 include case, psu etc?
post #7 of 12
Change the setup to this:
cpu- i5 2500k
mobo- asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
ram- 2x4gb gskill ripjawsX 1600mhz cl9
gpu- hd6950 1gb
psu- corsair tx750 v2
pc case- corsair carbide 400r
ssd- 120gb ocz vertex3
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint f3
cooler- coolermaster hyper212 evo
Hope you like this build!
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post #8 of 12
DDR3 2133mhz makes no sense for gaming.
1600mhz will give equal gaming performence.
Thus save some bucks & invest on ther parts,try to get the above build I suggested.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket View Post

DDR3 2133mhz makes no sense for gaming.
1600mhz will give equal gaming performence.
Thus save some bucks & invest on ther parts,try to get the above build I suggested.

Not entirely true there is an increase running @ 2133 but its not big at all. I tested my ram all over the place from 1333 with really tight timings to 2133 with looser timings the best results i got was at 2136 mhz 9.11.9.27 1.6 voltts. This was with the cpu at 5 ghz though. But the memory does show an increase at certain speeds.I had no increase at all jumping from 1333 to 1600 though.
   
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks for everyones input so far,
Ill have to do some further research as and then ill post up some new specs smile.gif
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