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Current setup:

Q9550 (Stock)
DFI DK P45 T2RS PLUS
4 gig G Skill F2 8800 (running at 800)
Galaxy GTX 560 Ti
Coolermaster Ultimate UCP 900W

See sig rig... ^

Looking to upgrade to:


i5 2500K

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

OR (not sure which motherboard, may be better options)

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Gen3

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Or maybe the Snipers

Corsair HX-850

OR (Maybe 750 is enough, save a bit of cash) Do want modular though, hate the cable nightmare of my current one.

Corsair HX-750


Keeping current video card, sound card, case etc for now. May upgrade to a second 560 Ti down the track, maybe not.

I'm in australia aswell so newegg doesn't help. haha

What do you guys reckon?

Budget is around about $800 ish or less and maybe i can sqeeze in that 2nd 560. haha

Open to suggestions. smile.gif
Edited by Vortex Shade - 1/5/12 at 3:46am
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i5 2500K

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Or maybe the Snipers

Corsair HX-850

OR (Maybe 750 is enough, save a bit of cash) Do want modular though, hate the cable nightmare of my current one.

Corsair HX-750

I would go with the Asrock, the price difference between the Asus and Asrock is quite a bit.

A quality 650w PSU could run 560ti SLI without any problems, however it may be a good idea to get a 750w (850w is way overkill) if you do folding and will be maxing everything out or like to run Prime and furmark both together (not sure why people do that really - I think it's stupid to base your general usage by running two programs that will produce unrealistic load).

Good luck on the build thumb.gif
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Yea i was leaning more towards the asrock.

Everything I've seen on it says its a pretty good board all round.

And no, i don't see myself using prime or furmark too much.

Now it's just a question of if SLI is worth it or not, another ~$200 ish for another 560.

Don't think I'll go SLI just yet.

I'm terrible at deciding on stuff. haha
Edited by Vortex Shade - 1/5/12 at 7:35am
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750w. I prefer asus over asrock for oc, if not ocing go with the asrock.

From what I've heard the 560ti's scale pretty well in Sli. It would probably be worth the $200 over buying a better more expensive single card.
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750w. I prefer asus over asrock for oc, if not ocing go with the asrock.

Somewhat true, but you do know that Asus makes Asrock mobo's (not all of them)?

The only difference you will likely see/get is the BIOS support, warranty duration, customer service etc. On that note, you can say that Asrock has the same potential as Asus but 'could' lack area's like overclocking because of BIOS support, which is evident in some cases (Extreme7 - ask sin about it lol), don't let that deter you as most of the Asrock motherboards I've played with, overclocked an SB chip very very well (5ghz+ in some cases - mostly depends on the chip) . Furthermore, the Extreme4 is very very good and I haven't anything bad about it yet. Go with the Asrock. thumb.gif
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Somewhat true, but you do know that Asus makes Asrock mobo's (not all of them)?
The only difference you will likely see/get is the BIOS support, warranty duration, customer service etc. On that note, you can say that Asrock has the same potential as Asus but 'could' lack area's like overclocking because of BIOS support, which is evident in some cases (Extreme7 - ask sin about it lol), don't let that deter you as most of the Asrock motherboards I've played with, overclocked an SB chip very very well (5ghz+ in some cases - mostly depends on the chip) . Furthermore, the Extreme4 is very very good and I haven't anything bad about it yet. Go with the Asrock. thumb.gif

This is incorrect. ASRock used to be part of ASUS, but it was spun off and is now a separate entity.
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Somewhat true, but you do know that Asus makes Asrock mobo's (not all of them)?
The only difference you will likely see/get is the BIOS support, warranty duration, customer service etc. On that note, you can say that Asrock has the same potential as Asus but 'could' lack area's like overclocking because of BIOS support, which is evident in some cases (Extreme7 - ask sin about it lol), don't let that deter you as most of the Asrock motherboards I've played with, overclocked an SB chip very very well (5ghz+ in some cases - mostly depends on the chip) . Furthermore, the Extreme4 is very very good and I haven't anything bad about it yet. Go with the Asrock. thumb.gif

This is incorrect. ASRock used to be part of ASUS, but it was spun off and is now a separate entity.

I was was under the impression that they share R&D between their companies. Here's an interesting thread over at TP, haven't had a chance to read it all, but plenty of info in there:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151469 (will definitely be reading it later)
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